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Smothered Creamy Skillet Chicken

This low-carb, high-protein Creamy Skillet Chicken is the perfect mix of healthy and delicious! It’s creamy and flavorful while still being healthy and super easy to make.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cast iron recipe, chicken skillet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 321kcal
Author Brittany Keith

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs. chicken breast
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 4 cloves large garlic, minced
  • 6 green onions (also known as scallions), chopped
  • 7-8 mini sweet bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 tsp. parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 2 tbsp. Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. mascarpone or cream cheese
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add 1 tsp. olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Add to skillet and sauté for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and almost cooked through. Set aside.
  • In the same hot skillet, add remaining tsp. olive oil and lower heat.
  • Add garlic and allow to cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add green onion and half of the broth and raise heat to medium.
  • Add mushrooms & peppers and bring to a medium simmer. Cook for 5 minutes
  • In a separate bowl, whisk yogurt, cashew milk, and 1 tsp. parsley, then pour into skillet.
  • Add spinach and stir until combined.
  • Allow sauce to bubble lightly with vegetables, lowering heat if needed and stirring occasionally, for 5 more minutes.
  • Nestle chicken breasts into the skillet. Add remaining broth and mascarpone or cream cheese, and cook for 5-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  • Top with remaining parsley and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.5g | Protein: 36.9g | Fat: 10.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 5.5mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 3.8g | Vitamin A: 3750IU | Net carbs: 5.4g