Chicken paprikash with dumplings, Hungarian paprikash recipe, how to make chicken paprikash
Chicken paprikash is a very popular Hungarian dish. It’s an absolutely delicious stew made with chicken and paprika, soaked in a sour cream sauce.
In Romania paprikash is also very popular, in tight competition with our traditional ostropel
I like to make this delicious paprikash with dumplings made with flour and egg. These dumplings are very tasty and go well with all kind of stews and also have to role to thicken the sauce.
I also add 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste, for a sourish taste, and garlic because it goes very well with chicken.
Serve this delicious paprikash with dumplings warm, sprinkled with fresh parsley. It’s excellent with crusty bread. And prepare to lick your plate! 🙂
Ingredients for chicken paprikash with dumplings:
– 1kg boneless chicken thighs (or breast)
– 2 onions
– 1 red bell pepper
– 6 garlic cloves
– 250gr sour cream
– 2 tablespoons tomato paste
– 1/2 teaspoons hot paprika
– 2 tablespoons of flour
– 1 bunch of fresh parsley
– 2 bay leaves
– 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– salt to taste
– 2 eggs
– 100gr flour
– salt and pepper to taste
How to make chicken paprikash with dumplings
Rinse the chicken and cut it into medium pieces. Place the chicken into a slightly greased non-stick skillet, sprinkle some salt and fry it on both sides until golden brown. Set aside.
Finely chop the onions. Chop the red bell pepper into small pieces.
Place the chopped onions into a large skillet (or a saucepan) along with 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Cook, stirring often, until glossy. Add chopped red bell pepper and continue to cook until tender.
Add the fried chicken and cover with water. Season with salt and hot paprika. Add the bay leaves. Bring to a boil and add the tomato paste.
How to prepare the dumplings.
Place the eggs into a medium bowl and slightly beat them with a fork. Season with salt and pepper. Add flour, gradually, and stir to incorporate. You must obtain a thick but fluid mixture.
Drop by teaspoon into boiling paprikash. Don’t stir for 2-3 minutes.
Add crushed garlic
Use a medium bowl to combine sour cream with 2 tablespoons of flour. Pour this mixture over the paprikash and stir to combine.
Continue to cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and add chopped parsley.
Serve this delicious chicken paprikash with dumplings warm, with crusty bread. It goes well also with polenta.