Chicken Paprikash

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Russ Wells

Hungarian dish that my grandmother made. Good meal that just about everyone likes. Easy to make, although you will use alot of dishes. Spatzels make the meal!

Top Review by rkenyon2

Personally the bacon/onion makes all the flavor in this dish. Do not omit the bacon or sauteing the floured chicken in the bacon drippings. I use a whole cut up skin on bone in chicken. You could omit skin, but leave the bone ..again flavor

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook slowly 8 slices of Bacon in electric skillet until crisp and brown.
  2. Remove the bacon strips and add 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion.
  3. Cook Onion until transparent.
  4. Remove onion from skillet.
  5. Cut Chicken breast into serving size pieces of chicken.
  6. Cut 1 breast into thirds.
  7. In a gallon size sealable plastic bag, place 3/4 cup of flour, 1 1/2 teas salt and 1 1/2 teas of paprika.
  8. Shake to mix ingredients.
  9. Place chicken in bag, shake to coat.
  10. Brown chicken in bacon grease.
  11. Reduce heat and add 2 cups of chicken stock or bullion.
  12. Cover pan and cook chicken until tender.
  13. In a saucepan melt 4 tablespoons of butter, blend in 4 tablespoons of flour.
  14. Heat until mixture bubbles.
  15. Stir constantly.
  16. Remove from heat, add 2 cups of chicken stock or broth, 1 1/3 cups of milk, 3 tablespoons of paprika.
  17. When throughly heated, low heat.
  18. Stirring vigorously with a whisk, beater or a fork add 3 cups of sour cream in small amounts to the sauce.
  19. When sauce and sour cream are mixed add crushed bacon and onion to sauce.
  20. Pour sauce over chicken in the skillet.
  21. Heat 3-5 minutes.
  22. Turn off heat and let it sit for 1 hour.
  23. Reheat before serving.
  24. Sprinkle with paprika.
  25. Serve over Spatzle.
  26. Recipe for Spatzels: For each person at the meal use 1 cup flour, 1 egg, 1/2 teas salt.
  27. Add water to mixture to create a very thick batter that will break with a spoon.
  28. Drop small amounts of batter (spoon size) into boiling salted water.
  29. Boil gently for 5-8 minutes.
  30. Drain and toss with butter so they won't stick together.

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