Chicken Paprikash

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Kosher salt
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut in half
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Directions

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a separate pot over medium heat, 2 minutes. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook 3 more minutes. Combine the flour, paprika, marjoram and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; add the chicken and toss to coat.

Push the bacon and vegetables to one side of the pot and increase the heat to medium high. Add the chicken and any remaining flour mixture to the other side and cook, turning, until browned, about 6 minutes. Stir together the chicken, bacon and vegetables and cook 2 more minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir, then reduce the heat to medium low. Cover and simmer until the chicken is almost cooked through, about 10 more minutes. Meanwhile, add the noodles to the boiling water and cook as the label directs; drain.

Uncover the pot with the chicken, increase the heat to high and cook 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, stir in the sour cream and parsley and cook 2 more minutes. Season with salt. Serve over the noodles.

Per serving: Calories 709; Fat 31 g (Saturated 11 g); Cholesterol 244 mg; Sodium 1,001 mg; Carbohydrate 54 g; Fiber 5 g; Protein 51 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos


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I'm adding this as a "go to" recipe. Easy and delicious! Not sure what those who do not like it are doing wrong, but i followed the recipe exactly as stated and very happy with it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe needed a LOT of help to make it edible. I added garlic powder, black pepper, more onions, and smoked paprika to give this dish flavor. Like others have stated, there was way too much broth. I'd cut back by 1/2 a cup or so. It ended up looking like soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this dish tonight. I thought it was delicious. Although it is not the true Hungarian dish some of these critics are complaining about, it is tasty and just needs a little salt for seasoning at the end (like the directions tell you to do). The sour cream is a necessity as it creates a creamy base for the sauce. The 2 cups of chicken broth did not make it "soupy" as one critic stated. The left over flour mixture thickened the sauce (like the directions tell you to do). I followed the directions exactly and made no omissions to give a true review of this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definitely could be better! A few notes, needs less broth, also use bacon lower in fat, or you will have a dish that's very oily! I drained a lot of the oil after cooking the bacon, and the dish was still oily. It ended up being sorta bland; we didn't see what value sour cream added to the dish, and lastly, I could barely pick out the bell peppers, so if you like yours a little crispy this is not the dish for that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is probably a grate dish , but this is not Chicken Paprikash at all. I am Hungarian and this is not even close to the original recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dish! Added a little more bacon for the guys in the family. Will reduce the chicken broth next time. Had to pour some out because it would have been a little too soupy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A tasty dish. My suggestions: 1) add 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper to the flour, salt and paprika mixture. Also, I used smoked paprika for extra flavor; 2) cut the chicken into largish, bite-sized pieces before cooking; and 3) remove the bacon, onion and green pepper from the pan once those are cooked, set aside while you cook the chicken, then add back to the pan for the next steps. I think this is easier than trying to push the veggies to the side in the pan while you cook the chicken. With a salad and some French bread or rolls, this is a good weeknight dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and left overs were even better! May not be authentic as some reviewers said, but we had nothing to compare it to and everyone enjoyed it and asked to have it again! One less star due to calories...but a treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This meal should be called anything but Chicken Paprikash, not even a quick version of the real one. C. P. needs a lots of onion, and paprika instead of all the crazy unusable ingredients listed here: bacon, bell pepper, chicken broth, flour, marjoram, or parsley. Trust me, I`m Hungarian, grew up on Chicken Paprikash. This recipe is nothing but a bad joke. I give 1 star because there is no option for 0. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Is so comfort food to have with my family to enjoy to have and make it at home for my family to have for dinner item not reviewed by moderator and published
Should have listened to other reviewers! This was super boring--a total waste of good chicken thigh and bacon. Husband and I ate it but we didn't bother to save the leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
bland. Not worth the calories. Better off tossing the chicke &pasta in olive oil and garlic than it this tribute to blahness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't care for this dish... Didn't like flavor and seemed a bit greasy. Should have cooked bacon until slightly crisp since once added veggies, it remained soft. Family ate it, but none of us want it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, moist and delicious flavor. I love almost everything with egg noodles. Check out this crock pot bbq chicken too. http://www.collegefood101.com/crock-pot-bbq-chicken/ item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think the topping is not that well, but good method to cook it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this several times, very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made it this weekend..kid (and parents) thought it was great item not reviewed by moderator and published
I switched it up a bit, no marjoram and used chicken breasts and light sour cream. Had to make with dumplings instead of noodles, as any true Hungarian would ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great, I will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good. I've made it twice now and gotten compliments both times. Made good leftovers too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so tasty! Very happy I ignored the negative reviews. My husband and my 7 year old both loved it. You can't go wrong with bacon, sour cream, and chicken. Will definitely be making again. YUM! - I added a dash of garlic powder to the veggies item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was excellent. I'm glad I ignored the reviews that rated this low. I don't know how it could turn out bland when you start with bacon and end with sour cream. I crisped up my bacon, transferred it to a plate, browned the chicken coated in the flour mixture, removed that, added the veggies and after a few minutes stirred in the rest of the flour. I returned the chicken and bacon to the pot after adding the stock and everything thickened up nicely. I will definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this exactly by the recipe with the addition of a more sour cream, mushrooms, garlic powder and more salt. The food was bland and quite a disappointment. Never again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an easy dish to prepare. I used spiral noodles instead of the egg noodles. I also added more bell pepper. I cook chicken thighs a lot and I am always looking for different ways for my family to enjoy them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy; I doubled the veggies and cooked longer so that the sauce was thicker with veggies falling apart. Did not use bacon but added more smoked paprika together with the Hungarian one; still have it from the trip to Budapest. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice hearty, fall/winter meal. The recipe is easy. I didn't follow the cooking times exactly, but we all liked it and I'll make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great dinner for a winter night. The excess flour browned quite a bit during the cooking process so my sauce was much darker then the picture but it tasted great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe, super easy and my two very picky eaters came back for seconds. I am not a fan of bacon so I used small pancetta cubes instead (yum!!) Also I had to take the veggies out of the pan while browning the chicken (no biggie)! Would highly recommend this recipe for busy winter weeknights! item not reviewed by moderator and published
was really good even tho i messed up the process a tad :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome and easy recipe. This will be added to my list of last minute meals. I used thick cut bacon so I only needed 4 slices. if you're patient, the chicken will brown very nicely. I only had 1.5 cups of chicken stock and the rest was water. It did not make this dish bland at all. Both my 9 and 5 year olds like it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My finished product doesn't look anything like the picture since I used smoked paprika, but it is anything but tasteless. You do need to season with additional salt once it is almost done. I only wish I cooked the entire bag of egg noodles because there is quite a bit of leftover sauce item not reviewed by moderator and published
For all the effort the flavor was almost non existent. Usually the ratings are appropriate but when I tried this it was 4 stars and I'm going to disagree strongly. Waste of time. cook something faster and tastier on your own DO NOT use this recipe! :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very very good...I removed the veggies after sauté to make room for chicken...I added remaining flour after browning meat and added veggies back in. The broth allowed me access to the pan scrapings and avoided "burning" the chicken... keep an eye on the temp and don't hesitant to add broth if it's 'out of control". After adding sour cream very thin added two tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with the same amount of cold water added to the bubbling mixture and WOW...this is a repeater!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy meal for week nights and great for left overs. We used chicken breast cut into strips and plenty of sea salt and pepper. We also added a mixture of diced red onion, red peppers, mushrooms and yellow peppers which were a wonderful addition to the bacon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not a bad recipe. I agree with other comment suggestions to brown the chicken separately. I was out of standard paprika, so I used smoked paprika. There are many variations that could come out of this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this to be a little bland. Next time I might use a "seasoned salt" instead of just the paprika and marjoram. I used red peppers instead of green. The Lawrey's would add more flavor, I think. Would probably include some white meat chicken, too, for those you like that better. My LeCruset 5 qt. fryer did a nice job making this a one pan dish, other than the noodles. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great weeknight dinner. My suggestion is to remove the veggies and bacon from the pan when you are browning the chicken. 1.5 lbs of chicken takes up quite a bit of space. If you want to properly brown the chicken you'll need the whole pan and this is what gives the sauce all of the flavor! Add them back to the pan just before adding the broth. If you brown the chicken properly, there will be lots of bits to scrape up when you add the broth, this is where you'll get the flavor from! No browning = bland dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe, my kids liked it and so did the hubby, only complaint like a few other reviews if you add all the paprika it does have a bbq taste to it, if I do make it again I will half it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very delicious and easy to cook! I had some trouble finding marjoram in our local foodstores(Nassau, Bahamas so i substituted it for oregano. Overall my family and coworkers all enjoyed it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this. As others had said, a little salt and pepper a must, along with more flour. I used chicken breast and cut into cubes instead of of thighs and they were very juicy! Tasted great, and will alter slightly next time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe several times, everyone loves it. I made a few changes, instead of the chicken thighs, I used boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (less fat, used 1 tablespoon of Paprika instead of 2. I tried 2, but it completely changed the flavor, made it taste like 'barbeque'.. no one liked it, so I used less Paprika, everyone loved it. It may take a few tries to get it just right :. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes great, but the recipe is not perfectly clear for a beginner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As others have said, with a few changes this has the potential to be great. As far as the taste goes, a bit of black pepper and some additional salt would go a long way. Just a bit bland without them. Additional flour or less broth is a must. The sauce was just too thin without it. Also, I would suggest browning the chicken in a separate pan with a bit of butter or oil. Even a large pot does not provide enough surface area to properly brown 1.5 lbs of chicken on both sides with half of the pot already full of vegetables. I got absolutely no browning on my chicken using this method even though I meticulously moved each piece of chicken around to try and get even coverage. Still after 6 minutes most of the chicken was still raw, and the veggie bacon mix was burning on the bottom. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this to be extremely flavorful. I read the reviews and was careful not to cut back on the onion and green pepper using a full cup of each. I was careful to use a heaping ¼ cup of flour based on reviews that stated the sauce was runny,which mine was not.The only thing I noticed was the color of my sauce was reddish while the picture looked more like it was white in spite of adding a liberal amount of sour cream. Anyway, color aside, this dish unique and delicious. The only thing I can think of in terms of those who scored the recipe low in flavor is that the ingredients were not added according to the recipe and frying off the chicken and releasing the flavorful bits stuck to the pan when adding the broth was not completed. In a recipe like this do not use a non-stick pan and don’t cut back on anything. I will admit that I have cut back on ingredients only to find that the author was correct. Trying to correct mistakes of this nature is difficult, if not impossible, at times. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing, simple weeknight dinner! The whole family will love this one! I think next time, i'll add peas! YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really disgusting. I'm eating cereal for dinner.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not bad... I will say, second time round - I used a mandolin to slice the veggies into thin slices so I could get more flavor spread around the dish without having to buy more onions and peppers (used red and green because I like how it looks on the plate better :- . Also, I got a good coating on the chicken and got it nice and brown (had a bad experience with undercooked chicken before so now I'm super-careful. Since I cooked some of the flour a bit crustier than I think might have been normal, I didn't quite use all the stock for worry it would be watery. If you can find some fresh sweet marjoram and add it just before it's done it'll help some of the flavor weakness too. Might not be a regular dish for me, but I did enjoy it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and my picky kids loved it. I used turkey bacon, chicken breast and whole wheat egg noodle instead to be healthier and it was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Good!! My husband went back for thirds. I used chicken breasts instead of thighs and added some black pepper also as it did seem like it was missing something. I also used red bell pepper as I didn't have green and red onion. The chicken was very tender. I can't wait to have left overs tomorrow. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bland and watery, just like mom used to make. Oh, Mom couldn't cook her way out of a paper bag. It was "edible," that's the best I can say about it. Chicken thighs are cheap and fatty. There's no flavor unless you heavily modify the recipe (see some prior comments. There is not enough flour to thicken the sauce. At best, this is a starter recipe for someone to add their preferential flavorings to in order to make something more palatable. I would not make this more than once using the recipe as presented. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Haha! Soooo not a healthy meal, but definitely comfort food! We loved this recipe, but will only have it once in a while so we don't double in size! I would still recommend making this! ; item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually doubled this so it might last a few days as I am feeding 2 boys and a husband who seem to need 7000 calories a day just to stay trim. I had to brown the chicken in a separate pan before adding it. I used a 4 qt dish and it was filled to the brim.. I did add a little more flour and sour cream based on previous reviews. I also used 3 peppers instead of 2(since doubling one green and two yellow. I used both white and dark meat since I deboned from quarters. It turned out great although I really need a larger pot. My 14 year old had some before his soccer game and as soon as we got home he asked for more. It really is fantastic. I will make more egg noodles as needed but this should last me a couple days which is what I need! Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband is a picky eater and rarely comments with a new recipe I try. He loved this and asked me to be able to make it again. He doesn't like green peppers and didn't even notice them in the recipe... Loved it. also easy and pretty fast to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very flavorful dish, and easy. I substituted the bacon for turkey bacon and really enjoyed the flavor. I also used diced chicken breast instead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great comfort food recipe. I was concerned when it finished because the sauce looked so thin and it seemed to be missing something, flavor-wise.I mixed the egg noodles into the paprikash casserole style. I was making it for an early family lunch and had to make-ahead. The next day, we reheated in the oven, and it was amazing. The flavors were all there and you could really taste the paprika. I feel this is a dish that needs to sit overnight to really bring out the flavor. I was cooking for a Louisiana family that wants everything spicy, and I didn't have Hungarian paprika, so I used regular. But this flavor profile lends itself well to adding Slap Yo Mama or whatever Cajun spice you prefer tableside to add a kick and an extra dimension. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was VERY flavorful. The recipe didn't need anything, like most that I try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty!! I used smoked paprika because we prefer it and added a bit more sour cream. I also used baby sweet peppers because the kids aren't fans of green pepper. All-in-all, a great easy meal for days when dinner needs to be quick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! My husband is VERY picky, so trying new meals isn't always an option. He cleaned his plate and asked for seconds! Wonderful flavor and easy to make. This is a winner in my family! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I left out the bell pepper (not everyone in my household enjoys them, used half white and dark meat, and used half the paprika that the recipe calls for. It turned out amazing! Will definitely be keeping this recipe for years to come. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughters loved it!!!!! Im a busy full time job, full time student, single mom, and the easy, quick recipe was a dinner saver!!! Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
On the basis of previous reviews, upped the flour to 1/2 cup and had 4 really large skinless chicken breasts (lower fat. Since we are into spicier paprikash, added 1 tbsp of hot and one of regular paprika. Everything else done to recipe. Sauce thick and creamy with a great little bite. Adjust to your tastes, great basic recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy recipe. I slow cooked a whole chicken. When I got home from work, I deboned, and used that. Made the recipe really easy! Thanks for a quick weeknight meal!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! Very easy weeknight meal. So rich in flavor, can be served over rice as well. Will make again and again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a disappointment for all the work it took. The sauce was not thick at all. I ended up mixing in the noodles to absorb some of the liquid. there was no flavor either. my family voted this one a definite thumbs down--do not make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty. Chicken is moist and tender. I used nearly 2 lb chicken breast cut in large chunks annd still had more sauce than needed. Would have liked the sauce to be a little thicker. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good. It didn't taste like the chicken paprika I grew up with, but it tasted good. Definitely invest in the low sodium chicken broth! I didn't and it was a little salty for my taste. I also used chicken breasts because they are more healthy than chicken thighs. Overall, a good recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you would have the real Chicken Paprikash recipe I think you would like it. I am Hungarian and this is not even close to the original recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think if you would had a real Chicken Paprikash recipe you might like it. This is not even close to the Hungarian Chicken Paprikash. I am Hungarian , i grew up on this dish... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why don't you post a recipe then? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will, Debi. Here's how my mom and grandma made it: Melt 3 tbsp. butter in large pot. Add 2 lbs. sliced onions. When they're soft, add 2 lbs of chicken legs (skins removed), 1/4 cup paprika, 1 tsp. salt, and a couple bay leaves. Stew until chicken is falling off the bone. That's it! Serve over egg noodles, add sour cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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