But I expect my fondness for food isn't doing me any favors either. Take this Chicken Paprikash. Oh, it's delicious, warm and creamy and perfect for chilly winter nights. Unfortunately, all that sour cream is entirely unsympathetic when it comes to my formerly girlish figure. What can I say?
If anyone wants to meet me at the mall I'll be in the caftan section trying to purchase a cover for my shame.
DELICIOUS ALTHOUGH FATTENING CHICKEN PAPRIKASH
1 lb chicken breasts or thighs, I like how juicy thighs turn out
2 T olive oil
1C finely chopped onions
1t finely chopped garlic
2T sweet Hungarian paprika
1C chicken stock
2 T flour
1 C sour cream
Pat chicken dry and salt and pepper.
Heat the olive oil to medium high and add the chicken. Golden brown on one side, turn and brown other side. Don't crowd chicken. If you're using thighs, do about 4-5 minutes per side and your chicken will be done and you can set it aside.
Reduce the heat and add onions and garlic and cook over medium low heat for 8-10 minutes or til lightly colored. After that remove from the heat and stir in the paprika until the onions are well coated.
Return skillet to heat and add chicken stock. Bring to a boil, stirring brown bits from bottom and sides of pan.
In mixing bowl, stir flour into sour cream with wire whisk and stir into simmering juices. Simmer 6-8 min or until sauce is thick and smooth.
Return chicken and any juices to skillet heat long enough to warm through. Revel in the warm savory creamy goodness. Buy a caftan to cover your sins.