Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Chicken Stroganoff Spaghetti Squash

This Chicken Stroganoff is a recipe I have been making for years. It originated as a Weight Watchers recipe. Over the years I have made it with more or less of the ingredients. I have used chicken broth and chicken bouillon. It always turns out great. I think it has a lot going for it. It is the flavor combination. I love the creamy tangy sauce with the chicken, onions and mushrooms. The sour cream, mustard and red wine vinegar is what makes the dish special. Those ingredients are what transforms plain old chicken, onions and mushrooms into stroganoff. This sauce is so delicious just on it's own. I usually serve it over no yolks egg noodles. SO GOOD! But I thought it would be great on spaghetti squash. Well, it was FINE. Spaghetti squash did not add anything or take anything away from this sauce. It was a nice low carb meal but the star is still the Chicken Stroganoff. So try it over egg noodles, rice, veggie noodles, spaghetti squash or even in a baked potato. Just give it a try.

You know what is NOT FINE? These pictures! I am having trouble with my camera at the moment. I think the battery is going bad. It doesn't seem to hold a charge for very long. Every time I turn it on I have to reset the date stamp, flash, etc. I think it changed some other settings too. All these pictures are really sad, but I have been wanting to share this recipe with you for a long time. So I went for it. I am not hung up on perfect at the moment. HA HA! It's still about cooking and sharing food.

Chicken Stroganoff Spaghetti Squash
Makes 4 servings


1 large spaghetti squash
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil, divided
16 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced
12 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 medium onion, quartered and sliced
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
4 Tbsp. light sour cream, plus more for garnish
1 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
Kosher salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes, to taste
Parsley, chopped for garnish(optional)


To prepare spaghetti squash: Cut squash in half. Scoop out seeds and discard. Place cut side down in a microwave safe dish, add 1/4 cup of water and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 8 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes (You may have to do each half separately, I do). When squash is cool enough to handle, pull the squash into spaghetti like threads.

To prepare stroganoff: Slice chicken breast against the grain into 1/4” thick slices. Season with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil; add chicken.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown.  Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.

In same skillet, heat remaining teaspoon olive oil; add mushrooms and onions.  Cook stirring frequently, until all liquid has evaporated and onions are golden brown. Sprinkle with flour and continue to stir until flour is incorporated and no longer smells like flour.

Slowly add chicken broth to skillet, stirring constantly to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Bring liquid to a boil over high heat and reduce heat to a simmer.  Continue to simmer about 10 minutes, stirring frequently until desired thickness (like a gravy).

Add reserved chicken stirring into broth mixture; simmer until heated through about 5 minutes.  Remove skillet from heat; stir in sour cream, vinegar, mustard, and pepper. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.

Serve chicken and sauce over spaghetti squash. Garnish with additional sour cream and chopped parsley(optional). Also delicious over egg noodles or as a stuffing for baked potatoes.

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