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How to make… Chicken Paprikash!

By Donal Skehan

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75 Milliliters Sunflower Oil
4 Large Onion
3 Teaspoons Paprika
8 Chicken Thighs
1 Green Pepper
1 Tomato
1 Tablespoon Cornflour
200 Milliliters Sour Cream
300 Grams Flour
2 Eggs
1 Pinch Sea Salt
1 Pinch Black Pepper



  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook for 6 minutes, until translucent, stirring occasionally. Now comes a secret step: remove the pan from the heat and add the paprika. This is very important – if you add the paprika over the heat, it may burn and acquire a bitter taste. Return to the heat, add the chicken thighs and stir so that the spicy onion mix covers the meat evenly.
  2. Pour in about 500ml water, making sure the liquid doesn’t completely cover the meat. Add the sliced green pepper, the whole tomato (which will be removed at the end) and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and simmer over a very low heat for about 1 ½ hours. Remove the chicken and whole tomato from the pan and set aside on a plate. Depending on the thickness of the sauce, cook for 10 minutes uncovered, to reduce the liquid slightly.
  4. Whisk together the corn flour and soured cream and mix this into the sauce. Slowly bring to a low simmer and cook for 5 minutes until you are left with a spicy, thick sauce. Return the chicken to the pan and toss to coat in the sauce. (You can prepare the dish in advance up to this point – it tastes even better when reheated the following day.)
  5. To make the dumplings, tip the flour into a mixing bowl with a pinch of salt and make a well in the center. Add the eggs and 100ml lukewarm water. Beat together, being careful not to over mix, until a rough dough forms. Using a teaspoon, form into 20 small rough dumplings. Cook these in a large pan of boiling salted water for 4–5 minutes, until tender. Serve with the chicken and toss gently to coat in the sauce.

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