Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash is an easy and flavorful dish that can be served over rice or noodles.

CHicken Paprikish

My husband is an Idaho boy and he grew up on a lot of meat, potatoes and gravy type of food.  Swiss Steak with gray, roast with gravy etc.  I don’t cook that way but with today’s recipe I felt like I met him halfway. He loved this dish!  In fact he ate it for leftovers several times during the week and each time he commented on how much he liked it.

Chicken Paprikish or also known as Paprika Chicken is a Hungarian dish and is commonly made with bell peppers.  Or at least that is what Wikipedia had to say about Chicken Paprikash.  It also has sour cream added in at the end so it is a “stroganoff” like dish with a gravy like sauce without being too heavy or rich like some gravy can be.  I definitely liked this better than any stroganoff I have ever had though.

CHicken Paprikish

Chicken Paprikash is traditionally served with spaetzle, egg noodles or even rice.  You need something to soak up the yummy gravy that it makes.

CHicken Paprikish

It comes together quickly and has great flavor.   I used chicken breasts and just regular Paprika although I understand that Hungarian Paprika is better.  I’m going to have to look for it and try it next time because there will definitely be a next time with this dish.

In addition to the green bell pepper and onion, this recipe has a little secret ingredient – bacon!  Just saute the three of them together.


The chicken is coated in flour, paprika and marjoram and then cooked in a little olive oil until the chicken is browned, about 6 minutes.   Combine the chicken with the veggie mixture and add in some chicken broth and simmer until chicken is all the way cooked through.  All that is left to do is add in the sour cream and parsley and then let it simmer for a few more minutes.  Serve over rice, noodles or spaetzle.

CHicken Paprikish

Garnish with a little fresh flat leaf parsley to dress it up a bit and add some nice color.

For some other chicken dishes try these:

Butter Chicken Chicken AmandineChicken Marsala

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Chicken Paprikash
Recipe type: Main Dish
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ C all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • ½ tsp dried marjoram
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2-3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • noodles, rice or spaetzle
  • ½ C sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  1. Cook bacon in a pan over medium heat for 4 minutes.
  2. Add in onion and pepper. Cook for 3-4 more minutes.
  3. Mix together flour, paprika, marjoram, salt and garlic in a plastic bag.
  4. Add the cut up chicken and shake to coat chicken on all sides.
  5. Cook the chicken in olive oil until chicken is browned, about 6 minutes.
  6. Add in bacon mixture and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  7. Add in chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  8. Stir and reduce heat and allow to simmer until chicken is cooked through. About 10 minutes
  9. Prepare rice, noodles or spaetzle
  10. Add sour cream and parsley to chicken mixture and reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 more minutes.
  11. Garnish with additional parsley

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  2. Sheila says

    My family really enjoyed this–it was delicious! One clarification though–after coating the chicken with the flour mixture, there were still a couple of tablespoons of flour mixture left. I was going to just discard it, but when the dish was completed, the sauce was really runny. I added in the extra flour mixture, simmered for a couple more minutes and it turned out perfectly. So be sure to use ALL of the flour mixture, or you won’t be pleased with the results.

  3. says

    Yum! I made this recipe last night and we loved it! I am trying to cook a new recipe each week and this was our choice for this week. It was easy and very yummy. Definitely on our list for a repeat.
    I would like to share the recipe on my blog and wanted to be sure it was okay to link back to you.


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