5 delicious recipes with chicken meat on paprika. Get inspired!

Salt, pepper and…?

Paprika of course!

One of the most versatile spices that adds flavor and aroma to a large number of dishes.

Come and use it together with us in various recipes for chicken on peppers!

The result will always be a gastronomic experience.

Which variant will you try first?

Delicious chicken on paprika with cream

Tender chicken meat goes well with two types of cream. The result is a creamy dish with a very delicate taste.


  • 1 chicken, cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 onions
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons of sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • salt pepper


  1. Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the chicken on all sides.
  3. Then remove the meat from the pot and add finely chopped onion to the pot.
  4. When the onion turns golden, add the sweet pepper to the pot and stir well.
  5. Add the chicken stock, tomato puree and lemon juice.
  6. Then return the chicken pieces back to the pot and cook for approximately 20 minutes.
  7. If the stock boils too much during cooking, add a little more.
  8. When the meat is tender, remove it from the pot.
  9. In the meantime, mix sour cream with flour in a bowl and then add their mixture to the pot.
  10. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.
  11. Stir in the whipped cream and lemon juice.
  12. Finally, put the chicken pieces back into the pot and reheat.

Chicken prepared in this way is most often served with bread dumplings or pasta.

Pieces of chicken in a cream sauce and peppers sprinkled with chives
source: allrecipes.com

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Chicken on paprika with gnocchi

In addition to pasta or bread dumpling, this dish also tastes very good with gnocchi. You can either simply buy them or prepare your own gnocchi.


  • 1 hen
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup white Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 3 teaspoons of sweet paprika
  • Bay leaf
  • allspice
  • salt pepper


  1. Boil the cleaned chicken in a pot with water, bay leaf and new spices.
  2. Cook gently.
  3. In the meantime, heat the oil in a deep pan in which to glaze the finely chopped onion.
  4. Add crushed garlic, tomato puree, salt and pepper.
  5. Then sprinkle the mixture with sweet paprika and mix.
  6. Then add the chicken stock, bring the mixture to a boil and add the gnocchi.
  7. Cook until the gnocchi is tender.
  8. Finally, add Greek yogurt.
  9. When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot, remove the skin and cut the meat into larger or smaller pieces depending on your preference.
  10. Then add the meat to the pan with the sauce.
Chicken meat prepared on paprika with gnocchi
source: foodfanatic.com

Chicken meat with mushrooms in paprika sauce

Although cream or whipped cream is one of the typical ingredients that are added to recipes with chicken meat, this may not always be the case. Try our version without cream!


  • 1 chicken, cut into smaller pieces
  • 250 g of mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • salt pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a deep pan.
  2. Salt, pepper and sprinkle the chicken pieces with flour.
  3. Then fry the meat in oil until golden on all sides, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  4. Then remove the chicken from the pan and fry the finely chopped onion in the remaining oil.
  5. When the onion becomes glassy, add pressed garlic and sliced mushrooms.
  6. Cook for about 5 minutes until the mushrooms are soft.
  7. Return the chicken to the pan and add the paprika.
  8. Mix thoroughly.
  9. Add the wine and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Then add the chicken broth and tomato puree to the mixture.
  11. Stir, add salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes.
Pasta with chicken meat and mushrooms in paprika sauce
source: thefoodiephysician.com

Hungarian chicken paprikash

A very popular and tasty dish of our close neighbors in the original paprikás csirke, to which, in addition to spices, a mixture of vegetables gives its characteristic taste.


  • 1 chicken, cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 Hungarian paprika
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3-4 tbsp sweet peppers
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons lard or butter
  • salt pepper


  1. Heat the lard in a pot or deep pan and fry the chicken lightly on all sides.
  2. Then remove the meat and fry finely chopped onion in the lard.
  3. Then add the pressed garlic and chopped tomatoes, sauté for approximately 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat, stir in the sweet paprika, salt and pepper.
  5. Then add the chicken pieces back to the pot and add the chicken stock.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover with a lid and cook on medium heat for approximately 40 minutes.
  7. When the chicken is tender, take it out of the pot again.
  8. In the meantime, prepare a bowl in which to mix sour cream and whipped cream.
  9. Add this mixture to the pot and cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
  10. When the sauce thickens, add the chicken pieces back to the pot, season the sauce with salt and pepper if necessary.

In Hungary, paprika is mainly served with nokedli, which resemble German spaetzle. But it also tastes great with any kind of pasta or bun dumpling.

Pieces of chicken meat in paprika sauce
source: darlinggourmet.com

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A mixture of chicken meat and leafy spinach in a paprika sauce

In this recipe, the taste of chicken meat is highlighted not only with paprika and cream, but also with white wine and spinach.


  • 1 chicken, cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • salt pepper


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • salt pepper


  1. Sprinkle the chicken pieces on all sides with salt, pepper and paprika.
  2. Then fry the meat on all sides in a pan with melted butter.
  3. Set aside the meat and prepare the sauce.
  4. Melt the butter in a pan, add the crushed cloves of garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Then sift the flour using a sieve and mix it well into the mixture.
  6. Add the wine and cook for 1-2 minutes to evaporate the alcohol.
  7. Add the chicken broth, cream and lemon juice.
  8. Mix everything thoroughly, add salt and sweet pepper.
  9. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  10. Taste and if necessary season a little more.
  11. Then add the spinach to the pan, cook for 2 minutes.
  12. Finally, add the chicken pieces back to the pan and cook until soft for a few more minutes.

Serve this dish with rice or pasta sprinkled with fresh parsley.

Chicken with spinach in a cream-paprika sauce
source: whatsinthepan.com

Paprika – a versatile spice that adds flavor, color and aroma

Along with salt and pepper, it has been one of the most commonly used spices around the world for many centuries. It is mainly added to a variety of meat dishes, but it is also used in combination with cheeses, sausages or savory pastries.

In addition, it is precisely paprika that is often the basic component of various spice mixtures.

Most of us all know the two basic types of this spice, which is obtained from dried and ground pepper pods. Sweet and hot paprika. In addition, there is also a delicacy, goulash or smoked paprika.

The first mentions of paprika are more than six and a half thousand years old and come from ancient civilizations living in Mexico. After the discovery of America, paprika gradually spread throughout the world.

A small warning at the end

When using paprika during cooking, it pays to know a few little tricks. Since paprika loses its color after long cooking, it is recommended to add it to dishes only at the end of cooking. Adding it to heated oil is also not good, it can easily become bitter.

Chicken on paprika is one of the most traditional dishes associated with the use of paprika. The original recipe comes from Hungarian cuisine, where paprika is used in most traditional dishes.

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