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Chicken Paprikash

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Chicken Paprikash is a classic Hungarian recipe updated to be quick and easy. Serve it over mashed potatoes for a hearty meal.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


Combine flour, 2 teaspoons paprika, salt, and pepper on shallow plate. Dip chicken in mixture to coat both sides.

Combine peanut oil and butter in heavy skillet. Add chicken; brown on both sides, turning once, about 4-5 minutes, then remove from skillet. Add onion and garlic to skillet; cook and stir until crisp tender. Return chicken to skillet.

Pour chicken stock and tomato paste into skillet and stir to combine, bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover pan, and simmer for 5-8 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sour cream, 1 teaspoon paprika, and cornstarch in small bowl. When chicken is thoroughly cooked, stir sour cream mixture into skillet and heat through but do not boil. Serve over mashed potatoes or hot cooked rice.

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 5 out of 5
Great!!, Guest chef_boy_r_g

I have been looking for the ultimate paprikash recipe to beat the ex-girlfriends famous dish and I think this is it! I didn't make it to the letter - I didn't have sour cream nor tomato paste....and all I had was frozen boneless chicken tenders.....and I added mushrooms....but the rest is dead on! The alterations were: about 6oz of cream cheese for the sour cream (warmed it up in the microwave for about 20 seconds so I could mix it with the corn starch and paprika), an 8 oz can of tomato sauce and about 4 oz of sliced fresh mushrooms that I sauteed with the garlic and onion. This recipe is simple, fast and great proportions! Will try it again without the substitution, but know this is a keeper!!

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