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Chicken with Peppers and Pimentón

Readers of this blog will know how I like to make recipes up as I go along! Using whatever might be living in the fridge at the time.

Chicken with Peppers and Pimentón and rice
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So, armed with two chicken fillets, one red and one yellow bell pepper and a few other bits and bobs including onions, garlic and dried chilli flakes which are always in this house.

A lovely rich tomatoey dish of chicken with peppers and onions with a nice heat from the chilli flakes and smokiness of Pimentón. 

The sun-dried tomatoes added a nice sweetness to this and so if you have some I wouldn't leave them out. Anyway, that's how my Chicken with Peppers and Pimentón was created!

Pimentón (Spanish Paprika) is available in three versions:

  • Mild Pimentón Dulce, moderately spicy
  • Pimentón Agridulce, medium-hot
  • Pimentón Picante which is very spicy and delicious
Chicken with Peppers

Some Spanish paprika, including Pimentón de la Vera, has a distinct smokey flavour and aroma as it is dried by smoking, typically using oak wood.

I always use the brand La Chinata, which is also used by Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein. It's hot but in a nice way and has a lovely smokey flavour.

In the UK you can buy a tin in Sainsbury's on their World Food counter for around £2.00 (at the time of updating this post in January 2021).

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4 comments

  1. It looks delicious Jan. Especially for something you just "whipped" up. You are amazingly talented!

    Thanks for the tips about the Spanish Paprika too...

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  2. Looks lovely, bright and tasty.

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  3. Thanks for the tip on Pimenton Jan, I have never cooked with this before - might have to try it now i think!

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  4. I was at the store and just purchased some Pimenton, how fortunate for me!

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