Chicken in a Yogurt-Paprika Sauce

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Summer is here my friends. I just love it, don’t you? I am trying to be outside as much as possible and I along with my son planted also our tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. I am showing you some pictures. They are small plants but they will grow and I hope in two months we will be able to enjoy their fruits.


My son told me that, if I was going to write about our plants in this blog, I should mention that he has done all the hard work and should give him credit for this. So, I must admit that, indeed, he has planted all vegetables by himself. I only guided him how to do it and afterwards I watered them. There, I just gave him all the credit he wanted lol.



I was trying to figure out what I was going to feed my family with and I stumbled to yet another one recipe of Vangelis Driskas -a very famous Greek chef- for a Chicken cooked in goulash style infused with yogurt.

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Goulash is a winter dish but the addition of yogurt in this one makes it appropriate even for warmer days. Chicken is a very versatile meat and goes perfectly with almost anything. As I expected, it was delicious and I immediately added it to my ‘favorite dishes’ file!

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Chicken in a Yogurt-Paprika Sauce


1.400 gr. /3 lb. chicken breasts cut in cubes

1 onion chopped

2 garlic cloves minced

4 tbsp olive oil

1 red and 1 orange pepper cut in slices

½ cup white wine

1 tbsp Hungarian paprika

1 cup water

1 cup Greek yogurt

Fresh parsley for garnishing

Salt and pepper

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In a frying pan in medium heat sauté the chicken pieces with the onion slices, the garlic and the olive oil until they will get a light brown color.

Throw the peppers and continue to sauté until they will become soft.

Pour the wine, salt and pepper and the paprika and reduce heat to low.

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Add 1 cup of water and let it boil for about an hour.

Throw the yogurt let it boil for another 5 minutes and remove from stove.

Garnish with fresh parsley.

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You can accompany it with rice or even pasta!

I am sending this to Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen!
I received two beautiful awards from two beautiful bloggers. One is Kiki from Tante Kiki a Greek food blog full of delicious Greek meals and the other one is from Ambreen from Pakistan and her blog  Simply Sweet and Savory in which she cooks many tasty dishes from her country and the rest of the world. Thank you so much for the awards, I am going to hang them in my gallery! I am passing them to all of you, who visit this blog!

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4.8 from 16 reviews
Chicken in a Yogurt-Paprika Sauce
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Serves: 5
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1.400 gr. /3 lb. chicken breasts cut in cubes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red and 1 orange pepper cut in slices
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp Hungarian paprika
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Greek style yogurt
  • Fresh parsley for garnishing
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a frying pan in medium heat sauté the chicken pieces with the onion slices, the garlic and the olive oil until they will get a light brown color.
  2. Throw the peppers and continue to sauté until they will become soft.
  3. Pour the wine, salt and pepper and the paprika and reduce heat to low.
  4. Add 1 cup of water and let it boil for about an hour.
  5. Throw the yogurt let it boil for another 5 minutes and remove from stove.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  7. You can accompany it with rice or even pasta!
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe by Vangelis Driskas

73 Responses to Chicken in a Yogurt-Paprika Sauce

  1. Nikoleta says:

    Your place seems to be very tasteful, but i am impressed by your presentation…It is perfect…Bravo!!!

    New member

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  3. Jeannie says:

    Your son has very green fingers, the plants certainly look very healthy! Mmmmm…. and you are a very good cook! That chicken looks delicious! Drooling!

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  5. wow…chicken curry looks absolutely delicious…loved the presentation n clicks !!!!!

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  7. holaaa….una preparación exquisita está llena de sabores,me encanta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  9. Jay says:

    wow..I’m incredibly impressed …love those fascinating spoons & stunning cliks..
    Tasty Appetite

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  11. MayMoh says:

    Katerina, your son is awesome! I am just so bad in garden work. So I really admire him. You are such a good mom to help and encourage him to plant vegetables. Please tell him he did an awesome job! I am sure both of you will be thrilled when harvest time comes.

    Love your chicken dish. Would be so good with rice. Love how you present it in individual spoons!

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  13. Reeni says:

    The yogurt paprika sauce sounds incredibly good! I bet it makes the chicken all nice and tender and juicy. Your son did good work! I wish you lived close by – I’d hire him to help me!

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  15. Your son deserves a pat on the back for his hard work with the gardening. I just love getting fresh herbs for my cooking and it makes a world of difference in taste. This looks very moist and of course flavorful.
    Thanks for your comment on my tuna dish and I hope you saw the grilled mahi one too. When you are trying to eat well and cut calories, fish meals can make all the difference!

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  17. The presentation is amazing and the recipe is easy to follow. And base on what i saw here this it look so delicious.

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  19. Juliana says:

    Oh Katerina, so cute your son wanted credit for his garden…looks great, all the herbs and plants, please pat his back for me :)
    As for the chicken dish, looks delicious and very flavorful…I just now started to cook with yogurt, and love it!
    Hope you are having a great week my dear!

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  21. Mary says:

    Your son did an excellent job on your garden! Everything looks so healthy and seems to be thriving. I LOVE letting the garden dictate our meals this time of year!

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  23. Rita says:

    Love your post with all those fresh plants and herbs; you are so smart to get your son interested in planting; it will stay with him forever. Sorry I as so slow coming to visit. hope your week is going well for you.

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  25. I love this simple ingredients in this recipe that pack so much flavor!

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  27. That’s great that your son did so much work in the garden :-) Looks great! As does this delicious dish! It’s similar to the chicken paprikash I grew up with but looks even better.

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  29. Faith says:

    Your garden is absolutely lovely, Katerina! I think it’s wonderful that your son has been helping with it — tell him congrats on a job well done! :)

    The chicken looks fantastic, very rich and flavorful. I could eat this any time!

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  31. muppy says:

    thats quite funny your son asking for credit! the garden does look good!

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  33. Wow! Lovely presentation and the chicken looks juicy and delicious. Your son certainly deserves a mention with all the hard work he put in :)

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  35. sally says:

    Great presentation! I love those spoons.

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  37. On my list of dishes to make this week! YUM!! Love the yogurt and paprika combo. Your garden looks beautiful; my compliments to your gardener (;

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  39. Julie M. says:

    Yum! I can tell this would go on my favorites list as well. It’s got a list of ingredients I love! Your garden looks like it’s going to fruitful. Tell you son he did a wonderful job. I’m looking forward to the tasty dishes you make with the spoils! Happy Mothers day to you Katerina!

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  41. Purabi Naha says:

    Katerina, this is scrumptious, down-home, comfort food for me! Loved the recipe and the pictures!

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  43. Julie says:

    What lovely little spoons! Perfect for tasting! Happy Mother’s Day!

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  45. ping says:

    This looks right down my alley! Anything with a yogurt sauce … I like!
    And thanks for coming over to my blog to visit :)

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  47. Barbara says:

    Your chicken presentation is absolutely fabulous, Katerina! And it sounds delicious. The yogurt instead of sour cream in the sauce is a super idea.
    Love that your son wanted a little gardening credit! :)
    Happy Mother’s Day to you!

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  49. Ambreen says:

    Delicious & flavorful chicken, looks fantastic! Loved the presentation, who wouldn’t want one! Congratulations on your awards, and thank you for your kind words :)

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  52. bergamot says:

    The chicken looks scrumptious. Love the first pic with the beautiful spoons.

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  54. Catherine says:

    Dear Katerina, This looks simply wonderful. I am sure your family enjoyed every bite.
    Have a beautiful weekend. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  56. Your recipe looks fantastic and I love those fancy tasting spoons :)

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  58. Sissi says:

    Congratulations for the awards!
    The chicken dish reminds me of the Hungarian chicken with paprika, but it’s a lighter version with yogurt replacing cream. It looks gorgeous and light. Perfect for the hot summer you must have in Greece now.

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  60. hobby baker says:

    Love your garden pictures and the chicken looks delicious! We love paprika chicken but haven’t had a saucy version. It will be a toss up who wins the accompanying starch, the kids would prefer noodles and daddy always likes rice. :) Now I’ll have to pick up a quantity of good Hungarian paprika since I run out so frequently.

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  62. Elaine says:

    That looks so delicious. It doesn’t look heavy and perfect for a summer dinner. My family would love this.

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  64. What a yummy chicken dish, Katerina! I love the look of it!
    And nice garden you have there…your son did a good job! You’re one lucky mom! 😉 Happy Mother’s Day to you!

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  66. Susan says:

    The chicken dish looks delicious! I love your serving spoons and platter :)

    Your garden is ahead of mine – we won’t put out tomatoes until the end of the month but I’m getting exciting!

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  68. Kathy says:

    Katerina, This looks like a delectable dish! Your photos are gorgeous!
    Love your garden photos…that’s what I’m doing today…planting my garden! Have a great day!

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  70. Joanne says:

    I love the sound of that sauce! Paprika is such a great seasoning for it!

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  72. Your son is really funny! But he’s pretty impressive to plant all of them!! I am jealous of your garden now. Deer usually eat everything we plant so my backyard was like dessert until we put fake turf…. It’s really nice one but still I wish we have real nice gardens… Your chicken looks wonderful. Totally new way of cooking chicken for me and I’m intrigued! Looks wondeful!

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  74. love2dine says:

    Oh, my! These really look exceptionally rich and delicious

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  76. I love the idea of using yogurt in this dish, since chicken paprika is a family favourite. I enjoyed your post!

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  78. I really love the idea of making this dish with yogurt, since paprika chicken is a family favourite. I enjoyed your post!

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  80. Summer is not here yet,but we can definitely eat all yummy dishes that are meant for summer or winter. This chicken of yours wrapped in yogurt looks delicious.Can I use any pepper or this hungarian paprika has some flavor in it?

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  82. Liz says:

    Mmmmm…I love this combination of flavors! Perfect dinner for my family. I am so envious of your garden…my sunny patch is only big enough for a few herbs.

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  84. Eliot says:

    These little morsels look delicious! Really nice presentation.

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  86. Z. says:

    Ο γιος σου έφαγε τουλάχιστον από αυτό το νόστιμο πιάτο της μαμάς μετά την κηπουρική;
    Πολύ εντυπωσιακό και εξαιρετικά παρουσιασμένο.

    Καλό Σ/Κ και χρόνια σου πολλά για την Κυριακή!

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  88. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Katrina,
    I just love this combination with the Chicken and the Yogurt, this could be a meal anytime of the year for me, it looks wonderful! Hope you have a Very Special Week End and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  90. thats so sweet of ur son to help u wth gardening… love the way u have presented this dish.. really pretty!

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  92. This looks mouthwatering! Totally love the sauce.
    Your son has done a great job in garden. Bravo!

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  94. recipeland says:

    Hmm, these small chicken bites look so inviting, they look so juicy, and I bet they taste delicious too. Love your garden, nothing is better than home-grow your own veggies :-)

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  96. LinsFood says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous looking – the presentation is really good! And the recipe itself is fantastic, definitely one to try!

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  98. Asmita says:

    What a fabulous dish! I know it would be loved by all at my place. Yum!!!

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  100. Marina says:

    Katerina, you son did a wonderful job planting! Yes indeed, he deserved an extra credit! :) Chicken is great, you always have interesting recipes…:)

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  102. Kate says:

    I LOVE yogurt chicken!

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  104. Margarita says:

    I love chicken paprikash and my boyfriend’s recipe is quite close to this except for his doesn’t have the yogurt and wine. I can only imagine what a great addition to the dish those two ingredients are. Your son is quite the helper, isn’t he?

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  106. this looks like a delicious meal, definitely bookmarking it

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  108. Te ha quedado estupendo y elegante me encanta es una delicia,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  110. Ελένη says:

    Όλος ο συνδυασμός μου αρέσει…

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  112. Beth says:

    This looks delicious. Kudos to your son for all his hard work!

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  114. kitchen flavours says:

    Looks really delicious, a wonderful combination of yoghurt and paprika! Hope all your plants will grow well! It is wonderful to have fresh greens and veggies from the garden to the cooking pot!

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  116. ΕΛΕΝΗ says:

    Κατερίνα μου τέλειο, μπράβο σου!!!Οι φωτογραφίες σου φανταστικές, το κάνουν ακόμη πιο δελεαστικό!!!
    Φιλιά πολλά!!!

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  118. Another stunner of a recipe my friend – your presentation looks beautiful 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

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  120. Eva says:

    Καλημέρα Κατερίνα μου!!
    Υπέροχη ανάρτηση, υπέροχο φαγάκι, υπέροχη παρουσίαση!!!

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  122. Ola says:

    I definitely must try it-with the youghurt it may be good!

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  124. The tasting spoons like delicious!

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  126. Claire says:

    Looks so tasty and flavorful and perfect for a springy chicken dish. I will have to try this!

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  128. Tante Kiki says:

    Τέλειο το φαγητό σου Κατερίνα μου… θα το φτιάξω την Κυριακή.

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  130. This looks fantastic. I have made this paprika sauce using sour cream. But now that we can get good Greek yogurt, there is no reason for sour cream! I just made a potato salad with a Greek yogurt dill sauce. That yogurt is what makes it so good.

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  132. Marion says:

    Κατερίνα μου υπέροχες φωτογραφίες και η παρουσίαση της συνταγής καταπληκτική.
    Πολύ ωραίο πιάτο. Με ρυζι μπασμάτι θα ήταν ωραίος συνδυασμός


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  134. Cucina49 says:

    Katerina, this looks delicious, and I love the presentation in a little spoons. I could eat a whole plate of this, though!

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  136. gloria says:

    Look delicious!

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  138. Ξανθή says:

    Καλησπέρα Κατερίνα!!Καταπληκτικό φαγητό, το έχω κάνει παλιότερα.

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  140. Your son deserves the credit, it’s hard work to plant and they look beautiful. Great job! The chicken looks delicious, I love the presentation. Pretty spoons.

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  142. Κατερίνα μου θέλω μια μερίδα!! Νιώθω ότι πεινάω και μόνο που βλέπω τις φωτογραφίες! Πολύ ωραίο πιάτο, με φανταστικό συνδυασμό υλικών! Το γιαούρτι δίνει την απαραίτητη δροσερή πινελιά που επιβάλλει η εποχή!
    Πάρα πολύ όμορφη και η παρουσίασή σου!

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  144. I have had chicken paprikash before, but it had a little sour cream in it. Seeing your recipe here, does make me think that the switch to yogurt is a better version. I like the step by step photos and the final presentation is awesome. Glad to stop in and see this!

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