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Under 30 Minutes

Chicken with Paprika Sauce

Serve over cooked egg noodles tossed with a little butter and fresh or dried dill.

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  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Serves 4
Chicken with Paprika Sauce

Source: Everyday Food, April 2005


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each), cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream


  1. In a medium bowl, toss chicken with 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook, tossing occasionally, until opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Heat remaining tablespoon butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan, until softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add remaining tablespoon paprika, and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.

  3. Add tomatoes and 3/4 cup water; cook until saucy, 4 to 5 minutes. Return chicken (and any accumulated juices) to skillet. Stir in sour cream, and cook just until heated through (do not boil). Season with salt and pepper; serve.

Reviews (5)

  • poncheche 8 Jan, 2012

    I added a pinch of sweet chili powder and a little bit of cinnamon. This was delicious. I loved the sauce!

  • sjmogdans 6 Nov, 2011

    Added one tsp of "hot" paprika and a green pepper quartered! Delicious! Made home made dumplings and had sour cream cucumbers as a side!

  • edotko 15 Mar, 2010

    Added some roasted red bell peppers but will consider adding minced garlic and tomato paste next time I try this recipe again.

  • daliax22 24 Nov, 2009

    Delicious but the flavor is a little weak so next time I will try to add something to make it more potent.

  • Lotusreads 4 Oct, 2008

    I made this for dinner. I did like the taste (the sweet paprika is heavenly) but next time I would season the butter or oil with a half inch cinnamon stick and a clove or two, to give it just a little more flavor.

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