Hungarian Mushroom and Chicken Soup

Hungarian Mushroom Soup with Chicken

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: mushroom soup with chicken, mushroom soup with paprika
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Energy: 344 kcal
Author: Jennifer

An easy and delicious soup, filled with mushrooms and chicken, in a paprika flavoured soup.



  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast diced or about 1 1/4 cups diced cooked chicken
  • Cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup onion finely diced
  • 8 oz sliced cremini mushrooms standard tray
  • 10 button mushrooms halved (optional)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • Pinch dried dill
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped

To thicken and add creaminess:

  • 1/4 cup whipping cream or half and half
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

To serve:

  • Sour cream
  • Additional chopped fresh parsley


  1. If starting with an uncooked chicken breast: In a large soup pot, heat a bit of cooking oil over medium heat, add diced chicken and cook, stirring, until just cooked through. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat a bit more oil in pan. Add diced onion and cook over medium heat, stirring, just until softened. Add mushrooms and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring regularly, until mushrooms are softened. Add chicken broth, paprika and dill. Add cooked chicken back to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes to allow the flavours to develop. Taste soup and season with salt and pepper, as needed. Stir in chopped parsley.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the cream and cornstarch. Add about 1/2 the mixture to the soup and cook, stirring, for 1 minute to thicken. Add more of the cream mixture to the soup as needed, until soup is thickened to your liking.
  4. Spoon soup into serving bowls. Top with a dollop of sour cream and additional chopped fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes

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