Healthy Dinner: Chicken with Creamy Chive Sauce Recipe
This quick chicken recipe is low in calories thanks to a few healthy cooking techniques. A quick homemade pan sauce is rich and creamy with less saturated fat and sodium than canned-soup sauce. And fresh chives add a healthy burst of flavor.
This fast chicken sauté has a delicious creamy pan sauce that's low in calories thanks to a few healthy cooking techniques. Start by placing 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap, and pound with a meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to an even thickness, about half an inch. Season both sides of the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and dredge in 1/4 cup flour. Then, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil over medium- high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm. Next, add 1 teaspoon oil to the pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add 2 finely chopped large shallots and cook until golden brown, stirring constantly and scraping up any brown bits. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour and stir to coat. Add 1/2 cup dry white wine, 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Return the chicken and its juices to the pan. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until heated through and no longer pink in the center, about 6 minutes. Add 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream and 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard; stir until smooth. Turn the chicken to coat with the sauce. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped chives, and the dish is ready to serve. This recipe has only 257 calories per serving and saves more than 200 milligrams of sodium per serving over a traditional creamy chicken breast recipe. Find this recipe and more healthy recipes on eatingwell.com.