Mushroom and Leek Chicken
Nutrition per serving: 328 Calories, 9g Carbohydrates, 10g Fat, 47g Protein
By Deanna Hill
4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, (totalling about 1.25 pounds)
4 Small Zucchini, spiraled into noodles, totalling about 8 cups
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Cup thinly sliced leeks, white and pale green parts only
2 Cups Mushrooms, sliced
3 Cloves garlic
½ tsp Chili flakes
2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken broth (always use homemade if available)
2 Tbsp Flour
4 Tbsp Freshly grated parmesan cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over med-high heat
2. Place each chicken breast between wax paper or plastic wrap and with a rolling pin give the thicker end of each chicken breast a few taps to flatten, just until the chicken breast is an even thickness, this will help it cook evenly.
3. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken breasts and place in pan
4. Heat for about 6 min, then flip the chicken breasts and continue to cook another 6 min
5. Remove Chicken from pan and place on a plate, it is ok if they are not fully cooked yet
6. Add leeks to pan and cook for about 2 min until the leeks are softening, then add garlic, chili flakes and mushrooms. Continue to cook about 5 min.
7. Whisk ½ Cup of the chicken broth with the flour and set aside. Add remaining 1.5 Cups of the Chicken broth to the pan and then add the chicken breasts.
8. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for approx. 8-10 min until chicken is cooked through
9. Add the chicken broth and flour mixture to the pan and cook for about 2 min, just until the sauce is thickening.
10. Place a bed of zucchini noodles on each plate, top with a chicken breast, and spoon some of the sauce over top.
11. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp of parmesan cheese.
Recipe note: I prefer my zucchini noodles raw, and the chicken and sauce when spooned over top will warm them slightly. However, if you prefer yours cooked you can do so by dropping the noodles into a pot of boiling water for no more than 1 minute.
If you prefer, you could also serve over brown rice or whole wheat noodles, however this will affect the calorie and macro nutrient breakdown.