Paprika chicken stew

This is not Chicken Paprikas! I repeat, do not confuse this dish with Chicken Paprikas, the famous hungarian dish!

I called this chicken stew in this way only because I added in it a fairly great amount of paprika, both sweet and hot, so I thought you should know from the beginning what you’re about to discover here.

Still, now that I think about it, I think that sometimes in the near future I should also make some paprikas, because I really miss my grandmother’s take on this recipe. And she had some real hungarian blood in her veins and when she cooked for us it was always a feast, because her food always tasted so rich in flavors and her recipes for cakes are ’till this day the best I ever tasted so far. It’s a pity I didn’t get to write down from her all that she had to share.

The inspiration for this stew is quite simple: I had bought some chicken a day before that I hadn’t used yet, I also had many vegetables, so I thought I’d combine them into something tasty. And tasty it was, modesty aside.

seasoned chicken thighs and drumsticks

I’m not gonna list right now all the ingredients because they are quite a few.

the onion and garlic

For the amounts, look at the end of the recipe, although I advise you to be creative and play with the recipes according to your taste.

yellow and red bell pepper

First, preheat your oven to 180C/355F.

fried chicken thighs and drumsticks

Then, season the chicken with some salt, black pepper and olive oil. Next, brown the chicken in a skillet for 3 to 5 minutes.

remove the chicken from the skillet

Remove the chicken, and add in the onions and the garlic.

fried onion and garlic

Let them sweat for a couple minutes and add the potatoes.

add the potatoes

Again, wait about 2-3 minutes and then add the peppers.

add the bell pepper

Another 2 minutes later, add the chicken back to the pan and pour in the white wine and the chicken stock. Let the liquid reduce on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

add wine, soup and tomato paste

Once your liquid has been reduced, add the tomato paste and both the sweet and hot paprika.

sweet and hot paprika

Stir them well in, and then place the pan into the preheated oven for one hour.

You don’t have to transfer everything into another pot, I only did it because my pan was too small to fit into my oven and I hadn’t actually taken that into consideration from the start. Eh, stuff happens…

put the pan in the oven

So, into the preheated oven with it, for 60 to 75 minutes, uncovered. Depending on how big your potatoes are, because for me this was the case. The chicken was cooked after about one hour, but the potatoes were not done, so I had to keep it in the oven for another 15 minutes.

Be careful to remove the pan from the oven once in a while and cover the chicken with the sauce so it won’t get dry.

add the cream

Once everything is cooked, remove it from the oven and add the cream. You can actually leave it out if you think it’s too much, but I personally like it.

paprika chicken stew

We served it warm, with some pickled cucumbers aside. It was a nice dinner for a chill autumn evening.

 

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Paprika chicken stew

By raluca007 Published: September 17, 2012

  • Yield: 3 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 20 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 35 mins

This is not Chicken Paprikas! I repeat, do not confuse this dish with Chicken Paprikas, the famous hungarian dish! I called this …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/355F. Then, season the chicken with some salt, black pepper and olive oil. Then brown the chicken in a skillet for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the chicken, and add in the onions and the garlic. Let them sweat for a couple minutes and add the potatoes. Again, wait about 2-3 minutes and then add the peppers.
  3. Another 2 minutes later, add the chicken back to the pan and pour in the white wine and the chicken stock. Let the liquid reduce on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Once your liquid has been reduced, add the tomato paste and both the sweet and hot paprika. Stir them well in, and then place the pan uncovered into the preheated oven for one hour. If the potatoes are still uncooked, leave in the oven for another 15 minutes.
  4. Once everything is cooked, remove it from the oven and add the cream.

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