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Smoked Paprika Chicken

This chicken dish is elevated with smoked paprika
Courtesy of Chicago Tribune

If you are looking for a new chicken dish to make for lunch or dinner, consider this smoked paprika chicken that will add some fun spice to your meal. 

This recipe is by Linda Gassenheimer and was originally published in the Chicago Tribune.

Ready in
10 m
(prepare time)
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 3/4 Pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 Cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 Teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 Teaspoons olive oil


Place chicken between two pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap and pound with a meat bat or the bottom of a heavy skillet to an even 1/2 to 3/4- inch thickness.

Place panko crumbs on a plate and mix in the sesame seeds and paprika. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Spray the chicken with olive oil spray on both sides.

Dip the chicken into the breadcrumbs making sure both sides are covered.

Press the breadcrumbs into the chicken. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the chicken and brown 2 minutes.

Turn chicken over and saute 2 more minutes.

A meat thermometer should read 170 degrees.