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Chicken Stew with Mushrooms and Sour Cream

Delicious Chicken Stew-With Mushrooms and Sour Cream

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: chicken stew, delicious chicken recipe, tasty chicken recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 651kcal
Author: Timea
One of the basic recipes in the Transylvanian cuisine is chicken stew with mushrooms and sour cream. The original name of the recipe is "csirkepaprikas" what the translation would be chicken stew in which the basic flavor is sweet paprika, a spice commonly used in Hungarian cuisine. We often make this recipe, in different flavors, with or without mushrooms, with chicken breasts or chicken legs, all are very tasty.
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  • 500 g chicken thighs
  • 500 g mushrooms champignon
  • 1 pieces onion
  • 1 pieces leek
  • 1 pieces red sweet pepper
  • 30 g green parsley. chopped
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika cream
  • 2 tbsp sweet red paprika powder
  • 100 ml sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp wheat flour
  • 300 ml sour cream.


To Prepare the Ingredients

  • For this recipe I used deboned chicken thighs which I cleaned of skin and fat after which I cut them in medium pieces.
  • We prepare the other ingredients: about 500 g of mushrooms, we used champignon mushrooms, but you can use chanterelle or porcini mushrooms for a better and stronger taste.
  • I chose a medium onion, one a red pepper and one leek. We clean and cut them, the mushrooms in cubes and the onion, the pepper and the leeks chopped. Try to cut them in roughly equal dimensions.

The Beginning of the Preparation

  • In a saucepan, warm up 100 ml of sunflower oil in which the onions, leek and sweet pepper are fried on medium heat. After they have soaked a bit, put the pieces of meat and let them get color, stirring.
  • Season with sea salt,, freshly ground pepper and one teaspoon sweet paprika cream, and most importantly, two tablespoons of sweet paprika. Be careful not to burn paprika, so it will become bitter. After mixing a little, put two glasses of water or chicken soup and let boil under the lid for about 30 minutes.
  • Now you can also put the mushrooms, letting them boil together for another 30 minutes.
  • Until our stew boils, prepare a thickened 250 ml sour cream and one tablespoon of wheat flour, which we mix well with a creamy consistency.
  • Put this thickening in the stew, little by little, stirring constantly. I, before slicing, pull the saucepan off the fire and let it stop the boil and so the sour cream will be incorporated in the stew, then put it on the fire again, boil for another 10 minutes.
  • At the end we put a good handful of chopped green parsley.
  • It can be served with a multitude of seals, from pasta to polenta, today we served with pasta and pickled cucumber.


Cooking Ideas As I said, this stew can be made from different types of meat. The original version is with chicken legs and no mushrooms. But you can make it from the pork or beef pulp, but there are a mushroom and no meat version. All are tasty! But do not forget, at least two tablespoons of sweet pepper Garnish I recommend different types of pasta, mashed potatoes or polenta. Good appetite!!!


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 651kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1899mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g