Healthy Chicken Paprika with Mushroom and Onion Sauce

I’m a fan of all kinds of chicken recipes because chicken is relatively inexpensive, can be prepared in a lot of ways, and if you use good ingredients, is a worthy addition to your diet.

That brings me to this recipe for Chicken Paprika w/Mushrooms and Onions. There are only about 160 calories in a 4 ounce serving and that includes the mushroom and onion sauce because it’s made with just 1/2 a tablespoon of butter. Remember that once mushrooms and onions get heated, they release their own juices, which makes a huge amount of butter or oil unnecessary.

First, prepare the chicken by sprinkling the seasonings on it in preparation for browning.

Rub some butter on the pan and heat it up. You can see here how little butter you need.

It took me about 4 or 5 minutes of browning on each side. After I browned the chicken and put it back on the baking sheet, I added the rest of the butter, heated it up slightly, and threw in the mushrooms and onions.

Once they cooked, I put them on top of the chicken which had been cooking for awhile.

This is what it looked like when it was ready to be served – really tasty and smelled so good.

I have to confess that some of my kids pushed the mushrooms and onions off the chicken before they ate the chicken, but one of them tried the mushrooms and declared they were pretty tasty. That was a huge deal because he had always turned up his nose at mushrooms before – even when pulling them out of the grocery store bags. He didn’t even want to look at them or touch them.

Here’s the recipe in an easy-to-read format:


  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 50g margarine
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200g chocolate


  • sugar (a sprinkling for a crunchy top)


Step 1
Place the flour and caster sugar into a bowl and create a well in the middle for the other ingredients.

Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and margarine and then pour it into the bowl with the dry ingredients.

Mix well until it is lump free and then break the chocolate into small pieces and add them.
Step 2
Pour the muffin mixture into a muffin tin filling each mould up to two thirds full.

Place a block of chocolate into the middle of each muffin. Then sprinkle some sugar over the top of each.
Step 3
Cook for around 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 200ºC / 390ºF / gas mark 5. After 18 minutes or so check to see if they are cooked enough.

Insert a knife into one of the muffins and if no mixture is on the knife then they are cooked!

Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.

I hope you will try this dish – it’s easy, fast, and good for you and your family.

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