Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms

Try this low-cost dish that is both healthy and packed with flavor.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with mushrooms

  • Calories 240
  • Carbohydrate 12 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Fat 9.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.9 g
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g
  • Cholesterol 65 mg
  • Sodium 150 mg
  • Potassium 480 mg

This Recipe Serves 4

Ingredients

1 pound boneless, skinless, chicken breasts 
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon trans-fat free margarine
10 ounces sliced mushrooms
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup fat-free, less sodium chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breast in a plastic bag and pound thin with a mallet.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet.
  3. Dredge the chicken in flour and coat it on both sides. Add the chicken to the pan and sauté 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  4. Melt the margarine in the pan. Add the mushrooms and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar to the pan and bring it to a boil to reduce the liquid.
  5. Add the chicken broth to the pan and simmer 2 more minutes. Add the chicken breast back to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

Recipe Cost: $8.25

Side Suggestion: Serve this over brown rice, quinoa, or another whole grain. Add a nonstarchy vegetable like steamed broccoli or green beans to complete your meal.

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