Hungarian Paprika Chicken is a simple to make recipe on your stovetop resulting in tasty melt-in-your-mouth chicken in a creamy paprika sauce. A healthy chicken recipe makes a wonderful cozy one-pan dinner that everyone in your house will love!
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❤️ Hungarian Chicken Paprikash
"This is the exact recipe I learned how to make in a cooking class in Budapest, Hungary, a few years back. It is absolutely delicious and a very authentic and traditional recipe! Enjoy!" 🙂 -Kori
Easy Skillet Recipe
Chicken thighs and drumsticks are slowly simmered in their own flavorful sauce made with onion, sour cream, and paprika. Drool-worthy for sure.
Hungarian chicken paprikash an easy dish to prepare, and it tastes amazing! Made in a skillet on your stovetop with straightforward ingredients. You got this!
Healthy Low Carb and Keto Chicken Paprika
I think you'll love that this recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, and has no added sugar!
While the full nutritional value is provided at the end of the recipe card, here are the most important if you're following a low carb keto diet:
3.8g net carbs | 40.7g protein | 12.2g fat
What is Hungarian Paprika Chicken?
Hungarian Chicken Paprikás (also called chicken paprikash or paprika chicken) is a very traditional Hungarian recipe.
Paprika is a very common spice used in Hungarian cuisine, and this dish is one of the most famous uses of the spice.
While visiting Budapest, Hungary, my husband and I recently enjoyed taking a cooking class and learned how to make this fabulous dish! You are going to LOVE It! It's always fun to try something new.
Details of our class with Easy Cooking Budapest! If you travel to Budapest, I highly recommend it! 🙂
How To Serve
Here are some ways that you can serve Hungarian Paprika Chicken:
- Serve with nokedli, dumplings, spaetzle, egg noodles, or mashed potatoes.
- Low carb and keto followers can serve over riced or mashed cauliflower or a pasta substitute.
- A fresh side salad with a favorite dressing like thousand island or blue cheese dressing.
- A side of steamed or roasted vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, or zucchini.
Ingredients and Tools
Here's what you'll need to make this healthy salmon recipe:
- Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt or Sea Salt
- Paprika - use any type of favorite paprika.
- Chicken - use bone-in, skin on chicken thighs or drumsticks, or a combination of both.
- Sour Cream
- Flour (or an alternative thickener) - low carb followers can use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum dissolved in 1/2 to 1 tsp olive oil.
- Water - you can also use chicken broth
Step by Step Instructions
Here's how to make a traditional Hungarian Paprika Chicken:
In a large bowl toss chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika.
Add oil to skillet and heat on medium-high until hot. Sear the chicken pieces until golden brown about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove, cover, and set aside. Reduce heat to medium and add onions to the pan and saute until they are translucent.
Add chicken back to pan and pour water over the top, just until it covers halfway up the chicken.
Cover the pan and simmer for 45 min to 1 hour, or until chicken is done, reducing heat if necessary. Turning chicken over after 30 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix the sour cream with flour or xanthan gum. Whisk together, then add back to the pan and whisk the sauce until it is incorporated. Continue simmering until thick. Adjust seasoning if needed.
Add chicken back to the pan to warm if needed, otherwise serve paprika sauce over the chicken.
Serve over Nokedli (recipe can be found in the recipe card below), spaetzle, egg noodles, mashed potatoes, riced or mashed cauliflower.
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Traditional Hungarian Paprika Chicken is an easy stovetop dinner idea with only 8 ingredients. Tasty melt-in-your-mouth chicken in a creamy paprika sauce. It's a perfect low carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, and keto recipe. Hungarian chicken paprikash is the perfect dinner idea when you are looking for something out of the box - yet simple. #SeekingGoodEats