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Chicken Paprika (Hungarian Chicken Paprikash)

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Hungarian
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Chicken Paprika - Hungarian Chicken Paprikash is chicken, onions, peppers in a sour cream sauce with a healthy dose of paprika


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 large , 2 medium red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts; cut to chunky strips (close to "nugget size")
  • 1/4 tsp salt; to taste
  • 1/4 black pepper; to taste
  • 2 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 cup sour cream


  1. In a large pan, heat the oil and butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the oil and butter have combined and is hot, sauté the onions and peppers for 3-5 minutes or until they are soft and begin to brown.
  3. Add the chicken and allow it to brown and begin to cook, at least 5 minutes.
  4. Add the salt and pepper, starting with 1/8 of a tsp.
  5. Add the paprika and mix well.
  6. Once the paprika has been mixed in, add the sour cream.
  7. Reduce heat to medium-low, allowing the sour cream to blend and become a sauce.
  8. Taste for salt and pepper, adding more if needed.
  9. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  10. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro, if desired.
  11. Serve and enjoy (over egg noodles)