Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chicken Stroganoff

First off a Techie Update, as I don't want you to have to find this out the hard way. I would NOT recommend upgrading to Internet Explorer 8.0. I did and it affected Blogger in an adverse way, I was not able to move photo's around any longer and a few other weird quirks happened.

With the New Year upon us and my cholesterol levels not where they need to be, I am trying to cook "lighter" and eat less of my beloved Red Meat. I love my beef, I need my BEEF! But my Beef does not need me!

This Stroganoff is made with chicken and in reality is pretty dang good. I found the basic recipe in my local newspaper under the Food Day Section. I have highly adapted it for my own tastes!

1 8 ounce package of sliced button mushrooms
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts diced or cut into lengths
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
1 can fat free cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
1 tomato diced
1 tbl Dijon mustard
1/2 onion
salt and pepper to taste
few shakes of Cayenne (cuz that's how we roll)
few shakes of paprika
several shakes of ground sage
1 package No Yolks noodles, cooked to package directions and drained
2-4 tsp canola oil

Heat up a non stick fry pan and add 2 tsp oil, saute the onions until they begin to become translucent, add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes.

Remove to a plate, crank pan to high and add an additional tsp of oil and quickly sear the chicken pieces until brown on both sides

Turn heat down to medium high and add your mushrooms, cook until they start to wilt a bit

Add your cream of whatever soup and 3/4 soup can water or broth

Add your onions back in and the sage, Cayenne, paprika, salt, pepper and Dijon mustard

Let cook together for several minutes, then add the sour cream and the tomato, cook an additional several minutes

Serve over the No Yolks Pasta


Sara said...

This sounds really good - I've never made any type of stroganoff before, so I might as well start with chicken!

Elyse said...

I love that you've made one of life's great comfort foods a little healthier! Works for me--I'm not a huge red meat girl, so I love that you added chicken to this dish. It looks so fabulous! And I'm taking heed and avoiding Exploder!

Michelle C said...

I'd never even considered chicken stroganoff! Much healthier idea! It looks really good!

As far as explorer goes, once I switched to Firefox I'd never intentionally go back to IE!

And ... could you tell the difference taste-wise using fat free cream of mushroom? I don't even like fat free sour cream because of the extreme flavor difference.

Sophie Sportende Foodie said...

Cheryl, this sounds so yummie!!!! Wow!!

Debbie said...

Great idea to use chicken. Sounds wonderful. I recently bought a new laptop that came with Windows Vista. Well now when I write on my blog and try to add a link to the text, forget it. Something comes up about scripted windows and when I finally do put the link in, it is always screwed up and half the times doesn't even link back to the site. Judy from Judy's Kitchen gave me some tips on how to fix it but I am constantly forgetting what to do...an absolute pain in the butt!!!

Maria said...

Great meal idea!!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

This looks fantastic Cheryl. I love chicken stroganoff and just found it this past fall. I like it better than beef.

Netts Nook said...

Cheryl I have never heard of chicken stroganoff can't wait to try looks great.

The Blonde Duck said...

What a brilliant idea! I have to force myself not to eat beef too.

Amy said...

Looks delish! I should probably eat less red meat too but it's just so good!!

NuKiwi said...

Great idea - and looks nice & creamy. I often use chicken in mine (mainly because I usually have it on hand, unlike beef). Beef Stroganoff was one of my favourites growing up - Dad makes a REALLY tasty version of his own...mmm, mmm, good!

Heather said...

i love beef stroganoff, but i've never ever thought of subbing in chicken! what a wonderful way to lighten it up. this sounds delicious!

Dewi said...

I think you are very clever to substitute the beef. I am sure it tastes delicious too.

Donna-FFW said...

Cheryl.. sounds terrific..and looks even better!! is this why I am not getting your feeds? I didnt get this one.. Anyway, check my blog later today.. I have somthing there just for you..And no its not an award, my dear friend!

MaryBeth said...

So that is what happened...Looks very yummy!

Jan said...

I don't eat a lot of red meat, but I do like beef in a Strog. That said this recipe sounds delish, I'll definitely be giving this a whirl.

Unknown said...

This looks really good. I love getting recipes from my newspaper. They can be the best and the easiest.
I had high cholesterol at one point too! Don't you just love the lecture you get when the Dr. gives you the results! Good Luck.

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