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Hungarian Chicken Paprikash - Paprikás Csirke - Anna Can Do It!

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

The Hungarian Chicken Paprikash is the ultimate comfort food! It's one of the most famous Hungarian dishes, it's on the table at every family gathering beside the beef stew and chicken soup. The Chicken Paprikash is juicy, flavorful, and filling.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hungarian
Keyword Chicken, chicken paprikash, comfort food, paprikás csirke
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Molnár-Papp Orsolya Anna


  • 4 Skinless Upper Chicken Thighs
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 4 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Flour


  • Dice the onion.
  • Pour the oil into a pan and heat it.
  • Sauté the onion.
  • Add the salt, pepper, and the paprika. But be careful with the paprika, because it burns quickly. So to avoid burning, stir it as soon as you add it.
  • Add the skinless chicken upper thighs, then mix it well.
  • Pour the water into the pan.
  • Cook it on medium-high heat for 40 minutes.
  • Mix the sour cream with the flour. Pour and mix a ladleful of the chicken paprikash onto the sour cream mixture to equalize heat.
  • Pick the chicken thighs out of the paprikash.
  • Pour the sour cream mixture into the paprikash, mix it well, then cook it for another minute or two.
  • Put back the chicken thighs into the paprikash.
  • Serve it on galuska or other types of pasta. Top it with sour cream.