Chicken Paprikash

READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position; heat oven to 300°F Season on both sides of chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium- high heat until shimmering but not smoking, about 2 minutes. Add 4 chicken thighs, skin side down, and cook without moving them until skin is crisp and well-browned, about 5 minutes. Using tongs, turn chicken pieces and brown on second side, about 5 minutes longer; transfer to large plate. Repeat with remaining chicken thighs and transfer to plate; set aside. When chicken has cooled, remove and discard skin (see note in above description). Discard all but 1 tbsp fat from pan.
  • Add onion to fat in Dutch oven and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add red and green pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are browned and peppers are softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in 3 tbsp paprika, marjoram, and flour; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine, scraping pot bottom with wooden spoon to loosen browned bits; stir in tomatoes and 1 teaspoons salt. Add chicken and accumulated juices, submerging chicken in vegetables; bring to simmer, then cover and place pot in oven. Cook until chicken is no longer pink when cut into with paring knife, about 30 minutes. Remove pot from oven, (At this point, stew can be cooled to room temperature, transferred to airtight container, and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Bring to simmer over medium-low heat before proceeding.).
  • Combine sour cream and remaining 1/2 tbsp paprika in small bowl. Place chicken on individual plates. Stir a few tablespoons of hot sauce into sour cream, then stir mixture back into sauce in pot. Spoon enriched sauce and peppers over chicken, sprinkle with parsley, and serve immediately.
  • You may serve over mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice. ( I used rice).