Friday, March 15, 2013

Chicken with White Wine Cream Sauce


Life has been so busy lately but I still try to make dinner while striving to make it as healthy as I can.  This is one of those recipes that I glanced at while doing a quick search, and just decided to throw it together.  I'm SO happy that I did.

It was creamy and delicious and hit the spot on a great evening at home with Hubby.  We don't get to have dinner "on time" like normal people because of our schedules so to have dinner while it was actually still "dinnertime" and not almost bedtime was a treat!

Not only was this super yummy, it was surprisingly low in calories for a cream sauce - I hope you get a chance to try it!

Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thin sliced or chicken tenders
Juice of one lemon
Salt & Pepper, for seasoning
2T olive oil
1 shallot, diced
1T chopped garlic
2T capers
1 can sliced mushrooms, or one cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 cup white wine (or chicken stock)
1T Dijon mustard
2T fresh chopped parsley
2T light sour cream
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup fat free half & half (or chicken broth if you like a little bit thinner sauce)

Preparation:
In a shallow baking dish or plastic Ziploc bag, squeeze the lemon over the chicken and season with salt & pepper.  Set aside for about 15 minutes.
Heat your grill to medium-high heat.
Remove chicken from lemon juice and grill for approximately 4 to 5 minutes on each side.  Discard the juice.
Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
Add the shallot and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and capers and sauté for about 1 minute.
Add the white wine and reduce by half.  This takes about 4 minutes.
 
Whisk in the mustard and parsley and simmer for about 1 minute.


Then remove from heat and whisk in the sour cream, Parmesan cheese and half & half.

Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve!



Adapted from Sandra Lee
Nutrition:
Serves 4
Calories 290 / Carbs 4g / Fat 11g / Protein 30g / Fiber 1g / Sodium 448mg

2 comments:

  1. I always love finding "lighter" versions of creamy sauces, they are so so good. But I'm not a huge fan of mushrooms, do you think this would still be good without them?

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    1. Hey Robyn!! Absolutely!! I would sub anything from artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, spinach...it would be just fine without any additions, too!

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