One of my many New Year's resolutions was to cook at least one meal a week to help out around the house, and also to get into a really good habit for the future. One of my amazing friends recommended that I write about my cooking adventures in my blog. I thought that was some awesome advice and so here goes.
Meal #1: Easy Chicken Paprika
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/2 lbs)
1 large onion, sliced
1 1/2 cups milk
2 Tbs. paprika
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 medium bell pepper, cut into strips
4 cups hot cooked egg noodles
- Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until hot. Cook chicken and onion in oil, turning chicken once and stirring onion occasionally, until chicken is brown and onion is tender; drain.
- Mix milk, paprika and soup; pour over chicken and onion. Stir in bell pepper. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat.
- Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Serve over noodles.
I wasn't too fond of this recipe. The cookbook I got the recipe from is supposed to be full of easy and quick recipes, but this took me approximately 2 hours to prepare. First I have to admit that I'm an extremely inexperienced cook, so most of the prep was me trying to figure out how to slice the dang onion. Plus I forgot to defrost the chicken before I started preparing the meal. Other than that it was a simple recipe to follow. Also, I really like paprika but I'd forgotten that it's a super mild spice. For me the recipe was too bland. I wasn't a fan of serving the chicken on a bed of noodles either. Overall I don't think that I'll ever make this recipe again, but you are more than welcome to try it for yourself if you so desire.
I give it 2 Stars