Pressure-Cooker Chicken Paprika

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + releasing


2 servings

Updated: Dec. 08, 2022
I truly appreciate the speed of the pressure cooker. We use it often to make these tender paprika chicken breasts with a sauce that gets its richness from sour cream. —Holly Ottum, Racine, Wisconsin
Pressure-Cooker Chicken Paprika Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Place chicken in a 3- or 6-qt. electric pressure cooker; top with onion. In a small bowl, whisk 3/4 cup broth, paprika, tomato paste, garlic, salt, thyme and hot pepper sauce; pour over chicken.
  2. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 15 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. A thermometer inserted into chicken should read at least 165°.
  3. Remove chicken; keep warm. In a small bowl, whisk flour and remaining 1/4 cup broth until smooth; stir into pressure cooker. Select saute setting and adjust for low heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened and slightly reduced, 8-10 minutes. Press cancel; stir in sour cream. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 688 calories, 33g fat (13g saturated fat), 238mg cholesterol, 999mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 82g protein.