Now that the days are getting shorter and the nights colder I find I am pulling this family favorite soup recipe. My husband has a family member from Hungary and every time we visit them he asked them to make their Chicken Paprikash. Once we found out we would be moving overseas, I asked them to teach me how to make this delicious soup and slowly over the last four years I have made it my own and according to my husband it is every bit as tasty as his family's version:)!
This recipe requires a little vigilance at the beginning in order to get maximum flavor but then can simmer with minimum attention.
|First sauté 1 onion until lightly brown -- be extremely careful not to burn the onions it will change the taste of this soup|
|Cut 2 red peppers into small pieces.|
|1/4 cup paprika|
|After onions are cooked add in paprika and mix 1/4 cup of chicken broth and thoroughly coat the onions with the paprika stirring constantly.|
|Then add 2 cans of chicken broth and 3 cans of water|
|Add one teaspoon of crushed garlic|
|Add chicken to the pot make sure the chicken is completely covered -- add more water if needed but just enough to cover the chicken.|
|Cook a box of pasta shells|
|Add shells to bowl, one piece of chicken and soup. Optional to top with sour cream and hot sauce|
Serve with a side of crusty bread. I made homemade Focaccia bread with rosemary, onion and sea salt.
Hope you enjoy this family favorite recipe on a cold winter's night:)!