Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Recipe of the Week -- Chicken Stroganoff

Although I don't much feel like standing over a stove during the summer months, some meals are just worth it. This being one of them. I was looking for a slightly more healthy version of beef stroganoff, and as usual I combined about 3 recipes to come up with my own. Enjoy!

Chicken Stroganoff

1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 (8-ounce) package sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons whiskey (Gentleman Jack here)
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
5 cups hot cooked egg noodles (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta) -- I used Trader Joe's tri-color egg noodle ribbons

Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add sage, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes or until mushrooms begin to brown. Spoon mixture into a large bowl.

Combine 1/4 cup flour and paprika in a shallow dish. Cut each chicken breast half in half lengthwise; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch strips. Dredge chicken strips in flour mixture; shake off the excess flour mixture. Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Sauté 4 minutes or until chicken is done. Add chicken to mushroom mixture.

Remove pan from heat. Add broth and whiskey to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat to medium-low and place pan back on burner. Place sour cream in a small bowl; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour. Stir with a whisk until combined. Stir sour cream mixture and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt into broth mixture. Stir in chicken mixture; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Add noodles; stir well to combine.


1 comment:

MaRiN said...

My husband loves beef stronganoff...maybe I'll switch things up and try chicken for a change! Thanks1