Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Recipe
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Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Recipe

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My mom learned to make this tender chicken dish when she volunteered to help prepare the dinners served at her church. It's my favorite main dish, and the gravy, seasoned with paprika, sour cream and onions, is the best. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (4 to 5 pounds), cut up
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 377 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Sprinkle chicken with paprika, salt and pepper; place in an ungreased roasting pan. Spoon onion mixture over chicken. Add water. Bake, covered, 1-1/2 hours or until chicken juices run clear.
  2. Remove chicken and keep warm. Pour drippings and loosened browned bits from roasting pan into a saucepan. Skim fat. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir into pan juices with onion. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream. Serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hungarian Chicken Paprikash in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p35

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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joycerm53 User ID: 703299 245522
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"Excellent recipe! I made it exactly as written and served it with homemade noodles. Delicious and will definitely make this again. Used Sweet Hungarian Paprika."

BakerDeborah User ID: 1211561 220384
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"This went very well. I really like the moist, steam roasting in the oven. I was out of regular sour cream because I made a dill dip with it, so I just used that and I liked what the dill did for it. I served it with some spaetzle."

raina2002 User ID: 5173501 62492
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"Delicious dish! I messed up and forgot to add the hot water before baking, however it turned out just fine. Wouldn't change a thing!"

hunybun User ID: 5115265 61530
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"This is absolutely delicious, there was a place in Wyandotte Mi called Hungarian Kitchen that everyone in our family loved & ordered from for over 40 years. They closed a few years ago & this recipe is almost - if not - the same as theirs. We have been missing it ever since they closed so thank you for sharing this recipe, I made a batch last night & by family demand I am doing another batch today.....thank you again!!"

Jenandjohn6 User ID: 3267461 61527
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"This was fantastic! It was the first time I ever made it and won't do a thing different next time."

khegeman User ID: 2379383 152434
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

"Excellent. My daughter even licked her plate."

SARAHZONAQ User ID: 6894075 127740
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"always a hit"

shirleytemple User ID: 1376938 141859
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"Hungarian chicken Paprikash recipe's, should always stipulate, Sweet Hungarian Paprika NOT the Hot, or it will ruin your dinner,"

beksand User ID: 2556544 56942
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"One of our favorite meals!!!!!"

blattyak User ID: 2051505 59117
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"Wow! Brought me back to childhood. This was so good. I sent a copy to all my brothers & sisters. Just like mom's & so easy. Thankyou!!"

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