Recipe For Smokey Chicken

I did a post on poached crayfish, and straight away someone wanted to know if I was handcuffed and waiting in shackles, after having poached the crays! The crays of course were legally caught, and poached in stock! So, I hope he is not going to wonder if I smoked the chicken! Seems titles can be confusing sometimes but this is what I originally called the dish when I made it in April. The smokiness comes from the smoked paprika I used. This spice does not get used that often in my kitchen but every now and then it makes an appearance when I feel like a Spanish twist to my meals. Hopefully my new friend Chica Andaluza does not think I am being too hopeful by imagining that a little bit of paprika can transport me to Spain!

Smokey Chicken
Smokey Chicken

Smokey Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 15mls olive oil
  • 4 chicken pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 140g button mushrooms, quartered
  • 160g whole baby plum tomatoes
  • 250mls dry white wine
  • 5mls dried marjoram
  • 5mls turmeric
  • 2.5mls smoked paprika
  • 250mls frozen peas
  • 5mls arrowroot
Method
  1. heat the olive oil in a pot or tagine
  2. season and brown the chicken pieces
  3. remove and set aside while you cook the mushrooms
  4. add the tomatoes and the wine
  5. when the wine has come to the boil adjust the seasoning and add back the chicken
  6. add the herbs and spices
  7. cover and simmer for 40 minutes
  8. remove the lid and add the peas
  9. using 2 tablespoons of the gravy, mix in the arrowroot
  10. add back to the pot and allow the sauce to thicken

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21 thoughts on “Recipe For Smokey Chicken

  1. Good – I should definitely say I’m impressed with your website. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related info. It ended up being truly simple to access. Good job.

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  2. I will rethink buying a tangine after reading all the ways you have used it. I love the unique flavor that smoked paprika gives to a dish and use it often.

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    1. I use my tagine so often it has been a worthwhile purchase! I should use the smoked paprika more 🙂

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  3. I am very fond of paprika!! LOL @ the poached crayfish!!

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    1. It was funny!

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  4. I love paprika, as my Grandmother used to add it to all sorts of things to Jazz them up!

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    1. it is a good must have for any kitchen 🙂

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  5. Tandy this sounds fabulous and perfect for the cold wet weather we are having at the moment.
    Have a happy weekend.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. thanks Mandy – I missed the snow at home today – hope you are not too cold 🙂

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  6. Love, Love, Love paprika! This looks really tasty.

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    1. thanks JamieAnne, have a super weekend 🙂

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  7. How delicious – smoked paprika does add something rather special to dishes. And thanks for the mention! Honestly, some people, hope you didn´t get a nasty comment about the crayfish (although it sounds like you did). Ignore them!!

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    1. my pleasure! I will think of you each time I use my smoked paprika 🙂

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  8. Oooh Tandy, thank you – I’ve been looking for recipes to cook in my tagine!

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    1. I use my tagine a lot! My pleasure, and have a super weekend 🙂

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  9. I can almost smell it …
    (Was that the troll you mentioned? What an idiot!)
    Friday greets to Dave 🙂

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    1. I will call to pass your message on! Nope, the troll was far ruder than that! Have a lovely Friday. Cannot wait to see you xxx

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      1. I also had a troll informing me that I have copied the addition of camembert to my beef burger from Sarie Kos and that I should be more creative and not stealing ideas from mags! What did your troll say?

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        1. my troll told me I had given a three year old a sieve!

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      2. I know I should not take Trolls so seriously, but I always feel uninspired after such an attack! …. and I always get the feeling that it is someone that I know!! Enjoy woman’s day!

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        1. I also wonder if it is someone I know! Hope you had a great Women’s Day 🙂

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