Foolproof Chicken Paprikash

Recipe by ElaineAnn

I've been using this recipe for 35 years and it turns out perfect every time. No need to worry about curdling the sour cream. Serve this over noodles or dumplings.

Top Review by GOODCOOK1976

I've made this and other better reviewed recipes. I will from now on only make this one as it is the best if you ask me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. NOTE:I use 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves to serve 6 because we like extra sauce.
  2. Shake chicken in flour, salt, and pepper in a plastic bag.
  3. Coat well.
  4. Save remaining flour for gravy.
  5. Brown chicken, part at a time, in butter and oil in Dutch oven.
  6. Remove chicken when browned, pour off drippings, and return 1 tablespoonful to kettle.
  7. Stir in onion and sauté until soft.
  8. Add water, instant chicken broth , and paprika.
  9. Scraping brown bits from bottom of kettle, heat to boiling.
  10. Return chicken to kettle, cover, and simmer 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  11. Remove chicken to shallow pan and reheat broth to boiling.
  12. Measure 2 tablespoons of saved flour and add water to make paste.
  13. Stir into broth.
  14. Cook, stirring constantly, until gravy thickens and boils 1 minute.
  15. Blend sour cream and whipping cream in a small bowl and stir into gravy.
  16. Return chicken and reheat slowly to boiling.
  17. Serve over noodles or dumplings.

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