Chicken Paprikas is a traditional Hungarian dish, rich and full of sweet paprika flavor. For this easy version, we roast boneless chicken thighs and serve them with a sour cream-paprika gravy that’s made while the chicken cooks.
You can certainly use any brand of sweet paprika in this recipe, but we recommend using a Hungarian brand if you can get it. Szeged Sweet Hungarian Paprika can be found on the spice aisle of many supermarkets and we think it has a sweet, robust flavor that’s perfect for this dish.
If you have some extra time, try serving this with our version of Hungarian Noodle Dumplings (Nokedli – photo below), a side dish similar to German spaetzle.
Special Note: Recipes such as this vary from family to family and region to region, and they continue to evolve as they are passed down through the generations, often depending on changes in personal tastes, access to ingredients and sometimes even dietary restrictions. We welcome constructive feedback about recipe variations and family traditions, but insulting, purely contradictory comments will not be published.