Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 35 mins | Servings: 4
Incredibly easy to make and insanely delicious! The chicken is pan-seared, simmered, and serve in a delicious creamy paprika sauce. Feel free to adjust the heat level depending on your preference.
2 lbs bone-in chicken pieces – I used thighs for this recipe, skin on
1 tbsp butter or use vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 tbsp sweet paprika
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp hot paprika or use cayenne powder
1/2 c. sour cream, room temperature – or use crema, yogurt, quark, or heavy cream
15 oz. can tomatoes use crushed tomatoes or fire-roasted tomatoes, or you can use fresh, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (optional, for more spice factor)
FOR SERVING: Spicy chili flakes, fresh chopped parsley
Salt and black pepper to taste
How to make Chicken Paprikash (Hungarian Paprika Chicken)
Step 1: In a large pan, heat the butter or oil.
Step 2: In the meantime, pat dry the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Into the hot oil or melted butter, place the chicken and sear for about 4 to 5 minutes, letting the fat render and the skin brown. Set the chicken aside when done.
Step 3: Drain all but 1 tbsp of fat. Into the same pan with the reserved fat, add the onion and peppers. Saute for about 5 minutes until tender. Then, add the garlic along with the paprika, hot paprika, and salt and pepper. Continue to cook for another minute.
Step 4: Next, add the tomato and mix well.
Step 5: Into the pan, return the chicken. Put the lid on and let everything simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked and the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F or 74 degrees C.
Step 6: Take the pan off the heat and remove the chicken from the pan. Into the pan, swirl the cream cheese a little at a time until completely blended. To taste, adjust the salt and pepper.
Step 7: Into the pan, place the chicken back and spoon the sauce over. If needed, slightly heat the chicken.
Step 8: Before serving, garnish with some spicy chili flakes and fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!
This dish is pretty mild. You can always adjust the heat by adding more hot paprika or cayenne and spicy chili peppers.
Use skinless, boneless chicken to decrease the calories.
Calories: 652 kcal Carbohydrates: 18g Protein: 41g Fat: 47g Saturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 245mg Sodium: 370mg Potassium: 1071mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 9g Vitamin A: 4469IU Vitamin C: 56mg Calcium: 108mg Iron: 4mg
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