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quick simple chicken bacon mushroom stew stroganoff style stew

Chicken Bacon Mushroom Stew

Chicken Bacon Mushroom Stew - a quick and hearty weeknight stew of chicken with smokey bacon, mushrooms, some spices for warmth and a good dollop of sour cream.
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine Australian, Modern Australian
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 356kcal


  • 500 g chicken tenderloins/tenders chopped
  • 250 g streaky smoked bacon rashers roughly chopped
  • 300 g button mushrooms thickly sliced
  • ¼ cup plain/all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus extra if needed
  • 4 fresh garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream I use light
  • salt & pepper


  • In a large pan/skillet over medium high heat, fry bacon for 2 - 3 minutes, or until the fat starts to render. Then add sliced mushrooms and continue to fry for another 2 - 3 minutes, or until the mushrooms start to colour then remove bacon & mushrooms to a plate
  • Allow pan to reheat, meanwhile toss chicken in seasoned flour. Add oil to pan then fry chicken, stirring constantly over medium high heat until browned on all sides (add some more olive oil to the pan if chicken is sticking) - chicken won't be cooked through at this stage - add crushed garlic and cook for 1 - 2 mins
  • Add mushrooms & bacon mixture back to the pan, along with chicken stock, paprika, ground coriander seeds & thyme leaves and stir to combine
  • Allow stock to come to a simmer, scraping the flavour spots from the base of the pan. Once sauce is simmering, cover & simmer over low heat for 5 mins or until chicken is cooked through
  • Stir through sour cream and serve


I like to use chicken tenderloins (tenders) in this type of recipe because they cook quickly but stay relatively moist. 
I also like to use bacon that has a lot of smoke flavour to it, this enables you to get maximum taste in a short cooking time.
*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*


Calories: 356kcal