Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

Chicken paprikash is a creamy paprika flavored chicken dish from Hungry, simple yet very famous and incredible delicious. It is basically chicken stew flavored with paprika and it is thickened with sour cream.

Here the chicken is first coated with pepper & flour, fried and then cooked in tomato, chicken broth & sour cream sauce with yellow pepper and a flavor of Hungarian hot flavor.

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time        Total Time           Yields

20 mins                 20 mins             40 mins               4 Servings


Chicken breasts – 6 (skin less, bone less, sliced)

Yellow pepper – 1 large (chopped)

Onion – 1 large (chopped)

Garlic cloves – 2 (chopped)

Cilantro – 1 tablespoon (chopped)

Tomato paste – 3

Olive oil – 2 tablespoons

Salt per taste

Ground black pepper – ¼ teaspoon

Hungarian hot paprika – 1 teaspoon

Paprika – 1 teaspoon

Sour cream – 1 cup

Cornstarch – 1 teaspoon

Flour – 2 tablespoons

Chicken broth – ¼ cup


  • In a mixing bowl add flour, paprika & black pepper & chicken let the chicken pieces get coated with flour. Now heat olive oil in a pan and fry the chicken pieces till they are cooked from all sides and are tender. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet or pan and add onions & garlic, sauté till onions become transluscent. Now add the yellow pepper, tomato paste, Hungarian hot paprika, salt and chicken broth mixed with corn starch, bring it to a boil and stir in half of the sour cream, cover & simmer on low heat for 6-8 minutes till the sauce thickens. Adjust the sauce consistency as desired. If needed add some more broth. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Note: Serve the Hungarian chicken paprikash with your choice of pasta, dumplings, rice or breads topped with a dollop of sour cream. Bon Apatite!

Happy Cooking!!

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