Budget-Friendly Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms

Budget-Friendly Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms

Healthy eating can be done on a budget and this dinner proves it! Chicken thighs are less expensive than chicken breast and can be a nice change. This makes a tasty, low-carb, budget-friendly meal.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 chicken thigh with mushrooms
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 chicken thigh with mushrooms
  • Amount per serving Calories 205

  • Total Fat 11g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 105mg
  • Sodium 115mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 21g
  • Potassium 510mg


  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • chicken thighs (boneless, skinless)
    1 lbs
  • margarine (trans-fat-free)
    1 tsp
  • onion(s) (finely diced)
  • white (button) mushrooms (sliced)
    8 oz
  • balsamic vinegar
    3 tbsp
  • low sodium chicken broth (low-sodium, fat-free)
    1 1/2 cup


  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

  2. Add chicken thighs and sauté for 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.

  3. Add margarine to pan and melt. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté for 3-5 minutes until liquid is released; stirring frequently.

  4. Add balsamic vinegar to pan and cook with mushrooms for 1 minute. Add chicken thighs back to pan and place mushrooms on top of chicken. Pour chicken broth into pan.

  5. Bring the chicken broth to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan with a heavy, tight-fitting lid, and simmer for 25 minutes.

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    what about if you don't have a Dutch oven? otherwise sound really good.

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    This turned out really good.