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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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  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...

  2. Looks lovely, bright and tasty.

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

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


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