Try our chicken stroganoff recipe, then check out our beef stroganoff, vegetarian mushroom stroganoff, pork stroganoff and more chicken thigh recipes. For a lighter version, try our healthy chicken stroganoff.

How to make chicken stroganoff... step-by-step video

How to make the perfect chicken stroganoff: cook's tips

  • Swap chicken for sliced steak, pork chops, or 750g mushrooms for a vegetarian version (use vegetarian Worcestershire sauce too). The sauce is also delicious if you use cannellini or butter beans, and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Stroganoff makes a great filling for jacket potatoes, or spoon into pre-cooked puff pastry cases for a vol-au-vent canapé.

How to store chicken stroganoff: Keep chilled for up to two days, and reheat gently to prevent the soured cream from splitting.

How to serve chicken stroganoff: Serve with rice, mash or pasta.

Chicken stroganoff recipe


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken thigh fillets, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 250ml soured cream
  • A small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
  • pasta, rice or potatoes, to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Fry the onion with a pinch of salt for 5 mins until soft. Add the chestnut mushrooms, turn the heat up slightly, and fry for 6-8 mins until any water that has come off the mushrooms has evaporated.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the chicken, fry for 6-8 mins then stir in the garlic and mustard. Cook for a minute more then add the stock, paprika and Worcestershire sauce. Season, and simmer for 10 mins until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced slightly.

  • STEP 3

    Turn the heat to low, and fold in the soured cream and parsley. Bring to a gentle simmer (don’t cook for too long or the sauce will split) and serve over pasta, rice or potatoes.


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