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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff Recipe

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Whether you’re craving for some simple comfort food or are just looking to put that chicken to use, this Instant Pot chicken stroganoff ticks all the right boxes! 

Super easy to make, packed full of flavor and ready in minutes in your instant pot- that’s what this Instant Pot chicken stroganoff is all about.

But before you get started and give it a try yourself, here are a few tips and tricks for you to make sure you nail it!

What’s a Stroganoff Sauce Made Of?

A stroganoff sauce is basically a very simple sauce made using a butter or flour roux.

It is a flavorful sauce that also packs in mushrooms, garlic and onions, and is finished up with a broth and some sour cream for that touch of creaminess and tanginess. 

How Do I Add More Flavor to My Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff ?

There are a ton of ways to add more flavor to your chicken stroganoff. For instance, you can add in some mushroom soup powder or any other soup mix of your choice.

When adding spices and flavoring agents like garlic, onions and mushrooms, don’t be shy. Sea salt also makes for an excellent addition to stroganoff, so if you have that, make sure you add that too. 

And of course, when everything else fails, a stock cube can do the job too! 

I Don’t Have Egg Noodles. What Should I Do?

While egg noodles are usually the best, if you’ve run out or just don’t fancy a trip to the supermarket, you can still make do with some rice!

Just imagine all that dreamy sauce coating some fluffy steamed rice- heavenly right? 

Supplies for Chicken Stroganoff

How Do I Keep the Sour Cream From Curdling?

When cooking in an Instant Pot, this is a common issue a lot of people tend to face, but there’s actually a pretty easy way to make sure your sour cream doesn’t end up curdling and ruin all your efforts. 

Remember that sour cream curdles when you add it directly into hot liquid.

Tempering or heating the sour cream a little by mixing it together with hot liquid, and then combining might be a little extra step, but it’ll ensure that your sauce is perfectly creamy and rich and has the right texture. 

Easy Side Ideas for the Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff

If you’re preparing chicken stroganoff for some guests coming over, you might be hunting for some good sides to go along with it. Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

  • Garlic bread
  • Sautéed potatoes 
  • A simple veggie salad 
  • Steamed beans
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Braised red cabbage 
  • Stir fried green beans
  • Potato gnocchi 
  • A simple rocket salad 
  • Steamed or roasted asparagus
  • Garlic roasted cauliflower 
  • Steamed or stir fried broccoli


Yield: Serves 6

Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff

Instant Pot Chicken Stroganoff

This recipe may seem complex from its name, but it is very simple, elegant, and of course delicious. Quick and easy to make chicken stroganoff, especially on those days when we don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  1. Set Instant Pot to sauté mode. Place diced onion, garlic, carrots, and celery into the pot. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add in chicken. Turn off sauté mode.
  2. Fill broth to just over the chicken mixture in the pot. Do not fill all the way. You just want to cover the vegetables and chicken. Add in rosemary, salt, and pepper. Place lid on the pot. Set valve to sealed position.
  3. Set high pressure or manual to 10 minutes. Once the pot stops counting release pressure.
  4. Cook pasta on stove as directed. It's best to cook it separately. 
  5. Mix cornstarch and heavy cream together. Whisk well. Add to pot while stirring.
  6. Set sauté mode back on and let come to a roaring boil for 5 minutes then turn off and let cool some. The cooling process will help the heavy cream and cornstarch thicken. 
  7. Drain pasta and lightly stir it into the Instant Pot chicken and vegetables mixture.
  8. Stir in 1/2 cup of sour cream. If you would like it thicker then add a little more sour cream. 
  9. Serve topped with fresh rosemary and cracked black pepper.



  • Can my dog eat Chicken Stroganoff? So that you can share this recipe with your canine friend, you should remove the onion, garlic, salt, cornstarch, and heavy cream. First, garlic and onion are toxic to your dog. Next, your dog needs a low sodium diet and could also be allergic to cornstarch, so these ingredients do not go. And finally, dairy-based products can cause allergic reactions in your dog's digestive system. For the rest, carrots, rosemary, celery and egg noodles are harmless ingredients that could even help your dog's health improve.
  • Can my cat eat Chicken Stroganoff? If you want to delight your cat with this recipe, it is recommended that you eliminate the garlic, onion, salt, cornstarch, and heavy cream. This is because garlic and onion are highly toxic to your cat; salt and cornstarch are not so dangerous, but a low sodium diet and avoiding allergens is preferable. As well as heavy cream, since most cats are lactose intolerant. Your digestive system cannot process dairy products and the result can be a digestive disorder with diarrhea. The other ingredients such as carrots, rosemary, celery, and egg noodles, and of course chicken, are healthy ingredients for your cat.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 483Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 179mgSodium 1404mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 53g

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