Chicken Stroganoff

Main Dishes · Pasta · Recipes · October 29, 2017

This Homemade Chicken Stroganoff is delicious and perfect for dinner any night of the week. Its full of flavor and is made start to finish in under 40 minutes!

Chicken Stroganoff

Easy Chicken Stroganoff

Hi there! Natalie from Life Made Simple here today!! This cozy, comforting Chicken Stroganoff dish is perfect for those busy weeknights! It’s packed full of flavor and ready to go in just 40 minutes (if you want to try our Beef Stroganoff recipe, go HERE)!

I always struggle with what to make for dinner during the week, how about you? That’s where this chicken stroganoff comes in. It only takes 40 minutes start-to-finish and it’s so filling and delicious, you’ll want to lick your plate clean – our 2 year oldΒ did!


We’ve realized our kids love anything with pasta and a good sauce, and that’s what this recipe has. Add some chicken and you make it even more healthy and get some protein in too – WIN!

Homemade Chicken Stroganoff

How to Make Chicken Stroganoff:

Begin by gathering your ingredients and then follow these directions to make this hearty pasta.

To start you’ll want to cut and season about a pound of chicken breasts. Once you brown the chicken, transfer it to a plate and make the sauce.Β I like to start by browning my mushrooms. I get them nice and dark, then I add the shallot, onion and garlic. For added flavor you can pour in a few tablespoons of white wine but it’s totally optional (it does cook off). Next comes the butter and flour. Cook it for a minute or two then whisk in your chicken broth until a smooth sauce forms. Add the worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt and pepper and simmer until it thickens.

Toss in the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes so that it gets thoroughly cooked throughout. Pour in the egg noodles and sour cream and cook until everything is combined. Garnish with some freshly chopped parsley and enjoy immediately!

Chicken Stroganoff Recipe

Our family loved this easy, flavorful, and filling meal. It’s definitely something we’ll be making over & over again. The best part is that the leftovers taste just as good, which means there’s no need to worry about what to whip up for lunch or dinner the next day, because it’s totally taken care of πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll enjoy this chicken stroganoff too!

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4.77 from 13 votes

Chicken Stroganoff Recipe

Homemade Chicken Stroganoff - this stuff is so delicious and is a recipe perfect for dinner any night. Tastes better than restaurant Stroganoff!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 3403 kcal
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 lb chicken breasts cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper divided


  • 2 cup cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tbsp white wine (optional)
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 lb egg noodles (whole wheat or regular) cooked and drained
  • 1/3 cup sour cream plus more for garnishing
  • fresh parsley chopped (optional)


  1. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

  2. Meanwhile, place the cut chicken into a bowl. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and Β½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper; toss to combine.
  3. Place the chicken in the hot pan (taking care not to overcrowd- you may need to do two batches) and brown, about 2-5 minutes on each side. The chicken does not need to be cooked throughout. Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate (continue with remaining chicken if needed).
  4. Add the the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet, and then add the mushroom and cook until brown, about 4 minutes. Then, add the shallot, onion and garlic and stir occasionally until they are soft and translucent. Pour in the wine and cook for 1 minute, then add the butter and flour. Whisk continuously taking care not to burn. SLOWLY add the chicken stock, whisking to create a smooth sauce. Add the worcestershire, thyme, and the remaining salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and allow the sauce to thicken.
  5. Toss in the chicken, turn the heat down to medium-low and continue to cook for 5-8 minutes. Add the egg noodles and the sour cream and stir until combined. Cook for 2 more minutes, add salt and pepper to taste, then remove from the heat and garnish with parsley, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Stroganoff Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3403 Calories from Fat 1116
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 124g 191%
Saturated Fat 50g 250%
Cholesterol 833mg 278%
Sodium 3745mg 156%
Potassium 4338mg 124%
Total Carbohydrates 384g 128%
Dietary Fiber 20g 80%
Sugars 21g
Protein 181g 362%
Vitamin A 61.3%
Vitamin C 21.4%
Calcium 37.5%
Iron 82.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


This stroganoff looks phenomenal!! We’ve always had the beef version, but I’m excited to try this chicken version!! Thanks, Natalie. For more great recipes from her, be sure to head toΒ Life Made Simple.

Homemade Chicken Stroganoff - this stuff is so delicious and is a recipe perfect for dinner any night. Tastes better than restaurant Stroganoff!!

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    RM, Home Confetti

    This is great because my daughter actually has a beef allergy so the traditional beef stroganoff is a no-no for us. Thanks!
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      Lil' Luna

      Oh, I’m so glad you found this, then. It’s a great recipe for those that don’t or can’t eat beef. Hope you enjoy!!

    Lisa F.

    This is definitely going on the menu for next week. This dish looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

      Lil' Luna

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you gave it a try and loved it!!


    Love the Chicken Stroganoff recipe. Thank you and have a Great Week.


    I was wondering if omitting the mushrooms is an option. My family is not a fan of them and I didn’t know how it would affect the flavor of the dish. I’ve made beef stroganoff and used cream of mushroom soup, but never fresh mushrooms.

      Lil' Luna

      Of course it is an option:) I’m not a fan either…I used to pick them out of dishes my mom put them in…maybe I still do;)


    The most delicious recipe ever!

      Lil' Luna

      We absolutely love stroganoff at our home! So happy you like it!!

    Maria Schweizer

    We just finished eating the chicken stroganoff, and all I can say is OMG!! we loooooooved it. Even my picky 2 year old. It is perfect since we don’t eat beef. Thank you so much!

      Lil' Luna

      You are so welcome, Maria! It is one of our favorites and yes, picky kids love this recipe!! Thanks!


    Thank you for all the nice recipes.

      Lil' Luna

      Thank you Liz! I’m glad you like the recipes! Let me know which ones you try and are your favorites! I’d love to hear!

    Marah Small

    I don’t have chicken breast on hand can I use boneless skinless chicken thighs?

      Lil' Luna

      You could use whatever chicken you have on hand:) Let me know what you use and how you like it!

        Marah Small

        I ended up using boneless skinless chicken thighs. It was super yummy. I would highly recommend to anyone on a budget. I bought them skin on and bone in and did the work myself.

          Lil' Luna

          Thank you for letting us know! That is a great budget saving tip!! It’s worth the extra work:)

    Kiersten Murphy

    This was a tasty dish. Lighter than beef. I used chicken thighs with the fat trimmed off of it. I also added a can of condensed golden mushroom soup (Campbell’s) to add a bit more richness to it.

      Lil' Luna

      Sounds delish! We love stroganoff at our house and it’s so nice having the variety! Thanks for sharing!


    I tried this last night and my daughter really liked it, but it seemed like once I added in the egg noodles that all the sauce got soaked up. Is this normal? I followed the recipe exactly, so not sure if that’s what is supposed to happen or if I should have sauce left to pour over. I personally like a lot of sauce, so was a little bummed it all got soaked up. Any advice would be greatly appreciated πŸ™‚

      Lil' Luna

      Unfortunately, once you add the noodles, it will get soaked up. You could always put a little sauce aside, to add more on top:) Or, serve it over the noodles. I’m glad your daughter liked it!! We love it at our house! Thanks so much for trying this recipe!

    Anne Penland

    This looks fabulous. I’m heading to the mountains early next month & going to make this up to the point of adding the noodles & sour cream & & complete it up there & serve it the first night with crusty French bread.

      Lil' Luna

      This would be great!! Hope you love it!! Thanks for letting me know and giving it a try!

    Mandy H

    Really good dinner! We added just a bit more sour cream and some shredded parmesan. It would also be wonderful with some frozen peas mixed in at the end. We will definitely make this again πŸ™‚

      Lil' Luna

      I’ll have to try that! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!


    Thanks for this recipe, it was delicious! I used boneless, skinless thighs (cut in half) and chicken breasts cut lengthwise (someone doesn’t like breast and someone doesn’t like thighs). I didn’t cut the meat into smaller pieces though. I didn’t have sour cream on hand and it still turned out great!

      Lil' Luna

      Yay! So glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ And, giving it a try!

    Mary Jane

    My son has been asking for this I will make it for him soon, but can I leave out the thyme. your recipies looks so delicious thank you

      Lil' Luna

      Of course!! You can add whatever spices you like πŸ™‚ Hope he likes it!!


    This is a fantastic recipe. Would have never thought to make a chicken stroganoff! Easy recipe and overall delicious!

      Lil' Luna

      Thank you so much! Love the variations for stroganoff!!

    Letty Blanchard

    This recipe looks delicious. I happen to have all ingredients on hand (love when that happens!) and am making this tonight. My what-to-make-for-dinner problem has been solved!! 😊

      Lil' Luna

      Love when I have all ingredients on hand!! Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Just found this recipe today. Had everything on hand and made for dinner. Thank you, followed exactly and it was perfect. This is a keeper

      Lil' Luna

      So glad you liked it!! Love when I have everything on hand for a recipe πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!!


    Is it okay to substitute sour cream with double cream or plain yoghurt?
    Can I also substitute the chicken broth with chicken stock?

      Lil' Luna

      So sorry, to have not gotten back to you. I was out of town all weekend. So, what did you end up doing? I hope it turned out for you!


    Please reply as I’m about to begin


    Hi there! I absolutely love stroganoff recipes and can’t seem to get enough of it during the cooler months. I was wondering though if your recipe would be one that I could make ahead and freeze? I’m having my first baby in about 2 weeks and while the hubby has offered to help in the kitchen to take something off of my plate, he’s not one for following recipes! If not I’ll just have to get my fix before our little one makes an appearance. Thank you so much!

      Lil' Luna

      That’s so exciting!!! This recipe is from one of my contributors, Natalie at I personally haven’t tried, so you may want to ask her. She would know better!! Good luck to you and enjoy your baby (when he/she comes) πŸ™‚

    Joe schmo

    So do you cook the noodles before hand or not

      Lil' Luna

      Yes, the noodles are cooked and drained πŸ™‚ Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

    Michelle Passos

    My family loves chicken straganoff so I’m anxious to try your recipe! A tip for those who don’t have sour cream: you can use whipping cream or plain yogurt. Also try it over rice. My family prefers stroganoff over rice rather than noodles. (((Hugs)))

      Lil' Luna

      Thanks for the tips!! Let me know what you think! Thank you!


    I found this on Pinterest and it looks AMAZING! I bought all the ingredients and am going to make it tonight! Thanks so much!

      Lil' Luna

      Isn’t stroganoff amazing?! Love all the different ways to make it. Hope you like it!!


    Could this be done in the crockpot?

      Lil' Luna

      This recipe is from a contributor, but I don’t see why it couldn’t! Let me know what you think!


    I’m in the middle of making this right now. It is SOOOO delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

      Lil' Luna

      How did you like it? I hope it was a hit. Thanks so much for trying it!


    Why are the recipe ingredients and directions so light; hard to see; had to increase font size.

      Lil' Luna

      It’s pretty dark on my screen. It could be a setting on your computer. I’m sorry it’s so light.


    Do you think it would be okay to freeze this recipe?

    Elize Buchanan

    Thank you so much for your kindness in sharing this recipe, just what I am looking for, it looks great and I am sure it will taste smashing as well. The broad ribbon noodles are just perfect for the chicken dish. We do enjoy veggies so I might add small florets of broccoli or even asparagus tips all the goodness in one plate. I think I shall follow your blog it looks great. Go well with the blessings of the Lord. Au revoir….

      Lil' Luna

      Awe, thank you Elize!! I hope you will follow! I’d love to know what you think of this recipe & others you may try!

    Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom

    This was SO good! I made it for dinner last night and we all loved it- even my 3 somewhat picky kids (although they let my husband and I eat their mushrooms!). πŸ™‚ Thanks for a great, easy recipe. It’s definitely one that will be going on the menu some more.

    One variation that I made…I used sliced button mushrooms instead of cremini and omitted the thyme. It was cheaper this way and still got a 5 star review from all of us.
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      Lil' Luna

      Thanks Lydia!! Yeah, not everyone likes mushrooms! I’m glad they liked it!!

    Courtney Plourde

    What size shallot do you recommened? Small, medium?

      Lil' Luna

      This is a contributors post, but I don’t think it really matters what size. I would think a small one, but if you like more, you could always do a bigger one πŸ™‚ Hope that helps!


    Amazingly tasty recipe. It’s become a go to for chicken breasts! I reccomend it to everyone!


    This is by far one of my most favorite Stroganoff recipes!

    Emma Joy

    My family loved your beef stroganoff recipe and this one was just as good. I especially loved the fresh mushrooms.


    What a great option, other than hamburger or steak. I never thought to use chicken, but I am so glad I tried! It was so good!! I will use the recipe again!

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