Chicken Paprikash

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On Tuesday winter finally came to Montreal. We were hit with 39.2cm of snow, which was actually a record for December 29th.

Coming inside after walking in the deep snow, you want something hearty and warm. Thankfully, we have chicken paprikash. This is my take on a classic Hungarian dish that will fill you up and keep you warm on a cold winter night.

Okay, let’s see how it’s done!

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You’ll need:

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 cups white mushrooms
  • 4 tbsp paprika
  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock (approximately)
  • 2 cups broad egg noodles

Add salt and pepper to the chicken

Get a large skillet and heat up some oil

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Add seasoned chicken to the hot oil

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Cook until golden on both sides

While it’s cooking, let’s prepare the veggies!

Slice the onion

Slice the pepper into long, thin slices

Slice the mushrooms. Mushrooms are definitely optional, just something I like so I add it, but you can certainly make this dish without them!

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Once the chicken is ready, remove it from the skillet and set aside

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Add the onions and peppers to the skillet. Saute for a few minutes.

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Add half of the paprika

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Mix it well

add-mushrooms

Now add the mushrooms

Mix and saute for a few more minutes until everything is nicely coated by paprika!

Return the chicken to the skillet

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It’s getting there Pippi, just be patient!

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Add the rest of the paprika, covering the chicken well

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Looking good!

Add stock until chicken is about halfway submerged (pour over the chicken to make sure to get a lot of paprika mixed into the stock!)

Lower heat to a simmer and cover.

Let this cook for about 20-25 minutes

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Uncover and let simmer while you boil the egg noodles

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Remove the chicken yet again and set aside

Add the sour cream to the skillet

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Now stir!

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Hopefully, it’s now looking like this

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Add the chicken back and let simmer for a few minutes

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Now, go get those egg noodles!

Place chicken on a bed of egg noodles, but don’t forget that sauce!

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Pour that deliciousness all over your chicken and noodles …

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A nice hearty meal! Serve it with a side of greens … or whatever makes you happy. It is your meal!

I have even, instead of using noodles, served this on top of a plate sized latke!

So there you have it, chicken paprikash!

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Bon Apetit!

 

 

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