Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff

This Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff is comfort through and through, with a rich and creamy homemade gravy that coats every last noodle and meatball.

Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff from afarmgirlsdabbles.com

Remember Hamburger Helper? That creamy, tasty comfort dish from a box that came together quick and easy during your college years? Well…this is not that.

This Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff has all the comfort and flavor qualities you still crave from that boxed meal, but in easy homemade fashion. My family goes crazy whenever this skillet comes off the stove top. I’m betting you’ll love it, too!

* This is a sponsored post, created in partnership with Gold’n Plump®.

Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff from afarmgirlsdabbles.com

I’m always looking for ways to add lean protein to our meals. And during the school year, especially when both of our girls are in basketball and we’re extra busy running to and fro, I’m grateful for Gold’n Plump chicken meatballs waiting in our freezer.

These meatballs are fully cooked and sold frozen in re-sealable, zip-top bags…where I can use the whole bag, or simply take out a few meatballs at a time to make a meal for one or two. With two flavors to choose from – Homestyle or Pesto Italian – these meatballs adapt to fit into so many of our favorite meal plans.

Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff from afarmgirlsdabbles.com

If I asked our youngest daughter ever day what I should make for supper, she’d probably reply “noodles” at least 80% of the time. And if I asked her how she’d like them, she’d reply either “creamy” or “cheesy”.

So this is one of my answers to Tessa’s creamy noodles request, with a little touch of my own selfish doing >>> I make it extra peppery. The older I get, the more black pepper I add to most every dish. I think this spice is highly underutilized and underappreciated…and I’m here to love on it every chance I can get!

I can remember when both of our daughters would complain about my cracking fresh peppercorns over our meals, a bit heavy-handed, I admit. But I never quit my cracking, betting that they’d come around. And now I haven’t heard a complaint in at least a couple years. We are officially a black pepper loving family. :)

Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff from afarmgirlsdabbles.com

This extra peppery chicken meatball stroganoff is comfort through and through, with a rich and creamy homemade gravy that coats every last noodle and meatball.

If you don’t want to add all the black pepper that my recipe includes, I’m fine with that – this dish will still be amazing, I promise. And if you add more black pepper, an extra big high five to you!!

Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 T. + 1 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 (18-oz.) package Gold’n Plump® Chicken Meatballs – Homestyle
  • 4 T. unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 c. finely chopped yellow onion
  • 16 oz. fresh button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 2 c. low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. dried mustard
  • kosher salt, if desired
  • 1 tsp. finely ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. very coarsely ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. wide egg noodles, cooked to al dente in a pot of salted water
  • 3 T. freshly chopped parsley

Directions:

Heat a large cast iron skillet (mine is 12″ in diameter) or a large skillet with tall sides over medium heat. Add 1 tsp. of the olive oil to the warmed pan, and then add the meatballs. Using a tongs, turn meatballs every minute or two to brown all sides, cooking about 10 to 12 minutes total. The meatballs are already fully cooked, so it’s just a matter of getting them nicely browned for extra flavor and texture. Remove browned meatballs to a plate. Using the same skillet, over medium heat, add remaining tablespoon of the olive oil and one tablespoon of the butter. Once butter has melted, stir in onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook until onions are transparent and mushrooms are nicely softened, about 6 to 10 minutes.

Now slide everything in the skillet to one side. Add the remaining three tablespoons of the butter to other side of skillet. When butter is melted, sprinkle flour over the butter, whisking all the while – a flat whisk works awesome here! Draw as much butter as you can into the flour. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling and slightly browned.

Stir in soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce to create a very thick mixture. Cook for 1 minute. Then slowly add milk while you whisk and scrape the bottom of the pan, smoothing out the mixture with the whisk. Once this mixture is smoothed out, whisk in broth to fully incorporate. Then bring the mushroom mixture into the milk mixture. Stir to incorporate. Cook until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. Then stir in sour cream and dried mustard. Taste test the gravy to see if more salt is needed – if so, add it now. Then season with finely ground black pepper and very coarsely ground black pepper. Add chicken meatballs to gravy, folding to incorporate. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes, to heat meatballs and gravy thoroughly, folding every few minutes. Serve over cooked egg noodles. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

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Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff from afarmgirlsdabbles.com

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Extra Peppery Chicken Meatball Stroganoff from afarmgirlsdabbles.com

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