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Colourful & creamy chicken

Updated on January 25, 2016
Colourful vegetables
Colourful vegetables | Source

The idea

I guess it is not an unfamiliar feeling for women who often cook to face the fact: we have run out of new ideas what to cook for our family. I have to admit, I have this feeling several times a month – I don’t want to cook the same food over and over again, I don’t want us to eat fast or junk foods and well, the most easy and simple ’just cook the chicken breast and pour the sauce over’-meals are getting a bit boring as well.

I come from a family where my mother always tried – and well, still tries – to cook something healthy and delicious for the family on her own, many times even from scratch, and I often feel the urge to do the same. That is the reason I often try to make up something that might be the new ultimate favourite of my husband and me.

The following recipe came up while doing the same: it is an incredibly delicious yet fast to do meal that is also an eye-candy, as it contains red and yellow peppers, as well as sweetcorn that come together as a very nice and colourful mix in this family meal. I don’t have any kids yet, but I bet this colourfulness might be a reason for the kids to love this food as well :).

The early phase :)
The early phase :) | Source

Delicious meal in less than an hour

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves about 6 people

Essential cookware

T-fal E93808 Professional Nonstick Fry Pan, Nonstick Cookware, 12 Inch Pan, Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator, Black
T-fal E93808 Professional Nonstick Fry Pan, Nonstick Cookware, 12 Inch Pan, Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator, Black

I have the exact same in my kitchen - amazing pan, never managed to burn anything in it yet :).

 

Did you know?

Vegeta is an all-purpose food seasoning (condiment) that is basically a mixture of several spices and vegetables that can be used as an all-in-one seasoning for several meals. In Hungary it is used to spice several soups, sauces and main meals. It is a must have in the kitchen if you plan to cook Middle-European or Eastern-European foods.

Ingredients

  • 2 onions, brown
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 can of sweetcorn
  • 0,8 kg chicken breast
  • 0,6 l double cream
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • sweet paprika, to taste
  • all purpose food seasoning, to taste - can be left out
  • olive oil
  • rice, as a side
The seasoned chicken with the peppers and the sweetcorn
The seasoned chicken with the peppers and the sweetcorn | Source

Hungarian sweet paprika

Szeged Hungarian Paprika, Sweet, 5 Ounce
Szeged Hungarian Paprika, Sweet, 5 Ounce

Delicious and very nice smelling Hungarian sweet paprika made in Szeged, Hungary.

 
The almost ready meal
The almost ready meal | Source

Instructions for cooking

  1. Wash and cut the chicken breasts into stripes or dice them up – as you prefer.
  2. Cut up the onions into small pieces, and stir-fry them on some olive oil in a non-stick wok or pan until they are cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile wash and cut the 2 red and the yellow peppers into smaller strips.
  4. Once the onion is ready, add the cut-up peppers and the chicken breast to it.
  5. Season the food to taste with sweet paprika (I still state that original, Hungarian sweet paprika is the best – not only for its delicious smell but for its taste as well), salt and the ground black pepper. I also used a little all-purpose food seasoning, Vegeta to make the meal taste even better. This latter can be left out though.
  6. Pour the whole can of sweetcorn into the food and mix it well with the other ingredients.
  7. Turn the heat down and simmer from now on for at least 20 minutes.
  8. After about the 20 minutes, stir the food and check whether everything seems cooked through. If it does, pour the double cream onto it, and mix it well. Cook the meal for another 10 minutes on low heat.
  9. Meanwhile rinse the rice and cook it in water to prepare the side for the meal.
  10. Enjoy! :)
Enjoy! :)
Enjoy! :) | Source

What do you think about this meal?

5 stars from 1 rating of Colourful & creamy chicken

The still not famous enough Vegeta

Vegeta, Gourmet Seasoning, No MSG, 17.5oz 500g bag
Vegeta, Gourmet Seasoning, No MSG, 17.5oz 500g bag

The all-purpose, fantastic seasoning that you can use in almost all Middle and Eastern European meals. Great addition to any food.

 

Nutrition Facts - based on my calculations

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 6
Calories 710
Calories from Fat387
% Daily Value *
Fat 43 g66%
Carbohydrates 23 g8%
Sugar 8 g
Protein 35 g70%
Sodium 628 mg26%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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© Copyright 2014, Zsofia Koszegi-Nagy (zsobig)

© 2014 Sophie

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    • zsobig profile imageAUTHOR

      Sophie 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Tolovaj, in case you do it, please let me know how did you like it. I have made it a few times so far, but it's one of our favourites now :). I hope you will feel the same after tasting it :).

      Also it is relatively quick and easy, so it can be done pretty fast even after a long workday.

      Thank you for your comment! :)

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      Tolovaj 

      5 years ago

      I love how much variety offers chicken. I can make pretty good paprikas (one of my great grand parents was from Hungary), but have to try this one. It sure looks attractive. Thanks for the recipe!

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