Simple Chicken Paprikash

Simple Chicken Paprikash Recipe

This spicy, rustic delight is the national dish of Hungary! It has global appeal with tender chicken bites covered in a savory, paprika-rich sauce flavored with sauted onion & bacon. The dish gets a comforting creaminess from a generous portion of sour cream. Enjoy paprikash over plump egg noodles!

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Recipe Information

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Eastern European




Main Dishes



Total Time

1 Hour 30 Minutes

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      • 1/8 Pound Bacon (Diced)
      • 1/2 Medium Onion (Diced)
      • 2 Pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs (Diced)
      • 1 Tablespoons Sweet Hungarian Paprika
      • 1/2 Tablespoon Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper
      • 3/4 Cups Water
      • 1 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
      • 3/8 Cup Sour Cream
      • 1/2 Small Bunch Fresh Parsley (Chopped)


  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add bacon and saute until brown & crispy, about 10 minutes. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the water, chicken, paprika, salt & black pepper. Cook until chicken is brown on all sides, about 10 more minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer until meat is fork-tender & fragrant, about 45 minutes.
  3. Transfer chicken to large bowl and set aside. In the same saucepan, add flour & sour cream to the pan juices and stir continuously until mixture thickens into a sauce. Pour sauce over chicken and stir to incorporate.
  4. Serve over individual plates of egg noodles and garnish with parsley.

Nutrition & Cost Facts


390.0 kcal


4.0 g


19.0 g


46.0 g

Cost Per Serving


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