Sour Cream Chicken

Sour Cream Chicken


I can sure make some ugly food. But just casue it is ugly ,does not mean it was not delicious. If you look around on my blog, you will not see much food styling going on. I take the photos as they appear on my plate, little no NO EDITING, because are you really going to style your food before you eat it? no, I don’t think so. Sure, it makes for pretty pictures. But I am all about being real here. I wouldn’t want to you make something and it didn’t look as pretty as you saw it on my site. Unfair..unfair to you.
I hope you don’t mind seeing some unattractive food you?


The chicken getting all nice and toasty.


Doing my anti-curdling trick with the sour cream.

Sour Cream Chicken
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
A delicious but unattractive chicken dish made with the ingredients you have on hand.
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1½ pounds bloneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup sour cream
  1. Place the flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and parsley in a large gallon zip bag.
  2. Cut the chicken into strips or 1" cubes.
  3. Place the chicken in the bag with the flour and toss to coat.
  4. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  5. Once the butter is melted add the chicken and brown on both sides (the butter will begin to brown..this is perfect).
  6. Stir in the chicken stock and wine. The sauce will begin to thicken.
  7. Simmer on low for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is done.
  8. Place the sour cream in a large measuring cup or bowl.
  9. To prevent the sour cream from curdling, add some of the hot sauce into the sour cream and mix. Add enough sauce so that the sour cream is no longer cold.
  10. Add the sour cream into the sauce and stir until combined.
  11. Salt and pepper to your liking.
  12. Serve over rice if you desire.



  1. 1

    that’s all i care about is taste. looks good to me hot momma.

  2. 2

    Oh this looks so down home good! I love it!

  3. 3

    I’m down with the ugly food 😀 Sometimes it’s the ugliest things that taste the best! And taste will always trumph beauty

  4. 4

    Lots of butter and some wine. Could this even possibly be bad??:)

  5. 5

    It’s not ugly! I think it looks and sounds fantastic!

  6. 6

    Haha! All I care about is the taste too! Some days I am so hungry that I barely get a picture of the food I am making for my blog!

  7. 7

    I think it looks yummy! I’m going to make it this week using homemade creme fraiche (that you taught me how to make)! Do you think that will work as good as sour cream?

  8. 9

    Sour cream makes all things beautiful!

  9. 10

    Your food always looks delish!
    The other Les
    Leslie Loves Veggies

  10. 11

    I LOVE your point about food pics! I find it unfortunate that so many recipes are judged by the picture instead of the taste. Also, fabulous tip on the anti-curdling magic 😉

  11. 12

    Not ugly at all, it looks great to me.

  12. 13

    Not the least bit ugly. You actually had my full attention as soon as I saw the name of the chicken

  13. 14

    Thanks for the tip about the sour cream. Mine always looks so gross after I add it to my hot food.

  14. 15

    Not ugly! Sour cream and chicken you had me hooked at the title. Honestly thanks for keeping it real. In my dream world I would style food and know how to use my camera but, I am lucky to take a picture before my kids grab it. I made a quinoa salad the other night that I thought tasted great but, it was so ugly I deemed it not blog worthy. You have inspired me to post my ugly food.

  15. 16

    This looks yummy! Sometimes “ugly” food is super delicious. A classic “southern” breakfast in my family is plated up in a way that it honestly does not LOOK very tasty at all, but it truly is delicious. So, looks are not everything. A reminder to never judge a book by it’s cover. =)

  16. 17

    On my site I am the same way! I don’t have time to food style. I barely have time to sit and eat!

  17. 18

    it’s amazing how unappetizing curdled sour cream can look, because on the flip side, the stuff can do wonders to a hunk o’ chicken! i, for one, don’t eat first with my eyes. 🙂

  18. 19

    I realize this is an older post, but I just had to let you know that this “ugly” recipe tasted terrific! My husband declared this a definite “make again.” 🙂