Easy Paprika Chicken Recipe (One Pot Meal)

One Pot Paprika Chicken Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and easy paprika chicken recipe, made with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop. This 30 minute meal with chicken breasts is creamy & smoky.

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Hungarian
Calories: 288 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1.5 pounds Chicken breast Cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely minced
  • 2-3 tbsp Chicken broth Low sodium
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice Or lime juice
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili flakes Optional
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp All-purpose seasoning Or Italian seasoning
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 2 tbsp Cream cheese Optional, To make this dish creamy
  • 1 tbsp Parsley Fresh, Roughly chopped, For garnish


  1. Heat oil and butter in a nonstick pot or pan over medium high heat. 

  2. Add chicken and saute until no longer pink. 

  3. Add onion and garlic and saute until fragrant.

  4. Add broth, lemon juice, paprika, red chili flakes (optional), cayenne pepper, all-purpose seasoning, salt, pepper. Mix everything together. 

  5. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes until chicken is tender.

  6. Remove lid and cook for a few more minutes until liquid is reduced and sauce thickens, to your desired consistency.

  7. Turn off heat and stir in cream cheese (optional) to make the sauce very creamy.

  8. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Paprika Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 277mg12%
Potassium 681mg19%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 990IU20%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.