Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff Recipe

Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff is an everyday classic your familia will love! Much like my Brazilian Beef Stroganoff, this recipe is comforting and delicious. This is an easy recipe made with easy to find, everyday ingredients like chicken breasts, tomato sauce and cream, plus it’s ready in about 30 minutes! Serve this creamy goodness with Brazilian white rice and make it even better with crunchy potato sticks on top!

Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff over rice with potato sticks on a green bowl next to the ingredients in separate bowls

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Oi Gente!

Chicken Stroganoff, or estrogonofe de frango as we say in Portuguese, is a very common dish in Brazil that’s part of everyday life. But, as some of you might already know, the original stroganoff recipe is actually Russian.

The original version of the dish was made with sautéed pieces of beef and sour cream. Since its creation, the original recipe has become popular all over the world, and each countries’ variation of the recipe can differ significantly from the original.

Some recipes like to cut the beef into strips rather than cubes, others will use some kind of alcohol, sometimes vegetables are added to the mix, and even pickles are found in some recipes! Different variations will use a different blend of seasonings, too… and depending on which version you try, it can be served over pasta, potatoes or rice. I don’t know about you, but I’m down to to try them all!

In Brazil, we love stroganoff so much that in addition to chicken stroganoff, we have two other variations: beef, and shrimp. And we almost always serve it over white rice with potato sticks (batata palha) sprinkled on top. But it’s also very common to serve it over a baked potato, too.

A large pan holding the final Chicken Stroganoff next to a bowl of white rice and potato sticks

Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff: A Classic Everyday Dish

There are many dishes that remind me of my childhood, and this Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff recipe is certainly one of them. Naturally, when I moved from Brazil, I made sure to bring my mom’s recipe with me and integrate it into my rotation of comfort food cooking. Priorities… I know!

One of the things I love about this recipe is how creamy and decadent it is, yet it’s so easy and quick to make. The other thing I love is the fact that I didn’t have to make any adaptations to make it fit my new life abroad in the United States. All ingredients in this recipe are easy to find pretty much anywhere in the world.

This Brazilian chicken stroganoff recipe is our go-to stroganoff for our weekly rotation because (hello!!) chicken is cheaper. Plus, this chicken stroganoff recipe is slightly easier to make than Brazilian beef stroganoff. We save that one to make occasionally on weekends, or as a family meal—it’s more of a special treat.

We always serve Brazilian chicken stroganoff with Brazilian white rice because the rice soaks up all that wonderful creamy sauce. And, to make it fun, we top it with batata palha potato sticks which give the dish a salty crunch! It’s sooooooo good!!

I seriously invite you to take this recipe and share it with your loved ones. Make your kitchen a Brazilian home, even just for one night. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

Beijinhos xx

Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff Ingredients

Diced chicken, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, heavy cream, butter and tomato paste in bowls from above

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The beauty of this Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff recipe is that it uses simple, easy to find ingredients.

  • Chicken breasts
  • Butter
  • Diced onion
  • Brazilian sofrito or minced garlic
  • Tomato sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To change things up, you can also add the following ingredients to this recipe. Just be sure to add them in with the onion (and before the tomato sauce.)

  • Corn—canned or frozen
  • White mushrooms—sliced

And of course, lot’s of batata palha potato sticks for serving!

Other Chicken Recipes to Try: Baked Chicken Legs Recipe / Salpicão de Frango – Brazilian Chicken Salad / Canja de Galinha – Brazilian Chicken and Rice Soup

How to Make Chicken Stroganoff

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Prep. For this recipe, I like to dice the onion more on the small size. As for the chicken, you want to make sure you cut it into cubes that are roughly the same size. Then, just season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Aaand that is pretty much all the prep you need to do.

Saute. Place a large heavy-bottomed pan or Dutch oven over medium to high heat. Add the butter, and let it melt. Then, you’ll want to cook the chicken until the pieces begin to brown.

Next, add the onion and cook it until it’s transparent. Then, add the garlic and cook until fragrant.

A collage of four images showing tomato sauce added to a skillet, the tomato products being stirred into chicken and heavy cream pouring into the same skillet after the tomato sauce

Make the chicken stroganoff sauce. Add the tomato sauce and the ketchup to the pan, and let them come to a simmer.

Finish with cream. Pour in the cream, stir, and let it simmer uncovered for 5 minutes… then sprinkle in some parsley to finish it off!

Chicken stroganoff in a green bowl over rice with the stroganoff, a bowl of rice and potato sticks surrounding it in colorful bowls

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What to serve with Chicken Stroganoff

Make your Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff meal complete by serving it with:

Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff over rice with potato sticks on a green bowl next to the ingredients in separate bowls

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chicken stroganoff?

Chicken stroganoff is a take on beef stroganoff. The main difference is that instead of using beef in this recipe, we use chicken.

What is stroganoff sauce made of?

The classic Russian stroganoff sauce usually calls for mustard, vegetable or beef stock. Sometimes, it uses tomato sauce and is finished with sour cream.

A Brazilian stroganoff sauce involves tomato products, like tomato sauce and ketchup, as well as heavy cream.

Close up of a fork scooping into chicken stroganoff over rice

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Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff Recipe

Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff is an everyday classic your familia will love! Much like my Brazilian Beef Stroganoff, this recipe is comforting and delicious. This is an easy recipe made with easy to find, everyday ingredients like chicken breasts, tomato sauce and cream, plus it's ready in about 30 minutes! Serve this creamy goodness with Brazilian white rice and make it even better with crunchy potato sticks on top!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 423kcal
Author: Aline Shaw

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 1 medium-large onion, diced about a heaping cup
  • 1 tablespoon of Brazilian Sofrito or 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 15oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  • 1.5 cups of heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the cubed chicken pieces to a large dish, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
  • Place a large heavy bottomed pan or dutch oven over medium to high heat. Add the butter, and let it melt.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook them until they start to brown.
  • Add the onion, and cook until transparent, then add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add in the tomato sauce and the ketchup, let it come to a simmer and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the cream and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, and serve!

Serving Suggestions:

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    Nutrition

    Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 646mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1051IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

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    22 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      This is a new family favorite! Not only is this quick recipe delicious, but my two young kids ADORE the flavors of it! And asked for seconds and thirds.

      We will be adding this to our meal rotation for sure! 5 stars!

    2. 5 stars
      This was amazing!!! We made it for dinner tonight and my entire family licked their plates! My kids ate second helpings and my husband asked me to make it again. Definitely make this and don’t skip the potato sticks!

    3. 5 stars
      I’m so glad I found this recipe! It had been so long since the last time I’ve had chicken stroganoff and this is hands down one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing it us! We have our new go-to recipe! Love it!

    4. 5 stars
      This is the best ever!!! OMG so delicious and the recipe easy to follow with your detailed step-by-step (oh baby) Thank you so much for this, can’t wait to try more recipes.

      1. oh baby! LOL! Thank you, Igor!! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe and are excited to try more!! I hope you love them as much as you loved this one!! Beijos xx

    5. Have you tried making it with mexican crema in the can? It’s closer to the Brazilian creme de leite. I also add mustard and soy sauce. I learned to make estroganofe when I lived in Rio back in the 1980’s.

    6. 5 stars
      I was craving some Brazilian Stroganoff days after having dinner at a Brazilian Churascarria. I had some meat to-go and have been dreaming of the Stroganoff I had. Found this recipe today, and found that it was so easy to make with very common pantry staples! I topped some buttered Angel Hair Pasta with the Stroganoff, and *lipsmack!* Perfeito!!! Just what I needed! I still have some leftovers (since I made a big batch) and can’t wait to share it with my family soon! Thank you for sharing this!

    7. 5 stars
      We definitely enjoy this recipe. Will make this dish again. I was wondering what other spice or flavor can be added? I have had Brazilian chicken stroganoff at a Bay Area Brazilian restaurant and feel that it is missing something.

      1. Thanks! I’m glad you liked the recipe. I’m not sure what additives that restaurant may have added.. it could be something like MSG or additional salt? If you find out let me know! Beijos xx

    8. I am pretty sure that I had this when I was in Brazil and a local family cooked for us. I have been looking for the delicious dish that they cooked for us for YEARS. I think I FINALLY FOUND IT. THANK YOU.

    9. I am so excited to make this recipe! I don’t have any cream, could I use sour cream or cream cheese or whole milk instead? Thanks so much!

      1. Hi Brittany! Definitely not milk – it really won’t work. Cream cheese will completely change the dish, so I’ll also say no lol Sour cream isn’t great either because it’s fermented and it’ll also change the profile some… we’re looking for fattier content cream. That said, if you really can’t get your hands on cream, i’ll say fine, use it – but it wont be the same 🙂 let me know wha you end up using and how it turns out! Beijos xx

    10. Called you substitute, coconut milk, or coconut cream for the heavy cream in this recipe?

      As an aside, my son is very interested in cooking, and we have started doing the little passports subscription box. (Not the cooking one, but the regular one) the first months box is about Brazil. So he is making a Brazilian dish once a week until the next box comes. Your website has been invaluable to us for easy recipes for a six year old to follow with help. So far we have made your picadillo, and garlic rice. We are planning to make brigadieros and lemonade with a group of friends o we spring break, as well as Feijoada tomorrow. We routinely have moqueca at least once a month too!

      Thank you!

      1. I personally wouldn’t sub coconut milk or cream as it’d really change the flavor profile of the dish. That said, if anyone in your family has an allergy, you can try that and then let me know how it tasted! xx

    11. 5 stars
      Our family makes this every few weeks because EVERYONE loves this Brazilian Chicken Stroganoff! So comforting and easy to make and even easier to eat!

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