Chicken Paprikash, also known as Chicken Paprikas, is a classic Hungarian dish that is both flavorful and comforting. It’s a creamy stew made with chicken, onions, garlic, and paprika, and it’s traditionally served with spaetzle or dumplings. In this article, we’ll share a recipe for Chicken Paprikash that you can make at home and enjoy with your loved ones.


— Here’s what you’ll need:


▢2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves cut crosswise into ½-inch-wide strips

▢Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper

▢3 teaspoon sweet paprika

▢1 teaspoon smoked paprika

▢1½ tablespoon butter

▢½ cup onion, chopped ~ small dice

▢1 large plum tomato, seeded, chopped ~ small dice

▢1 cup chicken stock or broth, preferably homemade ~ if using canned, use low sodium

▢¼ cup sour cream



— How to make the best Chicken Paprikash :


Step 1:

Place chicken in small bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sweet paprika, salt and pepper. Toss to combine well.


Step 2:

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until just cooked through, about 5 minutes.



Step 3:

With slotted spoon, transfer chicken to plate and set aside.


Step 4:

Add remaining ½ tablespoon butter to same skillet and sauté onion until softened, about 3 minutes.



Step 5:

Add remaining 2 teaspoons sweet paprika and 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (can use 3 teaspoons sweet paprika, omitting smoked), stir for 10 seconds to combine.


Step 6:

Add chopped tomato and stir to soften a bit, about 1 minute.


Step 7:

Add chicken stock/broth and stir and bring to a boil. Cook at a steady simmer until slightly thickened and sauce thinly coats a spoon, about 6 minutes.


Step 8:

Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan with sauce mixture, reduce heat to low.



Step 9:

Add sour cream and whisk/stir to combine and heat through ~ do not boil.



Step 10:

Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Serve with buttered egg noodles or bread dumplings.



— Recipe Notes:


It’s important to use both sweet and smoked paprika for this recipe, as the smoked paprika adds a depth of flavor and complexity to the dish.

If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can whisk in a tablespoon of cornstarch or flour into the sour cream before adding it to the pot.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the Chicken Paprikash in a pot over low heat, adding a splash of chicken broth or water to thin the sauce if needed.



— Nutrition Information:


This recipe makes approximately 6 servings. The following nutrition information is for one serving of Chicken Paprikash, served over egg noodles:


Calories: 520

Total fat: 30g

Saturated fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 180mg

Sodium: 500mg

Total carbohydrate: 27g

Dietary fiber: 2g

Total sugars: 4g

Protein: 34g


— In conclusion, Chicken Paprikash is a classic Hungarian dish that is both comforting and delicious. With its flavorful sauce and tender chicken, it’s sure to become a new family favorite. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your preferences. Try it out today and enjoy a taste of Hungary in your own home!



This is an easy one and oh so good. 


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