Chicken With Mushrooms and Thyme

Chicken boosts plenty of other things besides your protein count for the day.

Chicken and Mushrooms
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Chicken is an excellent source of niacin, a type of B vitamin, which is essential for energy metabolism. It’s also rich in phosphorus, a mineral you need for maintaining healthy teeth and bones, according to the AMDF.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 314; protein: 39g; fiber: 1g; fat: 14g

Recipe from Eat Right For Your Sight, by Jennifer Trainer Thompson and Johanna M. Seddon.

Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

30 min.

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 to 2 lbs)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped thyme
  • 1 Tbsp freshly chopped chives

Preheat the oven to 350°. Heat the butter and olive oil over high heat in a heavy saucepan or skillet large enough to hold the chicken breasts in one layer. When the oil smokes, add the chicken breasts and season them with the salt and pepper. Sauté until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to an oven-safe dish, and bake until the juices run clear when pierced with a knife, about 25 minutes. Remove to a plate, and keep warm.

Add the onion, garlic, and mushrooms to the drippings in the pan, and cook for about 1 minute over high heat. Add the vinegar and thyme, and continue cooking for about 1 minute. Add ½ cup of water, and cook until the liquid is reduced by half. Season to taste. To serve, slice each breast in half crosswise on the diagonal. Coat the chicken with the sauce, and sprinkle with chives.