Chicken Stroganoff

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!

For more stroganoff/noodle recipes, check out:

Chicken Stroganoff Recipe

4.85 from 20 votes
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.


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.


Natalie Dicks

I’m the food photographer and blogger behind Life Made Simple. I’m passionate about creating from scratch family-friendly recipes ranging from healthy to decadent.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

      1. 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.

  3. 4 stars
    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.

  4. 4 stars
    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™‚

    1. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 5 stars
    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™‚

  7. 4 stars
    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!

  8. 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!! ????

  9. 5 stars
    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

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

  11. 5 stars
    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!

  12. 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)))

  13. 5 stars
    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….

  14. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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!

  15. 5 stars
    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!

  16. 5 stars
    Beef stroganoff has always been our go to recipe for dinner but if your looking to change things up this chicken stroganoff is just as good! If you dont like mushrooms just leave them them out. Sure to please the whole family.

  17. 5 stars
    just perfect, really great flavour and made enOugh to freeze fOR a couple lunches. Used chicken thiGhs just becausE thats what we had and it was great. Will makenagsin for sure!

  18. 5 stars
    delicious! MY children even ate it. I made it vegetarian. Left out the chicken and used “better than” no chicken bouillon instead of chicken stock. This recipe will for sure go into our dinner rotation!

  19. 5 stars
    Family absolute loved it. Kids asked for Thirds. The nutr facts almost gave me a heart ache tho. Thats not per serving is it? thats total calories for the entire patch? If not there Goes my diet! Lol

  20. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, this is absolutely delish! the seasoning for the chicken was really good, and added a lot of flavor. I followed the recipe exactly, except i felt that 1 lb of noodles might overwhelm the sauce. i used 5 oz of noodles and 5 oz of gluten free pasta because that was what I had. that seemed like a better amount, although i think the next time I would just serve the chicken and noodles separately. Also, even though I had bought already trimmed chicken tenders, which should’ve cut down on the prep time, it took me somewhat longer than 10 minutes. Can’t say why. I’m a seasoned (pun intended) cook! but other than that, it was terrific and i will be making it again soon! THank you!