Healthy Chicken Medallions Recipe with Mushrooms and Vegetables

Chicken Medallions

Healthy Chicken Medallions Recipe with Mushrooms and Vegetables
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Medallions
Chicken Medallions

Chicken medallions are a delicious and elegant dish that is perfect for a special dinner or a weeknight meal. These tender chicken breasts are filled with a savory mushroom and vegetable mixture, then cooked to perfection in a flavorful sauce. This recipe is sure to impress your family and friends!


The origins of chicken medallions are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have originated in French cuisine. The term "medallion" refers to a small, round piece of meat, which is fitting for this dish as the chicken breasts are pounded thin and rolled up with a delicious filling. This dish has since become popular in many different cuisines around the world.


How to prepare


  1. In a medium saucepan, cook mushrooms, carrot, onion, and celery in a small amount of boiling water for about 5 minutes or until tender (keep the pan covered).
  2. Drain.
  3. Stir in 1.5 tsp of lemon juice, half of the thyme, and 0.13 tsp of pepper.
  4. Stir in tomato.


  1. Place 1 chicken breast half, boned side up, between 2 sheets of plastic wrap.
  2. Pound with a meat mallet until it is 0.13 inches thick.
  3. Repeat with all chicken breasts.
  4. Sprinkle chicken with 0.13 tsp of salt and a dash of pepper.
  5. Spoon 0.25 of the filling onto each chicken piece.
  6. Fold in the sides and roll up.
  7. Secure with wooden toothpicks.
  8. Spray a medium skillet with nonstick coating.
  9. Brown chicken over medium heat for 3 – 4 minutes, turning occasionally.
  10. Add the remaining lemon juice, remaining thyme, bouillon granules, and 0.5 cup of water.
  11. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.
  12. Remove the chicken.
  13. Combine cornstarch and milk.
  14. Add to the skillet.
  15. Cook and stir until bubbly; cook for 2 minutes more.
  16. Remove toothpicks.
  17. Cut the chicken into 0.5-inch slices and arrange on top of the sauce.
  18. == Nutritional information .
  19. Per serving: .
  20. 174 calories | 28 g of protein | 6 g of carbohydrates | 3 g of fat | 73 mg of cholesterol | 192 mg of sodium | 426 mg of potassium.


  • Try using different types of mushrooms in the filling, such as shiitake or cremini.
  • Add some chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil, to the filling for extra flavor.
  • Substitute the chicken breasts with turkey cutlets for a different twist on the recipe.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness so that they cook evenly.

- Use a meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy skillet to pound the chicken breasts.

- Secure the rolled-up chicken breasts with toothpicks to keep the filling inside while cooking.

- Make sure to brown the chicken breasts before simmering them in the sauce to add flavor and color.

- Serve the chicken medallions with the sauce spooned over the top for a beautiful presentation.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken medallions with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal. They also pair well with rice or pasta.

Cooking Techniques

Pounding the chicken breasts to an even thickness helps them cook evenly and ensures they are tender.

- Browning the chicken breasts before simmering them in the sauce adds flavor and color to the dish.

- Thickening the sauce with a cornstarch and milk mixture creates a creamy and delicious sauce to serve with the chicken.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have fresh mushrooms, you can use canned mushrooms instead.

- Substitute the skim milk with any type of milk you have on hand.

- Use any type of boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the filling for the chicken medallions ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble and cook the dish. This can help save time on busy weeknights.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the sliced chicken medallions on a serving platter and spoon the sauce over the top for an elegant presentation. Garnish with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of paprika for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Chicken medallions pair well with a variety of side dishes, such as roasted potatoes, steamed rice, or a crisp green salad. They also go well with a glass of white wine or a light beer.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover chicken medallions in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the chicken and sauce in a microwave-safe dish and heat on high for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of chicken medallions contains 174 calories.


Each serving of chicken medallions contains 6 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of chicken medallions contains 3 grams of fat.


Each serving of chicken medallions contains 28 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken medallions are a good source of potassium, with each serving containing 426 mg.


This recipe contains milk and may contain allergens. Please check for any specific allergens that may affect you or your guests.


Chicken medallions are a nutritious and delicious dish that is high in protein and low in fat and carbohydrates. They are a great option for a healthy and satisfying meal.


Chicken medallions are a delicious and elegant dish that is perfect for a special dinner or a weeknight meal. This recipe is easy to make and full of flavor, making it a great option for any occasion. Enjoy these tender chicken breasts filled with a savory mushroom and vegetable mixture, cooked to perfection in a flavorful sauce.

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory forever. It was a warm summer afternoon, and I was rummaging through an old recipe box that I had inherited from my own grandmother. As I sifted through the weathered index cards and yellowed clippings, my eyes landed on a simple yet elegant recipe for Chicken Medallions.

I could almost hear my grandmother's voice as I read through the ingredients and instructions. She had a way of making even the most complicated dishes seem effortless, and I knew that this recipe would be no exception.

I remembered the first time I had tasted Chicken Medallions at my grandmother's house. The tender chicken, smothered in a rich, savory sauce, had melted in my mouth, leaving me craving more. I had asked her for the recipe, but she had simply smiled and told me that it was a family secret.

But now, as I held the recipe card in my hands, I knew that I had uncovered the secret to making Chicken Medallions for myself. I couldn't wait to try it out and share this delicious dish with my own family.

The next day, I gathered all the ingredients needed for the recipe and set to work in the kitchen. I carefully seasoned the chicken breasts and browned them in a hot skillet, the aroma of sizzling garlic and herbs filling the air. As I deglazed the pan with white wine and chicken broth, I felt a sense of satisfaction knowing that I was following in my grandmother's footsteps.

As the sauce simmered and reduced, I sliced the chicken into medallions and arranged them on a platter. I spooned the velvety sauce over the top, garnishing with fresh parsley and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. The final result was a masterpiece of flavors and textures, a dish that I knew would become a favorite in my own household.

When my family gathered around the table that evening, their eyes widened in delight as they took their first bite of Chicken Medallions. The tender chicken, bathed in a luscious sauce, elicited moans of pleasure and requests for seconds. I smiled, knowing that I had done my grandmother proud.

As we savored the meal together, I shared the story of how I had discovered the recipe for Chicken Medallions and the memories it had brought back of my grandmother's kitchen. I told them of her love for cooking and how she had passed down her passion for food to me.

My children listened intently, their faces alight with curiosity and admiration. They asked questions about my grandmother and the recipes she had taught me, eager to learn more about their family history through the art of cooking.

And so, the recipe for Chicken Medallions became more than just a dish on our table. It became a link to the past, a connection to the generations that had come before us. As we continued to enjoy the meal together, I knew that my grandmother's legacy would live on through the love and joy we shared around the dinner table.

As I cleared the plates and washed the dishes, I couldn't help but feel grateful for the gift of cooking that my grandmother had bestowed upon me. Her recipes were more than just ingredients and instructions – they were a reminder of the love and care that went into every meal she prepared.

And so, as I tucked the recipe card back into the old recipe box, I made a promise to myself to continue cooking and sharing these cherished recipes with my own family. For in each dish, I knew that a piece of my grandmother's spirit lived on, bringing us closer together with every bite.


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