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Chicken Stroganoff is everything you know and love about beef Stroganoff…except it’s made with chicken! Golden chicken thighs or breasts slathered in sour cream stroganoff sauce, it’s a quick dinner you can have on the table in 20 minutes.

And don’t worry…this Chicken Stroganoff recipe makes a LOT of sauce!!

Close up of Chicken Stroganoff - golden seared chicken smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce

Chicken Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a retro classic we’ll love forever. However, a very good beef Stroganoff Is involve taking the time to slice the beef very thinly, as well as some skill in ensuring the beef is seared to perfection while remaining juicy on the inside.

Chicken Stroganoff, on the other hand, requires much less effort.

Especially when you do it my way, searing whole pieces of boneless chicken thighs not only because it means less preparation (i.e. no chopping), but also because by cooking whole chicken thighs, you can brown them really beautifully.

Color = flavor, both ON the chicken and IN the sauce (because the brown bits left in the pan form the basis of the flavor of the Stroganoff sauce).

Win Win Win!

Overhead photo of Chicken Stroganoff in a skillet, ready to be served

How to do it

As mentioned above, I like to do this using whole skinless, boneless chicken thighs so they can be cooked long enough to brown well. You can use bite-sized pieces instead, but you can’t get as much color on them.

I season them just lightly with garlic powder, salt and pepper. We don’t need a ton of flavor on the chicken because this recipe is really all about the Stroganoff sauce!

And yes you can do it with chicken breast! I prefer the leg because it’s juicier, but the brisket and tenderloin will do just fine.

How to Make Chicken Stroganoff

Stroganoff sauce

What makes this Stroganoff sauce and not just any generic mushroom sauce the sour cream and mustard. These are used for flavor, color (makes the sauce paler), and thickener. Although this sour cream sauce is also thickened with flour, like traditional sauces.

Be sure to brown the mushrooms well which, combined with the love* left in the pan after searing the chicken, provides a flavor base for a really good Stroganoff sauce!

* “Bottom” is the brown stuff left in the pan after searing things. Not just protein, even vegetables. For example, in this Mushroom Rice, the color and flavor of the rice comes mainly from the browning background of the mushrooms.

Overhead shot of Chicken Stroganoff in a white bowl, ready to eat

What to serve with Stroganoff

Stroganoff is most often served with noodles or pasta, but mashed potatoes, polenta or anything suitable for adding all the fabulous Stroganoff sauce is ideal.

For a low carb alternative, try mashed cauliflower or cauliflower rice.

It can also be served in a bowl with bread to soak up all the sauce. *Her eyes light up at the thought that just occurred to her!* Try these homemade no-knead rolls someday – they would be amazing with that Chicken Stroganoff!

For other things, try:

Also – Stroganoff lovers! Don’t miss the classic Beef Stroganoff and the Slow-Cooked Stroganoff with ultra-tender beef that comes apart!

–Nagi x


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Close up of Chicken Stroganoff - golden seared chicken smothered in a creamy mushroom sauce

Chicken Stroganoff

Servings4 – 5 people

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Video recipe above. You love Beef Stroganoff…try CHICKEN now! Browned Chicken Seared with a Creamy Stroganoff Mushroom Sauce, I like to do this with whole chicken thighs so I can brown it nicely, which leaves brown bits in the pan that make an amazing flavor base for the sauce!


  • Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper on both sides.

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken in the skillet, smooth side down.

  • Press lightly with the spatula. Cook for 4 minutes until golden brown.

  • Turn and press lightly with a spatula. Cook for 2 minutes.

  • Remove the chicken to a plate.

  • Reduce the heat to medium-high. Add butter, melt. Then add the onions, cook for 1 minute, then add the mushrooms.

  • Cook mushrooms until golden brown. Scrape the bottom of the frying pan to remove any brown bits (that’s the flavor!).

  • Add flour, cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  • Add half of the broth while stirring. Once incorporated, add the rest of the broth.

  • Stir, then add sour cream and mustard. Stir until incorporated (don’t worry if it looks split, the sour cream will “melt” as it heats).

  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Once it has thickened to the consistency of liquid cream (3 minutes), adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

  • Return the chicken (including the plate juices). Simmer for 1 minute, then remove from heat.

  • Serve over pasta or egg noodles, sprinkled with parsley or chives if desired.

Recipe Notes:

1. Chicken – If using brisket, use 2 and slice horizontally to make 4 “steaks” in total or cut into bite-sized pieces. If using tenderloin, use it whole or chop it up. If cut into bite-size pieces, always follow the recipe. that is, brown then remove, then return to the pan.
2. Flour – Any wheat flour is suitable here, I use plain white flour (all purpose). Or use 1 tbsp cornstarch/corn flour mixed with 1 tbsp water (making it gluten free), mix together then add to beef broth.
3. Serve – I like to serve this with pasta. It’s also great with mashed potatoes, rice, polenta – anything to wash down all that sauce!
4. Fat Reduction – use low-fat sour cream and reduce the butter to 2 tbsp, and use a non-stick pan. The mixture will seem drier once you add flour, but don’t worry!
5. Food per serving, excluding noodles.

Nutritional intakes

Chicken Stroganoff

Amount per serving

calories 389
Calories from fat 261

% Daily Value*

Fat 29g45%

Saturated fat 9g56%

Cholesterol 133mg44%

Sodium 511mg22%

Potassium 570mg16%

Carbohydrates 8g3%

1g fiber4%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 23g46%

Vitamin A 280IU6%

Vitamin C 3.1mg4%

Calcium 53mg5%

The iron 1.5mg8%

*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Information:

calories: 389callus (19%)Carbohydrates: 8g (3%)Protein: 23g (46%)Fat: 29g (45%)Saturated fat: 9g (56%)Cholesterol: 133mg (44%)Sodium: 511mg (22%)Potassium: 570mg (16%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 280UI (6%)Vitamin C: 3.1mg (4%)Calcium: 53mg (5%)The iron: 1.5mg (8%)

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