Chicken Paprika

Recipe by franzcooks
READY IN: 4hrs 10mins




  • Heat the oil or fat (don’t use butter) in a heavy bottomed, eight quart stock pot over medium high heat.
  • Sauté the chicken until browned on all sides. A four quart sauce pan can be used, but it may splatter.
  • Remove the chicken and add the carrots, celery, and onions.
  • Sauté these until the onions are translucent(about 4 minutes).
  • Add the garlic and stir for another 30 seconds or until you get a strong garlic smell.
  • Pour the wine into the pan (shedding a tear, of course) and stir until you can stick your nose over the pan and it doesn’t burn. This means that most of the alcohol has cooked out.
  • Return the chicken to the pot and add the stock and paprika. If the chicken is not covered in liquid, add water until it is.
  • Stir to make sure all of the paprika is mixed in with the liquid. The liquid should have a deep red color. If not, add more paprika.
  • Bring this to a boil.
  • Once the liquid is boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for at least 2 hours. Feel free to stir every once in a while.
  • After simmering, remove the chicken meat and bones (if any).
  • Mix the flour and water together in a cup or bowl.
  • Bring the remaining liquid and vegetables to a boil.
  • Slowly whisk in the flour-water mixture until it thickens.
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the sour cream until it is dissolved.
  • To serve, put the meat on a plate and pour the sauce over it. For an extra treat, check out the dumpling recipe!
  • Cooking tip: Add Paprika to the thickening flour. It hasn’t bit me yet.