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 wheat, yolk free noodles. This type of noodle adds 6 grams of fiber to each serving. The skinny for 1 serving, 365 calories, 3 grams of fat and 9 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 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, whole wheat blend pasta, cooked (don’t add salt or oil while cooking)
1. 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 4 plates. Spoon prepared stroganoff evenly on top of noodles.
Serves 4 (each serving ¾ cup cooked pasta and about 1 cup stroganoff)
Beef Stroganoff was named after 19th century Russian diplomat Count Paul Stroganov.
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.
Ronzoni pasta is the brand I suggest. If you can’t find this brand substitute any whole wheat or whole grain wide noodle. Normally Stroganoff is served over egg noodles. The whole wheat noodles taste great and add a tremendous amount of fiber per serving. It’s made with whole grains and is yolk free.
Weight Watchers (old points) 7
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 9
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (each serving ¾ cup pasta & 1 cup stroganoff)
365 cal, 3g fat, 45g carb, 41g protein, 7g fiber, 267mg sodium, 5g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for MARIE CALLENDER’S BEEF STROGANOFF:
600 cal, 27g fat, 59g carb,45g protein, 4g fiber, 1140mg sodium, 9g sugar