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italian herbed chicken mushroom wine sauce

Italian Herbed Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Wine Sauce

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.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs (skinless, boneless)
  • 8 oz mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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 Points*

*based only on ingredients that have an SP Freestyle value

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Nutrition Facts
Italian Herbed Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Wine Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.1g 17%
Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Potassium 462mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 6.1g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 2.7g
Protein 36g 72%
Calcium 9%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.