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Keto Chicken Paprikash

A one pot wonder

I’ll be honest. I don’t know much about Hungarian cuisine. I’ve only ever made a Keto Goulash on the show. But I’m slowly learning and trying new dishes. However I am familiar with Chicken Paprikash. After all it was served at my wedding. But it’s nothing like the real deal at all. I guess I ate some adapted version of it. Today however I’m doing my best to make it as authentic as possible and at the same time Keto friendly. So enjoy!

What do you eat it with?

For me personally there is just one thing that goes with a dish like this. It’s cauliflower rice. Of course you can have it with zucchini noodles, shiratake noodles, Keto bread or even Keto naan. There are plenty of options. My favourite one though, is a spoon.

Keto Chicken PaprikashNutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 327
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Fiber: 0g

This recipe makes 8 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal. My recipe had 8 pieces of chicken so each serving has 1 piece of chicken only.  Please also note that if you use a different meat or different cut of chicken the macros will vary.

Keto Chicken Paprikash

Keto Chicken Paprikash

3.85 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 Kg Full Chicken Legs with Skin This was 4 full legs (drum plus thigh) for me
  • 100 grams Onions
  • 100 grams Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Goose Fat Buy Online
  • 3 Tsp Hungarian Paprika Buy Online
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Buy Online
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 500 ml Chicken stock Buy Online
  • 75 grams Sour Cream


  • Season the chicken legs with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the goose fat or any other fat of choice in a dutch oven and once it's almost smoking hot add the chicken skin side down and cook. I recommend cooking the 4 thighs first and then the 4 drumsticks. Once the skin is nice and golden brown flip over and cook for about 2 minutes. Cook on the skin side for about 4-5 minutes
  • Once the chicken has been removed add in the onions and cook on a medium heat till they turn nice and golden brown. You can pour in some of the chicken resting juices while cooking to deglaze the pan.
  • Add the bell pepper in once the onions have caramelized a bit. Once they soften add in the paprika and cook for 30-60 seconds just till everything is mixed in well.
  • Then add the stock and bring to the boil. Add in the chicken and cover with a lid and put in an oven at 180C for 45 minutes. Make sure the oven has been preheated for 20 minutes before hand.
  • Alternatively you can cover it and cook on a low heat on the stove top for about 30-40 minutes till the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced.
  • After 45 minutes bring the saucepan back on the heat and boil to reduce the sauce if you want it thicker. Take a few spoons of sauce and mix it with the sourcream in a bowl. This is called tempering the sour cream to prevent it from splitting when added to the boiling sauce.
  • Once the sauce has thickened add the sour cream mixture and give everything a good mix.
  • Chicken paprikash is DONE! Garnish with parsley or chives for decoration or just serve as it is with some cauliflower rice.
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  1. Add button quartered mushrooms and chopped up 1 or 2 tomatoes. Use peppercorns rather than pepper and i squished clove garlic. Tea spoon salt. Take out 1/2 a cup of the stock and put sour cream into cup. Stir and mixes better then put back into main pot. Now you have still keto hungarian chicken paprika my 97 yo granny (still alive) 2020 taught me. My favorite meal but i miss non keto nokadli that normally goes with it.

  2. I made this keto chicken paprikash. I must say it is easy to make.It reminds me of my mother in law. My husband and I like it. We ate it with the keto naan I made. It’s different from other keto dishes I make. I did not cook it in the oven coz it is summer. Turning the oven on will turn the house like a sauna. I think I need to put more salt but otherwise will make it again. I have to make rice for my husband next time.

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