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Chicken With Almond & White Wine Sauce

almond chickenIf you’re looking for recipes for a low carb diet, this one is perfect. It’s delicious, satisfying and easy to prepare. The best part about it is that the whole family will enjoy it! As a medical weight loss center, what we really like about this tasty dish is that it’s low in calories and carbs but packed with nutrients.

Chicken is an excellent source of the lean protein that is essential for weight loss. When we eat lean protein, it burns more calories and takes longer to digest, while also helping to increase our lean muscle mass—and the more muscle mass we have, the more calories our bodies burn.  In addition to its high protein content, chicken is packed with other important nutrients including vitamin B6, niacin, selenium and phosphorus.

Almonds are one of our favorite ingredients to include in recipes for a low carb diet. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats and vitamin E, both of which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease and help satisfy hunger. Almonds have also been proven to lower LDL cholesterol levels, and contain a significant amount of potassium and magnesium.

Enjoy this great recipe and let us know what your favorite low carb dinner ideas are!

Ingredients

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup almonds, sliced
1 cup white wine
2-3 tbsp low-fat cream
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons whole grain flour
1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cp scallions, diced
Himalayan sea salt
Freshly ground pepper

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Combine the low-sodium chicken broth and white wine in a saucepan over low heat. While the broth and wine heats up, add the whole grain flour to the cream in a separate bowl and stir continuously until it combines fully and is slightly thickened.

Add it to the wine and broth mixture, stirring continuously until it completely thickens. Stir in the mushrooms and onions, and season with the Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Put the chicken breasts in a baking dish and pour the wine sauce over them. Top with the sliced almonds and bake for approximately an hour and a half.

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