Keto Chicken Paprikash

Keto Chicken Paprikash

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This keto chicken paprikash is a tasty Hungarian dish that will spice up your typical, boring chicken meals. It may seem like a recipe that will be hard to make, but it’s not! The key is having the correct type of paprika and following along with this recipe.

Keto Chicken Paprikash

Keto Chicken Paprikash

I love learning new flavorful recipes like this to spice up my keto friendly weeknight meals list. It’s a new kind of comfort food for many, but once you try it, you’ll likely be adding it to your comfort food meal list. 

What is the History of Chicken Paprikash?

Chicken Paprikash is a popular dish that originated in Hungary, and is still quite common in Hungarian food culture. The name stems from the generous amount of the spice paprika that is used in the recipe.  This Keto Chicken Paprikash is true to its origin.

Keto Chicken Paprikash

What is Needed to Make Keto Chicken Paprikash?

You need very few things, outside of the ingredient list to put this recipe together! As long as you have the following items, you’ll be ready to make this delicious dish in no time:

  • Ingredients (listed below in recipe)
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing spatula
  • Skillet

How to Make Keto Chicken Paprikash

Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Sear the chicken on both sides and then remove them from the skillet and set aside.

How to Make Keto Chicken Paprikash

Add the onions and peppers to the hot skillet and saute until they begin to soften.

How to Make Keto Chicken Paprikash

When the onions are softened, add in the tomatoes and garlic and saute for 1 additional minute.

Stir in the paprika and broth and quickly remove the skillet from the heat.

How to Make Keto Chicken Paprikash

Place the chicken back in the skillet and coat with the sauce.

Place the skillet back on the stove over medium low heat. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 40 minutes. Then remove the chicken from the skillet again and add in the heavy whipping cream and sour cream. Mix until well combined.

How to Make Keto Chicken Paprikash

Simmer until the sauce thickens.

How to Make Keto Chicken Paprikash

Will it Take a Long Time to Make Keto Chicken Paprikash?

This recipe can be made in just over an hour from start to finish. The prep time to put together this recipe is just 20 minutes, while the cooking time is around 45 to 50 minutes.

How Many Carbs Are in Keto Chicken Paprikash?

A typical Chicken Paprikash dish has roughly 5 to 6 grams of carbs per serving, however, with a few alterations to an original recipe, this recipe for keto chicken paprikash has just 4 net carbs per serving.

This recipe makes 8 servings.

Keto Chicken Paprikash

Is Paprikash the Same as Goulash

This is a question that gets asked quite a bit. Paprikash and goulash are technically both stews, yes, but they are not the same. Goulash is typically beef or pork, whereas paprikash is chicken. Goulash features a lot of vegetables, while paprikash has just peppers, onions, and tomatoes.

Also, one of the main ingredients in paprikash is the heavy cream and sour cream, goulash has none of these.

What Does Chicken Paprikash Taste Like?

With a heavy dose of paprika in the recipe, you can expect chicken paprikash to taste earthy and musty, yet mild and sweet. It’s important to remember that there are different types of paprikash available and it’s important to use the correct one for this recipe.

Hungarian paprika has a sweet flavor, unlike the smoked or spicy varieties that you can find. This sweet flavor is necessary for this dish.

Is Chicken Paprikash Good for Meal Prep?

Paprikash is a great meal for meal prep! Whether you are making it in advance or you are simply wanting to pack up your leftovers and include them in your lunch recipes for the days ahead.

How to Freeze Low Carb Chicken Paprikash

To freeze paprikash, be sure to allow the meal to cool and then place it in an airtight, freezer safe container. Keep in mind that it won’t taste the same because sour cream turns a bit grainy when frozen, it is still good though! If you are making the paprikash simply for food prep, prepare the meal, but don’t add the sour cream.

Thaw the frozen meal overnight in the fridge before heating it up for lunch or dinner the next day.hyu

Keto Chicken Paprikash

What to Serve with this Keto Paprikash Recipe

You’ll notice that the non keto version of this recipe is often served with egg noodles or with mashed potatoes. Obviously, these are not viable options for sticking with a keto diet. The following recipes would be great to serve with Chicken Paprikash while still staying low carb:

Keto Mashed Cauliflower

This keto mashed cauliflower is a great alternative for mashed potatoes and pairs well with this dish.

Keto Garlic Cauliflower Rice

Another great side dish is this keto garlic cauliflower rice. It’s packed full of flavor and pairs well with many keto main dishes.

Tips for Making the Best Keto Chicken Paprikash

To successfully make the best keto chicken paprikash, be sure and follow these tips:

Sear The Chicken First

Searing the chicken before starting the rest of the recipe is key to adding a burst of flavor to the chicken in this recipe.

Don’t Skip the Simmer Step

The thickness of the sauce in this meal is key. Do not skip the simmering of the sauce after adding the heavy cream and sour cream. This is how to get your sauce to thicken well.

Other Keto Chicken Recipes You Might Like

If you love the flavor of this chicken recipe and want to mix it up a bit, then be sure to check out this Instant Pot Chicken Paprikash recipe. And while you are at it, be sure to check out this HUGE collection of keto chicken dinners for more fun ideas!

Keto Chicken Paprikash

Keto Chicken Paprikash
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken thighs and legs, bone in and skin on
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons Hungarian paprika
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Sear the chicken on both sides and then remove them from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Add the onions and peppers to the hot skillet and saute until they begin to soften.
  5. When the onions are softened, add in the tomatoes and garlic and saute for 1 additional minute.
  6. Stir in the paprika and broth and quickly remove the skillet from the heat.
  7. Place the chicken back in the skillet and coat with the sauce.
  8. Place the skillet back on the stove over medium low heat. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  9. Remove the chicken from the skillet again and add in the heavy whipping cream and sour cream. Mix until well combined.
  10. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
  11. Return the chicken to the skillet one final time, toss to coat in the sauce, and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 171mgSodium: 498mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 28g

Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!

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