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Mediterranean Mushrooms and Garlic Chicken



Shhh, here’s my favorite P90x cooking secret: mushrooms are an excellent substitute for pasta! I just take my favorite pasta recipes, and if my hubby has already had his carb for the day, I put mushrooms in where the pasta would normally be. This healthy Mediterranean recipe is a perfect example. Normally it would be a pasta dish, but substitute mushrooms for pasta, and low-sodium chicken broth for olive oil, and voi la, it’s a P90x-friendly recipe and a delicious, healthy dinner!

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth (or more as needed)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground oregano
  • salt to taste
  • 1 oz. crumbled Feta cheese
  • 2 oz. green olives, sliced

Heat skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the garlic and red pepper in several Tb. of the chicken broth until garlic is golden brown. Stir in chicken, season with salt, and cook 2 to 5 minutes, until lightly browned and juices run clear. Reduce heat to medium, add in the ground oregano, remainder of the chicken broth, mushrooms, and spinach. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted. Add green olives and crumbled feta before serving.

P90x Nutrition Plan Servings:

Full recipe is 2 protein servings, 2 vegi servings, 1 dairy serving, and 1/2 fat serving.

Note: While this recipe is yummy as is, if you have an extra dairy serving available it’s nice to offer even more Feta and olives. 2 total oz. Feta and 4 total oz. olives would make this meal 2 dairy servings and 1 full fat serving.

Need a way to keep track of your P90x diet and servings? Try my P90x nutrition plan food journal!


3 comments

  1. Leigh

    CJ,

    I just had to tell you that this one is a WINNER! I made it for dinner last night and my boyfriend, no lie, gobbled it down before I even had my second bite! He just kept saying how delicious it was so kudos to you!! 🙂 We’ll definitely be making this one more often!

    Thanks!

    Leigh

  2. Melissa

    This looks wonderful! I’m so happy to have stumbled upon your site (from the bb message boards) since I am really struggling with all the prep work it takes to do their fat shredder plan.

    So in this recipe…when do you add the mushrooms? At the same time as the garlic?

    Thanks again for posting these recipes!
    Melissa

    1. CJ =)

      Hey, thanks for your comment, Melissa! I’m so glad you pointed that out – I totally left the mushrooms out of the directions! I put them in at the same time as the spinach. I’ll edit it right now to fix that!

      I know what you mean about the prep work being a lot. It’s a big commitment to do the hour of exercise and so much meal prep on top of it! It’s definitely worth it, though. I’ve found the portion approach much easier to handle than the meal plan approach (which I started out with). I found that the meal plan approach required me to purchase too many different ingredients, without repeating any. With the portion approach, I can mix and match more and create meals from what I already have in the fridge so that stuff doesn’t go bad. =)

      Anyway, thanks again for the comment, and if you have any questions about P90x nutrition, ways that this site could be more useful to you, or ideas for recipes that I should try on here, please do let me know!
      – CJ =)

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