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Chicken Paprikash

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Last Updated on June 17, 2020 by Lisa Johnson

The main course for our Cooking with Astrology “Aquarius” meal is….. Chicken Paprikash (Csirke Paprikash). Technically it would translate to “paprika”, but the SEO Gods preferred “paprikash” and who am I to argue with them. 😉  This meal is very similar to Beef Stroganoff – mushrooms, sour cream/Greek yogurt, mixed with egg noodles…..Yum!

Chicken Paprikash served over noodles on a white plate on top of a silver place mat

This is not a quick meal to prepare, but most of the cooking time is hands off…..so it’s not really that bad!

How to make Chicken Paprikash:

Start by sauteing the mushrooms…..

sliced button mushrooms in a large stainless steel skillet

Remove them from the pan, and cook the onions and garlic…..

sliced onions in a large stainless steel skillet

They never seem to package similar sized chicken breasts together…..

two chicken breasts on a green cutting mat

So I always place them between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them with a rolling pin until they are an even thickness…..

two flattened chicken breasts on a green cutting mat

this helps them cook more evenly. 🙂  Then I cut them into even pieces…..

two chicken breasts cut into four pieces on a green cutting mat

Dredge them in the seasoned flour mixture and set aside…..

flattened chicken pieces dredged in flour on a large white plate

Add the vinegar and paprika to the skillet…..

sliced onions cooked with paprika in a large stainless steel skillet

Push the onions aside and add the chicken…..

flour coated chicken pieces added to the cooked onions and paprika in the stainless steel skillet

Brown on both sides, add the broth and mushrooms, cover and cook for 1 hour…..

a large stainless steel skillet with broth, chicken and mushrooms

Remove the chicken to a plate and slice…..

cooked Chicken Paprikash sliced up on a large white plate

This will make it much easier to eat! Now stir in the Greek yogurt…..

sour cream added to the remaining sauce in the stainless steel skillet

Add the noodles and chicken and stir to combine…..

a large stainless steel skillet with Chicken Paprikash being tossed with Noodles and a green spoon in the upper right hand side

Serve with additional chopped parsley…..

Chicken Paprikash with mushrooms served over noodles on a white plate

Health benefits of Chicken Paprikash:

Chicken contains Vitamin B6 which helps reduce the amount of damage to the walls of the blood vessels. It is best to choose organic, cage-free chicken that has been raised without hormones and antibiotics whenever possible.

Paprika is surprisingly good for you, who knew? It contains more than 9 times more Vitamin C than tomatoes. It also contains significant levels of Vitamins A, E, and K which help to maintain healthy veins and capillaries. Paprika is packed with the essential minerals Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, which are beneficial in purifying the blood. I usually only use it to make my deviled eggs look pretty. 😉  That will need to change!!

The characteristics of our Aquarius friends:

Detached, eccentric, futuristic, humanitarian, independent, inventive, original, focused, and unconventional. Do your Aquarius friends match those characteristics? Ashton Kutcher sure does!

Ashton Kutcher eccentric gray suit and knit cap on his head

Eccentric, unconventional…..check!

Ashton Kutcher Human Rights Watch


Recipes in this Aquarius meal:


Chicken Paprikash served over noodles on a white plate on top of a silver place mat

Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash - noodles, chicken, mushrooms, Greek yogurt, and seasoned with paprika is guaranteed to be a family favorite!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Czech, Hungarian
Keyword: chicken, paprika, yogurt, noodles, mushrooms, recipe, comfort, food
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 736kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 5 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 16 ounces Greek yogurt I used Fage
  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped Italian parsley plus more for garnish


  • Heat 1 of Tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook until tender.
  • Mix flour, salt, celery salt, and pepper. Dredge chicken breasts through the flour mixture and set aside.
  • Remove mushrooms, add an additional 2 Tablespoons of oil, onions, and garlic to the skillet. Cook until onions are tender. Stir in the vinegar and paprika
  • Push onions to the side of the pan and add 2 Tablespoons of oil. Place chicken into the center of the pan and cook until golden brown, 3 - 4 minutes on each side.
  • Add the chicken stock and mushrooms,and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 1 hour.
  • Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain and mix with 2 Tablespoons butter and 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley. Set aside.
  • Remove chicken from the skillet and stir in the Greek yogurt. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Slice chicken breasts and return to skillet. Stir in the noodles and serve.


  • For a dairy-free version - substitute non-dairy sour cream for the Greek yogurt and oil for the butter.


Calories: 736kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 1107mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2100IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 3.7mg

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  1. This chicken paprikash looks incredible! We are big fans of beef stroganoff so I’m sure we would love this, this sounds so tasty and full of flavor!

  2. Lisa, this recipe sounds so good and I love finding new ways with chicken. Your cooking with astrology recipes/menus are always so much fun, and yes, my Aquarian friends DO fit this to a T! Thanks for sharing and pinning – have a happy Monday!

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