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Chicken paprikash

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Chicken paprikash, also called paprika chicken, is a popular dish in Hungary. The chicken and vegetables are simmered in a rich and flavorful sauce, and then it’s served over a base of noodles. It’ll quickly become a favorite to make at home.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 6 fingerling potatoes, diced
  • 3 cups collard greens, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken bone broth
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ½ shallot, sliced into rounds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, plus additional for chicken
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large dutch oven over medium-high heat, add avocado oil.
  3. Salt chicken and allow oil to heat for 1 minute.
  4. Add chicken to the pot to braise each side for about 7 minutes each.
  5. Remove chicken and set aside.
  6. Lower heat to medium and add arrowroot, shallots, garlic, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 minute.
  7. Add broth and allow to come to a simmer and thicken, whisking continuously, for about 6 minutes
  8. Add remaining ingredients with chicken laying on top.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender. Also check the chicken with a meat thermometer, and it should register an internal temperature of 170 degrees F.
  10. While the dish bakes, make your favorite gluten-free noodle of choice
  11. When the paprikash and the noodles are ready, serve it over the noodles. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stovetop, Baking
  • Cuisine: Hungarian


  • Serving Size: 1 dish (542g)
  • Calories: 540
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 643mg
  • Fat: 33g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.7g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.6g
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Protein: 30.3g
  • Cholesterol: 150mg