Let’s face it, the work week is exhausting. I am among the lucky few who are able to work only part-time, so I’m home with my children after school. However, those few precious hours between the time I retrieve the children from school and my husband coming home from work are spent doing laundry, managing the family finances, doing housework, attending to correspondence needs, walking the dog, going to the gym, running errands – in other words, working. I think it’s true that, no matter what your marital, family, or employment situation, a need exists for quick, easy, and healthful dinner recipes.
But, there’s one priority I cannot overlook, and that is taste. I don’t see any point in taking the time and going to the trouble to make something if it isn’t going to taste fantastic. The following recipe meets all of my requirements for a great weeknight meal.
Chicken with Cream Sauce
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 tbsp. low fat sour cream
12 low-sodium Ritz crackers
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 c. chicken broth
1 container chive and onion flavored cream cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel. Cover chicken with thin layer of sour cream. Crush crackers, and mix on paper plate with Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Coat chicken with cracker mixture. In large skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat, and add coated chicken. Brown on both sides.
Remove chicken from skillet and transfer to oven-safe pan and place in the oven for 25 minutes.
Using chicken broth, de-glaze pan. Add the flavored cream cheese, and melt. Mix well using a whisk and bring mixture to a boil.
Check chicken to ensure that it is thoroughly cooked. Serve sauce over chicken, and complete the meal with steamed rice and steamed asparagus.
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