Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hungarian Chicken Paprikas

I first had this dish in Albany, Oregon the great mom and pop restaurant Novak's (literally mom and pop - Mama Novak and Papa Novak are there pretty much every day). It's got such a comforting complex flavor but is so easy to make! The nice short list of ingredients makes it fit the budget! I like to cut up the chicken into bite sized pieces before browning, but you can cook them whole as well. This is great over rice, egg noodles (or egg dumplings if you can find them)

Serves 6 - $17

  • 1 large organic onion - chopped
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 3 Tbls Hungarian Paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 lbs Chicken Thighs
  • 1 cup Organic Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 chopped organic tomatoes (or 1x14.5 oz can)
  • 1 cup organic sour cream
  • Rice, noodles or egg dumplings for 6

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium to large sized pot over medium-high heat
  2. Throw in the chopped onion and cook until soft - about 10 minutes
  3. Add the chicken, paprika, salt and pepper and stir it until the chicken and onions are coated in seasony goodness
  4. Cook the chicken about 6 minutes stirring occassionally until lightly browned
  5. Put in your chicken stock, water and tomatoes and bring to a boil
  6. Begin cooking your rice or noodles (Put this here so you don't forget you need something to put this goodness on:)
  7. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through, juicy and tender
  8. Remove from heat and stir in your sour cream
  9. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy I found your blog, I am trying cut our grocery bill (I am too ashamed to even admit what it is...but we eat only organic and I only shop Whole Foods....)
    I made this last night (My mum lives in Spain so I have lots Spainish sweet -Dulce- paprika not Hungarian) but it was so simple and so very yummy!
    I served it with homemade noodles (for all that luscious sauce) and broccoli rabe... I have 3 little ones that ate it sooooooo fast -they eat anything but tend to dawdle slightly/alot - and they wanted to lick their plates! My hubby wants to try it with pork....Thanks, we are trying your Mushroom Zucchini Taco's tonight - Keep up the awesome work.