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Healthy Cream of Mushroom Chicken Recipe

Make a healthy cream of mushroom chicken recipe in 30 minutes with fresh mushrooms and light homemade cream sauce. This easy, healthy chicken recipe uses lean chicken breast and saves calories and sodium compared to traditional cream of mushroom chicken recipes.

Ditch canned cream of mushroom soup and make a lighter creamy mushroom chicken in just 30 minutes with fresh mushrooms and homemade cream sauce. Many boneless, skinless chicken breasts are larger than a healthy portion, which is about 4 ounces uncooked. So, start with two 5-ounce boneless, skinless breasts and remove the tenders and save those for another recipe. Then season the breasts with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Now, heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil and cook the chicken about 15 minutes until a thermometer reads 165˚F. Remove the chicken breasts from the pan and cover with foil. To make a simple healthier cream sauce from fresh ingredients, start by cooking 1 minced shallot until it's fragrant, then add 1 cup sliced shiitakes and cook until they're tender. Add 2 tablespoons vermouth for flavor and scrape up the brown bits from the pan. Add 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth. Let that reduce 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and 2 tablespoons chives for more flavor, then put the chicken back in. Coat it with sauce and heat through. In less than 30 minutes, you've made this healthier creamy mushroom chicken. Find this recipe and more healthy recipes on eatingwell.com.
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