Chicken Paprikash with Pasta

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In today’s post, I’ll show you a super simple & quick recipe for delicious chicken legs in a creamy paprika sauce.

The chicken is stewed together with the sauce in a saucepan without much effort, an ideal lunch for the whole family, where you don’t have to stand at the stove all the time. Have fun cooking!

Cooked/Baked today: Chicken Paprikash with Pasta
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 90 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Recipes with Chicken, Recipes with Meat, Recipes with Paprika, Hungarian Recipes
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Chicken Paprikash with Pasta

Chicken Paprikash with Pasta

Chicken Paprikash with Pasta

Chicken Paprikash with Pasta

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 4 chicken thighs (skinless)
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 200 grams creme fraiche
  • 3 teaspoons sweet paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon spicy paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Salt & pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • Parsley for garnish

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Large frying pan por pot with lid


…for Chicken Paprikash:

Core the peppers & cut into bite-sized pieces. Peel and roughly chop the onions. Peel off the garlic & roughly chop it too. Heat up a large pan with a dash of oil & sweat the vegetables in it over medium heat for 3 – 4 minutes, turning occasionally.

Preparations for Chicken Paprikash

Preparations for “Chicken Paprikash”

Add 3 teaspoons of sweet as well as 1 teaspoon of hot/spicy paprika powder & a good pinch of salt & pepper to the pan, stir briefly until well combined & then add 1 can of chopped tomatoes & place the chicken legs side by side in the pan.

Season the chicken with salt & pepper & then pour in water until the chicken is just covered with liquid. Bring everything to a boil & then gently simmer with the lid closed for 1 hour over low heat.

Cooking Chicken Paprikash

Cooking “Chicken Paprikash”

Lift the chicken out of the pan after 1 hour & set aside for a moment. Then mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with a dash of cold water & add to the sauce together with 200 grams of creme fraiche.

Give everything a good stir until well combined, put the chicken back in the pan & then allow everything to simmer briefly until the sauce has reached a creamy consistency.

Serving Chicken Paprikash

Serving “Chicken Paprikash”

Then serve the chicken with pasta, potatoes or a side dish of your choice. Garnish with a little finely chopped parsley. Have fun cooking!

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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