Can we just take a second to talk about how gravy is such an intense comfort food…because it seriously is. Like, when you slather some homemade gravy on top of pretty much anything, it instantly becomes at least 12.7 times more comforting than it was without the gravy. That right there is a fact, friends. But in all honesty, I really never make gravy all too often, but after Thanksgiving came and went, I felt like I needed more in my life. So I decided to whip up a nice, simple gravy to go on top of some roasted chicken! And what goes better with gravy than some nice mushrooms, right?! Thus, this dish was born.
And comforting it certainly was! Nick & I barely said two words to each other the entire time we were eating it because our mouths didn’t want to take a break from eating for something dumb like saying words to each other. That’s how you know for sure that what you’ve cooked is good…the people eating it don’t want to come up for air! #success.
This was super duper simple too, and you can make it all in one pan so I made clean up even easier for you too! Don’t be nervous when you look at the recipe and see that there are several steps involved…I promise you that it is still so easy to make and your version of it is going to come out fantastic!
I will say, that while this dish is still clean eating friendly, it is definitely a ‘once in a while’ type of meal, and by that I just mean that even though it’s healthy, I wouldn’t plan on eating it every night if you’re trying to lose weight. I do use a decent amount of oil/butter in the dish and so the fat content is fairly high, but in my opinion, good fats are just that: GOOD for you! I use organic coconut oil and grass fed butter (I love Kerrygold brand), no refined or fake oils here! So I still feel super healthy eating it! But as for the 21 Day Fix counts, the chicken would be a red container, the mushrooms would be a green container, the cheese is a blue and I would say at LEAST use 2 tsp for all the oil/butter. If you want, you may even want to consider the gravy as an orange container instead! Definitely not a perfectly portioned out 21 Day Fix recipe, but I do believe it still fits within the guidelines and can be enjoyed without feeling like you ‘cheated’!
Chicken & Mushrooms w/ Asiago Gravy
A healthy, comforting dish of roasted chicken & mushrooms in an Asiago & garlic gravy
- 2 (4oz each) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 10 cloves garlic, peeled & ends trimmed
- 1 10oz package baby bella mushrooms, sliced
- 2 Tbs grass fed butter
- 1 Tbs whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup finely shredded Asiago cheese
- 2 Tbs minced fresh sage
- Salt & Pepper
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Heat the coconut oil in an oven safe skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt & pepper and sear in skillet for 3 minutes per side. Set chicken on a plate.
Add 1 Tbs of the butter to the skillet. Add in the mushrooms & garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes or until beginning to soften & brown. Season with salt & pepper and add to the plate with the chicken.
Add the remaining 1 Tbs of butter to the pan along with the flour and whisk. Continue whisking and slowly add in the stock. Then stir in the cheese & minced sage and bring to a simmer. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
Add the chicken and mushrooms back into the pan with the gravy and stir well. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes(depending on the thickness of your chicken), until chicken is cooked through. I stirred my gravy a few times during baking and spooned some over the chicken to keep flavoring it!
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