Turkey-and-Onion Paprikash

Photo: Andrew Purcell
Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Paprikash, a Hungarian dish that gets its bold color and flavor from paprika, is usually made with chicken or turkey legs. Cutlets are quick-cooking and lower in fat.


  • 1 pound turkey cutlets, halved horizontally

  • Salt and pepper

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 4 plum tomatoes, diced small

  • 2 tablespoons sweet or smoked paprika

  • ¾ cup chicken broth

  • cup sour cream

  • Cooked egg noodles, for serving

  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped


  1. Pat turkey dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.

  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high. In batches, cook turkey until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and tent loosely with foil.

  3. Reduce heat to medium, then add onion, tomatoes, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter; cook until onion has softened and tomatoes have broken down, 6 minutes. Add paprika and cook 1 minute.

  4. Add broth and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Return turkey to pan along with any accumulated juices. Sprinkle with dill and serve over noodles.

Cook's Notes

Feel free to try this recipe with chicken cutlets or pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch slices and pounded 1/4 inch thick.

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