Skillet chicken is a skill that anyone should have, no matter the experience you have in the kitchen.
There is nothing more comforting than a warm meal in the evening, with delicious chicken and sauce. One day before I prepared some pasta sauce using chopped paprika, tomato sauce, and cooking cream. It is a simple recipe, but my husband loved the intense color and the taste. And while discussing the menu, I told him I would like to make a skillet chicken meal, and he immediately proposed I would use this exact sauce.
And what a great idea he had! I love garlic sauces but when you need something lighter, try this recipe.
We found at the supermarket this nice jar of Sicilian tomato sauce, with Sicilian chilly and we said what could go wrong, let’s use it! Well, if you want my advice here it is: always taste the tomato sauce before cooking with it, and maybe stick to the brand we love. The finished dish was somewhat sour and we had to add bay leaves and a teaspoon of sugar to balance the acidity.
So, if your tomato sauce is sour, add a teaspoon of sugar. If not, use it as it is, no sugar added.
How to cook chicken in a skillet
The first step is to fry the chicken and then remove it from the pan/skillet. For this recipe, you can also use chicken breast so you will get skillet chicken breast.
Then, add the chopped paprika and roast it for a few minutes. This step makes the flavors more intense, but you can skip it and jump to the next step.
Add the tomato sauce and cooking cream to the pan with the paprika, add spices and the chicken, and let it cook on the stove at medium heat for about 35 minutes.
When the sauce has a thick consistency, remove it from the stove and add some fresh parsley.
Serve it hot with bread, naan, or rice.
Are you enjoying this recipe?
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