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Creamy Paprika Chicken

Creamy Paprika Chicken

AKA Paprikás Csirke

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We get a lot of helpful feedback from all our lovely customers and one thing we’ve noticed recently is a lot of requests for hungarian dishes! Your wish is our command… We present to you the HelloFresh version of ‘Paprikás Csirke’ - the classic hungarian dish made with delicious sweet paprika. Keep the suggestions coming!

Allergens:Cereals containing GlutenMilkSoya

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Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)


2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 unit(s)

Red Pepper

1 unit(s)


3 unit(s)

Chicken Thigh

1 cup(s)

Basmati Rice

2 tbsp


(ContainsCereals containing Gluten)

1 tbsp

Mild Paprika 1.5 tsp

½ unit(s)

Chicken Stock Pot

1 tin(s)

Butter Beans

1 pot(s)

Sour Cream


1 tbsp

Soy Sauce

(ContainsCereals containing Gluten, Soya)

1 tbsp


Nutritional information/ per serving
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3727.944 kJ
Energy (kcal)891 kcal
Fat25.0 g
of which saturates10.0 g
Carbohydrate96 g
of which sugars0.0 g
Protein65 g
Salt0.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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Frying Pan
Baking Tray
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Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees. Cut your onion in half through the root, peel and slice it finely into half moon shapes. Peel and chop your garlic cloves. Remove the core from the pepper and cut into slices about 1cm wide. Slice your courgette in half lengthways and then slice into half moon shapes about 1½cm thick. Chop each of your chicken thighs into four pieces.


Bring 350ml of water to the boil with ¼ tsp of salt (in preparation for your rice).


Add 1 tbsp of oil to a frying pan on medium heat and throw in your onion, cook for 5 mins before adding your garlic and cooking for a further minute. Add your chicken to the pan and fry it with the onion for 4 mins, stirring occasionally until slightly browned.


In the meantime, add your pepper and courgette to a baking tray with 1 tbsp of oil, ¼ tsp of salt and a good grind of pepper and put in the oven to cook for 20-25 mins, until slightly crispy.


While your veggies are roasting, add your rice to your boiling water, put the lid on and cook for 10 mins, before taking off the heat and leaving to rest for another 10 mins. Tip: Don’t peek under the lid for the whole 20 mins.


When the chicken has been browned, add your flour and paprika to the pan and cook for 2 mins. Add 350ml of water to the pan along with your stock pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat, put your lid on your pan and cook for 7 mins. After 7 mins, drain and rinse your butter beans, add them to the pan and cook for a further 7 mins uncovered.


When the chicken has been cooking for 15 mins, add your sour cream, soy sauce and honey and stir. Simmer for 2 mins and then serve on your rice with your peppers on top. Enjoy!