Healthy Tasty Smothered Chicken


You can't go wrong when serving this speedy skillet creation. The chicken is tender and juicy and the sauce has the perfect creamy texture. This recipe certainly hits the spot for a comfort food craving.


Creamed Spinach & Mushroom Smothered Chicken: Makes 6 servings INGREDIENTS:

For The Creamed Spinach:

  • 6 cups spinach leaves

  • 2 ounces reduced fat cream cheese

  • 1/8 C shredded parmesan cheese

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3 T onion, minced

  • Olive oil in a mister bottle

  • ¼ tsp Salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

For The Sauteed Mushrooms:

  • 8 oz package of mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 Tbs butter

  • Olive oil in mister bottle

  • 1/2 C Low Sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ tsp Salt (Optional)

  • ½ tsp Pepper

For The Chicken:

  • 2 ¾ pounds chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally to make 8 thinner breast portions

  • 4 oz shredded part-skim Mozzarella

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • ¼ tsp seasoned salt (Optional)

  • ¼ tsp pepper


DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Sprinkle the garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper on both sides of the chicken.

  • Bake for 16 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, start making the creamed spinach on medium-high heat, mist olive oil in a skillet.

  • Add in the minced onions and saute 2-3 minutes.

  • Add in the spinach and garlic.

  • It will shrink ridiculously.

  • When it's cooked through, stir in the cream cheese and parmesan cheese.

  • Continue cooking and stirring until the cream cheese is melted.

  • Remove from heat.

  • For the mushrooms, melt butter and mist olive oil in a skillet.

  • Put the mushrooms in and cook until browned all over.

  • Add the chicken broth and simmer.

  • Don't season with salt until they are browned or they will take forever to brown.

  • Add in the garlic and season with salt and pepper.

  • Flip the chicken pieces over.

  • Divide the spinach and mushrooms over the top of each breast.

  • Place cheese on top of chicken.

  • Cook another 12-14 minutes or until cheese is browned and chicken is done.


ENJOY!


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To complete this healthy meal add 2 servings of veggies per person, we used 1 cup cauliflower rice, which soaked up the sauce perfectly.


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Did you know studies show: the possible health benefits of consuming spinach include improving blood glucose control, lowering the risk of cancer, and improving bone health, as well as supplying minerals and vitamins. Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B2. Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and it is difficult to find vegetables richer in vitamin K than spinach. Spinach is a superfood. It is loaded with tons of nutrients in a low-calorie package. Dark, leafy greens like spinach are important for skin, hair, and bone health. They also provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals.


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