This creamy slow cooker chicken stroganoff is full of flavour and so easy to make.
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This comforting chicken dinner is a great example of how a slow cooker makes meal prep easy. This creamy chicken stroganoff slow cooker recipe cooks gently for hours, making the meat tender and the sauce full of flavour. Stroganoff, a classic Russian recipe that usually features onions, mustard and sour cream, began as a beef dish, but today there are many variations. Chicken is a popular alternative and is perfect for this slow cooker version.
This chicken stroganoff slow cooker recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a weeknight meal. After cutting up the chicken thigh fillets, onion and mushrooms, everything goes straight into the slow cooker, where it then cooks away for 4-6 hours. Towards the end of the cooking time, put the pasta on to cook and then add a little cornflour and water mixture to the slow cooker – this helps create the lovely thick sauce that makes this dish so good.
Pasta is a great match, but rice or mashed potatoes also go very well with the creamy sauce. If you’d like to add a side dish, green vegetables are a good choice – try stir-fried Brussels sprouts, steamed green beans or broccoli, or a simple leafy green salad.
If you have leftovers, you can store the stroganoff and pasta in the fridge in separate airtight containers for up to 3 days. The chicken stroganoff can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge, then reheat gently to prevent the sauce from separating.
If you loved the rich, flavour-filled taste of this dish, try chicken meatball stroganoff – a stove-top version that’s ready in half an hour, classic stove-top beef stroganoff, or mix things up with creamy chicken stroganoff with zoodles. If you’re looking for more easy ideas for using your slow cooker to make pasta sauce, try slow-cooker chicken paprikash with pasta or slow cooker spaghetti and meatballs (where the pasta is cooked in the slow cooker with the meatballs). And don’t forget, you can use the slow cooker for desserts, too, such as Persian-style slow cooker rice pudding or slow cooker Caramilk blondie.