This easy chicken mushroom casserole is not your ordinary recipe as it is made “skinny” without affecting the taste.
Chicken mushroom hmmm, I just love the sound of this recipe and of course the taste😎. Rich and creamy, yet it comes unloaded from all these unnecessary calories that other recipes might have. I’ve tweaked this recipe and worked on lightening it up as much as I can without loosing the richness, this chicken mushroom recipe does not have heavy cream, mushroom soup can or cream cheese and it has only 1 tablespoon of butter. You will be amazed at how easy, less calories yet creamy this recipe is.
My little one, 5 years old, is a super funny guy, I like being with him and I enjoy mothering him a lot. He is really cute and he is the last grandchild on both sides of the family, so he always feel he is young and small. He really wants to grow up quickly – all kids do-, but he is more anxious than my other two boys were, may be because he feels that others are doing stuff that he cannot yet do, like cutting things with knives, going alone to bring mail and so on.
This drove him to be very very helpful, when he sees dad coming with shopping bags, he just runs offering help, when he knows it is time to bring trash and recycle out, he gets so angry if he did not participate.
Last week he had spring break, and it happened that my birthday was on this week too. In the morning I heard something going on down in the kitchen so I went to check what is going on, to find him there standing on a chair making breakfast for EVERYONE, he already had poured tea for me and his dad and made some for him and my other two boys, and he was angry that I woke up before he fully prepared the breakfast table. He wanted to make mommy a surprise breakfast on her birthday… how sweet is that.
Away from the fact that I was scared to death😱 that he poured boiling water to make tea, I was really proud of him and how he wanted to surprise me and tried the best he could not to make loud noise so he will not wake anyone up before his surprise is complete, he really did put on a lot of effort there.
This guy is the one who is willing to try anything as long as mom and dad are eating it, so when I made this chicken I was 100% sure that my kids will not touch it, specially that it has mushrooms, so, and as I usually do, I made this oven baked fried chicken along so they can have it. To my surprise he preferred this saucy chicken instead while my other two gulped on the oven fried ones!!!
Bottom line is, you’ll enjoy this recipe, and if you have a kid like mine, he will probably enjoy it too. A final note on the recipe: there is an optional 1/4 cup of skimmed milk included but really adding it just lighten the color of the sauce .. I’ve tried the recipe with and without the milk and it turned out great each time so it is your call. Also the amount of water and flour depends on how you like your sauce to be thick or a more thinner, so I’ve included what worked for me but feel free to add more flour or play with the water amount until you reach your preferred sauce thickness.
Enough talking and let’s jump right in and see how this skinny version works. Enjoy!!
Skinny chicken mushroom casserole
- 2-3 large boneless chicken thighs/breasts trimmed and cut into 1 -inch thick strips.
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil.
- 1 Tablespoon butter.
- Salt and Pepper to taste.
- 1 medium onion – sliced.
- 2 Tablespoons flour or corn starch.
- 1/2 lb mushroom – thickly sliced.
- 1/2 – 1 cup water depends on the desired thickness **
- 1/4 cup fat free – or 1% – milk.
- In a pan over medium heat, melt butter with olive oil, toss the chicken and stir, season with some salt and pepper.
- Keep stirring until chicken turns white.
- Add onion rings and stir for 3 minutes.
- Add mushroom and stir.
- Sprinkle the flour or cornstarch, mix well until no visible flour is seen.
- Add water and stir, let it thicken for a minute or two then add the milk if you chose to.
- Let the chicken cook for another 5 minutes until you are sure it is completely done.
- Serve with rice or pasta.