The Low Carb Diabetic: Creamy Mushroom Chicken

Yes, another chicken recipe! You really can’t have too many can you!? For me chicken has so many plus points. Its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it can be cooked, make it one of the most popular meats around. It’s certainly popular in our house! Plus of course it has a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium… and it’s usually reasonably priced too, which is always welcome! This creamy chicken and mushroom dinner is really satisfying but low in calories. Have a look and see what you think.

For readers who prefer a vegetarian dish, I have included a recipe suggestion which can be seen below.


Serves Two

spray olive oil
2 chicken breasts, skinless and trimmed (200g/7oz each)
½ onion, finely chopped
1 fat garlic clove, crushed
100g/3½oz mixed or chestnut mushrooms, sliced
250ml/9fl oz chicken stock (made with ½ a stock cube)
salt and pepper
100ml/3½fl oz half-fat crème fraîche
1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
300g/10½oz broccoli, steamed, to serve


1. Heat the spray oil in a non-stick frying pan, add the chicken breasts and fry for about 10 minutes, or until well browned on both sides. Set aside.
2. In the same pan, add a little more oil and fry the onion for 2–3 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic and fry for another 1–2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and fry until golden-brown. If they start to stick, add a little stock to the pan.
3. Return the chicken to the pan and stir in the stock. Bring to the boil. Cover with a tight fitting lid, lower the heat and simmer for 12–15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Meanwhile, cook the broccoli in boiling salted water until tender.
5. Stir the crème fraîche and parsley into the sauce and serve immediately with the broccoli.

Each serving provides:-

391 kcal, 58g protein, 10.5g carbohydrate (of which 7g sugars), 11.5g fat (of which 6g saturates), 7.5g fibre and 1.1g salt.

Alternative vegetarian recipe

Creamy low carb cauliflower risotto with spinach and goat cheese – details here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e., use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


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