Crock Pot Paprika Chicken With Dumplings

Crock Pot Paprika Chicken With Dumplings

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 6 chicken breasts
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
518 Calories
15g Fat
46g Carbs
47g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 518
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 646mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 4mg 25%
Potassium 512mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This paprika chicken is a snap to fix and cook in the crock pot. The recipe also includes quick homemade dumplings, which are easy to make and require just three ingredients. When it all comes together, you'll have a hearty meal that's perfect for family dinners.

In this recipe, you'll cook the chicken breasts in a slow cooker for about six hours. They're seasoned with Hungarian sweet paprika, salt, and pepper, while chopped onions bring some flavorful veggies into the mix. The sauce becomes a savory delight when sour cream is added. To thicken the sauce, cornstarch is blended into the sour cream. Be sure to do this in a separate bowl; lumps will form if cornstarch is added directly to the hot liquid in the slow cooker.

The dumplings are made with a simple combination of eggs, water, and flour. Rather than cooking them in the crock pot, they're made in a separate pot of water, and the salt gives them a perfect amount of flavor. If you prefer to skip the dumplings, serve the chicken with biscuits.

When the chicken and dumplings are cooked, simply add them to the serving bowls, and dinner is ready. A fresh green salad is an easy side for this dish, though it's also nice with some sautéed or roasted veggies.

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon Hungarian sweet paprika

  • 6 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 8 ounces sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

For the Dumplings:

Steps to Make It

Cook the Chicken

  1. Gather the chicken ingredients.

    Crock Pot Paprika Chicken With Dumplings ingredients

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  2. Add onions, seasonings, chicken, and chicken broth to slow cooker.

    onions, seasonings, chicken, and chicken broth to slow cooker

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  3. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours. 

    chicken cooking in a slow cooker

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  4. Combine the sour cream and cornstarch in a bowl or cup.

    Combine the sour cream and cornstarch in a bowl

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  5. Stir the mixture into the chicken in the slow cooker and heat through.

    cooked chicken in a slow cooker

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Make the Dumplings

  1. Gather the dumpling ingredients.

    dumpling ingredients

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  2. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a bowl, beat the 3 eggs; add 1/3 cup water and 2 1/2 cups flour. Beat with spoon until smooth and taste to adjust seasonings.

    dough in a bowl

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  3. Drop the batter from teaspoon into boiling salted water and cook until dumplings rise to the top, about 10 minutes.

    dumpling cooking in a pot with water

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  4. Serve the dumplings with the chicken.

    Crock Pot Paprika Chicken With Dumplings

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