Paprika chicken

Paprika chicken

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins


A chicken supper full of flavour and ready in under an hour? No problems

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal460
  • fat18g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein42g
  • salt1.03g
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  • 3 tbsp light olive oil
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  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, each cut into four pieces
  • 1 onion, finely sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 500g floury potatoes, peeled and cubed



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 1 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 100ml medium-dry Amontillado sherry
  • 300ml tub fresh chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp soured cream, to serve
  • handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped, to serve


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a sauté or deep frying pan over a medium heat. Season the chicken and add to the pan. Fry for about 4 mins until browned all over. Lift out of the pan and set aside. Heat the remaining oil in the pan and fry the onion for about 3 mins, until it is just softened, then add the garlic and cook for a further min.

  2. Add the potatoes, mustard and sundried tomato paste to the pan, and cook for 1 min. Stir in the paprika, vinegar, sherry and stock. Bring to the boil and allow the liquid to reduce for 2 mins.

  3. Return the chicken to the pan, cover and simmer for 10 mins. Stir well and simmer with the lid off for another 8 mins, or until the sauce is thickened and the potatoes and chicken cooked through. Can be frozen at this point for up to 1 month. Check the seasoning and serve in bowls with a dollop of soured cream and a sprinkling of parsley.

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27th May, 2010
Loved this but made with cubed chicken instead of just thigh meat. Asda don't seem to sell sundried tomato paste so used tomato puree instead.
23rd Sep, 2009
We love this dish, it is really nice with fresh crusty bread as they soak up the juices so well.... I don't put sherry in at all. And also leave out the tomato as i have allergy to them. Instead i cut up 2-3 peppers and add them with the garlic. Works really well :))
19th Sep, 2009
9th Jun, 2009
Anyone know if this can be done in the slow cooker? Haven't got a pot big enough so slow cooker would work out well. Cheers
14th Apr, 2009
Whole family really enjoyed this. Don't think it would've been as nice with red wine as it was with the sherry though, but you could use Marsala wine as an alternative. If you dice the potatoes into approx 1cm cubes, then they cook perfectly. Also, used chicken breast instead of thighs. Sauce was delicious!
13th Feb, 2009
just made this potatoes were a little undercooked so would definately cook them b4 adding or chop them very small, a few red chilli flakes and some extra paprika also didnt add the sherry but used red wine instead...served with rice! very nice and will definately be making again but larger quantity so theres some left over
6th Jan, 2009
All the family really enjoyed this. Didn't add the sherry.
30th Dec, 2008
We tried this the other day and it was quite dissapointing. We followed the recipe with the exception of sherry (replaced by red wine) and ended up with a brown/grey gloop. We wont be trying it again.
24th Nov, 2008
Delicious!! Didn't add the sherry, used 75ml extra stock instead. Sauce was wonderful and will be making again, but next time with chicken breast as prefer that to the thighs. Added one extra potatoe and served as was. Freezes really well too.
21st Nov, 2008
Anna, goood recipe, however in Hungary we don't put potatoes in it. We have it with a dollop of sour cream, egg dumplings and cucumber salad.


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