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Easy Chicken Paprikash

When my husband studied Hungarian in the Army, I made him the chicken and onions dish known as paprikash. We serve ours over rice or buttered noodles. —Susan Wildman, Haslett, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Sliced green onions, optional


  • Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add chicken, onions, salt and pepper; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Add tomatoes and paprika. Cook, covered, until tomatoes are tender, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in sour cream; heat through (do not allow to boil). Drain noodles; serve with chicken mixture. If desired, sprinkle with green onions.
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  • Jeannie
    Feb 17, 2020

    This was good!! I’ll make it again! Thanks!

  • Helena
    Jul 17, 2018

    This is a very bland and basic recipe for chicken in paprika sauce this is by no means Paprikash. One you need chicken with bone in and two you have to first brown your chicken pieces and onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Once the chicken is browned then you add the paprika and water to just cover and simmer that with a bay leaf. You also don't eat Paprikash in Europe with egg noodles you make home made mini dumplings called haluski or some countries refer to them as spatzel.

  • Shirley
    Nov 11, 2017

    Bears no resemblance to authentic Hungarian paprikash chicken.

  • Wayne
    Aug 28, 2017

    This is a classic recipe except for the tomatoes. I am part Hungarian. In all chicken paprikash recipes I have NEVER seen tomatoes in any of the recipes.

  • scstasik109
    Nov 24, 2015

    I made some changes to this recipe as I cooked: I used 1/4 cup paprika instead of 3 teaspoons, a can of diced tomatoes since I had no fresh ones, and I added 2 cups of chicken stock and some finely chopped kale. I served the paprikash over buttered egg noodles. This was a very easy yet tasty recipe that my husband and children enjoyed. I hope that my Hungarian grandmother would have approved!

  • hbaseley
    Jan 28, 2015

    My family thought this was just o.k. Could just be our preference/taste. I will say I thought it served a lot more than 4. I served with with a side of broccoli and a fruit, and it was a hearty 6 servings.