Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms…I Can’t Believe it’s Weight Watchers

Hey there. Life has gotten very chaotic in our households! The wedding is three days away EEK!!! We are super excited and stressed out all at once. We can’t wait for Jennifer’s big day :)

Not to mention that Vicki’s precious dog Starbuck has been at the vet for three days. He is a geriatric pup that constantly licks our hard wood floors. Well, last week he ate some remnants of our Fall mantel decor. Apparently the flower Lantana is extremely toxic and Starbuck licked up the flower petals that fell to the floor and he has had a severe reaction but we are assured he will be okay. On top of all of this Vicki is having hardwood floors installed to the second floor landing of the home as well as the staircase. Timing is not ideal but, aforementioned pup was VERY ill and took it out on the carpeting – so this needed immediate attention.

With everything we are going through we thought we’d bring you another Recipe Rewind. This is one of the very first recipes we brought you when we started our blog and it continues to be popular. Enjoy…

Jennifer and I are doing the Weight Watchers Program. We have both had success with the program and are very proud of our accomplishments so far.  We will share more about our weight loss journey in a later post…stay tuned :)

Part of our success is cooking healthy meals. I really enjoy browsing through the Weight Watchers site for recipes. The recipes need to be  easy and quick and packed with flavor.

Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms - I can't believe it's Weight Watchers

Last night it was time to try  another Weight Watchers recipe.  I love the Kitchen Companion App that is available to Weight Watchers members.  I just entered into the recipe search engine the food I had in the fridge that I thought would compliment each other – chicken, mushrooms and garlic. Voila – Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms popped up.

Here’s what you need – not including the chicken:

Weight Watchers Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms ingredients

Balsamic Chicken – I can’t believe it’s Weight Watchers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove(s) garlic, crushed
  • 1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Approximately four 4 oz. pieces
  • 2 cups fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 1/3 cup canned chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme, crumbled
  • **5 basil leaves - optional

Instructions

In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of oil.

In a medium bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar, the mustard and garlic. Add chicken and turn to coat.

Transfer chicken and marinade to skillet. Sauté chicken until cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side. Add 4 basil leaves and cook for 1 minute. Transfer chicken to a platter and keep warm.

Heat remaining teaspoon of oil in skillet. Sauté mushrooms for 1 minute. Add broth, thyme and remaining tablespoon of vinegar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are a deep brown color, about 2 minutes

Serve chicken topped with mushrooms and chopped basil leaf

Weight Watchers Points Plus Value - 4 points per serving

http://2beesinapod.com/2014/10/01/balsamic-chicken-mushrooms-cant-believe-weight-watchers/

Be sure to print the recipe card… it provides step-by-step instructions for this delectable dish.

Balsamic Glaze for Weight Watchers Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms
Balsamic Glaze
Coat the chicken
Coat the chicken

Mmm…cooking down the balsamic glaze.

Almost Done - Glaze is reducing for Weight Watchers Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms

We can’t stress enough how delicious this meal is.  The chicken is very moist and is infused with flavor.  The mushrooms have a wonderful caramelization and the vinegar gives them a hint of tanginess.  You get a bit of earthy flavor from the thyme and mushrooms.  You don’t need to be a Weight Watcher to enjoy it either.  Everyone who has been served this dish has raved about it!Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms - I can't believe it's Weight Watchers

We hope you give this recipe a try.  We would love to hear what you think – did you like it as much as we did?  Drop us a line and let us know :)

Buon Appetito !!

Comments

  1. says

    This looks like a wonderful recipe, and will definitely give it a try! Sending all y’all (including Starbuck!) a BIG {hug} for all that is going on. Enjoy everything you can during these days. Can’t wait to see pictures! Bwg ~~~

    • says

      Bobbii…you’re the best! Starbuck is doing a bit better…thank goodness. We are over the moon excited to celebrate Jennifer this weekend! Thanks for the well wishes!

  2. says

    This looks soooo good! I’ve made your white chicken chili recipe at least 3 or 4 times in the last few weeks! Can’t wait to try another of your recipes! And if I don’t “talk” to you guys before this weekend…congrats on the wedding and hope you both have a lovely time!!