Ready to eat in about 30 minutes. Easy Creamy Chicken Stroganoff is classic comfort food that combines simple ingredients from the pantry and fridge to create a silky simmering sauce that's full of flavor. Chicken, mushrooms, cream of mushroom soup, instant onion soup mix and sour cream are all you need for this easy weeknight favorite.
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Ingredients to have on hand
- 1 ½ - 2 pounds of chicken tenders or skinless chicken breast
- cream of mushroom soup
- onion soup mix
- sour cream
- fresh mushrooms
In addition to using just five ingredients - not counting salt, pepper and olive oil, here's another way this recipe is helpful on a busy night: You don't need to dice the chicken tenders before cooking.
Once the chicken is cooked, the strips of chicken break apart easily in the skillet using a spoon or spatula.
Easy to Make
Easy Creamy Chicken Stroganoff lives up to it's name.
The recipe is ridiculously easy to prepare and is a quick meal to make after getting home from work. But here's the best park, it tastes like a sauce that's been simmering on the stove for hours.
It's an excellent 30 minute recipe with impressive flavor. All that's needed are those five ingredients and a skillet over medium heat.
A Weeknight Favorite
This is the recipe for a busy night! Easy Creamy Chicken Stroganoff is simple to cook at home right after work, it comes together quickly and doesn't require fancy spices or ingredients.
One envelope of Lipton Onion Soup Mix is all you need. This recipe combines cozy, comforting flavors that we love, but at a fraction of the work of most comfort food recipes.
Top Tips and FAQ
As an option, combine ¼ cup dried onion flakes, ½ teaspoon of pepper and salt - to taste, and 1- 2 teaspoons of low sodium soy sauce. This should replicate the flavor, though the packaged onion soup mix also includes a thickening agent, so you may need to add a little cornstarch to achieve the same consistency.
Yes, I recommend using whole milk Greek yogurt as a substitute because it is the closest to sour cream in flavor and texture. In general, yogurt has less fat than sour cream which makes it more likely to curdle over high heat. So watch the temperature as you stir it in and bring it to a piping hot, but not boiling serving temperature.
There are many variations of stroganoff but the flavor combination dates back to the 1800s and has a link to Russian history. Generally speaking, a stroganoff means meat is sautéed with onion and cooked in a sauce of sour cream, seasonings, and usually includes mushrooms. This recipe takes a few shortcuts by using dried onions from the soup mix and a can of soup to create the sauce.
One Can of Soup
This recipe calls for one can of cream of mushroom soup. Use the whole can, undiluted, don't add any water. We are creating the sauce and want it to be thick and creamy, not watery. I like to use cream of mushroom soup for this recipe, but cream of chicken is a tasty substitute.
Slow Cooker Option
Creamy Chicken Stroganoff is easily adapted to the slow cooker. Place the raw chicken tenders, the onion soup mix, fresh mushrooms and can of cream of mushroom soup in a 4 or 4.5 quart slow cooker.
Set for low and cook for about 6 hours. Lift the lid, stir to combine everything and use a large spoon to create bite-sized pieces of the cooked chicken.
Add sour cream, stir and replace the lid. Cook on low for another 20-30 minutes or until the sauce is hot.
Creamy or Extra Creamy
It's easy to enjoy chicken stroganoff with double cream, and that's one of the reasons why I love this recipe. If your family prefers an extra creamy sauce, simply add an extra scoop of two of sour cream. For a more robust sauce, add less sour cream.
How to Serve
Serve your easy creamy chicken stroganoff by spooning it over over pasta, cooked rice, mashed potatoes, toast or over roasted veggies. Toast is a great option for a busy night.
Choosing the Mushrooms
Here's one more way this recipe is super easy. It doesn't matter which variety of mushrooms you use. As long as the mushrooms are fresh, not canned, you'll have great results. I like using sliced, white mushrooms in this recipe, but crimini mushrooms or baby portabellos are also delicious options.
How to Store Leftovers
Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator and enjoy within 3-5 days. Reheat leftover chicken stroganoff by placing it in a covered, heat proof baking dish in the oven at 275° F for about 40 minutes. Or, heat in the microwave on a covered plate.
More Chicken Recipes
Chicken is a favorite ingredient for so many meals for my family. I love how adaptable chicken is and each recipe has such unique flavor. Here are a few recipes that I think you'll love:
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Kim Benedict says
Ur recipe calls for one can mushroom soup but #4 step says cream of chicken- I am using cream
Of mushroom with garlic undiluted-
Melinda O'Malley Keckler says
Great catch, thank you Kim! I've adjusted step 4 in the recipe instructions. I've used both soup variations in the recipe, but the cream of mushroom is a family favorite. I'm eager to hear how it turned out using the cream of mushroom with garlic soup. Sounds tasty!