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.
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
  • 4¼ oz. 120 g butter or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon paprika powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup 240 ml mayonnaise

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Split the chicken quarters and place them in a baking dish.
  2. Peel the rutabaga and cut into 2-3 inch pieces so that chicken and rutabaga pieces will be done at the same time.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle paprika on top. Place in the baking dish.
  4. Add olive oil/butter and mix well. 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.
  5. Serve with a generous amount of mayonnaise.

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!

4 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??????,,,

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