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strogonoff de frango Brasileiro

Brazilian Chicken Strogonoff

This traditional Brazilian chicken strogonoff recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Juicy chicken is simmered in a tomato and cream based sauce that's packed with flavor. Top your chicken strogonoff with crunchy shoestring potato sticks for the ultimate ending!
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Keyword: brazilian chicken strogonoff, strogonoff de frango brasileiro, strogonoff de frango tradicional, traditional brazilian chicken strogonoff
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 203kcal



  • First, start by cutting the chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes.
  • Season the chicken with red wine vinegar, salt, ground black pepper and granulated garlic. Set it aside for now.
  • Next, chop and dice the red pepper and onion. Mince the garlic cloves.
  • Chop the mushrooms if they’re not already chopped.
  • In a large pan over medium high heat, add olive oil.
  • Once the olive oil is heat, add the red pepper and onion. Saute until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the minced garlic cloves and saute for just 20-25 seconds. You don’t want to burn the garlic so lower the heat if you need to.
  • Immediately add the chicken and mushrooms and cook until the chicken is completely white. This may take about 5-7 minutes. Stir everything together throughout the cooking process.
  • Add the tomato sauce and water and bring it to a boil. Add salt according to taste. Once it begins boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer. Make sure to stir as needed.
  • Once the chicken is completely cooked through, add the heavy cream or creme de leite. Continue simmering on low for another 5-7 minutes or until the sauce has thickened up.
  • Finally, top with shoestring potato sticks (batata palha) and serve over Brazilian Rice for the ultimate Brazilian feast!


  • If you don’t have red wine vinegar to marinate the chicken in, you can use lemon, lime or even white vinegar. The purpose of using the vinegar is to tenderize the meat.
  • Creme de leite works very well for this traditional dish but you can also use regular heavy cream.
  • Shoestring potato sticks (batata palha) can sometimes be hard to find depending on where you live. You can also purchase them right here. I recommend getting the extra fina for extra thin potato sticks.
  • If you don’t like mushrooms, simply omit them. Plenty of Brazilians make their strogonoff without the mushrooms. It all comes down to personal preference.


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1556mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1512IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg