Hungarian Paprika Chicken

This recipe is very simple and always very popular with my friends. Can be served on rice or fresh pasta.
you'll need:

diced chicken
a red cupsicum pepper (red pepper)
half an onion
clove of garlic
one fresh tomato (optional: gives it a much "fresher" taste than the canned tomatoes alone)
a can of diced tomato
one chilli pepper (optional: but recommended, it'll be bland without it)
paprika powder
small tub of sour cream
cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

red wine (for the chef)

Step 1:

Start the rice cooker, this meal will be done by the time the rice is cooked.
Dice the cupsicum, the onion, the clove of garlic and tomato.
Place in a food processor.
Run it for about 20 seconds so that it's finely chopped.

Step 2:

Dice the chicken.
Cook in a pot with a bit of oil.
When cooked add paprika powder until the chicken pieces are coated.

Step 3:

Add the finely chopped vegetables and the can of diced tomato.
Add salt and pepper.
Let it simmer on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Step 4:

Add a couple of spoonfuls of the sour cream and stir so it turns a nice orange colour.
Let it simmer a couple of minutes and serve on rice or pasta.



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    5 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Nice quick recipe, however you didn't specify whether the paprika you used was sweet or hot. I'm assuming you used sweet, as if you had used hot paprika this could have ended up more like a chili or curry!

    4 replies

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    That brings back memories.
    The first meal a new girlfriend cooked for me was a Hungarian goulash very similar to this.  She didn't have any sweet paprika so she used the same amount of cayenne pepper as it "looked about the same".
    (Despite that, we've been married for 20 years now so It can't have been all that bad #;¬)

    Penolopy Bulnickpiks

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I think this looks amazing! Also, I didn't know there were different paprikas. Mine just says Paprika on it, should I assume it is the sweet kind?