Saturday, May 28, 2011

Chicken Stroganoff/Stroganov

Chicken Stroganoff is originally a Russian recipe (named after P. Stroganov,19th-century Russian count and diplomat) made with chicken, onions and mushrooms in sour cream (I used plain cream!). It is served with egg noodles or rice. Not possibly the healthiest intake but the choice is yours, healthy food or yummy sinful food. To me, this dish comes as a blessing ‘cos it encouraged my hubby to taste mushrooms which was complete no-no for him (I love mushrooms and was not ready to omit it from my cooking)

This is a fantastic recipe that the whole family will love. Here’s how I made chicken stroganoff and I must say,( in all modesty) it was finger licking good ;-)

Preparation time: 20minutes
Cooking time: 30minutes
Serves: 8-9

You need:
900gms chicken breasts
4tbsp butter
8-9 pods of garlic (crushed)
2 large onions (julienned)
200gms mushrooms (each cut into four)
1 large capsicum (cut into 1 inch cubes)
3tbsp plain flour (maida)
50gms of chicken soup (any brand)
3tbsp tomato puree
1tbsp tomato ketchup
1tsp worcestershire sauce
2tsp pepper powder
2tsp chilli powder (adjust according to spice tolerance)
1cup cream
6 tbsp yogurt
2 tsp English mustard
salt to taste


Clean, wash and cut the chicken breast into half inch cubes 

Heat butter in a heavy bottom pan. Add butter, onion, crushed garlic pods and chicken, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the chicken is almost done 

Add mushroom and capsicum cubes (if you like crunchy capsicum, add them at the last stage) 

Cook for another 5-6 minutes 
In a large bowl, mix together – the plain flour, chicken soup powder, tomato puree, tomato ketchup, worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and chilli powder. Mix well (make sure all the lumps are removed) 

Add the above mixture into the chicken. Stir continuously till the gravy gets cooked and thickens [smelling divine?, it should :) ]

In the same bowl, make a paste with cream, yogurt and mustard. Stir well (if you’ve not added capsicum till this stage, add them now) 

Add the paste and cook for 5 more minutes (noticed the colours change when each mixture is added?)

And it’s done before you know:) , yes! Chicken Stroganoff is ready to be served. 

Serve over a bed of rice / egg noodles or mashed potatoes with some steamed veggies on the side and maybe a slice of bread and you have yourself a hearty meal. 

Try it and tell me if your family enjoyed it.

Happy weekend!

Yours tastefully!!


  1. :)just tell me when you are coming!

  2. Very interesting recipe..looks delicious..good combo of chicken and mushrooms..thanx for stopping by my space..glad to follow u :)

  3. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step and making it look simple. Gives me reason to try it out!!