Everyday Paprika Chicken

This Everyday Paprika Chicken is more than just a meal; it’s a journey through flavors, with each bite offering a lush combination of creamy, tangy, and smoky tones. Learned from a seasoned chef, this dish employs a simple yet ingenious technique of blending aromatic paprika with fresh tomatoes and a hint of cream to create a sauce that’s utterly transformative. Whether served over rice or with a side of mashed potatoes, it guarantees satisfaction at every dinner.

Perfect for those who crave comfort with a gourmet touch, Chef’s Special Paprika Chicken presents a harmonious blend of spices and textures. The golden-brown sear on the chicken provides a delightful crunch, complemented by the velvety sauce that it simmers in. This recipe is not just food—it’s an experience, ready to be savored as a midweek luxury or a part of your weekend feast.

Full Recipe:


  • 4 chicken legs
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Some vegetable oil
  • ~30g butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3-4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 200-300 ml broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 3-4 tablespoons sour cream



  • Prepare the Chicken: Season the chicken legs with salt and black pepper.
  • Fry the Chicken: Heat a combination of vegetable oil, butter, and olive oil in a large frying pan over medium/high heat. Fry the chicken legs for about 5 minutes on each side until they are golden brown. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Make the Gravy: In the same pan, sauté the chopped red onion and minced garlic until softened. Add the paprika and flour, stirring well to combine. Add the chopped ripe tomatoes and cook for a few minutes until they start to break down. Pour in the broth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, pepper, or other favorite seasonings as needed.
  • Cook the Chicken in the Gravy: Return the chicken legs to the pan, nestling them into the sauce. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  • Finish the Dish: Stir in the sour cream and bring the gravy to a boil. Cook for about 2 more minutes.
  • Serve: Serve the chicken legs with the rich and flavorful gravy.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes | Kcal: 450 kcal | Servings: 4

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