Skillet Chicken Stew

skillet chicken stew
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  • 4Servings


  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika, plus more for seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 chicken leg quarters, split at the joint to separate legs and thighs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 8 ounce package cremini or white mushrooms, halved
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced separately
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • Cooked rice, for serving


In a large bowl, combine the flour, paprika and 2 pinches each salt and pepper. Coat the chicken pieces with the seasoned flour, shaking off the excess.

In a large, deep skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chicken to the pan, skin side down. Cook, turning occasionally with tongs, until the skin is golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add the mushrooms and scallion whites to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan, and bring to a boil. Return the chicken pieces to the skillet, cover and simmer over medium-low heat until the juices run clear, 20 to 25 minutes.

Stir the yogurt and scallion greens into the pan sauce; season with salt, pepper and paprika. Stir to coat the chicken with the sauce.

To serve, mound some rice on each of 4 plates and top with the chicken.