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Hungarian Chicken Paprikash


My mom learned to make this Hungarian chicken paprikash when she volunteered to help prepare the dinners served at her church. It's my favorite main dish, and the gravy, seasoned with paprika, sour cream and onions, 


1/4 cup butter, cubed

1 large onion, chopped

1 broiler/fryer chicken (4 to 5 pounds), cut up

2 tablespoons paprika

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1-1/2 cups water

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons cold water

1 cup sour cream


Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Sprinkle chicken with paprika, salt and pepper; place in an ungreased roasting pan. Spoon onion mixture over chicken. Add water. Bake, covered, 1-1/2 hours or until chicken juices run clear.

Remove chicken and keep warm. Pour drippings and loosened browned bits from roasting pan into a saucepan. Skim fat. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth. Stir into pan juices with onion. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream. Serve with chicken.

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