Try this quick and easy one-skillet version of the Hungarian classic chicken paprikash. Serve the chicken cutlets, mushrooms and creamy sauce over egg noodles with a green salad on the side.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, December 2019


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and onion to the skillet. Cook, stirring, until the onion is mostly soft and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Add paprika, crushed red pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk broth and sour cream in a small bowl; add to the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the flavors have melded and the sauce has thickened, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the chicken and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 28.5g; carbohydrates 8.3g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 4.1g; fat 15g; saturated fat 4.1g; cholesterol 96.9mg; vitamin a iu 1322.5IU; vitamin c 3.7mg; folate 25.7mcg; calcium 48.7mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 42.7mg; potassium 779.6mg; sodium 365.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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  • 5 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
Easy and tasty! Perfect for a chilly night. I did add a few more mushrooms because we like mushrooms but other than that followed the recipe Husband approved. He gets veto rights the first time I make a recipe and this was not veto but passed happily. I think next time I might try using Smoked Paprika to experiment Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love love love this simple recipe. It's so easy to make and is a really delicious dinner. I like serving it over egg noodles. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
This was way too spicy for us even though I used less than the 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper the recipe calls for. If there was any other flavor we weren't able to detect it so I won't make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was so easy to make and I loved the sauce. I served it over rice. Read More