Finding new and healthy ways to enjoy my favorite flavors is a must. Boredom usually leads to unhealthy eating so I try and keep things fresh and fun in the kitchen! It also helps that mixing things up keeps my family on their toes and trying new things.
If you are not a mushroom fan you might want to give these caprese chicken stuffed portobello mushrooms a try before skipping them on the basis of ‘ew, mushrooms!’ The combination of flavors and textures work really well together.
How to clean portobello mushrooms:
Cleaning mushrooms is easier than you might think. For this stuffed portobello mushroom recipe you’ll definitely want to start with clean mushrooms. Here are some easy tips for how to clean portobello mushrooms:
- Do not soak mushrooms.
- Use a damp paper towel or a soft mushroom brush to clean the surface and remove any dirt or debris.
- You can also rinse with cool water and towel dry.
- Remove the stems (they’re edible but they don’t have the best texture or flavor)
- Scrape out the dark brown / black “gills” of the mushroom. (Also edible but they’ll turn everything inside a weird color and get mushy so it’s best to clean them out)
- Use a spoon to clean out the “gill.”
How to cook portobello mushrooms:
These stuffed portobello mushrooms are baked, but you can cook these mushrooms in a variety of ways. See the directions above for cleaning portobello mushrooms and then prepare them in any way you like!
I like mushrooms cooked and raw. They are delicious in salad and also go great in this risotto recipe!
Why doesn’t this chicken caprese recipe have cheese?
Easy! I don’t like cheese. BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy these caprese chicken stuffed portobello mushrooms with some cheese.
Feel free to add some to the recipe if you want it and your healthy lifestyle guidelines allow for it!
Healthy Eating Plans:
I don’t include any cheese in the Weight Watchers Freestyle points or the 21 Day Fix / Portion Fix counts for this recipe, so please keep this in mind.
21 Day Fix: Whole Recipe: 5 green containers, 2 red containers, 2 teaspoons
Per Mushroom: 1 1/4 green container, 1/2 red container, 1/2 teaspoon
This recipe makes 4 servings.
Each mushroom is just 2 Blue Plan Points / 3 Green Plan Points / 2 Purple Plan Points. That’s a great recipe for lunch or dinners that you can enjoy with a per serving point value of less than 5!
Absolutely! There are no FFCs in these delicious stuffed mushrooms so you can enjoy them on 2B Mindset for any meal! I don’t think I’ll be serving them up for breakfast any time soon but as a lunch or dinner option you can’t go wrong. You could even add these alongside your favorite whole wheat pasta at lunchtime.
Trim Healthy Mama:
This would be an FP recipe for THM and you’d need to sub in Yacon Syrup…which tastes of figs. You could leave off the sauce to avoid that!
More delicious and healthy recipes:
- Healthy Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe
- Easy Shrimp Cakes
- Cajun Style Shrimp and Grits
- Healthy Egg Drop Soup with Chicken
- Egg Roll Wonton Cups
- Pasta with Broccoli & Chicken Sausage
- Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Caprese Chicken Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
- 4 portobello mushrooms washed, dried, and the stem removed
- 1 chicken breast cut into bite sized cubes
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp parsley dried
- 1/2 tsp dill dried
Optional: salt to taste
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp honey
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a bowl, mix together the chicken, 1 tsp oil, garlic salt, dill, and parsley.
- Next, place the mushrooms in a baking pan and lightly cover the mushrooms with the remaining teaspoon of oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt on both sides.
- 4) Fill each mushroom with the seasoned chicken.
- Add the tomato slices to the mushrooms. Be sure to slide some pieces in between the chicken so they stick.
- Bake the mushrooms uncovered for 20-25 minutes in the oven.
- During the last 5 minutes of baking add the balsamic vinegar and honey to a sauce pan and heat on high heat while mixing. Let the vinegar come to a simmer. Continue to stir the vinegar until it reduces and thickens to a glaze.
- Remove the mushrooms from the oven. Sprinkle with the basil and drizzle the balsamic glaze over before serving.