30 Minute Healthy Chicken Stroganoff (VIDEO)
This healthy chicken Stroganoff comes together in 30 minutes making it a perfect weeknight meal. Does it really get any better than this?
To me, there isn’t anything too much better than creamy chicken and mushrooms over pasta. I mean, really. The only thing better might be creamy chicken and mushrooms over pasta that won’t make me gain ridiculous amounts of weight.
Livin’ in a dream world, right? Maybe not! The creaminess in this recipe comes from a delicious sauce made with white wine, chicken broth, Greek yogurt, and Dijon mustard, instead of the traditional sour cream.
Add in “done in 30 minutes?” SURE! Why not?! The impossible is possible with this chicken Stroganoff recipe.
Now that we’ve established that I’m a super hero (ha), let’s talk about this chicken Stroganoff. It really does come together in 30 minutes. Maybe 45 if your husband isn’t home to keep the kids occupied. Maybe an hour if you have four kids instead of two, but I don’t know anything about that so I’m just going on my imagination and what I’ve been told.
Healthy comfort food is always a good thing to accomplish whether you have four kids, two kids, or zero kids. I go heavy on the mushrooms in this chicken Stroganoff because I just love mushrooms, but feel free to scale back.
If you don’t have 16 ounces of mushrooms, try supplementing with some cut red bell peppers. The red peppers would not only add great flavor and nutrition to this healthy stroganoff but the red color would also look beautiful. Or throw in a few handfuls of dark green spinach.
Watch this short video to see step-by-step how to make this Healthy Chicken Stroganoff!
Love pasta and mushrooms?
If you enjoy the combination of pasta and mushrooms in this healthy chicken Stroganoff, you may enjoy some of these recipes, too. Try:
- Vegetable Packed Stuffed Shells
- Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage, Mushrooms and Leeks
- Whole Wheat Pasta with Bacon, Mushrooms and Onions
- Creamy Chicken Spaghetti (one pan, lots of variations)
- Chicken Marsala Pasta (also one pan!)
- Pasta with Mushrooms, Herbs and Cheese from What’s Gaby Cooking
- Lemon Butter Pasta with Mushrooms from Barefeet in the Kitchen
- 12 ounce package egg noodles (I used wide noodle whole wheat pasta)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1.25 to 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into thin strips
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 16 ounces white mushrooms, washed and cut into thick slices
- 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley plus more for garnish
- Cook pasta according to directions on package.
- Meanwhile, in a very large sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes, depending on thickness of chicken. Remove and set aside.
- Add 1 tablespoon of oil to pan and reduce heat to medium. Add onions and mushrooms (sprinkle with additional pepper if you like) and cook until onions are translucent and mushrooms are cooked. Sprinkle with thyme and add chicken back into pan.
- Pour in wine and increase heat to high. Scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pan and continue to cook until wine is reduced by about half. Add chicken broth and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes or until slightly reduced.
- Remove from heat and stir in yogurt, Dijon mustard, and parsley. Serve over pasta, sprinkled with more parsley if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 171mg Sodium: 617mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Protein: 63gRachelCooks.com sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.
Verdict: I’m adding this one to the regular rotation. We love it!
Husband’s take: Ben and my parents (who visited when I made this) all loved this chicken Stroganoff. No complaints from anyone! Well, my kids complained but they’re going through the complain-about-everything phase. Please tell me it’s a phase.
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: Easy! As with any recipe, if you want to streamline things and keep the prep and cook time down, make sure you read through the whole recipe first and prep ahead as much as possible.