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Chicken Rice Paprikash

Deliciously tender chicken and fluffy rice
Chicken Rice Paprikash
Jacqui Wedewer/The Daily Meal

This hearty chicken rice paprikash is an easy one pot rice dish. The broth is flavored simply with onions, paprika, salt and vegetable flakes, which infuse the chicken as it simmers away. 

For a more detailed look at how to make this dish, check out our video demonstrating this one pot chicken paprikash recipe.  

Ready in
1 h
10 m
(prepare time)
50 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1/4 Cup canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 whole chicken, cut up (or 2-3 pounds bone-in chicken parts)
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon dried mixed vegetable flakes
  • 3/4-1 Cups white rice


Step 1: In a Dutch oven, heat 1/4 cup canola oil over medium heat. Add 1 chopped onion and saute until golden.

Step 2: Add 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, stir for about 30 seconds and then dilute with 2 cups water.

Step 3: Add chicken parts so they are in an even layer and enough water to cover chicken entirely.

Step 4: Add 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 tablespoon vegetable flakes.

Step 5: Bring to a boil and cook for 20 minutes. 

Step 6: Add rice and simmer, covered, for 20-30 minutes or until rice is done and the liquid is all absorbed by rice.