Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash The journey of this recipe began in Sopron, Hungary at a wonderful mum-and-pop restaurant I discovered many years ago. Now, all these years later it has morphed into this… A very traditional paprikash recipe with a few additions.

For example, the hot sauce is NOT traditional, but oh so good.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 1 lbchicken, more on this later
  • 2 Tbspsweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbspgrapeseed oil, or other non-flavored variety
  • 1/2 mediumyellow onion, diced
  • 3 clovegarlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsppaprika, sweet or hot
  • 1 1/2 Tbspflour, all-purpose
  • 14 oztomatoes, diced, 1 can
  • 8 ozchicken stock, not broth
  • 1/4 csour cream
  • ·salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • SERVING OPTIONS

  • ·egg noodles (traditional), rice, or mash taters
  • ·parsley, chopped, sprinkled on after plating
  • ·hot sauce, i prefer frank’s

How to Make Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash

  1. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash PREP/PREPARE
  2. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash You will need a good-sized skillet, large enough to cook the chicken, and prepare the sauce.
  3. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash The Chicken
    I will let you pick your own chicken, thighs, breasts, legs, bone-in, boneless, skin on, naked, whole or diced… up to you.

    Whatever you choose, you will need about a pound.

    I sautéed, two good sized chicken breasts with some butter, salt, and pepper, then diced them.

    My suggestion is that since the chicken is going into the sauce and cook for a bit, you do not want overcook it at the start.

    My chicken had the slightest hint of pink, but after 5-minutes in the sauce it was completely cooked through, tender and juicy.

  4. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Cook up the chicken, then remove from the skillet and reserve.
  6. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Add the butter and oil to the skillet and set the temp to medium.
  7. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash When the butter melts, add the chopped onions.
  8. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Cook until the onions soften, but not brown, about 4 – 5 minutes.
  9. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 60 seconds.
  10. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Add the paprika and flour.
  11. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Then stir to thoroughly coat the onions. Continue stirring for an additional 2 – 3 minutes.
  12. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Add the tomatoes and chicken stock.
  13. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Stir and slowly simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about 8 – 10 minutes.
  14. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Add the chicken back to the skillet, and allow to simmer with the sauce, until warmed and cooked through, about 6 – 8 minutes.
  15. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Add the sour cream and stir to combine.
  16. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash PLATE/PRESENT
  17. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Serve over egg noodles (traditional), rice, or even mash taters. Enjoy.
  18. Poultry Essentials: Kickin’ Chickin’ Paprikash Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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