Paprika-Spiced Veloute Vermouth Chicken Recipe

Get Cozy With This Creamy Paprika-Spiced Velouté Vermouth Chicken

Get Cozy With This Creamy Paprika-Spiced Velouté Vermouth Chicken

Paprika-Spiced Vermouth Chicken With Velouté Sauce

Recipe and photos by Launie Kettler

♪Velouté, velouté, velouté♪

It just sounds like a song, doesn’t it? So, melodious. So, evocative of a rainy night in Paris.

All that joy, for mere pocket change to pull together. And when this mother sauce is combined with sumac-crusted chicken and a bright boozy sauce – well all is right in the world.

Now, don’t get us wrong, we love us some white wine. But, when it comes to pan sauces, more and more we think vermouth is where it’s at.

Somehow it both lightens up and increases the deep undertones of a pan sauce. How amazing is that?

So, get that chicken browning and whip up a batch of creamy sauce to round it out with.

You’ll love yourself for it.

Now round up your ingredients, grab that F.N. Sharp Chef's Knife and cutting board for some chopping and let's dig in!

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About the Author

Launie Kettler is a food writer and photographer who lives in a suburb of Burlington, VT. She cooks big food in a small kitchen, and her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin. Launie is the co-author of The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook and her recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Fresh Magazine, and on Salon. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @teenytinykitchenvt and on her blog at