Diabetic Cooking

Mushroom & Chicken Skillet

This simple entree provides a tasty twist on the classic combination of chicken and rice. Ready in a flash, this is the perfect dinner to whip up on those hectic weeknights when you get home late and starving. Serve with a salad of mixed greens for a complete crowd-pleasing meal.



  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can (about 14 ounces) fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) 98% fat-free cream of celery soup, undiluted
  • Chopped fresh parsley


Cook chicken in broth and water in 12-inch nonstick skillet until mixture comes to a full boil. Stir in thyme and rice. Place mushrooms on top. (Do not stir mushrooms into rice.) Cover skillet; turn off heat and let stand 5 minutes.

Stir in soup; cook over low heat 5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.

Tip: Serve with mixed greens salad and sliced fresh strawberries.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 277 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 67 mg, Sodium: 774 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 Bread/Starch, 3 Meat.

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