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Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Recipe

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

This HUNGARIAN CHICKEN PAPRIKASH is a one winning dinner recipe. It is simmered in fingerlickin sour cream sauce and loaded with comforting flavors. So good, you'll be making it again and again.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hungarian
Keyword chicken thighs, Hungarian recipes, comfort food, dinner recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 190kcal
Author Iryna


  • 6 chicken thighs bone-in, skin-on
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp sweet paprika preferably Hungarian paprika
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 medium onion finely minced
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 tbsp flour all-purpose
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp parsley chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and liberally rub it with paprika and smoked paprika.
  • Heat olive oil in a large braiser or non-stick pan and on a medium heat. 
  • Add minced onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken and brown on both sides, about 5-7 minute per side.
  • Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover with a lid and simmer for 40 minutes or until instant meat thermometer reads 165 F.
    When chicken is ready, remove it to a clean plate and set aside.
  • While chicken is simmering, in a small bowl whisk together sour cream, flour, and milk. 
  • Add the sour cream mixture to the pan and simmer stirring constantly until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • Return chicken to the pan, cover with the sauce.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately!


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.9g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4.5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 2.6g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.9mg