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Slow cooker chicken paprikash

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
6 hr 20 min
20 min
6 hr
Pop these ingredients into your slow cooker and six hours later you'll have no-fuss paprikash that'll impress any Hungarian! Great for a busy weeknight, prepare your slow cooker to cook while you work. Cook some egg noodles to serve with the paprikash for a traditional side or opt for some wilted greens like baby spinach to serve with your chicken. The creamy sauce and mild flavors of this dish appeal to all ages. Use the standard paprika here and not the smoked variety to get the most traditional version of this eastern European comfort food dish.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s), or enough to coat skillet

Fresh mushroom(s)

2 cup(s), coarsely chopped

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 small, diced


1 tsp

Table salt

¾ tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp

Canned chicken broth

½ cup(s)

Uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s)

All-purpose flour

1 Tbsp

Fat free sour cream

½ cup(s)


  1. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat. Add mushrooms, onion, garlic and pepper; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in paprika, salt and pepper; cook 30 seconds more. Spoon mixture into a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker; add broth.
  2. Cut each chicken breast into 4 long strips; add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  3. Stir together flour and sour cream in a cup; stir into chicken mixture. (Note: We stir flour into the sour cream to prevent the cream from curdling in slow-cooked dishes.) Cover and cook on low until the mixture is thick and hot, about 10 minutes more. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.