Braised Paprika Chicken

January/February 2009

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Sweet Hungarian paprika gives this creamy braised chicken the best flavor. This is a good “pantry dish” since you should have the basics on hand and only need to purchase the chicken. You may vary the recipe by using cubed veal shoulder instead of chicken and mushrooms instead of peppers. Serve with whole-wheat orzo flavored with minced parsley or dill.

"This is the first recipe I have made from this site. It was very good. My entire family, including my toddler, loved it. I did not have a red pepper so I used all green peppers. Also, I used boneless chicken thighs. I will be making this...
Braised Paprika Chicken

55 Reviews for Braised Paprika Chicken

Great Recipe

This recipe tasted wonderful! I will definitely make it again but I will use chicken breasts that are already skinned & deboned for quicker preparation. I served it with quinoa mixed with spinach & chopped almonds.

So easy to put together

I made this for my family this last week and even my kids loved it. I used a whole red and whole green bell pepper instead of just the amounts in the recipe, but other then that I followed the recipe. I served it over mashed potatoes and it was just delicious! I will definitely be making this again.


When I make this recipe, I also make brown rice with it. At the point it tells you to remove the chicken to another plate & keep it hot, I take that time to cut the chicken (well, it's so tender that it just pulls apart, so there's really no 'cutting' involved) into bite-sized pieces. At the very end, I mix in about 3/4 of a bag of instant brown rice into the chicken mixture. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! I will say this though... I do like a bit of hot in my foods from time to time, but the original recipe was a bit much for me (even though my husband was fine with it). I recommend cutting the amount of crushed red pepper in half. MUCH better!! This is definitely one of our favorites!!!

Very flavorful! My husband's new favorite dish!!
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LovesGNR wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

**Please note... when I say I mix in the instant brown rice into the chicken dish, I have already COOKED the rice first. ;)

It was okay at best!

I wouldn't make it again though.


I made this last weekend while my lactose intolerant mom was out of town. Yumm! It was seriously the best thing I've ever made. Soooo good. I used regular paprika and a pinch more of sugar instead of sweet or hungarian paprika, and it was still really tasty. Most of the onions I used were red. Overall, a very satisfying meal. One thing, takes a long time to skin chicken :P I suggest buying boneless, skinless chicken instead of bothering with it.

a little spicy, creamy, delicious!

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