Oven-baked paprika chicken with rutabaga

Oven-baked paprika chicken with rutabaga

Mmmm, eureka paprika! So tasty. And so versatile! This one-pot dish is amazingly succulent. Juicy chicken nestled into hearty chunks of rutabaga with the colorful warmth of paprika will quickly become a “go to” weeknight dish! Bonus: rutabaga is as colorful as it is moderate in carbs.

Oven-baked paprika chicken with rutabaga

Mmmm, eureka paprika! So tasty. And so versatile! This one-pot dish is amazingly succulent. Juicy chicken nestled into hearty chunks of rutabaga with the colorful warmth of paprika will quickly become a “go to” weeknight dish! Bonus: rutabaga is as colorful as it is moderate in carbs.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 900 g chicken thighs or chicken drumstickchicken drumsticks
  • 2 lbs 900 g rutabaga or celery root, peeled and cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup 60 ml olive oil
Garlic and paprika mayo
  • 1 cup 225 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp paprika powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place the chicken and the rutabaga in a baking dish. Season with salt, pepper and paprika powder. Drizzle with olive oil and mix well.
  3. Bake in the oven until the chicken is well done, about 40 minutes. Lower the heat towards the end if the chicken or rutabaga is getting too golden brown.
  4. Mix the mayonnaise with seasoning and serve together with the roasted chicken and rutabaga.

Tip!

Paprika is an incredibly versatile spice. And there are so many varieties to play with! Try blending half sweet paprika and half smoked paprika. Or, to give the dish a good kick of heat, add hot smoked paprika to Hungarian paprika. Want even more heat? Swap in a little chipotle powder. The possibilities are endless!

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12 comments

  1. gbl
    I come for the recipes. Is there, will there be, a book, perhaps download? Now I would pay for that.
    Reply: #3
  2. Kathy
    I actually would use turnips here, and would just lower the amount I eat in order to get the carbs a little lower. Looks great and as the weather cools, I'll be making more oven meals like this.
  3. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    I come for the recipes. Is there, will there be, a book, perhaps download? Now I would pay for that.

    Hi gbl!

    Thank you! We're discussing the possibility but for now the recipes are only available here.

  4. Sylvia Carroll
    #1 is clearly not chicken. What is up with that??????,,,
  5. Tvm
    We can eat rutabaga on Keto?
  6. Belle
    in what dimension is rutabaga “colorful”?!
  7. Mark
    What is the nutritional values for this dish? And when has rutabaga ever been considered low carb? Might as well use potatoes
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    This dish is 15g carbs per serving and fits in our moderate low carb plan. You can view the full nutritional information of any of our recipes by clicking the nutrition tab under the ingredient list. At Diet Doctor we offer support for a few different levels of low carb, from strict keto to liberal low carb.
  9. Jane
    Should I buy chicken with skin or without?
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Should I buy chicken with skin or without?

    That is up to you! You can use whichever you prefer. The chicken skin does add extra good fat.

  11. SW
    The instructions on this recipe are a bit confusing. It says to split chicken quarters, when the ingredients list calls for thighs or drumsticks. Also it says to add butter and olive oil. There is no olive oil in the ingredient list, just mayo. As an experienced cook, I can figure this out, but maybe the directions need to be rewritten for others.
    Thanks.
  12. Jill Wallentin Team Diet Doctor
    FYI. This recipe is now updated and improved. Sorry for the confusion before.

    Best,
    Jill

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