Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash Recipe
Chicken Paprikash
Chicken PaprikashTodd Coleman

This braised chicken dish is based on a recipe we got from home cook Olga Kolozy.

Chicken Paprikash
This chicken paprikash recipe will be a great addition to any cookbook. This braised chicken dish is from home cook, Olga Kolozy.
Yield: serves 4


  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 12 cups plus 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 14 cup canola oil
  • 1 (3-4-lb.) chicken, cut into 6–8 pieces, skin removed
  • 2 tbsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 Italian frying pepper, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, minced
  • 1 12 cups chicken broth
  • 34 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Bring an 8-qt. pot of salted water to a boil. In a bowl, whisk 2 cups of flour and 1 tsp. salt; form a well in the center. Add egg and 12 cup water to well; stir to form a dough. Knead in bowl until smooth, about 1 minute. Using a teaspoon, scoop walnut-size portions of dough into pot. Boil dumplings until tender, 6–8 minutes. Drain dumplings and rinse in cold water; cover with a tea towel and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, season chicken with salt and pepper. Put 12 cup flour on a plate; dredge chicken; shake off excess. Heat oil in a 6-qt. Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, turning once, until brown, 8–10 minutes. Set chicken aside. Add paprika and half the peppers, along with the tomatoes and onions, to pot; cook, stirring, until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and broth; boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, turning chicken once, until fully cooked, 12–15 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp. flour and sour cream; whisk in 34 cup of sauce from pot. Stir sour cream mixture into sauce in pot. Remove from heat. Melt butter in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat, add dumplings and parsley, and cook, tossing occasionally, until hot, about 2 minutes. Serve chicken garnished with remaining peppers and dumplings on the side.

Pairing Note Serve this dish with an acidic white wine that cuts through the sauce's richness; try the 2007 -Senftenberger Piri Riesling from Austria ($25). —David Rosengarten