Brilliant red paprika, the main seasoning in Hungarian cooking, gives this light version of chicken paprikash its color. Vary the heat by using hot, sweet or a combination of paprikas. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles with a side of steamed broccoli and a cool fruit salad for dessert. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

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  • Add bell peppers and onion to the pan and cook, covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add paprika and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine; increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring, until mostly evaporated, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan; reduce heat to a lively simmer. Spoon some sauce over the chicken and cook, turning occasionally, until the sauce is reduced and the chicken is cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; 8.4 g total fat; 2.2 g saturated fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 382 mg sodium. 720 mg potassium; 15 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g fiber; 8 g sugar; 26.3 g protein; 1329 IU vitamin a iu; 81 mg vitamin c; 35 mcg folate; 78 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 57 mg magnesium;

Reviews (12)

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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2013
Pretty good This was pretty good. We made extra sauce and then used 2 additional red peppers. I didn't want to over cook the peppers by cooking the sauce down forever so I added a bit of corn starch mixed with stock to thicken. If I wasn't cooking it for kids I am guessing I would rate it higher with some heat! Still was pretty tasty as is and I just added a bunch of crushed red pepper to my own plate. Pros: Kids liked it Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2012
Excellent and quick meal My family really enjoyed this. I made a few changes - used red bell peppers instead of green as we prefer the flavor. In addition I added about 50% more paprika than called for and yes - you must reduce the sauce down a bit before you add the chicken or it can be watery. Overall a lovely simple and fairly easy weekday meal. Pros: Tasty Cons: Needs more paprika Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2012
Very good dish This dish was quite nice and easy to make. It had a lot more flavor than I expected although I did add some hot pepper flakes for a little extra kick. Would also be very good cooked with shrimp. Pros: very flavorful Cons: this would have been better with less sauce Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Yummy & simple! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I recommend this highly. The changes I made first time out: Store did not have crushed tomatoes in a 15 oz. can so I used a can of whole tomatoes and crushed them by hand. Sauce came out a little thin which I attribute to too much tomato juice from this decision. I used one red and one green pepper for appearance.I sauteed them a few minutes before adding the onion to the saute in order to cook them thouroughly get a little carmelized because I thought it would taste better and would do it again though it about doubles the saute time overall. I added a pinch of garam masala spice which added an extra note of heat and flavor. I'm also probably one of the few that has both hot and sweet paprika in my pantry so I used equal amounts of both to equal the 2 tsp in the recipe. I'd also recommend smaller chicken pieces one inch cubes maybe or 2 inch strips to keep things bite size. It had a mild heat which I like and not too much for my wife who doesn't like spicy food. Garam Masala I'm sure is not necessary-it's just something I like and added. A pinch is plenty whatever you use it for. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I used the canned crushed tomatoes and the sauce was rather runny I cooked the sauce far longer than the recommended time and it just wouldn't reduce. I will try again but probably just use one cup of the tomatoes to see if that helps. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I was a bit hesitant trying this recipe out but it was such a HUGE hit with my family! What great flavour! I think if it doesn't turn out well then you didn't follow it right I used smoked paprika I did follow the suggestion of one of the reviewers and cut the chicken in smaller pieces than the recipe suggested I also added mushrooms with the peppers (used red and yellow) and onions otherwise I did everything as suggested used canned crushed tomatoes reduced and thickened well served it over whole wheat pasta it's healthy low in fat and very flavourful we'll be adding it to the weekly meal rotations. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
We enjoyed this served over rice with steamed broccoli. The only issue that I had with the recipe is that as others mentioned the tomatoes make the sauce thin. I had fresh tomatoes on hand so I pureed them. Next time I'd do the same but then drain them well. I added about 1/4 tsp corn starch to thicken the sauce at the end. I used a combo of sweet and smoked paprika and used a bit more than the recipe called for. I added garlic and a little fresh dill. This is a nice weeknight dinner that I'll make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I grew up in an area with a Hungarian community and went looking for a Chicken Paprikash recipe as I thought it would be something my boyfriend would like and I am so glad I chose this one! We both thought it was excellent! The only change I made was to use diced tomatoes instead of crushed as Trader Joe's doesn't sell crushed. Oh and I added an extra 1/4 cup of sour cream. I used sweet paprika as the boy doesn't do well with spicy and served it over egg papradelle form TJ's. Yum!! I'll definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Just after I read the recipe I made it and its yummy!! And easy to do Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
Just Okay I didn't much care for this but my husband ate it right up. I thought it was a little bland and next time will add some hot paprika or red pepper to spice it up! Pros: Easy to Make Cons: Needs more flavor Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Spicy This was really good. I used hot paprika and Pablano peppers instead of bell. I will be making this again. Read More