Chicken Paprikas with Dumplings- Romanian recipe (Paprikas de Pui)

Chicken Paprikas is a great dinner idea and it’s pretty easy to make. This is definitely one of my kids favorite dish! Usually I make a double quantity of dumplings as they want extras.

I have this recipe from my mom but it’s a Hungarian inspired recipe and there are different variations so you can definitely make this your own and if you feel something else is needed, maybe you have a favorite vegetable you want to add or change the meat type go ahead. What makes paprikas a paprikas is the tomato sauce, paprika and the dumplings – those are an insanely delicious combination so keep those in your recipe.

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Meat Stew (Tochitura)

Usually when I cook a stew I don’t follow the exact recipe every time, instead I like to play with the ingredients and I often use whatever I have in the refrigerator. You can use any combination of meat – sausage / bacon / pork / beef / chicken add garlic, onion and spices, add wine and you are set for great reviews for dinner. The meat stew goes really well with polenta and pickles or you can make some steamed or mashed potatoes on the side.

Every time  I go to a Romanian restaurant this is what I get. It’s a perfect combination of meat and tomatoes infused with wine and garlic, simply delicious. This is definitely a comfort food that you will want to serve all year round.

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Chicken Paprikash – Hungarian recipe (Paprikas csirke)

Since the Czech recipe for Chicken Paprikash was very popular, I thought to add the Hungarian recipe for this dish.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken (about 2.5 lbs)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 heaped tbsp ground paprika
  • salt
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1.5 cups sour cream
  • 1-2 tbsp flour

Preparation:

  • Cut the chicken in pieces
  • Heat the oil and cook the chopped onion. Remove from heat and add the ground paprika.
  • Add the chicken pieces and fry for few minutes
  • Reduce heat, season the chicken and cover with a lid
  • Add the chopped peppers and tomato
  • Add a little water and continue to cook.
  • Combine the sour cream with flour and add when chicken is cooked. Simmer for another 4-5 minutes.

Enjoy!