Chicken Paprikash

    40 min

    Chicken is pan fried in butter and paprika and served with sautéed mushrooms and onions. Delicious Hungarian comfort food.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 50g (2 oz) butter
    • 1 onion, sliced into thin rings
    • 500g (1 1/4 lb) fresh mushrooms, sliced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Pound chicken breasts to 1cm (1/4 in) thickness. Sprinkle both sides of each chicken breast liberally with paprika, salt and pepper.
    2. In a large frying pan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the chicken breast, cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Turn chicken breasts over and layer the thinly sliced onions and mushrooms on top of the chicken. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
    3. Remove lid and mix onions and mushrooms into the butter pan sauce, reduce heat to low and cook uncovered for 5 minutes.


    For a true Hungarian touch, serve with soured cream.

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    I was expecting the sauce to be creamy like the picture, but it was very thin and I had to thicken it with cornflour. Did not taste much like paprika, either, although I followed the ingredients list to the letter.  -  05 Jul 2011


    Absolutely delicious! I wondered where the sauce was before I put the lid on and then it had magically appeared when the lid was removed! I'll definitely be adding this to my regular cooking, it's full of flavour but quick and easy to make. Yum!  -  18 Feb 2010


    Used different ingredients. This recipe was SOoooo good. I went heavy on the spices since I was afraid it might be bland. Also, I was a little scared by how the "sauce" looked.... SO, I added about 125ml. cream to the sauce, and it was a beautiful thing.  -  18 Jul 2008