Italian Herbed Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Wine Sauce – 6 Smart Points

Italian Herbed Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Wine Sauce

When I’m feeling a little fancy, this easy Italian Herbed Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Wine Sauce Recipe is just the ticket. I had something similar once at an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, and I was blown away by how rich and flavorful this dish was. So I recreated a lightened up version myself, and it’s pretty amazing. First of all, I love ANY sauce with red wine in it. Seriously, I will just eat it all up with my spoon and then lick the plate. And the red wine sauce simmered with milk and parmesan cheese is oh so heavenly. Most recipes that have a creamy sauce use heavy cream which can really increase the Weight Watchers points. By using milk and a bit of cornstarch, this dish delivers the perfect consistency and flavor with a LOT less saturated fat and calories. My kids ate this over steamed rice, with a side of roasted brussel sprouts. It was sooooo good! If you want to up your chicken dinner game, try this Italian Herbed Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Wine Sauce recipe and wow your whole family!

Italian Herbed Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Wine Sauce
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Tender, juicy chicken thighs sautéed in Italian herbs, and simmered in a velvety, creamy wine sauce that has been dramatically lightened up while still tasting incredibly decadent.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Italian Herbed Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Wine Sauce
Print Recipe
Tender, juicy chicken thighs sautéed in Italian herbs, and simmered in a velvety, creamy wine sauce that has been dramatically lightened up while still tasting incredibly decadent.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, toss chicken thighs with 1 tbsp olive oil until evenly coated. Add in the dried basil, oregano, thyme, parsley, and salt & pepper. Toss well to coat. Heat remains 1/2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the chicken, and sear chicken thighs until golden and crispy on each side (about 3-4 minutes each side). Transfer the skillet to the oven, and roast until chicken is entirely cooked through, about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from skillet, leaving the juices in the skillet, and return skillet to medium high heat. Sauté the garlic in the pan juices for about 1 minute, then add in the mushrooms and a bit more salt. Cook until the mushrooms begin to soften a bit.
  4. Add in the wine, and sauce until wine reduces by half.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, and pour in the milk. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally, and being careful not to boil. Mix cornstarch with 1 tbsp of water, and pour it into the pan, and continue to simmer while quickly stirring the mixture through until the sauce thickens.
  6. Add in the parmesan cheese and allow sauce to simmer for a further minute until cheese melts throughout. Add the chicken back into the pan and allow to simmer for another 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle parsley over chicken, and serve.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 1 chicken thigh with sauce
Each serving = 6 Smart Points

PER SERVING: 275 calories; 9g fat; 3.5g saturated fat; 4g carbohydrates; 2g sugar; 0g fiber; 37g protein

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  1. Debbie Osgood says:

    It really would be nice to be able to print this without all the extra information for us compulsive people. I have printed from your site before so maybe it’s just this recipe. Great recipe.

  2. this website is nonfunctional as far as printing goes…. your print button hasn’t worked for months! people are commenting and you don’t have the manners to even acknowledge our comments! That’s simply RUDE!!! If you can’t fix the problems with your website, get off the internet!! This is really annoying!!!

  3. What would you recommend as a substitute for the red wine? I don’t drink and would rather not buy a whole bottle for just a half cup. Thanks!

    • LaaLoosh says:

      You can try using chicken stock as a substitute, or I’ve even heard (not tested!) that you could use grape juice by mixing the grape juice with 1 tbsp of white vinegar for every cup of juice. The flavor that the red wine gives is so worth it though! If you choose to buy the bottle of red wine, you can pour the unused portion into an ice cube tray, freeze it, then store the red wine cubes in a ziplock bag in your freezer so that you have its on hand for other recipes in the future!

  4. I have enjoyed every recipe I have tried from LaaLoosh and many are on our regular rotation. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your generosity! I will definitely be making this one soon!
    For those having trouble printing, just copy/paste recipes into a Word document and then print, making them not being print friendly a nonissue. And you are so correct ~ the WW recipe builder has never been known for its accuracy.

  5. susan taylor says:

    I am having trouble printing this one. Only displays he intro paragraph.

  6. Your print button hasn’t worked properly for months. Clicking on print friendly only offers the photo and description, no list of ingredients or directions. Any idea on when it will be operational again? Love your recipes and used to print several of them.

  7. Barbara Meuleman says:

    Print friendly? I think not. All I got was th picture and the writing under the picture, not the recipe. I feel sad, ripped off and have a wasted piece of paper using high cost ink in printer. sob sob

  8. I have found several of your points to be incorrect according to WW online site. Today’s recipe per WW website would be 9 points.

    • This will depend on the nutritional info of the specific ingredients you use. I record the data from the packages of all of my ingredients, and then enter the totals into the calculator. I do not rely on the WW recipe builder, because in many cases, it utilizes a generic data input for the ingredients (unless I enter a specific brand that is listed in their database). Therefore, I find it to not be too reliable. One brand of chicken thighs may have a lot less fat/calories than another brand, even though they are both skinless, boneless chicken thighs. To get the most accurate Smart Points value, I highly recommend adding up all the nutritional info from the specific brands of ingredients you use.

      • I have enjoyed every recipe I have tried from LaaLoosh and many are on our regular rotation. I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your generosity! I will definitely be making this one soon!
        For those having trouble printing, just copy/paste recipes into a Word document and then print, making them not being print friendly a nonissue. And you are so correct ~ the WW recipe builder has never been known for its accuracy.

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