Hen Paprikash – What’s Gaby Cooking

You realize these recipes that you just grew up consuming and also you’d request on a weekly foundation?! Properly Hen Paprikash was precisely that for us!

Chicken Paprikash with Buttered Noodles from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

I’m unsure if my favourite half about this dish is the butters herb egg noodles, the creamy vibrant crimson sauce, or the hen that’s so succulent and tender. Nevertheless it doesn’t matter as a result of once you make a batch of Hen Paprikash, LIFE IS GOOD!

Hen Paprikash is a conventional Hungarian recipe and by some means it made it’s means into the hearts of my Omi and Papa. Omi is German and Papa is Bulgarian and would rock the kitchen again of their heyday. They’d make it for my mother when she was rising up after which us after we had been visiting! My mother would get requests for this on a weekly foundation from us! To say we had been obsessed can be an understatement.

It’s principally stewed hen in a paprika roux with tons of additional taste from onions and garlic and herbs. Def a crowd pleaser irrespective of who you might be serving it to!

Hen Paprikash


  • 2 kilos boneless skinless hen thighs (about 6-8 items), minimize into small 1 inch items
  • Kosher salt and freshly floor black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 massive yellow onion finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 15- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup bitter cream at room temperature
  • 12 ounces egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup parsley roughly chopped
  • Place hen thighs on a plate and pat dry with paper towels. Season the hen with salt and pepper and flour.

  • Warmth a big forged iron skillet over medium-high. Add 1 tablespoon of butter. Utilizing tongs, add hen in and cook dinner, toss often till absolutely cooked. Switch hen to a plate.

  • Scale back the warmth to low and add the onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Prepare dinner, stirring typically to dissolve browned bits on backside of skillet, till onions are translucent, 6–8 minutes.

  • Add paprika and cayenne. Prepare dinner, stirring continuously, simply till onions are evenly coated and spices are aromatic, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes to skillet. Fill can two-thirds with water and swirl, then add to skillet. Stir till integrated, seasoning with salt as you stir, and convey to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. Utilizing tongs, put the hen together with any gathered juices again into the skillet and simmer.

  • Prepare dinner the egg noodles based on bundle directions, stirring often. Drain noodles and switch to a big bowl. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, and toss to coat till butter is melted and noodles are coated. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Finely chop ½ cup parsley and add half to noodles; toss to coat.

  • Style sauce and season with salt and pepper as wanted. Spoon in a spoonful of the bitter cream and stir to mix. Proceed including the bitter cream, little by little so it doesn’t curdle. Add the cooked pasta into the combination and add the remaining parsley on high.

Picture by Matt Armendariz / Meals Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe mash up from Bon Appetit + Omi (my grandma!)

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