Quick, Easy Chicken Stroganoff (with Apologies to Russia)

While I’m sure it’s about as authentically Russian as I am, this twist on the Soviet staple is quick, easy and most importantly, a crowd pleaser. Easy chicken stroganoff 

As was probably the case in many Irish households in the 80s, the leftovers of the obligatory Sunday roast beef would be reproduced on Monday evening as a curry, a stroganoff or something similar. Nobody did frugal better than our parents’ generation. At the time I was never too taken with the Monday offerings but now, as a mum, I can totally appreciate the feeling of beating the system when you get two days worth of dinners for the price of one. This recipe works equally well with leftover roast chicken and beef.

Rice can be hit-and-miss with my gang, so I sometimes serve theirs up with pasta (an extra pot is a small price to pay for peace at the dinner table), removing the offending mushrooms where necessary. I plate up some steamed greens too when I need to feel like a better parent.

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Total Recipe Time: 30-40 minutes
Serves 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts fillets, cut into strips
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 150g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 30 mls brandy or whiskey (optional)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 200 mls chicken stock
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 150mls sour cream
  • 2 tsp English or Dijon mustard


1. Fry off the chicken strips for 7 – 8 minutes in the olive oil. Remove from pan and set to one side.
2. Add the garlic, onions and mushrooms and cook slightly.
3. If using brandy or whiskey, add it and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add back in the chicken, followed by the flour & paprika.
5. Add the chicken stock and stir well.
6. Mix the mustard and lemon juice and add to the pan followed by the sour cream.
7. Season with salt and cracked black pepper.
8. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
9. Serve with whatever your children won’t throw back at you.

Are you a stroganoff fan? Have you tried a chicken version? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.



    • Sinéad Reply

      It’s really tasty and so simple. No mental ingredients. Winner! 🙂

  1. Great idea – we haven’t had stroganoff for a while. This recipe sounds nice and easy. I love it that your children would find the mushrooms offensive too, and that you serve with ‘whatever your children won’t throw back at you’!!

    • Sinéad Reply

      Yeah, mealtime standards have significantly dropped here, Cal! ;o

  2. This looks yummy! I’m always at a bit of a loss at the moment for new things to try, we always end up having the same few meals. Think I might be giving this one a go over the weekend!

    • Sinéad Reply

      Mine won’t eat the mushrooms but I pick them out and they love the sauce with pasta!

  3. I’ve never tried stroganoff (mainly because I hate mushrooms and I’ve only ever seen them with tonnes of mushrooms!). This does look good though so I night have to try with out the mushrooms!

    • Sinéad Reply

      I think the sauce tastes of mushrooms quite a bit so it may not be for a shroomaphobe, Alex! 😉

  4. I like the sound of this (minus the mushrooms) we usually just do curry with leftovers but this would make a nice change.

  5. This looks really yummy Sinead! And easy too which is always a plus when the kids are back to school. I had a laugh at your apologies to Russia disclosure lol x

    • Sinéad Reply

      I’m sure we’ve butchered a classic. Again. But yes, fast and tasty wins for me every time! 😉

    • Sinéad Reply

      I need to get a bit better at meal planning myself!

  6. ooooo i do like beef stoganoff although i’ve never had it with chicken. I can imagine it tasting just as nice though 🙂 Mushrooms are a no no in my house too, i’ve given up trying to hide them as it’s just not worth the hassle of ‘mum i’ve found one’ as they are picking away at their dinner trying to find them lol!

    • Sinéad Reply

      Same as that for the most part here, Rachel. I don’t blame them. I’m pretty sure I was a teenager before I entertained mushrooms! Lol.

    • Sinéad Reply

      You’ve never eaten it? Oh you’re missing out, Claire! 😉

  7. Oh stroganoff is one of my absolute favourite dishes and one of the only thing that all six of us will eat and enjoy!! I’m always up for trying different recipes, it can get quite repetitive doing it the same way each time. Will try this!

    • Sinéad Reply

      Oh DO let me know how this one compares to some of your other recipes!

    • Sinéad Reply

      Thanks Rosie. Let me know how you go if you try it! 🙂

    • Sinéad Reply

      Thanks so much, Emma. I’m not gonna lie. I’m loving it myself too! 😉

  8. I bet that’s really tasty! It looks so simple to make too.

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