Garlic Parmesan & Mushroom Chicken
Updated: May 25, 2020
Perfectly baked chicken blanketed with fresh mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and spinach in a zesty Parmesan cream sauce.
4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless and thinly sliced
2 TBSN Extra Virgin Olive Oil
8 oz petite diced tomatoes
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1 cup baby spinach, chopped
1 cup prepared pasta (we recommend penne, ziti, or rigatoni)
To make Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce:
¼ cup preferred butter
2 TBSN garlic, minced
1 TBSN preferred all purpose flour
½ cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Baking sheet, large saucepan, whisk, mixing spoon, measuring spoons, aluminum foil, measuring cups, sharp carving knife Prep: 5 minutes prep Cook: 20 minutes Ready: 25 minutes Serves: 4
Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.
To make Garlic Parmesan & Mushroom Chicken: 1. Brine chicken with a TBSN minced garlic before marinating. Click here for directions for brining chicken.
2. Preheat oven at 450°F. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
3. On the baking sheet, roast chicken at 450°F for about 15-18 minutes.
4. Remove chicken and set aside to rest covered on a plate covered with aluminum foil for 5-10 minutes.
5. In a large saucepan, add olive oil and sliced mushrooms; saute for 3-4 minutes on med heat. Remove and set aside.
6. To make the sauce, add butter and melt. Add garlic and cook until tender.
7. Whisk in the flour until it thickens.
8. Whisk in chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, pepper and salt.
9. Add the spinach and diced tomatoes and let simmer until it starts to thicken and spinach wilts.
10. Add the chicken and mushrooms into the sauce.
11. Serve over pasta is desired (we recommend penne, ziti, or rigatoni)
Total Fat: 25 g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Cholesterol: 190 mg
Sodium: 840 mg
Potassium: 390 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 25 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 43 g
Sugars: 2 g
Chicken carries plentiful amounts of protein and a variety of beneficial vitamins and nutrients. Chicken is a great source of vitamin B, which consumed regularly can prevent stress, anxiety, memory-loss syndrome, and can balance cortisol hormones in your body. Moreover, it can improve concentration in children and adults alike. Many studies have revealed that vitamin B also maintains psychological health. Chicken has a high content of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K which contribute to producing red blood cells. When your body obtains the required amount of iron and vitamins, it can produce and balance red blood cells that will eventually deal with anemia. They also help to protect your eyes from weak vision as it is a powerhouse of, retinol, lycopene, alpha, and beta-carotene. The nutrients are essential to maintaining the overall health of your eyes. They regularly promote the growth of damaged cells and tissues effectively because they have a high content of riboflavin which is essential for normal healing of skin tissue. Your immune system requires adequate levels of protein; iron, magnesium, and potassium to function properly that are abundant in Chicken. These nutrients strengthen cells in your immune system, as well as your teeth and gums due to the high content of phosphorus. When you consume phosphorus regularly, it can alleviate factors that weaken your teeth and prevent gums bleeding as well. Chicken is a powerhouse of magnesium and phosphorus which are known to maintain cardiovascular health. They also contain plenty of nutrients that help relieve common cold and other illnesses associated with it such as a sore throat and congested nose.
White wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, while dark meat like duck and other game go well with medium bodied red wines such as Pinot Noir or Zinfandel.
Variations of this recipe coming soon.