Chicken in Mustard Cream Sauce

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Ingredients

2
slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
4
boneless chicken thighs
2
tablespoons chicken broth
2
tablespoons whipping cream
2
oz cream cheese, softened, cut into cubes
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
Fresh thyme sprigs, if desired

Directions

Directions

  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and chicken. Reduce heat to medium. Cover; cook 10 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove chicken to plate; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Drain drippings, reserving bacon and garlic in skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low. Carefully stir in broth and whipping cream; cook and stir until hot. Using whisk, slowly stir in cream cheese and mustard until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Stir in chopped thyme. Cook about 3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until sauce just starts to boil and is thickened.
  • 3 Serve sauce with chicken. Garnish with thyme sprigs.

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Tips

Expert Tips

Cream cheese can curdle or scorch if it’s cooked too quickly or if the heat is too hot. For a creamy, smooth sauce, cook cream cheese over low heat and slowly incorporate broth, adding a tablespoon at a time.

Serve the chicken and sauce with cooked linguine or your favorite pasta.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
26%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.