149.2...Chicken Stroganoff

One of my favorite dishes of all time is Beef Stroganoff. The recipe says it serves 6 but when I make it, it only serves 3. I seriously cannot help myself. I decided to try a recipe for Chicken Stroganoff. While it’s not as fabulous as the real thing, it comes pretty darn close! And I have a feeling that this recipe won’t come out to as many servings as it states either. ;)

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Chicken Stroganoff (Serves 4)

Recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light Magazine January/February 2017


2  Tbsp olive oil, divided 

1 lb. chicken breast tenders, cut into 1 inch pieces 

1 tsp. kosher salt, divided

3/4 tsp. black pepper, divided

2 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock, divided

1 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1 (8 oz.) package pre sliced cremini mushrooms

1/2 cup diced onion

1 Tbsp minced garlic

2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme

1/2 cup dry white wine

6 oz. uncooked wide egg noodles

1/2 cup light sour cream

1 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes or until done, turning once. Remove from pan.

2. Combine 1 Tbsp stock and flour in a small bowl. Add remaining 1 Tbsp oil to pan over medium-high. Add mushrooms and onions; cook 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and thyme; cook 1 minute. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until reduced by half, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. 

3. Stir in remaining 2 cups and 7 Tbsp stock; bring to a simmer. Add noodles; cook, uncovered 8 minutes or until done. Stir in flour mixture; cook 1 minute.

4. Remove pan from heat; stir in chicken, remaining 3/4 tsp. salt, remaining 1/2 tsp. pepper, and sour cream. Sprinkle with parsley. 

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Last Thursday I reheated leftovers from Gor Gai for dinner:

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Friday’s breakfast:

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I took the kids to school, then met my trainer at the gym. 


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I had lunch with some friends at True Food Kitchen. We all shared Edamame Dumplings (dashi, white truffle oil, Asian herbs) to start:

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These were damn good.

I ordered the Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl with Salmon (broccoli, heirloom carrot, bok chop, mushrooms, brown rice, avocado, toasted sesame):

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Another winner!

For dinner we went to our club. My husband and I shared a pizza and a salad. 

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Saturday’s breakfast:

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Lunch was a tuna sandwich and a salad:

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That evening we went to a Bar Mitzvah party for our friend’s son at Draft Republic. They had all kinds of yummy passed appetizers going around. I probably tried them all with my favorite being little shot glasses of tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches. 

My friend Yamia and I being silly in the photo booth:

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The kids wanted some late night Taco Bell. I couldn’t help myself. Lol.

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Taco Bell is probably my favorite fast food. 

Sunday’s breakfast:

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We didn’t have a ton of plans which was awesome. Lunch was delivered from Ototo Sushi. 

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That night we went over to Joe and Alicia’s to watch football and have Phil’s BBQ for dinner. 

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Epic day of food.

Monday’s breakfast:

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Dropped off the kids at school and met with my trainer at the gym. 

Post-workout snack:

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I took one of my dogs to the vet for vaccines, then home for lunch. Soup sounded good so I heated up some tomato soup I had in the pantry. 

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Late afternoon snack:

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I thought this flavor was interesting. Not a favorite though. I’ll stick with the lemon one.

Dinner was a major fail. I got an Instant Pot for Christmas and finally decided to give it a whirl. I decided to try this recipe for Instant Pot Turkey-Stuffed Peppers. I usually have success with both Cooking Light and Skinnytaste but not this time. :(

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It wasn’t the Instant Pot’s fault. They were cooked fine…they just tasted so bland and the filling really looked like canned dog food. Nasty. It got thrown away. I haven’t given up. I will try the Instant Pot again soon!

Tuesday’s breakfast:

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I dropped off the kids at school, then hit the gym for a run on the treadmill. 


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I ran errands and got my nails done. Lunch was Luna Grill’s Greek Salad:

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After school, I took my son to Bar Mitzvah tutoring, then came home to whip up the delightful Chicken Stroganoff. 

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Yesterday was not my average day. I woke up at 3:15AM and had a bit of a different breakfast before heading out the door before 5AM with my husband.

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He and three other friends were playing in the Farmer’s Insurance Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Torrey Pines.

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With Phil Mickelson!

They teed off at 6:40AM. Before that, we grabbed some breakfast burritos on the course.

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Phil could not have been nicer. He was so engaging. I enjoyed walking the 18 holes with everyone! The day ended with my husband making an Eagle putt on hole 18! Insane. 

I was starving afterwards. I ended up walking over 24,000 steps yesterday. I stopped at Jersey Mikes before getting the kids from school.

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I went to my son’s basketball game, then an event at the school. 

Dinner was at Davanti. I wasn’t super hungry so I just ordered the Antipasto Salad (baby iceberg, salumi, pepperoncini, provolone, red wine vinaigrette):

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By the time I got in bed last night, I was wiped out.

Breakfast this morning:

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I took the kids to school, then dropped my car off for service. 

I had lunch with a friend at Nick and G’s. I had never been so I was excited to try it. I ordered the Chopped Antipasto Salad (salami, capicola, pepperoncini, tomato, red onion and Nick and G’s vinaigrette):

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I must have a thing for Antipasto salad going on! Lol! The one was equally as good as the other! Overall I liked the restaurant and would go back. There were several things on the menu that looked good!

Have a great evening!

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