Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken is made with chicken quarters and preserved lemons. You'll be entraced by the amazing smell!
Chicken is a staple in our house. Since I have a deep freezer, there are always numerous packages waiting to be defrosted at any given time. While I occasional make a whole chicken, the legs and thighs win out at our house.
No one prefers the white meat, so I buy plenty of packages of chicken quarters. Not only are they versatile, the price is right and they are a very economical meal. This simple chicken dish doesn’t require many ingredients so it goes on the dinner rotation often.
The first time I tried a jar of preserved lemons, I fell in love. I usually buy them at Trader Joe’s, but Whole Foods sells them also. While many cooks love to preserve their own lemons, I like the easy way of opening a jar and getting dinner together in a few minutes. The lemons add a really special touch to this chicken dish. If you do not have preserved lemons, regular lemons can be substituted. Just be sure to add a little extra salt to the chicken, as preserved lemons have a much saltier flavor.
When preparing this dish, I like to spend a little extra time browning the chicken. It gives great color to the chicken as well as more flavor to the sauce. The smoked paprika also adds both color and flavor to the dish.
Once the chicken is browned the dish is ready to cook itself away in the slow cooker. I cut the potatoes in half rather than cutting them in small pieces so they keep their shape and do not get mushy.
I like to serve this meal with a green bean salad or tossed salad on the side. It can be made in advance so that you can get home from work and have dinner ready in no time.
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