One-Pan Paprika Chicken with Cabbage

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paprika chicken with cabbage and mushrooms

This dish is both tasty and inexpensive – less than five dollars for a family meal.

Yield: 4 serves

Paprika Chicken Drumsticks with Cabbage

Paprika Chicken Drumsticks with Cabbage

One-pot dish with drumsticks cooked in a pan on the stovetop with lots of vegetables and tasty spices.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1/2 red capsicum, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. plain flour
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp. sour cream


  1. Heat a little butter or oil in a large frypan or saucepan. Lightly brown the chicken pieces on all sides. Remove from pan.
  2. Add the onion and sauté until almost soft. Add the cabbage, capsicum and garlic and toss sautéing for two minutes or so. Remove from pan and add to chicken.
  3. Melt a little extra butter in the pan and add the paprika, flour and tomato paste, stirring to a smooth paste. Add the stock, a little at a time, stirring well until all the stock is incorporated and you have a smooth sauce.
  4. Return the chicken and vegetables to the pan, add the mushrooms, stir and cover. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 30-45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (test by cutting into the largest piece – the juices should run clear and there should be no pink).
  5. If the sauce is too runny at this point, you can remove the chicken, increase the heat and reduce the sauce until it thickens. This also concentrates the flavour of the sauce. I like to remove the chicken anyway before stirring in the sour cream, just because it makes it easier to stir.
  6. Turn off the heat and stir in the sour cream and some chopped parsley.


Serve with rice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 466Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 265mgSodium: 379mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 54g

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