Chicken Paprikash

I spent most of the day Tuesday working on cutting boards and by the time dinner rolled around I was looking for something simple and quick.   I looked through my recipes and decided on Chicken Paprikash.

Normally I make Chicken Paprikash with chicken legs but this time I used chicken breasts.


My favourite side dish with Paprikash is Spaetzle.  

Chicken Paprikash

Chicken pieces
(Legs and thighs are best, but you can use breasts as well)
1 onion chopped
4 to 5 tablespoons paprika (optional sub a little hot paprika)
2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of sour cream
1 tablespoon flour (optional)

 Light brown chicken pieces. Remove from pan and add the onions. Add two tablespoons of paprika and one cup of chicken broth. Cover onions and let simmer for a few minutes until tender.
Add the chicken and second cup of chicken broth, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked (30 to 45 minutes).

Mix flour and 2 tablespoons paprika into sour cream. Add mixture to chicken. Stir well to mix. Remove from heat. Don’t let cream mixture come to a boil or the cream will separate.

Serve with noodles , mashed potatoes or spaetzle.

Spaetzle with Brown Butter

Original Souce:  Teri’s Kitchen

2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk

Brown Butter (Optional)

5 tablespoons butter
Additional salt and pepper to taste

Optional:  Add chopped parsley to the dough.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and nutmeg. If using
Parsley add to dry ingredients.  Add the eggs and milk; stir until
thoroughly combined. Let dough rest about 15 minutes before cooking.
Heat a large pot of lightly salted water until boiling. Add the
spaetzle and cook until done, about 4 minutes. The dumplings will float
when done. Drain well. Brown the butter in a small saucepan or skillet.
Place the spaetzle in a serving dish and pour the butter on top. Season
with salt and pepper; toss well to combine. Serve immediately.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Linda says:

    Ann this looks sooooo delicious. I think it will be on the menu for this chilly week we have coming up! I have been craving Spaetzle and this looks like the perfect foil for it!Good Luck with the boards!

  2. fuat gencal says:

    Ellerinize,emeğinize sağlık. Nefis leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.Saygılar.

  3. Joy Tilton says:

    Comfort food has a picture of this in the dictionary! Spaetzle is perfect with this meal. Your meals always spark new ideas for me, thank you so much!

  4. Jess says:

    Looks so delicious! I have never had paprikash or even homemade spaetzle (only served at a hospital!). This may be in my future!

  5. What a lovely, tasty recipe.

  6. Katrina V. says:

    What is spaetzle? It looks like delicious mac and cheese.

  7. Katrina, Spaetzle is a type of noodle or dumpling. Often served with Goulash and Paprikash and other German, Hungarian, Austrian, etc.. dishes. Easy to make. Ann

  8. Lana says:

    How wonderful! I just made a German oxtail stew and I so wanted to make spaetzle! Ran out of time and decided on potatoes. Your spaetzle look divine.

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