Chicken Paprikash

Lovely dish!


  • 6 – 8 chicken thighs, preferably bone in with skin
  • avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 -2 c shredded green cabbage
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped
  • paprika, salt and pepper
  • 3-4 c veggie broth
  • 1/2 c sour cream or yogurt (optional)
  • dill or thyme or parsley (dry or fresh)
  • dumpling recipe (optional)


  • Bring meat up to room temperature…about 30 minutes out of the fridge.
  • Dry the chicken with paper towel.
  • Liberally sprinkle meat side with salt, pepper, and paprika (smoked or sweet).  Turn pieces over and do the same on skin side.
  • Heat a deep frying pan on medium heat.
  • When hot, add enough oil to cover pan about 1/4″ deep.
  • When oil is hot add the chicken skin-side down. Deep brown this side…3-5 minutes.
  • Turn over chicken pieces and brown meat side..about 3 minutes. Chicken does not need to be fully cooked through… just carmelized.
  • Remove the chicken to a plate.
  • If there is excess fat in the frying pan…drain it so that about 3 tbsp remain.
  • Add the onions, season with salt, and saute until translucent.
  • Add the cabbage. Continue heating until onions brown a bit.
  • Add additional paprika to mixture. If using dry seasonings, add them now. Add the garlic.
  • Add about 3 tbsp of flour and mix in well.  Roux should look like sand in the pan.
  • Cook for a minute or so.
  • Add the broth a small amount at a time, mixing well, and removing lumps.
  • Simmer mixture for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add enough onion / cabbage mixture to a shallow casserole dish (big enough to hold the chicken) so that there is about 1/2″ depth. Add the chicken…skin should be exposed so that it crisps up when baking.
  • Put chicken dish in the oven at 350 and bake for about 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Bring the remaining onion / cabbage mixture up to simmer.
  • If doing dumplings, mix them up and drop them on top of the remaining onion / cabbage mixture.
  • Put the lid on and simmer until dumplings are done.
  • Remove from heat.  Add the sour cream or yogurt and fresh seasonings (if using). Mix in and around the dumplings.
  • Serve both dishes.
  • Enjoy!

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