Chicken Paprika

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"Crispy skinned roasted chicken breast. Yummo. Based on boneless breasts weighing about 250g each. Better still if you can get it on the bone. In the last few years getting chicken breast on the bone has been very hard to say the least so now I buy a small chicken (about 1.2k to 1.5k) and quarter it (use back to make stock) and cook for about 30 to 35 minutes in a baking tray. For a larger chicken 1.75k to 2k (you will have to up the garlic butter mix) you will need about 45 to 50 minutes. Down the temperature by about 5 to 10 degree C for fan forced ovens. DO NOT waste that garlic butter that will be in the baking dish, drizzled over steam vegetables, put into mashed potato or decant into a container and it is great to spread over bread for garlic bread."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (119.6 g)
  • Calories 626.8
  • Total Fat - 64.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 24.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 108.3 mg
  • Sodium - 85.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 10.8 g
  • Calcium - 10 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.

Step 2

Mix butter and garlic together.

Step 3

Gently pull skin back on the chicken breast but do not remove. Spread 1/4 of butter/garlic mixture over meat.

Step 4

Pull skin back over, sprinkle paprika on the top of the skin, then place breasts on a baking tray lined with baking paper (don't need baking paper if using breasts on the bone).

Step 5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 with other 3 breasts.

Step 6

Put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes (35 to 40 if on the bone).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Such a simple dish with great flavor. The skin was crispy and the inside was tender and moist. Thanks, Pat for sharing a nice keeper. Made for FYC tag.

review by:
(17 Jul 2016)


This chicken recipe is divine, a few basic ingredients make a tender, juicy and great tasting chicken. I used bone in large chicken breast. Because of how big they were they needed 1 hour cook time. This will see to many repeats! Thx for sharing your recipe here.

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(14 Sep 2014)