Authentic Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

Recipe by Dories Lori
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • In a large pot, heat the oil and sauté the onion until translucent.
  • Add the green pepper, cook for 5 minutes or so, and add the mushrooms.
  • Cook until the mushrooms are just softened.
  • Add the paprika, caraway, pepper and salt (if you are not using salty stock, such as bullion cubes.)
  • Stir and add the chicken thighs and mix.
  • Add the tomatoes and enough stock to mostly cover the chicken.
  • Cover and simmer slowly for approximately 45 minutes.
  • The chicken should be falling off the bone, very tender.
  • Remove the chicken to a deep serving plate that has been warmed.
  • Reduce the stock a bit if it looks like it will be too much sauce.
  • Mix some stock fully into the sour cream to thin it a bit, and then mix the sour cream into the rest of the stock.
  • Heat until hot, but Do Not Boil.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken, and serve over buttered egg noodles.
  • Miscellaneous Notes:
  • Use 8 thighs if very large. "Bone in" is great.
  • Canned tomatoes are fine, as are bouillon cubes for the stock (in which case, don’t add salt until the end, after you taste) and low-fat sour cream.
  • The prep time includes chopping and sauteing the veggies, and making the sauce at the end.