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My Nagymama made this all the time when I was growing up. This recipe was as close as I have ever gotten to replicating hers. I highly recommend using a high quality Hungarian paprika to really get the right flavor!

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KaraLBykerk August 02, 2013

My boyfriend requested "Chicken Paprikash" for dinner one night. Together we made this recipe and it was delicious! Plenty of creamy gravy with real depth of flavor. I added a broth can's worth of water and a vegetable bouillion cube. Be sure to use fresh paprika, not stuff that's been sitting in your pantry for years. To keep carbs down, we sauteed peas and mushrooms to go with the paprikash, instead of noodles, and it was fantastic. I am typically a tough critic of recipes, but this one's a keeper. True peasant comfort food.

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Chefdana1 August 17, 2011

This chicken paprikash recipe is wonderful. My grandmother was born in Hungary and she used to make paprikash every Saturday. Unfortunately, I never got her to write down her recipe - it was always a handful of this, a pinch of that. So, I tried this one because it seemed similar to my grandmother's. It was INCREDIBLE. The chicken was moist and tender, and the sauce was delicious. I used more chicken stock than the recipe called for, so I didn't need to add any liquid at the end. Also, because paprika has a tendency to burn, I added it after sauteeing the onions and adding chicken stock. The sauce was a beautiful color, although my teenage son was a little put off by pink sauce. It was a very easy recipe and one that I will continue to use. It's definitely a keeper!!

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kamartin1965_9010728 April 27, 2011

I forgot to rate this recipe when I made it about a month ago. This is the recipe to follow for authentic Hungarian Chicken Paprikash. It is out of this world and has brought memories back to my childhood. Don't let the 20 or so steps fool you. It's very easy and is such a treat to smell the simmering pot of food all afternoon. Make this with Hungarian Nokedli (Dumplings) and you'll have a table of happy smiles. 50 bazillion stars. Well done and thanks for posting! :O)

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Poofy February 22, 2010

This is Chicken Paprikash as I remember it. I cheated and used boxed Spaetzel and it didn't compromise the flavor. Very Good!!!!!!!

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moknecht November 17, 2009

Very tasty chicken dish, I used 4 chicken legs and lite sour cream. The cayenne gave the right amount of spice for my familys taste. I served with wide egg noodles. Thanks for sharing.

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Evie* August 28, 2003

So delicious!

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Anonymous June 13, 2016

This is NOT a chicken paprikas - not even a Porkolt or Gulyas - nobody in Hungary bakes the chicken pieces in the oven first to make a PAPRIKAS ! ! !

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Peter S. October 21, 2015

Very nice dish thoughrouly enjoyed and very filling! Everyone enjoyed! I just used chilli powder instead of red pepper as I already had this but still tasted good. Thanks for the recipe.

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Cameron C. July 21, 2015

Made this last night and it was delicious! It was easy to make and it tasted amazing. My mom would make this when we were little and she would use bread dumplings with it, either way it is great!

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Laura G. April 13, 2015
Hungarian Chicken Paprikash