Thursday, August 23, 2012

Smoky Chicken and Potato Casserole

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This is the first quiet day I've had this month. Between visitors and a PAC commitment, time has been hard to come by, and I am woefully behind in my reading and correspondence. Hopefully, I'll be caught up and back on schedule by this weekend, so please bear with me for another day or so. I rarely feature recipes from magazines that are still on newsstands, but I made several exceptions this month. A handful of dishes caught my eye and I wanted to try them while we had visitors here. Tonight's casserole, which appears in the September issue of Family Circle Magazine, was well received and I thought it was worth sharing, especially with those of you who are actively seeking new recipes to try for your families. The main components of this dish pair well together, but, make no bones about it, the star of the casserole is the smoked paprika. If you are a fan of its robust flavor you'll really enjoy this meal, though it will be a hard sell to younger children. Information regarding smoked paprika can be found, here. The casserole can be assembled in about 15 minutes and on the table in less than an hour. If you follow the instructions, this is a foolproof meal. That makes it a perfect choice for a busy weeknight dinner. I enjoyed this and will be making it again because it is so easy to do. Here's the recipe.

Smoky Chicken and Potato Casserole
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Family Circle Magazine

1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1-1/2 pounds baking potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 sweet onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 green pepper, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch strips
4 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 lemon, cut into wedges, plus more for serving (optional)
1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1) Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2) Add chicken, potatoes, onion, green pepper and garlic. Toss with olive oil and season with paprika, salt and pepper. Squeeze lemon wedges over top and scatter wedges over casserole.
3) Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until chicken reaches 160 degrees . Stir once after 20 minutes.
4) Scatter parsley over top. Serve with additional lemon, if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

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Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

A warm and hearty meal my friend :D

Choc Chip Uru

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

I do love chicken, and this looks so easy and good to make. Thank you, Mary. Best of the day to you.

Kim said...

This truly is the kind of casserole I like a lot!!! With the addition of smoked paprika it's surely a hit!

Unknown said...

I adore smoked paprika and I personally, don't use it often enough :) This dish sounds absolutely perfect!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Smoked paprika is my all time favourite spice - but I think part of the appeal is the neat little tins it comes in (downunder, anyway!).

Have a great day!!

StephenC said...

I think I can adapt this in order to use the last of my leftover turkey breast. I needed an idea.

Ana Regalado said...

I got some Spanish paprika here but have yet to try this smoked paprika ! This casserole sounds like it's full of wonderful flavors ! Simple and easily prepared is another plus !

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I love the flavor of smoked paprika, and this is a hearty one dish meal - my kind of dinner!

Cherine said...

Sounds amazing!

Chiara said...

sounds absolutely perfect!Have a good day Mary, blessings...

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Oh ! look so appetizing & delicious! Sounds very interesting too! :)

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This is a great week night dinner which I will make in the fall!

Gloria Baker said...

aaah Mary always feel hungry when I come here look delicious!

Melinda said...

Sounds pretty tasty.

Have a great Friday.

M :)

Pondside said...

I'll have to look for smoked paprika - otherwise I'd usually have all the ingredients, and this sounds delicious.

France@beyondthepeel said...

I'm a huge fan of smoked paprika. SOunds lovely.

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