28 Jul

In case you are not familiar with chicken paprikash, it is a simple Hungarian dish featuring chicken in a paprika and sour cream sauce. Traditionally it is served over a bed of Hungarian dumplings.

You will need:

For Chicken
1 Onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic minced

3 tbsp butter or margarine

3-4 chicken breast halves

1 1/2 cup water or chicken stock

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp seasoning salt

1/2 tsp hot paprika

1/2 pint sour cream


Brown onions in butter. Add garlic about 2 minutes before the onions are tender. Next add the chicken and seasonings. Brown for about 10 minutes. The goal is to get a golden brown coating on the chicken to sear in the juices. Add the chicken stock/water and cover. Simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. It is essential to use a very low heat so the chicken stays tender.

Dumplins (Spaetzle)

2 1/4 cups sifted flour

4 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp salt

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl beat eggs and add milk and salt. Create a well in the center of the flour.  (Similar to making normal pasta dough) Pour the egg mixture in the well and gradually add flour until well combined. The dough will be very soft and sticky. Don’t worry, you’re doing it right!

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil.

I used a Spaetzle maker. (They are pretty inexpensive online. Here’s a link) If you don’t have one I’m sure you could still make these. Just spread the dough thin on a cutting board and cut them into small squares.

If you are using a Spaetzle maker simply put the maker above your pot and put half of the dough in the center hold. Then just roll the dough holder back and forth until all the dough is dropped into the water. Every five rolls or so stir the dumplings to make sure they are not sticking together. Continue cooking until all of the Spaetzle floats to the top and is cooked through.

Hope you enjoy!


One Response to “Chicken_Paprikash”

  1. Joel August 3, 2012 at 4:09 am #

    The more “sauce” the better! Chicken Paprikas is my favorite Hungarian dish!

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