Easy One-Pot Chicken Goulash

Easy Chicken Goulash, a delicious one-pot meal that is ready in 30 minutes. Packed with great flavours, this stew makes a great comfort food for the whole family.

Overhead shoot of a white plate with chicken goulash over bulgur wheat, and a pot of goulash at the top

I cook chicken probabaly way too often, but rarely the same dish in a week. I mean, there are so many ways of cooking chicken, it’s actually pretty easy to come up with different ideas.

Chicken and vegetables make a ridiculously happy marriage; give me any veggie and chicken, and I can’t think of so many ways of turning them into a delicious meal.

Hubby and the girls never really complain about my chicken dishes, and I love seeing them enjoy my food.

You must have heard already of goulash, probably beef goulash, since it’s the more popular choice, so let’s see what this dish actually is.

Collage of 6 photos to show how to make chicken goulash the easy way

What is goulash?

Goulash is a traditional Hungarian dish made with meat and vegetables, and seasoned with paprika (and other spices).

It’s a sort of stew, which usually is made with beef, but it can of course be adapted to one’s taste.

The most popular vegetables for goulash are onions, garlic, peppers, and tomatoes, but root vegetables like potatoes may be added as well.

Now, my recipe is not authentic, but it’s my own take on the classic goulash, and made the super easy way with chicken, which cooks very quickly.

And bonus point, everything is cooked in ONE POT, saving you time and energy.

This stew reminds me of my Romanian  One-Pot Chicken Stew with Mushrooms, it uses pretty much the same cooking technique, and the ingredients are pretty similar, with a few exceptions.

How do you make chicken goulash?

As promised, this dish can be ready in about 30 minutes, and the ingredients used the the everyday ingredients that we use in the kitcken. Nothing fancy, but super tasty.

  • first, sautee the onion and garlic, add the paprika and cook for a further 30 seconds
  • chop the tomatoes and peppers, and throw them in too
  • add the chicken and leave to cook for 2-3 minutes until no longer pink
  • pour in the chicken stock, and leave to cook for 20-25 minutes until the liquid is reduced, and the chicken and veggies are cooked through
  • add the double cream, and give it a good stir

Please note! Cream is not a common addition to the goulash, but I think it gives the dish a particularly nice taste, and makes the paprika taste less strong.

  • season with salt, pepper, and garnish with fresh parsley


A pot of chicken goulash

Can you freeze the chicken goulash?

Yes, absolutely! Leftovers can be safely frozen, or perhaps you want to cook a large batch to freeze for later.

Freezing cooked meals is a great way of ensuring you always get to enjoy homemade food, even when time is short.

I prefer freezing smaller portions, in this way I don’t have to defrost too much food.

Remember, never refreeze a dish that has been defrosted once!

What to serve with goulash

I might try to cut down on carbs, but little ones don’t need to, so I always add some sort of carbs to their meals.

No need to cook the carbs in the same dish though, you can keep them separately, and add carbs after.

This chicken goulash is great  either with rice, bulgur wheat (which was our choice), couscous, orzo, bread, or even pasta of any kind.

A white plate of chicken goulash over bulgur wheat

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A white plate with chicken goulash and bulgur wheat with a fork on th side and a sprig of parsley
Easy One-Pot Chicken Goulash
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Easy Chicken Goulash, a delicious one-pot meal that is ready in 30 minutes. Packed with great flavours, this stew makes a great comfort food for the whole family. It's low carb, gluten free, and high protein.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: easy chicken breast recipes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 406 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 3 cups chicken stock (broth)
  • 2 tbsp double cream (heavy cream)
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Heat up the oil in a pan, peel and chop the onions and garlic, and sautee until transluscent.

  2. Add the paprika, give it a good stir, then add the chopped tomatoes and peppers.

  3. Leave to cook for 2-3 minutes until they began to soften a bit, then add the chicken and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until no longer pink.

  4. Pour in the chicken stock, and leave to cook until the liquid is reduced and the chicken and veggies are cooked through.

  5. Add the cream, season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Easy One-Pot Chicken Goulash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 731mg 30%
Potassium 1522mg 43%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 41g 82%
Vitamin A 80.3%
Vitamin C 223.3%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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