This easy low carb chicken dinner with balsamic onions & mushrooms will soon be a family favorite. It is a flavorful dish with creamy sweet onions and earthy mushrooms sauteed with chicken thighs. This is a healthy dinner that everyone will love with only 6.0g net carbs!
You might also like this low carb creamy chicken with spinach recipe!
A week or so ago, I made a bacon cheese burger with balsamic onions. I was hooked on the balsamic onions because they were sweet and tart and really added to the burger. So today I decided to make this easy low carb chicken dinner with balsamic onions & mushrooms using the same ideas.
It was a hit! The mushrooms also taste delicious with balsamic vinegar and butter. I will have to make that as a side dish some day soon. So this is an easy healthy chicken dinner, with simple ingredients but it’s packed with flavor. I like it because it’s low carb too!
Other Healthy Chicken Dinners To Try
I have a quite a few skillet dinners with chicken thighs. I usually have some thighs in the freezer and it’s easy to make a quick dinner with them. Two dishes I especially like are my creamy chicken with spinach and this Asian chicken with vegetables. If you like chicken skillet dinners, check out those recipes – I think you will really like them.
Let’s Make This Chicken With Balsamic Onions & Mushrooms
First you want to brown the chicken thighs in a little oil for about 4 minutes on each side. Take out the chicken and set aside.
The most time consuming part of this recipe is the browning the onions which we are doing next. You start by melting some butter and sautéing the onions until they become translucent. Then add the mushrooms and saute until both are nice and brown.
Lastly you want to add in the balsamic vinegar and a tablespoon of cream. Add back the chicken thighs and pour the chicken broth over everything. Cover and cook for a few more minutes. I love using a deep non-stick skillet like this for dishes like this.
Easy Low Carb Chicken Dinner
What To Eat With This Chicken Recipe
You can eat this as is for a low carb dinner or with rice or pasta. The flavors are great. The onions are sweet, the balsamic tangy and the butter and cream add a creamy smoothness.
If you are eating this as is, it would taste great with this low carb cheesy cauliflower casserole or this low carb spinach cauliflower rice pilaf. Both are pretty easy to make and would go good with chicken.
I hope you like this as much as we did. This is one my favorite dishes I’ve made in a long time. I will definitely be making it again. The nutrition for 1 servings is:
204 cals / 13.9g fat / 7.1g carbs / 1.1g fiber / 14.6g protein = 6.og net carbs
Easy Low Carb Chicken Dinner with Balsamic Onions and Mushrooms
- 1 tablespoons oil
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 6 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
- ½ cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
Add a tablespoon of oil to a large pan and brown the chicken thighs for about 4 minutes on each side.
Take out of pan and set aside.
Add the butter and onions and cook until they are soft and translucent and starting to brown. About 15 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes until they are browned well.
Mix in the balsamic vinegar, chicken broth and cream and mix well.
Nestle the chicken thighs on top, cover and cook for 10 more minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
Serve as is, over rice or over noodles.
Have you tried with chicken breasts instead?
Hi Heather, I think it would work just fine with chicken breasts. Depending on the size of pieces of chicken it might take a bit longer or shorter to cook. I hope you like it!
Recipe was easy to make and tasted latest!
So glad you liked it!
Amazingly delicious! The boyfriend just said “That was awesome!” This is a HIT!!! Thank you!
So glad you both liked it! I forgot about this recipe… I’ll have to make it for dinner next week. Thanks for coming back to comment and rate this. I really appreciate!
I’m a big fan of anything with balsamic vinegar so I’m looking forward to giving this a try . thanks.
I hope you like it Julie!
I love the combination of flavors for this delicious skillet of chicken. Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
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This recipe looks and sounds delicious. I will definitely be making this soon. As soon as I can decide if I want to have it with rice or noodles.
I hope you like it!
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I am sure that I would love this one – sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!
I hope you like this!
I can’t wait to try this! Easy, fast and low carb!
Cream….sour cream, heavy whipping cream, or half and half?
I don’t know why I keep forgetting to be more specific with the cream. It’s heavy whipping cream. I only used 1 tablespoon so you could sub sour cream or half and half if you wish. It should alter the nutrition much at all.
Since my husband and I eat lots of chicken for dinner, I’m always on the lookout for awesome chicken recipes! This one looks right up our alley! Can’t wait to try it, YUM!
Thanks Christina! I hope you both like it. 🙂