Easy chicken paprika: A retro dinner recipe from the 60s

Easy chicken paprika

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From the Campbell’s soup company back in the sixties, here is a Hungarian-inspired chicken paprika recipe (Chicken Paprikash), made simpler than usual by using tomato soup for the base.

They suggested serving this chicken dinner with noodles and a green salad — but those aren’t the only options. In 1966, the Lansing State Journal’s food editor recommended a side dish consisting of light dumplings made with flour, cottage cheese, sour cream, eggs, salt and tabasco sauce.

The inspiration: Chicken paprika recipe (1963)

Chicken paprika retro recipe


A modern take: Chicken with mushrooms in a tomato & paprika sauce
Easy chicken paprika
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Easy chicken paprika

Easy chicken paprika

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

From the Campbell’s soup company back in the sixties, here is a Hungarian-inspired chicken paprika recipe (Chicken Paprikash), made simpler than usual by using tomato soup for the base.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds chicken parts
  • 1/3 cup seasoned flour
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cans Campbell's tomato soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces canned sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Dust chicken with flour; brown in shortening in large skillet.
  2. Pour off fat.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients except sour cream.
  4. Cover; simmer 45 minutes or until tender. Stir now and then.
  5. Remove bay leaf.
  6. Blend in sour cream. Heat.
  7. Serve with noodles.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 577Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 370mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 46g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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