Chicken Paprikash with Dumplings

So I woke up early this morning and jumped on Facebook to check out the latest. I’ve got to admit, most of the recipes I try come from others sharing them on Facebook.

So the first recipe suggestion I saw this morning sounded really good. It was for Hungarian Chicken Paprikash with Dumplings. I checked it out and then saved it along with the hundreds of other recipes I have already in my saved list.

Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash with Dumplings

Serving Size: 4-6 servings

Chicken Paprikash with Dumplings


  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 Vadalia onion, chopped
  • 8-12 pieces chicken (thighs and/or drumsticks)
  • 2 Tbsp Sweet paprika
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Pt sour cream
  • 1 Cup water
  • 4 Tbsp flour (add more to thicken as you like)
  • 3 Tsp Seasoning salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 6 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt


    Cooking the Chicken
  1. Using a big pot, add the oil and chopped onion. Cook over medium/high heat until translucent.(tender, not browned)
  2. Take off heat.
  3. Add the Paprika and mix it well.
  4. Put chicken parts in the pot and brown slightly with the onion/paprika mixture.
  5. Add broth. It should almost cover the chicken.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add the seasoning salt.
  8. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes.
  9. While the chicken is simmering, mix the sour cream,water and flour together with a hand mixer. It should be very smooth. Set it aside.
  10. When the chicken is done,remove the chicken pieces to cool.
  11. Slowly add the sour cream mixture to the broth, a little bit at a time, stirring constantly to incorporate into the broth.
  12. Add the chicken back to the sauce.
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. In a mixer combine eggs, water, flour and salt. Mix together to form a soupy dough.
  3. When water is boiling, scrape the dough into the water a spoonful at a time. This is easier if you dip the spoon onto the boiling water,so the dough will not stick to the spoon.
  4. After you scrape the dough into the boiling water, they should cook for about 7 minutes. When they rise to the surface, they are done.
  5. Drain and rinse. It makes alot of dumplings! But that is ok, they will be gone in no time!


Serve up a big helping of dumplings, and pour sauce over them. Top with the chicken pieces.

I served on top of a bed of rice.  

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My dinner came out good, but I need to better perfect it. I think I added too much broth and it watered down the paprika taste. I will definately try to make this again because it did have good taste.

The other part of the recipe was the dumplings. I have never made dumplings before. This was a little bit of a disaster. They came out a little hard. Not soft and light at all. Have to read up more on making dumplings.