Chicken Breasts in Cream Sauce with Whole Wheat Orzo

Chicken Breasts in Cream Sauce with Whole Wheat Orzo

Chicken Breasts in Cream Sauce with Whole Wheat Orzo

Chicken Breasts in Cream Sauce with Whole Wheat Orzo

Tonia Bloom
You can have a creamy sauce that is delicious with less fat than you think. We replaced the traditional butter and heavy cream with a buttery spread and evaporated milk. The result is a creamy sauce that your family will love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Blue, Low Carb
Servings 4
Cost $1.29 per serving
Sodium 489 mg

Ingredients
  

  • pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts cut in 6-ounce portions
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Dill Weed
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Buttery Spread
  • 1 (5-ounce) can Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Capers drained and rinsed
  • 6 ounces Whole Wheat Orzo
  • ½ pint Grape or Cherry Tomatoes cut in half (garnish)

Instructions
 

Cook the Orzo:

  • Cook pasta according to package directions without salt. Drain and keep warm.

Cook the Chicken:

  • Sprinkle chicken with lemon pepper, salt, dill, and garlic powder.
    Melt buttery spread in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 10 minutes, turning as needed to brown on all side. Note: Reduce heat if buttery spread starts to brown. Remove chicken to plate and keep warm.
    Increase heat to medium-high, Add evaporated milk and whisk constantly until sauce thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in capers.

Plate and Serve:

  • Divide orzo and chicken evenly between 4 plates. Spoon on sauce and garnish with tomatoes.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Breasts in Cream Sauce with Whole Wheat Orzo
Amount per Serving
Calories
413
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Cholesterol
 
91
mg
30
%
Sodium
 
489
mg
21
%
Carbohydrates
 
36
g
14
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
34
g
68
%
Carb Count
 
2
13
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Chicken Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Heart Healthy, High Protein, Quick Dishes
Food Groups ***Meat = 3.5 servings, Starch = 2 servings, Fat = .5 servings
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