Creamy Chicken and Green Beans

Creamy Chicken and Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings

3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1 onion, chopped
1 cup water
1 pound green beans, cut Into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup butter
6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon vermouth
1/4 cup Parmesan, shredded

In a large skillet, arrange chicken breasts; sprinkle with thyme and onion. Add water; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender. Remove chicken; cut into bite-size pieces.

Preheat broiler. Spray a 2 1/2-quart baking pan with non-stick vegetable spray.

Cook beans in boiling salted water for 8 minutes; drain, reserving 1/2 cup. Spread beans in prepared baking pan.

In a large skillet, melt butter; add mushrooms and sauté until lightly browned. Stir in flour, mustard, salt, nutmeg, and white pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in half-and-half and reserved bean liquid. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Fold in chicken and vermouth. Spoon over beans. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil, 6 inches from heat source, for 5 minutes or until sauce is lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Per Serving: 870 Cal (39% from Fat, 53% from Protein, 8% from Carb); 113 g Protein; 37 g Tot Fat; 17 g Carb; 5 g Fiber; 215 mg Calcium; 6 mg Iron; 817 mg Sodium; 366 mg Cholesterol