Chicken with Smoked Paprika and Bourbon
2 Tbspolive oil
2boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tspsmoked paprika
1/2 tsppoultry seasoning
1 Tbspfresh thyme leaves, removed from stems
1 Tbspbourbon or whiskey (i used pendleton)
1/2 cchicken broth, more if needed
How to Make Chicken with Smoked Paprika and Bourbon
- Pre-heat oven to 400.
- Heat olive oil in an oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Season one side of each chicken breast with a portion of the smoked paprika and poultry seasoning. Place into skillet seasoning-side down. Season each chicken breast with remaining smoked paprika and poultry seasoning. Cook 3-4 minutes or until a nice sear is on the chicken. Turn chicken, sprinkle with 1/2 fresh thyme leaves and brown the other side 3-4 minutes.
- After chicken has browned, remove from heat. Pour chicken broth and bourbon into the pan. Sprinkle the remaining thyme leaves in the broth and stir. If desired, shake just a bit of smoked paprika and poultry seasoning into the broth, as well.
- Place the skillet in the oven, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken.
- Remove from the oven. Plate the chicken and spoon the broth over the top.