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Formula Food fumbles on to Hungary in a blitz of paprika and nokedli

7w ago
Chicken Paprikash

Spiced, peppery chicken in a creamy sauce

Prep time20min
Cook time40min
Total time1h


  • As many chicken thighs are you think your guests will need, I worked with five
  • 2 white onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 green peppers, finely chopped and deseeded
  • Enough paprika of varying flavours, go by your taste
  • 1 tbsp of flour
  • 400g chopped tinned tomatoes
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 150ml sour cream



  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4
  2. Chop your vegetables as above
  3. Heat some olive oil in the pan


  1. Season the chicken thighs and brown off the oil and then set aside
  2. Add the onions, peppers and garlic to the pan and gently fry, before stirring in the paprikas and the flour
  3. Once nicely combined, add in the stock and tomatoes and wait for them to come up to temperature before adding the chicken back in. Simmer on the hob for 30-40 minutes covered or as I did, bung it in the oven.

Recipe Notes

Check my YouTube video for some tips on how to smash this recipe.

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Soft dumpling noodly things. If you're German, they are spätzle.

Prep time20min
Cook time5min
Total time25min
CuisineEastern European


  • 500g flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. Combine the salt and flour and gently mix in the eggs.
  2. You're looking to get to a thick consistency where the dough will form bubbles.
  3. Then make the nokedli either by tearing bits off the dough and dropping them into the boiling water or by pushing the dough through a spätzle/nokedli press, or a cheese grater.
  4. Once cooked they will float on the boiling water, be careful to not overcrowd the pot. Remove with a slotted spoon and serve up.

Recipe Notes

Check the video description for my full notes as well as a vague display of how to do it.

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Comments (2)

  • This sounds very nice and flavorful!

      1 month ago
  • Sounds very delicious!

      1 month ago