Mom's Chicken Paprika


This classic Hungarian dish tastes so great, even my kids (the pickiest eaters in the world) love it. My mom used to make it when I was a kid. Even if you don't like chicken you'll eat this. Great easy recipe!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • 2 ½ cups hot water

  • 2 onions, peeled and sliced into rings

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup milk


  1. In a shallow dish or bowl, combine 1/2 cup four, seasoned salt, thyme and ground black pepper. Mix together; coat chicken pieces in this mixture and fry in shortening in a large skillet until lightly browned on all sides.

  2. Sprinkle paprika and garlic salt over chicken. Add hot water to skillet and simmer for 30 minutes. Placed onion rings on top of chicken pieces and simmer for another 30 minutes. Remove chicken, with onions on top, to a serving platter and reserve.

  3. In a small bowl, blend 2 tablespoons flour with milk and add to liquid in skillet. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Pour thickened mixture over chicken and serve with hot cooked white rice or egg noodles, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

968 Calories
66g Fat
19g Carbs
71g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 968
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 66g 85%
Saturated Fat 19g 93%
Cholesterol 274mg 91%
Sodium 632mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 71g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 876mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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