Chicken Paprikash, also known as Chicken Paprikas, is a classic Hungarian dish that is both flavorful and comforting. It’s a creamy stew made with chicken, onions, garlic, and paprika, and it’s traditionally served with spaetzle or dumplings. In this article, we’ll share a recipe for Chicken Paprikash that you can make at home and enjoy with your loved ones.
— Here’s what you’ll need:
▢2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves cut crosswise into ½-inch-wide strips
▢Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper
▢3 teaspoon sweet paprika
▢1 teaspoon smoked paprika
▢1½ tablespoon butter
▢½ cup onion, chopped ~ small dice
▢1 large plum tomato, seeded, chopped ~ small dice
▢1 cup chicken stock or broth, preferably homemade ~ if using canned, use low sodium
▢¼ cup sour cream
— How to make the best Chicken Paprikash :
Place chicken in small bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sweet paprika, salt and pepper. Toss to combine well.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until just cooked through, about 5 minutes.
With slotted spoon, transfer chicken to plate and set aside.
Add remaining ½ tablespoon butter to same skillet and sauté onion until softened, about 3 minutes.
Add remaining 2 teaspoons sweet paprika and 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (can use 3 teaspoons sweet paprika, omitting smoked), stir for 10 seconds to combine.
Add chopped tomato and stir to soften a bit, about 1 minute.
Add chicken stock/broth and stir and bring to a boil. Cook at a steady simmer until slightly thickened and sauce thinly coats a spoon, about 6 minutes.
Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan with sauce mixture, reduce heat to low.
Add sour cream and whisk/stir to combine and heat through ~ do not boil.
Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Serve with buttered egg noodles or bread dumplings.
— Recipe Notes:
It’s important to use both sweet and smoked paprika for this recipe, as the smoked paprika adds a depth of flavor and complexity to the dish.
If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can whisk in a tablespoon of cornstarch or flour into the sour cream before adding it to the pot.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the Chicken Paprikash in a pot over low heat, adding a splash of chicken broth or water to thin the sauce if needed.
— Nutrition Information:
This recipe makes approximately 6 servings. The following nutrition information is for one serving of Chicken Paprikash, served over egg noodles:
Total fat: 30g
Saturated fat: 10g
Total carbohydrate: 27g
Dietary fiber: 2g
Total sugars: 4g
— In conclusion, Chicken Paprikash is a classic Hungarian dish that is both comforting and delicious. With its flavorful sauce and tender chicken, it’s sure to become a new family favorite. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your preferences. Try it out today and enjoy a taste of Hungary in your own home!
This is an easy one and oh so good.
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