Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce Recipe – 5 Points +

Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce

photo credit: delish

In honor of Valentine’s Day today, here’s a delicious dinner for two idea that you can serve tonight instead of going out to an overpriced restaurant and eating way more PointsPlus than you bargained for. This creamy Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce Recipe is a great, low calorie dinner idea that’s not only easy, delicious and low in Points +, but it tastes SO good, you’ll have a hard time remembering that you are on a diet. Each serving has just 5 Points + and consists of a nicely sized chicken breast, covered in a tangy mushroom cream sauce that is so yummy, the chicken just becomes a device to into your get more sauce your mouth. Pair it with some steamed veggies or a low calorie salad recipe for a healthy V-Day meal. And though it’s not an official Weight Watchers Valentine’s Day Recipe, I think that this dish will definitely steal your heart tonight!

Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:
– 2 4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– 1 tbsp canola oil
– 1 large shallot, minced
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 cup shitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced
– ¼ cup dry white wine
– 1/4 cup fat free chicken broth
– 2 tbsp fat free sour cream
– ¼ cup scallions, minced
– 1 tbsp fresh chives, minced
– 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
– 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:
Season chicken with pepper and salt on both sides. 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. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Add shallot and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 2 minutes. Pour in wine simmer until almost evaporated, scraping up any browned bits, about 1-2 minutes. Add in broth and cook until reduced by half, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in sour cream and chives and scallions; return to a simmer. Return the chicken to the pan, turn to coat with sauce and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
Entire recipe makes 2 servings
Serving size is 1 chicken breast with ½ the sauce
Each serving = 5 Points +

PER SERVING: 215 calories; 9 g fat; 5 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 1 g fiber

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Comments

  1. melinda says:

    what do you think would happen flavor wise if I only had some red wine instead of white.

  2. Oh my Yumminess!! This is SO GREAT! Thank you so much. They sauce was a little tan colored, but that means it is full of flavor

  3. I made this, very tasty, but the sauce looks brown, not white and creamy like the photo. Did I do something wrong?

  4. wonderful! thank you. The next time I make this I would like to add a wedge of laughing cow swiss cheese. what would the new points plus value be?

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