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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 223.5
  • Total Fat: 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.5 mg
  • Sodium: 329.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 13.4 g

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Chicken Paprikas

Submitted by: FCHOVITZ

Introduction

A rich flavorful recipe that I grew up on. My Nana would serve it with homemade spaetzle or drop noodles, buttered carrots and a smile. A rich flavorful recipe that I grew up on. My Nana would serve it with homemade spaetzle or drop noodles, buttered carrots and a smile.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 chicken thighs and legs,some skin left on
    3 tbsp, Olivio Margarine
    1 Medium Onion, chopped
    3 tbsp. good Paprika (it makes a difference)
    1 cup 99% Fat Free Chicken Broth
    1 cup Reduced Fat Breakstone's Sour Cream
    1 package of No-Yolk Noodles
    6 medium sized carrots, peeled and cut into angled slices, steamed
    salt and papper to taste

Directions

Begin by washing and trimming the chicken pieces of all fat. Remove most of the skin, however, you could leave on 1 thigh and/or 1 drumstick in order to increase flavor. Salt and pepper the chicken pieces and set aside.

Chop the onion and set aside.

Heat up a large frying pan and melt the Olivio, adding a couple of teaspoons of Olive Oil to prevent it from burning.

Brown the chicken pieces on both sides then remove from the pan and set on a plate. Add the chopped onion to the pan and slowly cook until the onion is soft, and caremelized. (Be careful you do not burn the onions or the butter, it will negatively affect the dish.) Add the chicken pieces back to the pan, add half the chicken broth, and the paprika. Cover, and cook slowly until the chicken is very tender. This could take 30-45 minutes, depending on the sizes of the chicken pieces.

When the chicken is done, remove the chicken pieces again to a plate, and add the rest of the chicken broth to the pan. Reduce the broth a little in order to intensify flavors. Remove the pan from the heat and add the sour cream. Use a whisk to blend the sour cream with the juices. Once blended, return the chicken to the pan. Slowly bring the dish back up to heat (do not boil), add chopped parsley or dill if desired. Serve alongside the noodles and steamed carrots.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FCHOVITZ.






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  • O.K.
    32 of 46 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds very good, my only question is under the ingredients details the noodles are listed as 2 ounces, a package of these noodles is 12 ounces. This would change what is listed for calories per serving by 262, I enter recipes and try to make sure it is accurate for those using it. - 7/24/09

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  • 23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I have made this Basic recipe for over 50 years, but I only
    use Skinless chicken breast. Cut outs a lot of the calories.
    I also servr it on a bed of Asien rice noodles. Lighter & less calories, & use fat free sour cream W/a little fat free cream cheese to thicken sauce. Top w/finely choppe Parsley - 11/5/09

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  • 20 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the recipe. I am Hungarian and have made my grandmother's recipe. Your recipe is wonderful. You are absolutely correct - be sure to use the Hungarian paprika - it does make a difference! - 7/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    made it with chicken breast because its all i had handy. delicious!!! - 6/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I still do this dish from my mother recipe, it is almost the same only i use a Tsp of flower in the sour cream to make the sauce a bit thiker. - 7/20/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I only added a tspn. of chipolte pepper to the paprika before using it in the dish. Got to have my spice...Chef Jim - 7/17/09

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I have to agree with other posters -- nutrition is way off. I put the recipe into Master Cook 9.0 and got 684 Calories assuming an 8-ounce pkg of no-yolk noodles and 4 skinless chicken legs. - 12/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I grew up with Paprikas also, still love it, but since my mom lost her memory, doesn't cook anymore, and my Paprikas "never" taste like my moms :-(
    Oh, I add garlick (we all love garlick). - 8/27/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I made this meal 2night & I added 1 green and 1 red pepper. I used 5oz chicken breasts per serving. Re-tallying nutritional content my recipe per serving had 410cal, 60g protein, 11g fat and 17g carbs. Replaced the butter w/ some EVOO. Ate it over small amount of whole wheat pasta. Yum. - 8/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I've made this dish (w/minor variations) for years. I use only olive oil and boneless, skinless chicken breasts; a little flour to provide thickener after carmelizing the onions; & more chicken broth and less reduced fat sour cream. Try it over Quinoa--it's great and improves nutrition! - 12/14/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this dish for the first time tonight. It was very flavorful. My husband raved about it. - 7/7/07

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  • 7 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Looks good. Just an idea for you. Instead of sour cream, try the fat free greek yogurt. I have substitued this for other recipes and it has worked well for me. I like the amount of protein that the yogurt has. I don't like yogurt as a norm as I find it too rich. - 8/28/09

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  • 7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Whoever asked where you can buy Hungarian Paprika.....
    I find it alongside all the other spices in the regular supermarkets. It's in a taller can than most spices and it's red. - 8/27/09

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I am Hungarian. I cook it almost every week. This receipt is good, although I never remove the chicken, it's much easier that way. If you put quite a lot of onion in it it will be thick, though some people do use a little bit (1teaspoon) of flour in it. Sour creme or creme fraiche is optional. - 12/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful recipe, thanks. I've never had this before, it was great. - 9/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Hubby likes this one, too. - 8/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! I like it with new potatoes. Great comfort food. - 8/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for making a healthy version of this recipe! I grew up with this recipe and you're correct, having good, Hungarian paprika is essential! - 8/27/09

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  • 6 of 12 people found this review helpful
    This is a keeper! - 8/27/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This was great, I really loved it. Will be making it again. How much is a serving? 1 leg and 1 thigh, or just 1 piece? - 6/27/09

    Reply from FCHOVITZ (6/28/09)
    thanks!, 1 serving would be 223 calories.


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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I tried this tonight, and it was delicious. I will definitely make this again. It is flavorful, yet mellow. - 12/14/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I am happy to have this recipe in my file folder as I haven't made this for years. I own both Hungarian and Spanish Paprika and I agree with Chef Jim, for those who love spice, add just a little of your choice, but beware as you don't want to change the flavor completely! - 10/27/09

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  • Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used whole grain pasta for a nutty taste. - 8/31/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    it was very tasty - 7/25/09

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  • 5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this since I was married to a Hungarian.
    I used garlic in mind and egg barley. Is sure was good. - 6/29/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This sounds yummy. We do a chicken paprika variation that is a household favorite and uses red/yellow/orange bell peppers over rice. I'll have to try yours for some variety! Thanks for sharing. - 6/26/09

    Reply from FCHOVITZ (6/26/09)
    thanks, I do hope that you try it. My grandmother taught me how to make it.


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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    The cat's meow! Super easy, super delicious. I've made this several times for a variety of audiences and everyone has commented very favorably! - 12/4/09

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Where can I find Hungarian paprika? (I live in Oklahoma.) Thanks! - 8/27/09

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  • 4 of 12 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good. Always looking for new ways to cook chicken. Will definately try it soon. Thanks - 7/14/09

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  • 4 of 13 people found this review helpful
    sounds real good def. will try it and get back to you. thanx - 7/14/09

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  • 4 of 9 people found this review helpful
    It is funny that this recipe popped up because I love Hungarian Goulash. I think of this as a Winter meal but with all the rain and cool temps winter meals are still a go. - 7/8/09

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This sounds just like the Hungarian dish that my grandmom and mom used to make and it was very yummy! Only she served them over small hard homemade flour dumplings she made with egg, milk and flour. - 6/26/09

    Reply from FCHOVITZ (6/26/09)
    You're right. They were called Galushka, and they take a little bit of skill to make. It is however, best with them. If you make them, let me know how you made out.

    frank


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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a real keeper! I will make this again.
    I did use plain no fat yogurt instead of sour cream since I didn't have any. - 1/6/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Chicken Paprika is one of my family's favorite meals. I use boneless skinless chicken breast, butter instead of oil (just 1 tbsp for the fat) and I use ff cream instead of sourcream. Oh, I also do rice instead of noodles. That's just how it's always been done. - 1/5/10

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I will make this recipe for sure. I think the "good" paprika you are referring to is the smoky paprika from McCormick. It has much more flavor than regular paprika, costs a little more. I will add garlic and possibly try Daisy low fat sour cream and serve over whole wheat pasta. Sounds delicious. - 1/5/10

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  • O.K.
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I found this to be a little bland. Mushroom and garlic could really be used in this. I like the zip from the sour cream but other than that, it left something to be desired. - 12/20/09

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  • Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    this is the same a s my recipe but I use hungarian Smoked paprika, and instead of adding flour to the sour cream I make Home made noodles/dumplings with flour egg substitute and salt, I roll the doe out thin and cut it into strips and boil them seperately and then add them to the chicken parikas - 12/14/09

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  • 3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I really like this recipe. I think it is something I will make many times. Thank you!!! - 8/27/09

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  • 3 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I looked at the receipt and it sounds great but I am still struggling with life adjustments and am avoiding such things as sour cream because I find the low cal ones just done taste the same...I will keep this in mind. - 8/3/09

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  • 3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    My fam makes this and uses the Hungarian Paprika. If you don't, it doesn't come out near as good.

    Dumplings aren't very difficult to make. All you have to do is mix the water, flour and egg and drop into boiling water. - 7/6/09

    Reply from FCHOVITZ (7/7/09)
    You have to use Hungarian Paprika, or your right, it is not the same. Did you try my recipe?


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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe, and my husband thought it was delicious. I loved that it was EASY to fix as well as tasty. - 1/7/10

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  • Good
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have this recipe as one that I submitted too... but it has a few different ingredients. Check it out under "Chicken Paprikash" - 12/14/09

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, but the ingredients list say 3 T. margarine and the ingredients details say 1 T. SO WHICH IS IT? Makes a difference. Please clarify. Also with the noodles....some inconsistencies.... - 8/27/09

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  • 2 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Wish I had this recipe yesterday. I definitely will try this. - 8/27/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This sounds EXCELLENT - will try it next week. I hope that smoked paprika will work - I just bought some to make Paella, and found it to be incredible. - 8/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good - 4/12/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    super flavor - 2/24/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super easy and a nice change from the regular meals we have..very flavorful. I made a few changes- used only boneless skinless chicken tenders and thighs, only evoo and no margarine. Substituted 6 oz. of sour cream for 4 oz.plain greek yogurt, 2 oz. of sour cream. I served over couscous, delicious! - 2/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic, I have a very hard believing that this was so low in calories.....I am very full. I will defintely make again.....used alot of pepper so it spiced it up. - 2/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful!!! - 1/29/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am very familar with this recipe from my childhood. I added green peppers as is our traditon. The lowfat sourcream worked well. - 1/5/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It sounds delicious...but legs and thighs w/ skin? Sour cream? Egg noodles? Sounds like a lot of Calories...what about using something else instead of sour cream? Could skinless chicken breast replace the legs and thighs? Brown rice instead of egg noodles perhaps? Would love some feed back! - 1/5/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    You didn't include olive oil in your calories, and I think some of the ingrediants are less than the serving you would have on a plate. - 1/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious !!! Thank you. - 1/5/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A huge family favorite that I grew up on! Always make the homemade dumplings. The only different thing my Mom did is to use a can of crushed tomatoes and to add a little flour for thickening. - 1/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I MADE THIS WITH LEFT OVER TURKEY. I BOILED THE WHOLE CARCESS THEN HUBBY PICKED OF MEAT FOR ME. I ADDED CELERY WITH ONIONS. WONDERFUL AS LEFT OVERS - 1/5/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds so good. I can't wait to make it. I can't believe how low calorie it is. Thanks for sharing your recipe with all of us. Keep up the good work. - 1/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to try it out this week. - 1/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    WOW! I had these when I was growing up.GREAT! - 12/14/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds fabulous! I think I'll use chicken breasts because I really don't care for the taste of darker meat chicken. I am going to go buy some good paprika tomorrow so I can make it tomorrow night! Thanks! - 12/14/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for another chicken recipe because I love to eat chicken and this one was quick and easy. - 12/14/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I have not made this dish yet, but I will be making it soon. - 12/14/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Thanks! It sounds like my kind of food. I shall try it this week for sure! - 12/14/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Just had some of the "original" recipe this weekend and am I excited to see yoour lighter version!

    Do you have a lite version of the dumplings/spatzel?
    - 12/14/09

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used to make this YEARS ago ,without the paprika. I will try this, it sounds yummy. I am always trying to "beef" up the flavor of chicken. Thank you. - 12/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    i WAS LOOKING FOR A GOOD CHICKEN RECIPE AND I AM GOING TO MAKE IT I HAVE BONLESS CHICKEN HOPE THAT IT WORKS OUT OKAY.. THANKS SO MUCH - 10/27/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    this sounds amazing - 8/27/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I can hardly wait to try this recipe Any recipe cooked by a nana is always so special. Glad you shared this with us. storm - 8/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    cant wait to try this - 8/27/09

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  • 1 of 12 people found this review helpful
    sounds interesting. - 6/29/09

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  • I haven't tried any chicken paprika dishes before so I have nothing to compare this to but I love this. I recently purchased some hot and sweet Hungarian paprika so I used 1 T. hot and 2 T sweet and it was very spicy and soooo good. Definitely a keeper - 5/21/11

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  • this was SOOO good!! Im not a fan of onions so I sub'd a cup of sliced mushrooms. Served it over a little rice and had carrots for the side. The whole family loved it! - 8/16/10

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  • great recipie would definitely recommend it. - 7/5/10

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  • This tasted like chickenstew but was great. I made it in a crock pot. - 7/2/10

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  • Living close to "little Mexico", El Paso, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to find SZEGED anywhere except the Base, (Ft Bliss). I'm retired Army, so it's no problem, it's where I do ALL my shopping. I use the Cream Cheese as the thickener, It is what a Hungarian girlfriend of mine used. - 6/27/10

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  • Looks interesting. I never tried this. - 6/27/10

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  • Much tastier and easier way to make this. - 6/12/10

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  • This sounds very similar to my mom's chicken paprikas. The recipe for the Dumplings is here (caloric count ??):
    1.5 cups flour
    1 egg
    1 tsp salt
    water (< 1/2 c)
    mix the 1st 3 ingred together. Add H2O until consist of paste. Drp by 1/3 tsp into boil water. Boil 8 min. Drain. Serve w/sou - 4/19/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will be using chicken breast. I will be using non fat sour cream. We do not use low fat due to surgery. This will reduce the Calories per serving. I will measure the noodles for my portion. Hung. Pap is the BEST. - 4/12/10

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  • Sounds good will have to try it this week. - 2/12/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try when I find the ingredients. - 1/29/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can not remember how many years it has been since I have had this Iam Hungarian and my Mother made it the same only we laddled it over mashed potatos Yum - 1/25/10

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious ... BUT ... the nutrition information is WAY, WAY off! Sadly I discovered this AFTER I ate it. My whole day was blown. Folks ... this is about a 550 calorie meal, not the nice 223 this person leads you to believe. So make sure you have the room for it in your calorie count! - 1/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great. Made it with chicken breasts but will use thighs next time. My hubby and I are in love with this recipe and will add it to regularly made recipes. - 1/6/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    will make soon sounds great - 1/5/10

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love Paprika Hendl (the German name). I haven't tried your recipe, but it's one of my favorite dishes. Thanks for sharing. - 1/5/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband is Hungarian, and this is a traditional dish that his family made. He loves it and so do I! Yum! - 1/5/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sounds like a really flavorful dish, and cant wait to try it. I think I might try smoked paprika, and maybe add more vegetables. - 1/5/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My mom made this all the time and it is one of my favorite recipes. the only thing different was she did not use carrots. I love this over Tarhonya(tiny Hungarian noodles) You make regular noodles and then grate them and let them dry. - 1/5/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a family favorite of my own, my Slovak version has peas instead of carrots & homemade Spaetzle, or Haluski. Try this recipe..you will really like it! - 1/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will the good paprika be labeled "Hungarian paprika"? - 7/1/09

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