Thursday, January 7, 2010

Chicken Stroganoff

I thought this recipe sounded delicious. It's from Real Simple's website, where you can find numerous simple and great-tasting dishes. I also recommend subscribing to the Real Simple magazine, of course, it's one of my favorites.

While this is not a classic stroganoff, it's a bit tangier and just plain good. If you're looking for the classic, mild stroganoff flavors, I recommend steering clear of this one...

I'm not sure what world they were cooking their chicken in, but some of mine took well over 10 minutes to cook through. Perhaps mine was a bit thicker, I don't know. Just be sure your chicken is cooked through because there is no simmering at the finish of the recipe. With my two boys, I was nervous about the amount of hot sauce, so I used a scant teaspoon, and I upped the amount of sour cream from 1/2 to 1 cup. You can leave out the green peppers if you wish, I might do that next time. We served ours with rice.

Chicken Stroganoff
Serves 6

Hands-on Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1hour

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced into rings
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces (15 medium) button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 scant teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream


1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 8 minutes. Add the green pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper, and the mushrooms. Continue cooking until the mushrooms give up their liquid, about 6 minutes, and are tender.

2. Place the vegetables in a colander, reserving both vegetables and liquid. You should have about 1/2 cup of liquid.

3. Return pan to heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Season the chicken with the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Cook the chicken in batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add it to the vegetables.

4. Pour the wine, broth, and vegetable liquid into the pan and bring to a boil. With a wooden spoon, loosen any brown bits stuck to the pan and let cook in the sauce.

5. Add the barbecue sauce, Worcestershire, mustard, and hot sauce. Whisk until smooth. Boil until the liquid has reduced by half, to about 1 1/2 cups. The liquid should thicken slightly.

6. Reduce heat and whisk in the sour cream. Do not let the sauce boil. Return the vegetables and chicken to the pan and simmer until heated through. Serve over rice, pasta, or toast.


A Year on the Grill said...

ooooh you bad girl... BBQ sauce and hot sauce... quit a kick. i love it!

natalia said...

Ciao ! It really looks delicious !!

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