Paprika Recipe , Smoked Chicken Paprika

By | April 5, 2016

Paprika is categorized as spice. The usage of it in cooking is well known around the world. As the result of that, you will be able to find different types  and you should know about it before you start using it for cooking purpose. Some of menus using this ingredient is quinoa salad with asparagus with feta and still many others.

The reason is clear; it is because each paprika is having specific purpose. Some of it is used for coloring the food, some of it not only give color, but also spice on your food. Do you want to know about what kind of its powder? If you want to know about it, then let`s learn it through this article.

4 Different Types of Paprika Powder for Cooking Purposes

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As we have said to you before, the powder is having many types. Each type will have specific purpose. Actually, you can find 4 different types.

  1. Regular

The first type that you often use for cooking is the regular one. This  powder is made from it and other hot spicy. However, even it is mixed with hot spicy, it is having neutral flavor. It is not too spicy. This type is good for garnishing and off course giving bright color to your food.

  1. Sweet

If you do not like to add any spicy ingredient to your food, but you want to add the sweetness, then you better to choose the sweet type. The sweet type usually labeled with Hungarian sweet paprika.

  1. Hot 

For you who prefer to have hot taste than spicy, then you can grab hot paprika. It is made from dried chili pepper and the taste is almost the same like cayenne, but it is not spicy at all.

  1. Smoked 

If you are looking something spicy, then the best choice is smoked type. Smoked type is smoked in oak wood. That is why; this  type is having spicy taste. Smoked one is available both in sweet and hot version.

One of Paprika Recipes


              Paprika Salad

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Smoked Paprika Chicken Salad

Some different types. Now, we will show you about how to use one type of paprika to make special recipe. You will see, about how to  make smoked paprika chicken salad. For making this special recipe, you will need to prepare some ingredients like (4 servings):


  1. Chicken breast : 2 pcs (boneless, skinless, and cut into cube)
  2. Smoked paprika : 1 teaspoon
  3. Garlic salt : ¼ teaspoon
  4. Olive oil : 1 tablespoon

 Dressing ingredients:

  • Red wine vinegar 1 ½ tablespoons
  • Olive oil 3 tablespoons
  • Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Honey 1 teaspoon

Salad ingredients:

  • Olive : ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Hardboiled egg : 3 pcs (chopped)
  • Cherry tomato: 1/3 cup (chopped)
  • Red onion : ¼ pc (thinly sliced)
  • Romaine lettuce : 1 head (chopped)
  • Avocado : 1 pc (chopped)

How to Make

  • Grab your saucepan and start sauté the olive oil,
  • Stir the chicken, garlic salt, and smoked paprika.  Let it cool.
  • Grab a bowl and mix the entire dressing ingredients.
  • Grab other bowl to toss the entire salad ingredients, chicken, and also dressing mixture.
  • You are ready to serve it on the plate.

Note: if you do not like to use the smoked paprika, you can substitute it with other different types of paprika.

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