The Vision's Chicken Paprikash
Name: The Vision's Chicken Paprikash
Inspired by: Captain America 3 - Civil War
Serving Size: about 4 bowls
"In my defense, I've never actually...eaten anything." - The Vision
The Vision has little cooking experience, but nevertheless attempts to make this dish for Wanda Maximoff (the Scarlet Witch) to lift her spirits.
Saveur was excited to note that he appeared to be holding a copy of one of their recipes, although the "pinch of paprika" he mentions seems to be missing. I have a hunch that the Vision printed out several different recipes, as well as posts with cooking advice. The following recipe is thus inspired by Saveur's, but adapted to match the movie as closely as possible.
Wanda also notes in the film that "this is not paprika". I'm guessing the Vision accidentally used cayenne or chili powder instead of pure, sweet paprika. However, you should probably use paprika, either smoked or sweet, if you want to win someone over.
Making the Vision's Paprikash
You will need:
- 2 plum tomatoes
- 1 Italian frying pepper
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 3-4 lb. chicken
- Kosher salt and pepper, as desired
- 3 tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika, plus more for garnish (or another red spice, such as chili powder or cayenne)
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Wash, then remove the stems and cores from the tomatoes and pepper. Seed tomatoes and pepper, and cut into 1" pieces. Mince onion.
- Warm oil in a large, deep pot over medium-high heat. (Using a large pot and stirring with a ladle or long wooden spoon will keep oil from splashing on you. It will also let you cook the chicken all at once, rather than in batches.)
- Add chicken to pot, seasoning as desired with salt and pepper.
- Cook chicken until browned (about 8-10 minutes), using a long wooden spoon to stir. Transfer chicken to plate, and set aside.
- Cook onion in pan and stir occasionally until soft (about 8 minutes).
- Add paprika and stir (about 2 minutes). (Optional: use cayenne or chili powder instead of paprika. Then get confused about what "garnish" means, and add another pinch of the spice.)
- Return chicken and its juices to the pan. Add stock, tomatoes, and pepper.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer until chicken is cooked (about 30 minutes).
- Ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream and another pinch of paprika.
- Serve with rice, egg noodles, or dumplings.