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Chicken Paprikash Recipe


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Chicken Paprikash

A popular Hungarian chicken dish with a creamy paprika sauce.

Chicken Paprikash recipe

Servings: 4
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Recipe by: Frankie


3 lbs chicken thighs and/or drumsticks
salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 TBSP unsalted butter
2 TBSP olive oil
1 yellow onion, small chopped
2 roma tomatoes, small chopped
3 TBSP all-purpose flour
3 TBSP Hungarian paprika
3 cups water
1 cup sour cream
Spaetzle or noodles for serving


1. Pat the chicken pieces dry with paper towels then season the chicken pieces generously with salt & pepper. Set aside.

2. Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat until the butter has melted.

3. Lay the chicken pieces skin-side down in the pan and cook until skin is browned, 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Flip the chicken and cook on the other side for 4 more minutes then remove the chicken pieces to a plate and set aside leaving the oil in the pan.

5. Add the onion and tomato to the pan and cook, stirring often, until onion softens and begins to brown, about 7 minutes.

6. Stir in the flour, paprika, and 1/2 tsp salt until well combined then pour in the water and use a wooden spoon or spatula to release any stuck on bits from the bottom of the pan.

7. Return the chicken pieces to the pan skin-side up and bring to a boil.

8. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover the pan. Simmer over medium-low heat until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.

9. Transfer the cooked chicken pieces to a plate and set aside.

10. Increase the heat to medium and continue to cook the sauce, stirring often, until it thickens a bit, about 15 minutes.

11. Add 4 TBSP of sauce to a small bowl then whisk in the sour cream until well combined.

12. Whisk the sour cream mixture into the sauce until well combined then taste and season with additional salt & pepper if needed.

13. Return the chicken pieces to the pan then serve with spaetzle or noodles.

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