Smoked Chicken Paprikash? (Füstölt Csirke Paprikás)

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jp61, May 21, 2014.

  1. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Has anyone here ever try making Smoked Chicken Paprikash? The idea just hit me a minute ago and thought it sounded really good! Being that I'm 100% Hungarian I'll have to give that a shot, and if it's any good (meaning my cooking), surprise my mother with some. After all, she's probably only made it (not smoked) a thousand times for the family. Didn't come up with anything with a quick search here on SMF.  
     
  2. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Chicken paprikas?nagyon jó. :)

    We sometimes make paprikas with smoked chicken or turkey leftovers; while tasty enough you won't get the flavors you get in authentic paprikas made from fresh chicken - after all the chicken is already cooked.
     
  3. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    What I'm thinking of here, is to smoke chicken pieces on my WSM to say 140°F and then make the paprikash as normal. Any thoughts, comments, suggestions?
     
  4. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Haven't tried this approach. Can't be bad-let us know.
     
  5. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you are only looking for a hint of smoke cook the paprikas on the smoker or a pit. My bogracsos porkolt (a thick stew with very few vegetables) always comes smokey enough...of course it takes longer to cook than paprikas.
     
  6. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  It would be much easier to just put in a few [​IMG]  drops of liquid smoke since it won't be authentic anyways, right?
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd just use smoked paprika, to add the smoke flavor...
     
  8. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I thought of that ...but didn't want to offend purists. You get best of both: full flavour from chicken and some smoke.
     
  9. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Is this you, atomic? I don't wear my shorts that short anymore [​IMG]

     
  10. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I guess there's only one way to find out for sure.....
     
  11. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL. I got with the program too. My family won't hangout with me if I wear those or speedos.

    Great video ...thanks.
     
  12. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This one was done in the oven...nasty weather.
     
  13. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's another option and easy way for smoke flavor. I'm just curious of what the difference would be from smoking the chicken vs adding some other form of smoke flavor. I may just try it for the heck of it.
     
  14. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good!

    Need to get me a pot like that. The only cast iron cookware I own is a 12" skillet. Oh, and four of these [​IMG]

     
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2014
  15. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cool gadget.
     
  16. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Now that I have thought about this a little more, you're right, atomic. Yeah, I would get the smoke flavor by smoking the chicken pieces first and then making the paprikas but, a lot of the chicken flavor would end up in the bottom of the smoker. Probably my best bet would be to use either smoked paprika or the liquid stuff. Oh well, it was just an idea and proves to me at least that some of the neurons are still firing [​IMG]  

    lol..... unless I use a pan to collect it 
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2014
  17. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Try them all - I am sure I will...
     
  18. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]
     
  19. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Stan, you should have grabbed the big box of popcorn, this may take awhile [​IMG]
     
  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Adding smoked spices into dishes, especially ones like this where everything is combined when cooking adds more smoke flavor to the whole dish and removes a step of having to cook something one way and them add it. I should say I'm all about minimizing the effort, and time required to make something.
     

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