Are you looking for a healthy recipe that still has all the creamy Dijon flavor you love? Look no further!
This lightened up chicken recipe is a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy all the flavors of creamy Dijon without the guilt.
It’s a quick and easy meal that everyone will love, and you’ll be sure to get your daily dose of healthy protein.
This recipe is also perfect for using leftover chicken, or a rotisserie chicken.
It’s also easy to make and great for busy weeknights.
One thing I did to keep this recipe light was to use chicken breasts.
Benefits and Nutrition of Chicken Breast:
Chicken breast is not only delicious but also packed with numerous benefits and essential nutrients.
This lean meat is a great source of high-quality protein, which is essential for muscle growth, repair, and overall body function.
It is also low in calories and fat, making it a perfect choice for those watching their weight or trying to maintain a healthy diet.
Chicken breast is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B6, which is essential for brain development and function, and niacin, which aids in energy production.
It also contains selenium, an important antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage and supports a healthy immune system.
Moreover, chicken breast is a versatile protein that can be incorporated into various dishes, from salads to stir-fries and soups.
Its mild flavor allows it to take on different seasonings and spices, making it a favorite ingredient in many cuisines.
How to make Creamy Dijon Chicken:
If you’re not using leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken you’ll want to cook the chicken breast.
I like to season my chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, then bake it at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Cooking the chicken breast in the Instant Pot is also an easy option.
Once your chicken is cooked you want to shred it and set it aside.
Add the olive oil to a nonstick pan over medium heat. Once it’s heated add the minced garlic. Let the garlic cook for 1 minute, then pour in the chicken broth.
Stir in the Dijon mustard and half and half, then bring it to a simmer.
In a small bowl, add the cornstarch with a couple tablespoons of water. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the pan.
Whisk occasionally until it starts to thicken.
At this point you can stir in the chicken, thyme, salt, and pepper.
You can serve the Creamy Dijon Chicken by itself, over rice, or with noodles.
The Creamy Dijon Chicken is only 1 point per serving!
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Serving Suggestions and Tips:
Now that you have this delicious light and healthy Creamy Dijon Chicken recipe, let’s talk about some serving suggestions and tips to enhance your dining experience.
First off, consider serving this dish with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh green salad. The vibrant colors and flavors of the veggies will complement the creamy Dijon sauce perfectly.
Another idea is to pair it with some roasted potatoes or a grain like quinoa for a heartier meal.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try using this creamy Dijon sauce as a dipping sauce for some roasted vegetables or as a dressing for a wrap or sandwich.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with your toppings! Add some chopped fresh herbs like parsley or basil for a burst of freshness, or sprinkle on some grated parmesan cheese for a touch of indulgence.
The possibilities are endless!
Yield: 4 servings
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- 1 lb. cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, shredded
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup fat-free half and half
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Add the olive oil to a nonstick pan over medium heat. Once it's heated add the minced garlic. Let the garlic cook for 1 minute, then pour in the chicken broth.
Stir in the Dijon mustard and half and half, then bring to a simmer.
In a small bowl, add the cornstarch with a couple tablespoons of water. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the pan. Whisk occasionally until it starts to thicken.
At this point, you can stir in the chicken, thyme, salt, and pepper.
Serve by itself, over rice, or with noodles.
This is for 1 of 4 servings
200 calories, 6 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 167 mg sodium, 6 g total carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 1 g sugar, 28 g protein (myfitnesspal.com)
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