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Seared Chicken Thighs With Mushroom Cream Sauce

By Christopher Walker

There’s no reason why you still can’t enjoy all your favorite foods even though you’re on a diet. Ask any bodybuilder what their favorite protein source is, and they’ll probably tell you chicken. Poultry typically contain tons of protein with few carbs and little fat.

This chicken recipe strikes a great balance between healthy and delicious. With 40 grams of protein per serving, it makes a great post-workout meal to aid your body in recovery. There are also less than 3g of sugar so you don’t have to worry about spiking your insulin.

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Most people know that there’s protein in chicken. But do you know what other essential vitamins and minerals it contains? Chicken is also a source of selenium, phosphorous, vitamin B6 and niacin.

The button mushrooms used in this recipe are also loaded with nutrients. With only 15 calories per cup, mushrooms pack 17 percent of your daily riboflavin, 13 percent of your niacin, 11 percent of your copper and 10 percent of your pantothenic acid.

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This recipe follows the Thermo Diet. If you’re not familiar with the Thermo diet, it uses a science-based nutritional plan to increase thermogenesis in your body. Thermogenesis is basically the release of heat from digestion. The diet is high in carbohydrates from starchy vegetables and moderate in healthy fats and protein. Not on it yet? Try it today to take back your endocrine health.

Seared Chicken Thighs With Mushroom Cream Sauce

This creamy chicken recipe provides you with the fats and protein your body needs to build muscle. Leaning down? No problem. This recipe only includes 3 grams of sugar per serving. 

  • 30 oz chicken thigh (about 4 thighs)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 chopped yellow onion
  • 16 oz white button mushroom
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh thyme sprigs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.

  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper on each side and set aside. 

  3. Meanwhile in a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of oil on medium high.

    Add seasoned chicken thighs skin side down and sear for about

    4-5 minutes to get a nice crust. 

  4. Remove from the pan and place the chicken skin side up on the

    baking sheet. Place into the oven for 20-25 minutes depending on

    the thickness of the chicken, until cooked through.

  5. In a large skillet on medium heat add remaining 1 tbsp of oil, then

    add mushrooms. Cook for 3-5 minutes until all liquid is fully


  6. Add chopped onions and cook down for another 5 minutes. Add

    garlic and season with salt and pepper. Pour in cream and a couple

    thyme sprigs and season with salt and pepper. 

  7. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, stirring to combine all

    ingredients. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, then season with more salt (if


  8. Place cooked chicken thighs into the sauce and serve. 

Nutrition Facts & Notes

  • Total Calories: 765kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Fat: 64g
  • Saturated Fat: 29g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 4

If you would like a complete guide to Thermo Approved recipes Make sure to check out The Thermo Chef Cookbook!

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