Sofia's Chicken Paprikash

March/April 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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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.

"Just after I read the recipe I made it and its yummy!! And easy to do "
Sofia's Chicken Paprikash

12 Reviews for Sofia's Chicken Paprikash


Just after I read the recipe I made it and its yummy!! And easy to do


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.


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.


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.


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.


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