Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms – I can’t believe it’s Weight Watchers
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Jennifer and I are doing the Weight Watchers Program and when I saw this Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms recipe, I knew it would be perfect for dinner. 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.
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 with Mushrooms popped up.
Here’s what you need – not including the chicken:
- 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
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
Be sure to print the recipe card… it provides step-by-step instructions for this Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms recipe.
Mmm…cooking down the balsamic glaze.
We can’t stress enough how delicious this Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms is. The chicken is very moist and is infused with flavor. The mushrooms have a wonderful carmelization 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!
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 !!
XO ~ Vicki and Jenn
I will be ordering this for dinner on my next visit to Atlanta!
You name the place and the time – dinner will be served!
So I’m just curious in the recipe it says parmesan spinach chicken butt in the ingredients it’s just balsamic vinegar and Dijon chicken so which is it
This is my new favorite chicken recipe! It is a breeze to put together, takes only minutes to cook….and tastes amazing!!
Nikki- So happy that you have tried – and liked it as much as we did! You are so right about this recipe being quick and tasty. Enjoy!
I see many great comments on your article. It’s obvious to many readers how talented you are and how well you get your views noticed.
very good. will make again. the mushrooms needed a bit longer than a minute before adding the broth 🙂
I tried your recipe tonite. It did not come out so dark (Blackened) as in your picture. I did not weigh my chicken but I had four pieces. Could you help in figuring this out because yours looked so tasty?
Would this be less points now that chicken breast a free?
Hello Nava –
This is a Weight Watchers recipe from several years ago, so we do not know what the current point value would be. Possibly you could ask your class members or leader.
Vicki and Jenn
I made this for dinner tonight, it was so good, I did thicken it with some water and arrowroot.
This recipe is very tasty and visually appealing. I will definitely make it again. I’m adding it to my list of great WW recipes.
What other spice could you use instead of thyme? It’s not my favorite spice.
Hi Wendi – maybe use rosemary or a small amount of sage. Any of your favorite savory spices should do the trick!
All the best-
Vicki and Jenn ~ 2 Bees
***FELLOW WW FREESTYLERS*** I calculated this in the recipe builder and it’s 1SP a serving – 3SP for 2 servings 🙂
Looking forward to making this tonight!
The picture that I clicked on on Pinterest said Parmesan chicken with mushrooms, but then I get to the recipe and it says balsamic. Looks like there’s some sort of glitch there.
Why does it say parmesan and there is no parmesan in the recipes
Hi Diana – thanks so much for your comment regarding our Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms recipe.We have looked through our post and the recipe and don’t see the mention of parmesan. Could it have possible been a different recipe of ours? Sorry of any confusion.
Vicki and Jenn ~ 2 Bees in a Pod