How to Make Chicken Paprikash – Traditional Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Recipe Made Easy!!!

How to Make Chicken Paprikash - Traditional Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Recipe Made Easy!!!
Recipe type: Chicken
Cuisine: Hungarian
Serves: 4-6
Chicken Paprikash is a traditional Hungarian dish. Flavored primarily with hot, smoked paprika, it is uniquely aromatic and tasty.
  • 6 Chicken drumsticks
  • 6 Chicken thighs
  • 15ml Hungarian hot, smoked paprika
  • 5ml Salt
  • 5ml Cracked black pepper
  • 2 Red bell peppers
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Liter chicken stock
  • 20ml Crushed garlic
  • 20ml Olive oil
  • 2 Onions
  • 30ml Chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 75ml Cornstarch mixed with a little water
  • Spatzle, Mash or Pasta to serve
  1. To start, measure out the hot, smoked paprika, salt and cracked black pepper. Place these in a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Transfer the paprika mixture to a sprinkle bottle.
  3. Place the chicken in a large pan skin-side up and sprinkle all of the paprika mixture evenly over the chicken.
  4. Use a carving fork to poke holes through the chicken pieces then put this aside.
  5. Cut the red peppers into chunks, dice the tomatoes and crush the garlic. Place this all in a tall jug and use your stick blender to puree the whole lot until fine. You can also do this in a stand blender or food processor.
  6. Slice the onions into half rounds, and measure out the olive oil.
  7. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the oil. Add the onions and sauté this for 8 to 10 minutes until they are browning nicely on the edges.
  8. Add the chicken pieces to the pan with the seasoned side facing downwards. Allow this to fry for 5 minutes.
  9. At the 5 minute mark, turn the chicken pieces over and fry them for a further 5 minutes.
  10. After the second 5 minutes add the pureed vegetables to the pan.
  11. Pour in enough chicken stock to almost cover the chicken.
  12. Bring this to a boil, lower the heat and allow this to simmer, for 30 minutes.
  13. At the 30 minute mark, turn the chicken pieces over and continue simmering for a further 30 minutes.
  14. After the second 30 minute cycle, remove the chicken pieces from the pan.
  15. Mix the cornstarch with a little water and add this to the sauce.
  16. Bring the sauce back to a boil and allow this to cook for a minute or two, stirring continuously until it has thickened. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  17. Serve the chicken immediately smothered in the rich sauce. Traditionally paprikash is served with spatzels, however you can use mashed potatoes or even pasta.


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