Easy Chicken Goulash (Russian Stew)

Easy Chicken Goulash (Russian Stew)
A hearty goulash of chicken, onions, and carrots, simmered to tenderness in tomato sauce. Easy to make and and everyone loves it. Goes great with mashed potatoes, buckwheat or macaroni.


  • 5 chicken thighs (diced, boneless, skinless, chicken breasts can be used instead)
  • 1 onion (large, finely chopped)
  • 2 carrots (medium, grated)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 2/3 cup chicken broth (or water)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parsley (finely chopped, for serving)
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
35 minutes
Total time:
40 minutes
Yield: 5 Servings | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes


1. Dice chicken. Grate carrot, finely chop onion and garlic.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown on each side, about 5 minutes. Stir in onion and carrot, cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 3 minutes. Add finely chopped garlic, paprika, season with salt and pepper.
Easy Chicken Goulash (Stew) photo instruction 1
3. Stir in flour until well blended, and then tomato sauce (or ketchup). Gradually stir in chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cook stirring for about 2 minutes, or until thickened (add additional water if the mixture is too thick). Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is tender.
Easy Chicken Goulash (Stew) photo instruction 2
4. Serve over mashed potatoes, buckwheat or macaroni. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley.
Easy Chicken Goulash (Stew) photo instruction 3

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Fresh Parsley

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Great on chilly autumn nights!

Lindsay Niles
This goulash came together surprisingly quickly with very little fuss. To save time, I simply served it with leftover mashed potatoes. I’ll definitely make this again soon!

It goes especially well with mashed potatoes, I'm glad you enjoyed this goulash! - Alena

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