Smoked Paprika Chicken Breast

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 16 mins

A nice simple recipe using smoked paprika. Feel free to use the ordianary sweet Hungarian if you have as much trouble getting smoked paprika as I do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the paprika, oil, garlic, basil, salt and cayenne.
  2. Massage this mix into the chicken breasts and allow to stand for about 20 minutes.
  3. Heat a pan over medium heat, and saute on both sides until chicken is golden brown and cooked through-about 8 minutes each side depending on the thickness of your fillets.
  4. Add a little more oil if you need to, though there should be enough from the marinade.
  5. Slice on the diagonal and serve.


Most Helpful

DW and I found this very tasty. The smoked paprika definitely gave the dish a smokey flavor. I did bake this in the oven to allow me to tend to other things rather than the stove top method. I put it in a 350F oven for 25 minutes.

rickscott February 02, 2009

This dish was simple and absolutely outstanding. I used flattened chicken breasts from Costco. They're uniform thickness for easier, faster cooking. They cooked on med-high for 3 to 4 minutes a side and turned out perfectly. When looking at this recipe, I was thinking I'd need to go out and buy some smoked paprika. After a little research, I learned Spanish Paprika IS smoked paprika and we already have that. I minced the garlic instead of keeping it crushed. I left the spice marinade on the breasts for probably close to an hour as I ran behind on my other parts of the meal. It was great, even after having marinated for so long. PERFECT. I served mine with recipe #37106 and recipe #162736. Very nice dinner. My husbanf loved, loved, loved it.

PookeyLumLum November 08, 2007

I just sent this recipe to my daughter, per her request and realized that I've neglected to rate the recipe. I did not change the recipe at all and it was fantastic. I have marinated for 1 hour and even overnight with fantastic results. Regular paprika would probably be ok but the smoked takes the chicken to a higher level! Thank you.

Paka June 01, 2014

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