Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper and paprika.
Brown chicken in 4 tablespoons butter.
Transfer chicken to casserole dish.
Add remaining butter to skillet and saute mushrooms for 4 minutes.
Sprinkle with flour and add consomme and sherry.
Cook 5 minutes longer.
Arrange artichoke hearts between chicken pieces.
Pour sauce over the casserole and bake at 375 degrees for one hour.