Chicken Stroganoff (Estrogonofe de Frango) for Father’s Day…

Father’s Day will be celebrated Sunday, the 16th,  in the USA, while it is always celebrated on the second Sunday of August in Brazil.  To commemorate such an important date, we have prepared a homey and delicious meal: Chicken Stroganoff served with white rice and shoestring potatoes, and the best Lemon Pie ever!!!

I confess that I have mixed feelings about this day… I feel sad because my father, the first man in my life, is no longer amongst us to celebrate the date.  Yet, I also feel happy for my children, who can enjoy their father and are building great memories– as I once did with my own father…  At any rate, I thank the Lord for both men, whose character and life memories will live in our hearts as long as we shall live.  I also thank God for being such a patient, merciful, and loving Father to me.

Happy Father's Day!!!!

This Chicken Stroganoff is dedicated to my husband — whom I can talk with face to face.  I originally intended to make something else, but I thought it would be fair to ask him exactly what he would like to have on his special day.  He answered firmly and quickly– Estrogonofe de Frango (Chicken Stroganoff)…  something that I should have foreseen, since he has asked me so many times when I would be posting the recipe for this, one of his favorite Brazilian dishes.

Wait, I know, I know!!  Stroganoff was originally a 19th century Russian dish made from sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with sour cream!!!  But it has become popular around the world, including in Brazil.  There are variations on the original recipe– and the Brazilian version of Stroganoff is one of them.  Our Stroganoff version includes diced beef or chicken with onions, mushrooms, tomato sauce, and heavy cream, accompanied by white rice and shoestring potatoes.

I do hope your enjoy our Chicken Stroganoff and have a blessed day!!!

Para o meu pai ( To my Dad): Whether you are able to hear me or not from where you are, I will always love you forever and ever!!!!

To my husband, the father of my children, thank you for being an amazing role model and a loving father to our girls.

To all great fathers around the world, we wish you a very Happy Father’s Day!!!! 

xx

Chicken Stroganoff

Serves 4

Segment: Brazilian cuisine

Chicken Stroganoff (Estrogonofe de Frango)

Ingredients:

2.2 pounds (1 kg)  boneless, skinless chicken breast
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2-1/2 cups chicken broth or stock
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 pound (about 450 g) fresh common white button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
3/4 cup heavy cream (sour cream, plain or Greek yogurt, or coconut milk can be substituted for the heavy cream)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped

Directions:

1. Pat the chicken breasts dry, cut into 2-inch cubes, and season with salt and pepper. In a large stainless steel pan, heat 3 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat.  Pan-fry the cubed chicken in batches so that it is browned on all sides, then let rest on a plate or bowl after pan-frying.

Browning the chicken...

2. Lower the heat to medium and add 1 tablespoon of oil and the onions, cooking and stirring occasionally until they are soft (approximately 3 minutes).  Add the garlic and cook until soft and fragrant, about 1 minute.  Return chicken to the pan!!!  Pour in the wine and let cook until it has been almost completely absorbed. Stir in both the tomato sauce and the chicken stock/broth.  Cook, partially covered, over medium-low heat  for 40 – 45 minutes.

Cooking the chicken...

3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil and melt 2 tablespoons butter.  Add the mushrooms and cook until the they are browned and cooked through.  Remove from heat and reserve.

Cooking the mushrooms...

4. When the chicken is cooked, remove from the heat and fold in the mushrooms,  heavy cream, mustard, and parsley.  Taste and adjust the salt and pepper, if necessary.

The stroganoff is ready!!!

 

5. Serve the Chicken Stroganoff with white rice and shoestring potatoes.  Or, as a variation, serve with your favorite pasta.  And don’t forget those shoestring potatoes!

Chicken Stroganoff (Estrogonofe de Frango)

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Receita em Português: 

Estrogonofe de Frango

(Chicken Stroganoff)

Rendimento: 4 porções

Chicken Stroganoff (Estrogonofe de Frango)

Ingredientes:

1 kg  peito de frango desossado e sem pele
Sal e pimenta do reino moída à gosto
6 colheres de (sopa) de azeite de oliva, dividido
1 cebola amarela média, picada
3 dentes de alho picados
1/2 xícara de (chá) de vinho branco seco
1/2 xícara de (chá) de molho de tomate
2 e 1/2 xícaras de (chá) de caldo de galinha líquido
2 colheres de (sopa) de manteiga sem sal
450 g cogumelos, limpo e fatiado
3/4 xícara de (chá) de creme de leite de caixinha ( o creme de leite poderá ser substituído por iogurte natural ou leite de coco)
1 colher de (sopa) de mostarda Dijon
1/4 xícara de (chá) de salsa fresca or coentro picado

Modo de Preparo:

1. Enxugue os peitos de frango, corte em cubos e tempere com sal e pimenta. Em uma panela grande de aço inoxidável, esquente  3 colheres de (sopa) de azeite sobre fogo médio-alto. Frite o frango em cubos até que fiquem dourados de todos os lados. Deixe descansar em um prato ou tigela depois de ser frito.

2. Abaixe o fogo para médio e adicione 1 colher de (sopa) de azeite e a cebola picada, cozinhando e mexendo de vez em quando até que esteja macia (cerca de 3 minutos). Adicione o alho e cozinhe até ficar macio e perfumado (cerca de 1 minuto). Retorne  o frango para a panela!!! Despeje o vinho e deixe cozinhar até que tenha sido quase totalmente absorvido. Adicione o molho de tomate e o caldo de galinha líquido. Mexa e deixe cozinhar, com a panela parcialmente coberta, sobre fogo médio-baixo por 40 a 45 minutos.

3. Em uma frigideira grande sobre fogo médio, aqueça as 2 colheres de (sopa) restantes de azeite e derreta 2 colheres de (sopa) de manteiga. Adicione os cogumelos e cozinhe até que o que eles estão dourados e cozidos. Retire do fogo e reserve.

4. Quando o frango estiver cozido, retire do fogo e misture os cogumelos cozidos, creme de leite, mostarda e salsa. Prove e ajuste o sal e a pimenta, se necessário. Sirva o Estrogonofe de Frango (Chicken Stroganoff) com arroz branco e batata palha.

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33 Responses to Chicken Stroganoff (Estrogonofe de Frango) for Father’s Day…

  1. SallyBR June 6, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    Outra receita que me traz maravilhosas lembrancas do Brasil, minha irma mais velha fazia sempre, era meio que a ‘signature dish” dela – sempre servindo com shoestring potatoes

    minha irma nao cozinha mais, diz que perder a paciencia ha’ muitos e muitos anos, o que acho uma pena

    enfim, nunca fiz strogonoff de frango para meu maridao americano – acho que esta’ mais do que na hora!

    (tambem sinto muita falta do meu pai, faz 9 anos que se foi)

    • Denise Browning June 6, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      Sally: Meu marido eh americano e ele ama esse estrogonofe de frango. Ele ontem comeu no jantar quase tudo o que fiz com a batata palha. Ele eh louco por esse prato. Eu e minhas filhas adoramos tambem. Faz para o teu marido. Acho que ele vai gostar. Eu nunca conheci ninguem que nao gostasse de estrogonofe. Sinto muito pela perda do seu pai. Fica com Deus, querida! Um abraco grande.

  2. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com June 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Denise, this is a beautiful commemoration to your father! I am sure he was such a wonderful sweet man to raise a daughter like you! And, please save a portion of this chicken Stroganoff for me, ok? :) You’re quite the chef!

    • Denise Browning June 6, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

      Thanks a lot!!! You are very sweet, Julia! Wishing your father a very happy Father’s Day! And I am glad that you are back. I loved your post for today. I am crazy for crepes.

  3. Liz June 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Oh, I love the Brazilian version of stroganoff! It would be a hit with my family, too!

    • Denise Browning June 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

      Thanks, Liz! I love this recipe because it is easy to prepare and great for weeknight meals as well as for special occasions such as Father’s Day.

  4. Mi Vida en un Dulce June 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    Great idea to use chicken instead of beef, my kids like chicken more than beef.
    Lovely pictures Denise…happy Father’s Day.

    • Denise Browning June 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

      Thanks, Nydia! We eat more chicken than beef. I think it is healthier because it contains less fat. Happy Father’s Day to both your father and husband too.

  5. Eha June 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    Altho’ I am writing from Down Under I was born in Estonia right next to Russia and stroganoff naturally was often on the menu. Since most of my menus now are heavily Asian oriented fusion food and I am very health conscious, have not made this awhile. But I must say I do like your chicken version, which I would admittedly tweak with Greek yogurt probably :) ! Oh: Father’s Day – ours in Oz and NZ is in September!!!

    • Denise Browning June 7, 2013 at 8:18 am #

      Hi, Eha!!! Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you try this Brazilian version. Stroganoff is a very appreciated and popular dish in Brazil although we have adapted it. If you are a healthy conscious person, I think using Greek yogurt would be the best option for you instead of heavy cream for sure. Thanks for letting me know that both in OZ and NZ Father’s Day is celebrated in September. Cultural differences have always interested me. Wishing you a great weekend!!!!

  6. Abbe@This is How I Cook June 6, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Denise, this is a rich, exciting dish that anyone would love. But since it is your husband’s favorite, it must be very, very good. How lucky you are to have such a gorgeous family!

  7. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 7, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    What a sweet celebration to commemorate your day! I’m sure he’s smiling down at you and your family :)

    Happy Father’s Day to your hubby and the family!

    • Denise Browning June 7, 2013 at 11:58 am #

      Thanks a lot, Kiran!!! Wishing your sweet family the same.

  8. Lail | With A Spin June 8, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Just like you, I have mixed feelings about Father’s day as my dad is not amongst us either. Last year was the first year in years to celebrate the day as it was the first one to celebrate for my husband.

    The stroganoff sounds delicious. Happy father’s day to your husband. Enjoy the day, my friend.

    • Denise Browning June 8, 2013 at 7:50 am #

      SO sorry, Lail!!! I know how hard can be this date for those whose fathers are not on Earth anymore. Hugs to you!! Happy Father’s Day to your husband!!! xx

  9. Raymund June 9, 2013 at 3:40 am #

    I usually use beef on this one and never had tried chicken, this is a great idea. Got to do this style soon :)

    • Denise Browning June 9, 2013 at 7:32 am #

      If you have children, Happy Father’s Day to you, Raymund!

  10. Daniela June 9, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    What a beautiful post for Father’s Day!
    Congratulations for your lovely family, Denise.
    The Stroganoff “Brazilian Way” looks delicious, no wonder it is your husbands favorite :)

    • Denise Browning June 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

      Thank again, Daniela!!! You’re always so sweet. Likewise to your family.

  11. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef June 10, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    What a lovely tribute to the men in your life. I’ve never made chicken stroganoff, only beef. This looks delicious!

    • Denise Browning June 10, 2013 at 10:35 am #

      Thanks, Maureen! Wishing your husband a very happy Father’ Day!

  12. zainab June 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    can we substitute the wine? or can we just leave it out?

    • Denise Browning June 10, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

      Zainab: You can certainly leave the wine out. In this case, I would add the fresh juice of one lemon to the recipe immediately right before removing the stroganoff from the heat and adding the mustard, heavy cream, and parsley. I hope you enjoy this recipe which it is one of my family’s favorite. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!!!

  13. Juliana June 10, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    I miss stroganoff with creme de leite…yours look delicious, creamy and so tasty Denise. I enjoy the pictures of your husband with the girls…beautiful family my dear.
    Have a wonderful week :D

  14. The Café Sucre Farine June 11, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Oh my goodness, I took one look at that first photo and knew this would have to be on my “to try” list. It looks and sounds fantastic! Happy Father’s Day to your hubby!

  15. Nami | Just One Cookbook June 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Happy Father’s Day to your husband and your dad! Love seeing your happy family. :) Both Chicken Stroganof and lemon pie looks extraordinary! I can see your family had a wonderful time. :)

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