Chicken Paprikash

"A Traditional Hungarian or German dish, depending on how you accompany it. Very Filling."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
4 bowls




  • Melt Butter in a large pot or dutch oven.
  • Stir in Paprika to butter.
  • Sautee the onions in the paprika butter solution, then temporarily remove them.
  • It may be necessary to add an additional Tablespoon of butter to the solution.
  • Brown the chicken in the butter.
  • Add the chicken broth, re-add the onions and simmer for one hour, covered.
  • After the solution is fully cooked, add in the sour cream.
  • You may also add in the flour to thicken the gravy.
  • This dish is often served with the German pasta,'Spaetzels' or with the Hungarian'Halousky'.
  • This meal is exceptionally filling with the Spaetzels.

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  1. Tarynne
    This is excellent. A new family favorite. Only changes I made was using all chicken breasts and I made a slurry with 1/4 cup of flour and added to sauce before adding sour cream. I served over wide egg noodles.
  2. doraoszaszy
    Im hungarian. this recipe is not the traditional hungarian food. with butter you're not getting the same taste. Originally the sour cream is not on it. you put the sour cream on when you serve it, or if you like it with it. this isn't the hungarian chicken paprikas.
  3. princess buttercup
    Made this for Father's day with spaetzle. The whole family Loved it! Great chicken! Thank you! UPDATE: Just have to update...was in a hurry to get to ball game and had chicken out. My daughter requested "that german chicken". Browned the chicken and put it all in the crockpot on high for 4 hours. Was perfect when we got home!
  4. socholy
    This is very close to my mother/grandmother's version (they are hungarian). One little ammendment that my grandmother made was to add 2 T of ketchup --adds a little something. Thanks for posting!
  5. Jennifer Wood
    This was very tasty and very easy. I served it over egg noodles.


  1. JenniferK2
    Delicious! I love paprika, so this is right up my alley. I served it with potatoes and also used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken. Wonderfully tender and the sauce was great!



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