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260
Calories 
7g
Carbs 
10g
Fat 
34g
Protein 
5
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

You'll never believe this Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken comes together in less than 20 minutes and is a healthier version of this normally heavy dish.

Growing up my Dad cooked exactly two dishes - the most amazing egg sandwiches, which now are our favorite late night food whenever we are home, and the most delicious buttery mushrooms he would cook in a cast iron skillet. My sister and I would fight over them and between the three of us we could kill a few pounds of mushrooms in one sitting. I am getting hungry just thinking about them. Seriously - you have never tasted a mushroom so good. I think it is what made me love mushrooms as much as I do today. The only problem, my husband hates them, so I rarely incorporate them into dishes.

However last week when I was cooking dinner for a friend, I couldn't wait to break out the mushrooms. One of her favorite dishes is a creamy mushroom and chicken pasta dishes from a local restaurant, so I decided to try and recreate that minus the pasta. Using lots of garlic, herbs, and nonfat evaporated milk in place of the cream you end up with a dreamy cream sauce that is the perfect match for the tender chicken thighs and earthy mushrooms. Try serving it with pasta, rice, couscous, or spaghetti squash or anything else that can soak up the yummy sauce.

Prep Time

Creamy Garlic Mushrooom Chicken

3
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Ingredients

4
  • 1.33 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 3 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup nonfat evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 oz. chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 260
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
3%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 133mg
1%
Sodium 285mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 34g

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Season the chicken thighs with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add the mushrooms to the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes until golden brown and tender. If burning you can add a splash of water or chicken broth. Remove and set aside with the chicken.
  3. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds, being careful it doesn't burn. Then add the chicken broth, evaporated milk, and Italian seasoning. Whisk the sauce and cook for 3-4 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  4. Add the chicken and mushrooms back to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes on low until chicken is warmed through.
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