Comforting Chicken Stroganoff

I was in the mood for something tasty and warming a few weeks ago and this flavoursome chicken stroganoff I made was just the ticket. It is is a comfort-food classic- ideal for a cold winter night, or just when you want to feel cosy.

INGREDIENTS 

  • 2 chicken breasts cut into 1″ pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 7 ounces cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard or more, to taste (I substituted English and it was fine).
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (full fat)

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Cut the chicken into 1″ pieces. Sprinkle them with garlic powder and generously with salt & pepper, then coat each piece in flour.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the oil to a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken in 2 batches so the pan isn’t over-crowded and the chicken browns evenly. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken and cook it for about 3 minutes/side or until cooked through (165F) & lightly browned (I flip it once using tongs to make it easy). The second batch tends to cook a bit faster because the pan gets hotter (you may need to turn the heat down a bit). For the second batch, add another tablespoon of olive oil because the pan goes dry. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate.
  • Add the butter to the pan and let it melt, then add the mushrooms and onions. Sauté for 6-8 minutes or until their water has been released, cooks off, and the mushrooms get a nice sear.
  • Stir in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic. Cook for about a minute.
  • Add in the broth and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken back in and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the sour cream and let it heat through for about a minute or so (don’t let it bubble too much or there’s a chance it’ll curdle). Season with more salt & pepper as needed and serve immediately.

Do you know what to serve this with? I went for rice but apparently mashed potato is a popular side!

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