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Chicken Paprikash

4 to 6 Servings

1 hour 10 minutes 30 minutes active

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Paprikash is one of the most famous dishes from Hungary. In our version, chicken is cooked in a bold paprika-infused sauce, then finished with sour cream to create a tangy, creamy stew. Sweet paprika is a key ingredient, so make sure yours is fresh and fragrant. And for the richest flavor and a full-bodied consistency, opt for full-fat sour cream. Don’t be concerned if the sauce looks broken when you add the sour cream. As the sauce simmers and reduces, the cornstarch helps the sour cream emulsify into the sauce. Buttered egg noodles are the perfect accompaniment to this homey dish.

4 to 6


1 hour 10 minutes

30 minutes active


  • 3

    pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, trimmed

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper


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Myrna A.
April 6, 2023
Used boneless skinless chicken and half the amount of water. Made for a quick, delicious dinner. Will make again❤️
Stephanie G.
December 17, 2022
Delicious paprikash - mushroom version
I made this mostly as written - used sliced crimini mushrooms instead of chicken and veggie broth with a tbl of mushroom soy, instead of chicken broth. I couldn't find wax peppers, so used anaheims and used grreek yogurt instead of sour cream. I served it with the hungarian dumplings (fun to make!) and cucumber salad. It made for a delicious dinner on a cold day - great flavor even with my somewhat old paprika. I'm inspired to go buy some nice fresh paprika for the next time, and there will be a next time. I was nervous about the nokedli, but they were just fine. I may use bread flour next time for a slightly firmer 'bite' ) I mad a half recipe which was perfect for the two of us.
Kathy W.
January 23, 2024
Delicious and straight-forward. The sauce has excellent flavor and consistency. Thanks!