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All the rich, creamy, savory flavor of stroganoff, but made with chicken! Not only is this recipe quick and easy to make, it’s certain to be an instant family favorite. It certainly is at at my house!

Chicken stroganoff with egg noodles in a large heavy-bottomed dish.

🍗 What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • If tender, perfectly-cooked chicken smothered in a rich cream sauce and served with a helping of delicious noodles is your thing, then you will LOVE this chicken stroganoff recipe. It has all the incredible flavors of classic beef stroganoff but swaps out the protein for a slightly different take.
  • Making this recipe is really SO easy. Don’t let the instructions intimidate you! It’s really just a matter of adding ingredients to the skillet one at a time, letting each one cook a little before adding more. To keep things moving as quickly as possible, prepare the chicken and sauce while the egg noodles boil. You’ll have dinner ready before you know it!
  • Stroganoff is a super hearty, super satisfying, super comforting dish. We paired it with egg noodles, which is a pretty typical combo. If you want, you can totally skip the noodles and serve the chicken and sauce over a bed of mashed potatoes, steamed rice, or mashed cauliflower. I also like to include something green along with it, like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, or green beans.

👩🏼‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

  • Sour cream gives the stroganoff sauce its familiar flavor, but you’re in charge here. If you don’t have or don’t want to use sour cream, you can replace it with plain Greek yogurt or softened cream cheese. If the sauce becomes too thick with your substitute of choice, just stir in a little more chicken broth to thin it back out.
  • Chicken stroganoff can totally be made with chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs. Keep a close eye on the chicken breast pieces as they cook – they typically don’t need as much time as chicken thighs.
  • To be sure your chicken pieces cook through at the same rate, cut them into evenly-sized pieces to start. If your chicken pieces are all different sizes, some will cook faster than others. That increases the chances of having tough, overcooked pieces of chicken.
Chicken stroganoff plated in a large round bowl on a neutral table next to a cloth napkin.

🐔 Other Delicious Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

Recipe By: Cheryl Malik

Chicken Stroganoff

Prep 15 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Savory and satisfying, this hearty stroganoff made with chicken is guaranteed to be a hit around your dinner table!
4 servings


  • Large pot
  • colander
  • Cutting board
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon
  • Large skillet
  • Large wooden spoon


For the Noodles

  • 2 quarts water 8 cups
  • 1-2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 cups wide egg noodles

For the Chicken

  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper divided
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized chunks

For the Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter at room temperature, divided
  • 1 medium onion minced, approximately 1 cup
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced, approximately 2 ½ cups
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup dry white wine or ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream at room temperature

Suggested Garnishes

  • finely chopped fresh parsley
  • sour cream
  • 1 pinch paprika


  • Fill large pot with 2 quarts water and place on stovetop over medium-high heat. Bring water to rolling boil, then add 1-2 tablespoons salt. Stir to incorporate salt, then allow water to return to boil.
  • When water begins to boil again, add 2 cups wide egg noodles. Cook egg noodles 1 to 2 minutes less than indicated on package instructions, stirring often to prevent sticking.
  • Pour al dente egg noodles into colander. Drain well and set aside.
  • While noodles boil, add ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder to small mixing bowl. Stir until ingredients are well-blended, then set bowl aside.
  • Spread chicken thigh pieces out on cutting board or other clean, flat surface. Sprinkle spice mixture over chicken thigh pieces, coating all sides of chicken thighs well. Set chicken aside.
  • Heat large skillet over medium heat. When skillet is warm, add 3 tablespoons butter. Melt butter, swirling pan occasionally to distribute butter across entire surface.
  • When butter is melted, add minced onion. Sauté onion, stirring often, 2 minutes or until slightly soft.
  • When onion has softened, add sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until mushrooms begin to brown.
  • Once mushrooms begin to brown, add minced garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 to 60 seconds or until garlic is fragrant.
  • When garlic is fragrant, add remaining 1 tablespoon butter, seasoned chicken thigh pieces, ¼ cup all-purpose flour, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper to skillet. Stir to incorporate, then cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until chicken pieces have browned.
  • Once chicken has browned, add 1 ¼ cups chicken broth, ¼ cup dry white wine, and 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce to skillet. Stir to incorporate, then bring mixture to gentle simmer. Simmer over medium heat 5 minutes or until liquids have thickened.
  • Remove skillet from heat and let cool slightly. Add sour cream and stir gently until sour cream is fully incorporated. Taste sauce and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  • Return skillet to heat. Simmer over medium-low heat until chicken is cooked through, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  • When chicken is fully cooked, divide cooked egg noodles between serving plates or bowls. Top noodles with chicken pieces and plenty of sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley, additional sour cream, and paprika if desired. Serve warm.
  • Chicken: You can use chicken breasts instead of thighs. You’ll just need to adjust to cook time a little to accommodate. Chicken breasts typically cook faster than chicken thighs because they’re much leaner.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1servingCalories: 555calProtein: 41gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 2807mgPotassium: 868mgTotal Carbs: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gNet Carbs: 24gVitamin A: 767IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 3mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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