Many of those recipes are a hit with my kids, too. Anybody who has kids knows that's a big win! One of the dinner recipes my mom frequently made was paprika chicken over dumplings. It's now a comfort food for me!
Although her Paprika Chicken still tastes better than mine (Why does that always happen? I swear she uses a secret ingredient that she refuses to tell me about!), I've altered the recipe a bit over the years to accommodate my family a bit better. AKA, hello, Crockpot! I'm all about quick and easy these days!
Cooking the Paprika Chicken in the Crockpot is really easy, but I'm not going to lie: making homemade dumplings is a bit time-consuming and messy. It is so worth it, though!
- Chicken Broth 32 OZ
- Paprika (If you can find it, Sweet Hungarian Paprika is the best!)
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 3-4 Large Chicken Breasts, pre-cooked
- Pre-cook chicken breasts.
- Mix broth, sour cream, and paprika in the Crockpot. I don't have a set amount of paprika. I just sprinkle it in until the sauce turns a light orange color.
- Add in the chicken breasts.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or cook on high for 4 hours.
- Just before serving, shred the chicken.
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of water
1. Crack 2 eggs into a mixing bowl.
2. Sprinkle in salt and pepper.
3. Pour in 2 cups of water.
4. Slowly stir in flour until a thick dough forms. You don't want it to be runny!
5. Boil a pot of water then drop a few spoonfuls of dough at a time into the boiling water. After about a minute, stir the pot and the dumplings should float to the top. (This is the part where things get messy for me!!!)
6. Scoop out the dumplings with a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving dish.
7. Repeat, repeat, repeat! Continue to cook the dough by several spoonfuls at a time until all the dough is gone. It's messy, but like I said, it's worth it!
Once the Paprika Chicken is done and the dumplings are cooked, you can either add the dumplings to the Crockpot and allow them to cook for an additional 15 minutes, or you can just top them with the sauce.
I've done both, but I typically serve them separately because my kids like to choose the amount of sauce. I always serve it with a side of vegetables or a salad.
This is one of those meals that I make that gets devoured. We never have leftovers!
What is your favorite meal to make for your family?