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This one bowl smoked paprika chicken casserole has warm, smoky flavors you will enjoy! 


Tell Me About Smoked Paprika Chicken Casserole

No problem!  I love talking about food, especially when the recipe is delicious to the taste buds!

Paprika is a spice I’ve seen used on mashed potatoes as a garnish.  It never got much attention where I grew up.  

I really never heard of paprika chicken until I was married.


Smoked Paprika Chicken Casserole (THM-S, Low Carb)


When I bought my first container of smoked paprika, I knew I wanted to use it in a blog recipe one day!

So here it is!  I hope you enjoy it!


Let’s Talk Paprika

What’s all the hype with paprika?  Does it really have healthy benefits for us?


Smoked Paprika Chicken Casserole (THM-S, Low Carb)


What Is Paprika

 Paprika actually is made from ground peppers.  They could include sweet bell peppers and hot peppers.  

Several cuisines use paprika as their spice of choice.  For example  Indian, Spanish, Turkish and Moroccan.  

Spicy or mild, paprika could be either depending on the types of peppers being used to make it.

Color wise, paprika comes in red, yellow or brown.  Red is said to be a more mild flavor.


Smoked Paprika Chicken Casserole (THM-S, Low Carb)


Why Is My Paprika Flavorless?

The secret to unlocking paprika’s potential flavors is to heat it up!  

If it is just sprinkled on top of potatoes or veggies, you’re probably not tasting the best in paprika.


Smoked Paprika Chicken Casserole (THM-S, Low Carb)


How To Use Paprika

There are several ways to incorporate this spice.  

  • Use as a rub on meats
  • Mix in pastas or vegetables
  • Add to homemade salsa
  • Sprinkle on eggs, soups and stews


Don’t Overcook Paprika

This is very important!  If there’s one thing you do not want, it’s burnt paprika flavor.  

Paprika can taste bitter and unpleasant if burnt, so take this tip to heart!!


Why Is This Recipe Called A Casserole?

I understand there may be questions as to why I call this a casserole.  Maybe you would call it pulled paprika chicken?

There are many optional add-ins for this chicken dish.  You could throw in some low carb noodles or non-starchy vegetables.


Smoked Paprika Chicken Casserole (THM-S, Low Carb)



There’s something about the smells and flavors of smoked meat! 

My parents make deer jerky every winter if they can.  One special ingredient that they add is liquid smoke. 

Totally love it!  It adds such a rich, smoky flavor.  So I couldn’t help but add it to this chicken casserole.

If you enjoy the smoky flavor, you should make my smoky seasoned salt.  I love it on meat and veggies!


Smoked Paprika Chicken Casserole (THM-S, Low Carb)


Make A Sandwich

If you prefer, you could make my smoked paprika chicken casserole and use it like pulled chicken.  Make a sandwich using a low carb bread such as this one from My Montana Kitchen.


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Yields 8x8 dish

Smoked Paprika Chicken Casserole (THM-S, Low Carb)

Tender chicken mixed with the flavors of smoked paprika and liquid smoke...almost has a bbq taste! It has it's own unique flavor that will please your tastebuds!

7 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

27 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mineral salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped
  • shredded mozzarella to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix everything together except chicken and cheese.
  3. Add chicken and pour into an 8x8 glass baking dish that's been lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.
  4. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.