Asian Chicken-Mushrooms

Asian Chicken-Mushrooms is a delicous recipe for an Oriental style meal option. It is a pan-roasted recipe and takes less than 1 hour from start to finish. This recipe features chicken breasts, garlic and shiitake mushrooms cooked in chicken broth, soy sauce and toasted sesame salad dressing. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Optionally add in hot cooked jasmine rice to make it into a full meal. Makes 4 servings. Asian Chicken-Mushrooms will be loved by all of your family, friends and guasian-chicken-mushroomsests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 50 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 lb total),
pounded to 1/2″ thickness

3 tbsp all-purpose flour, divided
6 tbsp Asian toasted sesame salad dressing, divided
(1 lb) shiitake mushrooms, quartered
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup fat-free-low-sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp lite soy sauce
2 cups hot cooked Jasmine rice, (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place 2 tbsp of the flour in a pie plate. Add in chicken, 1 piece at a time; turn to evenly coat both sides of each breast.

2. Heat 2 tbsp of the salad dressing in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; turn to evenly coat both sides with dressing. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until evenly browned on both sides. (Chicken will not be done.) Transfer chicken to a plate; cover to keep warm.

3. Add another 2 tbsp of the remaining dressing and all the mushrooms to the skillet; cook 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally and adding the garlic for the last minute. Stir in remaining flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Add remaining dressing, broth and soy sauce; cook and stir 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.

4. Return chicken to skillet; spoon mushroom mixture over chicken. Cook 2 minutes or until done.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve this Asian-style main dish with 2 cups hot cooked jasmine rice. (optional)

YIELD: 4 servings.
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe.

Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch + 1 Vegetable + 3 Meat(L) + 1/2 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 270, Total Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 710mg, Sugars: 7g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 29g

Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/pan-roasted-chicken-shiitake-mushrooms-182865.aspx

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