Chicken Paprikash Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Paprikash

An easy flavorful chicken dish that can be served over rice, hot cooked noodles or spaetzle.

15 min. prep time
6 servings
252 Ratings


2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 large (2 cups) onions, coarsely chopped
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 medium (2 cups) green bell peppers, sliced
1 cup sour cream
Hot cooked rice, if desired


Stir together chicken, onion, tomato sauce, 2 teaspoons paprika, chicken bouillon granules, garlic and pepper in 4-quart slow cooker.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5-6 hours, or High heat setting 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender.

Combine melted butter and flour in bowl; mix until smooth. Gradually stir into chicken mixture. Stir in remaining paprika and green bell pepper. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15-30 minutes or until mixture is thickened and bell pepper is softened.

Stir in sour cream just before serving. Serve over rice, if desired.

Recipe Tip

Paprikash is a Hungarian dish using paprika for flavor rather than a garnish. Although paprika comes from Spain, South America and California, many consider the Hungarian variety to be the best. Hungarian paprika is widely available in supermarkets. Paprika can become bitter during the long, slow cooking, so only 2 teaspoons are added at the beginning of cooking and the rest is added at the very end.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving without rice)

Calories: 270

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 810mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 22g

Recipe #11976©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Very good! I was surprised how easy it was to put together.
They way I learned from a true Hungarian was saute the sliced onion and add lots of paprika. Stir around Then Add the chicken thighs a touch of water and cook down. Serve over flat noodles and dollop of sour cream. Easy and simple.
Turned out really well,easy to prepare and had a lovely buttery taste to it. Will definitely make again.d

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