Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff

by Divine Domesticity on September 20th, 2008

I came across a recipe for Chicken Stroganoff over at Allrecipes.com the other day, but there was something about their recipe that bugged me. It used a can of cream of chicken soup. I don't know about you, but when my mom made stroganoff from scratch, she used beef stock or beef bullion paste to make the sauce. I couldn't wrap my mind around using a can of condensed cream of chicken soup. Granted, this recipe does use chicken instead of beef, but still! The sauce, which my mom made with sour cream, was the best part. The Allrecipes version used only a package of cream cheese and no sour cream. This would not do! So I set off to tweak the recipe to my liking.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff
Makes about 4 servings

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed (I misread this part of the original recipe and cooked my chicken whole, then shredded it. I'd prefer it in cubes next time.)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
1/2 (4 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 to 2/3 cup of beef broth
1 pkg sliced mushrooms
1 Tbsp. butter & 1 Tbsp. olive oil to saute the mushrooms
1 pkg. egg noodles
2 Tbsp. cornstarch added to 1/4 cup cold water for thickening
Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

1. Put chicken, butter and dressing mix in slow cooker; mix together and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Drain off liquids. Transfer liquids to a saucepan.

2. To the saucepan of liquids, add cream cheese, sour cream and beef broth. Add half of the thickening mixture and bring to a boil. If it is still too thin, add the remaining cornstarch and bring to a boil again. Add sauce back to the chicken cubes.

3. Saute the mushrooms with the butter and olive oil until browned. Add to the chicken and sauce mixture. Turn Crockpot to high and let cook for 20 to 30 minutes.

4. Cook egg noodles according to instructions. Serve chicken and sauce over the egg noodles. Sprinkle with parsley.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

That looks so good! Stroganoff is one of my favorite comfort foods.

***Willow, Belle & Old Man Turbo's Mom*** said...

Ummm. I can smell it from here! Delish!!!!