Hungarian Chicken Stew

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This Hungarian Chicken Stew is a family favourite! We are loving the taste of paprika in this house at the moment!

A bowlful of this chicken stew is a perfect dinner for cold winter nights – serve with a chunk of crusty bread for some real good comfort food!

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Hungarian Chicken Stew

This recipe is sure to be a winner, winner chicken dinner! It makes a great week night meal as it’s easy to prep in advance, and takes just 30 minutes to cook. 

My Hungarian chicken stew is made using [cooked] new potatoes, onions and garlic, chicken thighs (boneless & skinless), bell peppers, tinned tomatoes, chicken stock, sour cream, and of course herbs and spices: paprika, mixed herbs, and bay leaves.

I serve it with some extra vegetables or a chunk of crusty bread to mop up all the sauce – yum!

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This Hungarian Chicken Stew is a family favourite! Serve with a chunk of crusty bread for some real good comfort food on cold winter nights! #ChickenStew #HungarianRecipes #ComfortFood

The recipe in the print box (below) gives you the “regular” method for preparation and cooking, but I am going to give you some other ways to go about doing things, because I’m all about options!

Options & changes you can make:

  1. If you can’t get new potatoes, peel and chop larger potatoes instead. Using cooked potatoes means they’ll be lovely and soft when the stew has finished cooking.
  2. If you don’t like chicken thighs, you can use chicken breast instead.
  3. If you can’t find smoked paprika, switch it out for regular paprika.
  4. Use whatever colour bell peppers you like!
  5. If you can’t get canned chopped tomatoes, buy them whole and “chop up” in the saucepan with a spoon.
  6. To prep in advance: chop the onion and garlic; chop the peppers; chop the chicken; mix the herbs together. Store all ingredients in airtight containers and cook as directed when ready.
  7. To cook in the slow cooker: use raw potatoes instead of cooked; keep the chicken in whole pieces, and rub the paprika and mixed herbs onto each piece; Place the onions, garlic, potatoes, and bell peppers into the pot, add the tomatoes, stock and bay leaf, and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 4 hours – or until the chicken is cooked through, and the potatoes are tender. Stir in the sour cream when ready to serve.
  8. You could exchange the sour cream for crème fraîche or even natural yogurt. 
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Hungarian Chicken Stew

Hungarian Chicken Stew

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A bowlful of this Hungarian Chicken Stew is a perfect dinner for cold winter nights – serve with a chunk of crusty bread for some real good comfort food!

Ingredients

  • 200g cooked new potatoes, halved
  • olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, halved and finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and cubed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, deseeded and cubed
  • 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and cubed
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp sour cream

Instructions

  1. Heat a little olive oil in a large saucepan and fry the onions and garlic until softened.
  2. Season the chicken pieces with salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper and then add to the pan.
  3. Fry the chicken until golden then sprinkle over the paprika and mixed herbs. Add the bay leaves.
  4. Add the peppers, chopped tomatoes and chicken stock and stir together.
  5. Add the cooked new potatoes to the stew and bring the mixture to a boil.
  6. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. When ready to serve, stir through two tablespoons of the sour cream. Top with extra sour cream if desired.

Want more stew recipes? There are lots on my Casseroles & Stews Board on Pinterest!

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