My Mother's Famous Chicken Paprikash

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4 servings

Although Cooking With Kids has featured a Chicken Paprikash recipe in the past, it was not, I sheepishly admit, the genuine article. This version is the dish that made a weekly appearance at our house and, according to my mother, is the real thing.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 green sweet pepper , chopped
  • 2.5 kg chicken , cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup water


  • In a large skillet (that has a lid) or a Dutch oven, heat the oil. Add the onion and green pepper and stir, over medium heat, for about 10 minutes or until soft.
  • Add the chicken pieces, paprika, salt and pepper, and toss everything around until mixed. Add the water, cover the pan and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring once in a while, for 30 to 35 minutes, until the chicken is tender.
  • Serve with nockedli (those wonderful dumplings), rice or noodles to soak up the sauce.