Chicken Paprikash

"A lower in calorie twist on the traditional Hungarian favorite. Half hour start to finish, serve with buttered egg noodles."
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  • Combine flour, 1 teaspoon paprika and black pepper in large resealable plastic bag.
  • Add chicken pieces; shake to coat.
  • Remove from bag and shake off excess flour. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add chicken; brown 4 to 5 minutes per side or until chicken is tender.
  • Remove from skillet.
  • Add onion; cook until tender.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Stir in chicken broth, sour cream and remaining paprika; mix well.
  • Cook until just heated through.

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  1. Vino p.o. prn
    Looks like I've found a new paprikash recipe! This was wonderful...served with spaetzle! Thanks!
  2. der_misanthrope
    I followed this almost to the letter. I used twice as much pepper with the flour and added some fresh garlic to the onion. When it was done and I tasted it it seemed kind of bitter and slightly bland. I ended up adding a little onion powder, pepper and about 1/2 tsp sugar. This helped a little, but not enough. My husband seemed to like it, but he'll eat anything I put on top of spaetzle! The chicken was very tender. After a little more tweaking I may try this again.
  3. littleturtle
    Easy to make and the chicken was moist and tender once I finally got it to cook through. Mine took about twice as long as the recipe stated. I added 1/2 tsp salt to the chicken and sauteed 1 cup fresh mushrooms and 1 tsp minced garlic with the onions, but other than that made as directed and it was good. Thanks for posting.
  4. Halcyon Eve
    I hate to be the voice of dissent, but this really didn't do it for us. I expected otherwise--we love stroganoff and other east European foods, and I love paprika with chicken. It wasn't even the blandness of the recipe (it was still pretty bland even with extra paprika added to it). We just didn't like the flavors of . I made it pretty much as written, with the addition of a small can of sliced mushrooms and subbing canola oil for butter. Since we didn't like it at all, I doubt I'll try to tweak it even. Thanks anyway, Laurie!
  5. Paramela
    This was great! I included mushrooms as well, and cut the chicken breasts up into smaller pieces so that they would be sure to cook through. We'll definitely be making this again.


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