Low Fat and Dreamy, Chicken Stroganoff



stroganoff over pasta
Traditional Stroganoff is made with thin slices of beef, onions, mushrooms, all sautéed in butter and combined with a rich sour cream sauce.  This skinny recipe uses similar ingredients but with many reduced-fat replacements. For example, I’ve swapped the beef with boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  Next, instead of fat-laden regular sour cream, I’m using fat-free.  In addition, cooking the mushrooms and onions  in the microwave without using any fat at all.  This fabulous dish is served over whole grain, fiber rich pastaEach serving has 392 calories, 5 grams of fat and 8 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  All you’ll need to complete this meal is a side salad or vegetable.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes


2 cups onions, chopped

4 cups mushrooms, sliced (10 oz)

4 cups (1- pound) cooked chicken, diced

1 cup fat-free sour cream

½ cup white wine

½ tablespoon cornstarch

1 teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

6 ounces whole grain penne pasta, cooked (don’t add salt or oil while cooking)

Scallions or chives, chopped for topping (optional)


1. Cook pasta. In the meantime, place onions and mushrooms in a microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Drain liquid.

2. In large pan, add the cooked onions and mushrooms, chicken, sour cream, wine, cornstarch, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down to simmer. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Stir often. In the meantime, cook pasta.

3. Spread out on plate cooked pasta among 5 plates. Spoon prepared stroganoff evenly on top of pasta. Top each with a little chopped scallions or chives, if desired. 

4. The stroganoff freezes great.

Serves 5 (each serving 2/3 cup cooked pasta and about 1¼ cup stroganoff)

Food Fact

Beef Stroganoff was named after 19th century Russian diplomat Count Paul Stroganov.

Healthy Benefits

Mushrooms are very nutritious.  They contain fiber, iron, folate, and vitamin C.  They are also very low in calories.  A half of cup has only 21 calories.

Weight Watchers
(old points)
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (each serving 2/3 cup pasta & 1¼ cup stroganoff)
392 cal, 5g fat, 5mg chol, 40g carb, 41g protein, 6g fiber, 171mg sodium, 6g sugar
600 cal, 27g fat, 59g carb,45g protein, 4g fiber, 1140mg sodium, 9g sugar

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10 Responses to “Low Fat and Dreamy, Chicken Stroganoff”

  1. Catherine Says:

    Dear Nancy, this sounds like a very healthy and delicious meal! I love all the ingredients and flavors…I know this is something my family would thoroughly enjoy! Many blessings, your friend, Catherine xo

  2. admin Says:

    Thank you Catherine. Hope you all enjoy!

  3. Jessica Says:

    I have recently discovered your site and fell in love instantly! I love how reasonable and easy your recipes are–I love to cook and I love to make healthy dishes, this site is for me! In your chicken stroganoff, what type of white wine do you suggest??? Thanks again for all the great meal ideas!–Jessica

  4. admin Says:

    I’m so happy you found my site and are enjoying the recipes!
    Just use a very inexpensive Chardonnay for this recipe. I always use Trader Joe’s, Charles Shaw wines in my recipes. Their Chardonnay and all the red wines sell for about $2.00 a bottle!
    With best wishes, Nancy

  5. Brenda Says:

    Thank you for posting these recipes! I have recently joined Weight Watchers and I plan my whole week of meals from this site. You make it so easy because you post how many points plus a recipe is. That saves me A LOT of time trying to figure it out myself. :-D.

  6. admin Says:

    Brenda, I’m so glad you found my site and are enjoying the recipes.
    Best of luck to you!

  7. Margaret Says:

    This looks really delicious, thanks for sharing!

  8. admin Says:

    My pleasure Margaret. Enjoy!

  9. Skinny Chicken Stroganoff ‹ The Pinterest Wife Says:

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  10. admin Says:

    Kiran, I’m so happy my skinny chicken stroganoff recipe inspired your creation. Looks yummy!
    All the best,

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