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

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Vintage Chicken paprika recipe

An easy way to make chicken paprika (1963)

Here is a Hungarian-inspired chicken paprika recipe, simplified by using tomato soup for the base. Serve it with noodles and alongside a green salad.

Vintage Chicken paprika recipe

Chicken paprika

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


  • 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


  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.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 722Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 235mgSodium: 463mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 58g

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Chicken paprika retro recipe

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