Slow Cook Chicken Paprikash
Serve this flavorful slow-cooker chicken over egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes. Make sure the mushrooms are submerged in liquid while cooking. From Time Inc’s “Instant Pot Weekday Meals”
Servings Prep Time
6people 25minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6people 25minutes
Cook Time
  • 6 chicken thighsskinless and boneless, trimmed, about 1 3/4 pounds
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/2teaspoon black pepperfreshly ground
  • 3tablespoons white rice flour
  • 1tablespoon canola oil
  • 2cups onionchopped
  • 1cup red bell pepperchopped
  • 1/2cup carrotsmatchstick-cut
  • 3cloves garlicminced
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1package mushroomspre-sliced, 8 ounces
  • 1 1/4cups chicken brothfat-free, lower-sodium
  • 2tablespoons Hungarian sweet paprika
  • 1/2cup sour creamreduced-fat
  • 1tablespoon parsleychopped fresh
  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour, reserving any remaining flour.
  2. Heat a large well-seasoned cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer chicken to a 6-quart Instant Pot.
  3. Add onion, red bell pepper, carrots, and garlic to pan; coat vegetables with cooking spray. Cook, stirring constantly, 6 minutes or just until tender. Transfer onion mixture to cooker.
  4. Coat mushrooms with cooking spray, and add to pan. Cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer mushrooms to cooker.
  5. Combine reserved flour, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, broth, and paprika in a bowl; stir with a whisk.
  6. Add broth mixture to cooker. Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot. Turn the steam release handle to “Venting” position. Press [Slow Cook], and use [Adjust] to select “Less” mode. Press [-] or [+] to choose 3 hours cook time.
  7. Remove chicken from cooker, and place on a serving platter. Skim fat from surface of cooking liquid.
  8. Stir sour cream into cooking liquid. Serve sauce with chicken, and sprinkle with parsley.