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Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce (Low Calorie Options)


I fell in love with this recipe. Before I made it I had had little to no expectations. I mean seriously how good and filling could low calorie “healthy” meals be? To my surprise this recipe exceeded my expectations it’s easy to make, filling, and excellent!

  • 2 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and tenders removed (see Tip)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
  • 2 tablespoons dry vermouth, or dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, or scallion greens 

Calorie Count Per Serving: 275

  1. Season chicken with pepper and salt on both sides
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once or twice and adjusting the heat to prevent burning, until brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165°F, 12 to 16 minutes. 
  3. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. 
  4. Add shallot to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2 minutes. Pour in vermouth (or wine); simmer until almost evaporated, scraping up any browned bits, about 1 minute. 
  5. Pour in broth and cook until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in cream and chives (or scallions); return to a simmer. Return the chicken to the pan, turn to coat with sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

Calories Calculated on www.myfitnesspal.com

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