Family Pleasing Chicken Paprika

Michelle Waco


This is the recipe my Mom and I have made for years. I don't know where it originally came from, just that everyone seems to love it- I did growing up - and now my whole family does (always a plus to find a quick meal that my kids like that my hubby and I can enjoy eating too!!) Easy to round out with a green salad or veggie and roll or bread on the side. I have made this in a pinch for friends and they always rave thinking it took more time than it did to prepare. ;) Mushrooms are a great addition, simply add them in when adding the onions. I also like to stir in sautéed asparagus sometimes or frozen peas. ;)

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5 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 medium
onion, chopped (walla walla or vidalia preferred)
1 1/2 c
chicken broth
2 Tbsp
sweet hungarian paprika, more to taste
1/2 c
white wine
1 Tbsp
cornstarch (more if needed to achieve desired thickness)
1/2 c
cold water, to mix starch
1 1/2 Tbsp
garlic powder (i use minced frequently, but will cause chunkier gravy)
2 Tbsp
canola oil
1/2 c
sour cream
black pepper

How to Make Family Pleasing Chicken Paprika


  • 1Cube chicken into 1-2 inch chunks- as desired.
  • 2In a deep skillet, brown chicken breasts with oil, garlic and pepper.
  • 3Once cooked, add onions and cook for 2 minutes, stirring lightly.
  • 4Add paprika (at least 2 tbsp -more to taste) and the chicken broth.
  • 5Bring to a rolling bubble, add wine and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 6In a cup on the side, mix cold water and cornstarch completely.
  • 7Spoon mixture into simmering chicken, stirring until desired thickness is achieved.
  • 8Cook for at least 5 more minutes to cook out the starch taste.
  • 9When ready to serve, remove from heat and stir in the sour cream, enough to achieve the creaminess desired.
  • 10Serve over your favorite pasta(egg noodles, cavatappi, penne), mashed potatoes or rice. Enjoy!! :)

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About Family Pleasing Chicken Paprika

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids