Mom's (Delicious) Saucy Chicken

We all have that one meal that our mom made growing up that was our favorite.  You know, the one you loved so much so that it was your birthday dinner meal for years in a row.  Yeah...that meal was "Saucy Chicken" for me.  It is SO good!!  And SO good for a reason!  Those reasons consist of cream cheese, chive and onion cream cheese, and sour cream.  lol.  oh, and the chicken and rice!  The problem with this meal these days is that it just doesn't jive with trying to be on the healthier side of things.
So, the challenge began: 
find a new "saucy chicken" that tastes like it AND is good for me.

I'm pretty sure I rocked this challenge!
Like, for reals!
I know, you can thank me later while your scarfing it down 
and not feeling bad one bit because you just stuffed your face with healthy goodness!
(and as a bonus...it's a crock pot meal! Double Win!)


Ingredients
Saucy Chicken:
- 4-5 chicken breasts
- 1 pkg light laughing cow cheese (all 8 slices)
- 1/2 c. shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/2 c. chicken broth
- 1/2 large onion chopped into large pieces (optional - not on plan with 5&1)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- fresh cut chives
- 2 cups fresh spinach (optional)
- 1/2 c. non-fat greek yogourt

Cauliflower Rice:
- 2 lb. bag cauliflower florets (or one large cauliflower)

Directions 
Saucy Chicken:

  1. Blend the individual slices of Light Laughing Cow Cheese with the chicken broth.  This breaks up the cheese because it doesn't melt as easy.  Pour it into the crock pot.
  2. Add the chicken, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, chives, garlic, and spinach (optional) to the crock pot.
  3. Cook on low 5-6 hours.

(This is before I added the spinach :) 
Before serving:
Shred chicken while still in the crock pot/sauce
Stir in non-fat greek yogurt

Cauliflower Rice:
Blend the cauliflower to tiny pieces...voila! cauliflower rice!  Put it into a microwaveable bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Microwave for 5 min. Let sit 5 min.  Stir.  Microwave another 5 min.  Let sit for 5 min.  Check how tender the cauliflower is.  (If needed microwave an additional 5 min.)

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Scoop some cauliflower rice and pour your saucy chicken right on top!  
Aaaand begin to enjoy the guilt-free 
(almost as good as mom's saucy chicken) deliciousnesss!



Makes approximately 4-5 lean & green servings
P.S. If you aren't on 5&1 and just want a healthier version of the saucy chicken, 
this could easily be served over rice instead.  
But, honestly, cauliflower rice is a pret-ty dang good replacement!

Enjoy!


For those that are counting calories ...

1 comment

bonna said...

I am definitely going to make this!