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Chicken with Mushrooms, Carrots, and Thyme

September 21, 2017

Chicken with Mushrooms, Carrots, and Thyme

Adapted for VitaClay from Weight Watchers.  Suitable for VitaClay VF770 or VM7900 series models. Image Courtesy of Traveling with Simone.

Chicken is a great, versatile meat because it’s familiar, easy to prepare and everyone likes it.

It’s easy to get into a rut with chicken, making the same thing every time. With VitaClay, it’s easy to mix up your weekly routine and still use the same basic ingredients to create a fresh twist on an old classic. No one will ever get bored with that!

This recipe was adapted from Weight Watchers, so we know that it has built-in portion control and a healthy bent, while still being delicious and satisfying. I love using dark meat, so if breast isn’t your cup of tea, mix it up--just be aware that calorie and nutrition information will change slightly.

Browning the chicken in a pan before adding it to Vitaclay also adds rich color and flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 c broth (nutrient-dense and easy to make in VitaClay!)
  • 3 T all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz medium carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into ½ inch thick slices
  • 8 oz crimini mushrooms, quartered
  • 4 thyme sprigs, plus 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 T minced fresh garlic
  • 4 x 6 oz chicken breast halves
  • ¾ t real salt
  • ¾ t black pepper
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1 T sherry vinegar

Directions:

  1. Mix the broth and flour well in the clay pot.
  2. Add in all veggies.
  3. Brown the chicken each side for 3 minutes (optional)
  4. Add chicken and remaining ingredients to the Vitaclay pot.
  5. Set on "stew" for 30 to 40 minutes.

PER SERVING (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and ½ cup vegetable mixture): Calories 316; Fat 8.2 g (sat 1.5 g, mono 3.7 g, poly 1.2 g); Protein 43 g; Carb 17g; Fiber 3 g; Sugars 5 g; Chol 124mg; Iron 2mg; Sodium 638 mg; Calc 55 mg.

SMARTPOINTS VALUE: 4


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