Paprika Chicken Recipe
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Paprika Chicken Recipe

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My family has always enjoyed this dish. Mushrooms and red and green peppers add color and flavor to the chicken pieces in a creamy paprika sauce. Served over noodles, it looks and tastes delicious. -Adeline Piscitelli, Sayreville, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked noodles
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 395 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 791mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein .


  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, brown chicken in oil and butter; remove chicken. Discard all but 3 tablespoons drippings. Saute mushrooms, onion and peppers in the drippings until crisp-tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add broth, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in tomato paste, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Return chicken to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 60-70 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Remove chicken to a platter of noodles; keep warm.
  4. Add sour cream to sauce; stir until smooth (do not boil). Spoon over chicken and noodles. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Paprika Chicken in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p31

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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sharon32953 200610
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"I haven't cooked it yet"

amberjcarothers 8541
Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"This was really good and the left overs were even better. The flavors seemed to mingle together over night :o)"

martsi22 9090
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010 Edited Jul. 21, 2015

"My husband is Hungarian, I now only use this recipe for chicken Paprikash not like I had been making it for years. This is not like his mother makes but I like this better!"

eveysmama 200609
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"This is so yummy!! I used boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of cutting up a whole chicken."

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