Capsaicin is the compound in certain foods that give it their heat, like in jalapeños or chilli peppers.
In general terms, capsaicin generates heat, raising your body temperature, which in turn is said to stimulate your metabolism, making you burn more calories.
Studies have shown that a spicy meal can indeed temporarily raise your metabolism, but only by about 8%. Other studies have indicated that spicy foods make you feel fuller, so you end up eating less.
Although the effects of spicy food on metabolism are not fully known, I do know that this Chicken Paprikash Bisque is one of the best I’ve ever made.
Paprika, and red pepper give it a bit of heat and turn it a beautiful red color. And by using left over rotisserie chicken, its even quicker to thrown together after a long days work.
|Chicken Paprikash Bisque|| |
- 2 Tbsp butter or margarine
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- ½ onion, finely chopped
- 1 red pepper, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 can (14oz) crushed tomatoes
- 2 cups GF chicken broth
- 3 cups cooked rotisserie chicken, chopped
- ¾ cup GF sour cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 3 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- In a dutch oven or large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat and stir in paprika. Add onion and red peppers, sautéing until soft.
- Stir in cornstarch, continue stirring for 2 minutes, and then add tomatoes. Bring to a simmer then add broth.
- Cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and add chicken and slowly stir in sour cream.
- Season with salt and pepper, garnish with parsley and serve.