5 from 2 votes
Sour Cream Chicken Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Chickens aren’t created to be roasted or fried alone. They make delicious stews with a help of humble herbs and almost secret ingredients.
Course: Low Carb Meal, Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Author: Thomas Cook
  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil
  • 2 medium Onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper optional
  • 4 lb / 2kg Chicken meat
  • ½ cup Water
  • 3 tablespoon Sour cream
  1. Pour oil into a pan and heat it up.
  2. While the oil is heating slice the onions.
  3. When oil is hot, add onions with salt and sauté until a glassy / translucent look for about 3-5 minutes while stirring frequently.
  4. Add garlic and optional black pepper and saute until the garlic gets fragrant. The garlic can now be removed if desired.
  5. Mix in the meat and sauté until at least one side of the meat gets some golden brown color.
  6. Pour water into the pan until its content is half submerged in case of cuts with bones like drumsticks, tights, wings or the carcass. Chicken breast or other boned parts only need about a quarter cup of water or even less depending of the meat’s water content.
  7. Put the lid on, bring the water to boil then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes in case of whole parts and 10 minutes for breast.
  8. Mix in the sour cream.
  9. Take the lid off then increase the heat to medium and cook away about half of the added water to get a somewhat thick onion enriched sauce. This takes about 20 minutes more for boned parts and approximately 10 for boneless meats.
  10. Take it off heat and let the flavors come together for about another 10 more minutes.