Easy Chicken Stroganoff
5 from 5 votes

Easy Chicken Stroganoff

Who says stroganoff has to be made with pork or beef? This Easy Chicken Stroganoff is packed full of flavour, but super speedy to make – just 20 minutes from start to finish. Perfect for an easy peasy midweek meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 4 people
Calories 331 kcal
Author Eb Gargano


  • tablespoon  olive oil
  • 600  g diced chicken thigh (or breast – see note)
  • Small knob of butter
  • onion  diced
  • 100  chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • cloves  garlic grated or crushed
  • teaspoons  smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 150  ml  sour cream  (or crème fraiche if you prefer)
  • tablespoons  parsley chopped plus extra for garnish

To serve:

  • Rice, pasta, mashed potatoes or crusty bread
  • Green vegetables, such as green beans or broccoli


  1. Put a tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan and heat for 1 minute, add the diced chicken and cook over a high heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to ensure it is nicely browned all over. Tip the chicken and all the juices onto a plate.
  2. Turn the heat down then add the butter to the same pan and allow to melt, then add the onions and mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. When the onions and mushrooms are cooked, add the garlic, paprika, salt and pepper, plus the chicken and all the juices and cook over a low heat for a further 3 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked all the way through.
  4. Add the sour cream and heat gently until it just starts to bubble (don’t boil!). Turn the heat off and stir in the chopped parsley.
  5. Serve with rice, pasta, mashed potatoes or crusty bread and green vegetables.


In my opinion, this recipe tastes much nicer with diced chicken thigh, however if you prefer chicken breast, then that’s OK – the recipe works just fine with diced chicken breast!

Suitable for freezing

Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Stroganoff
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 697mg20%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 2775IU56%
Vitamin C 12.2mg15%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.