Chicken Lombardy

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Sometimes I crave a dinner that’s filled with “comfort” flavors – you know the one I’m talking about right?

A dish that’s brimming with cheese and mushrooms and all the deep, intense flavors of wine!

Something perfectly healthy for the 17 Day Diet, of course!

Introducing Chicken Lombardy Recipe for the 17 Day Diet

Low Carb Chicken Lombardy Recipe for the 17 Day Diet


This yummy recipe is super easy to make and you’re getting a deeply flavorful dish using chicken broth instead of the traditionally used Marsala wine.

Talk about a win-win!

Chicken Lombardy Recipe for the 17 Day Diet

If you’re on Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet, you’ll know wine is allowed during this cycle, so feel free to add in some Marsala wine in this recipe for an even deeper rich flavor.

This Chicken Lombardy recipe was featured in my Fresh & Clean 17 Spring Challenge and the participants quickly voted this as their favorite! 

And for good reason!

Once you make this recipe for your next family dinner, you’ll soon discover why it’s a crowd favorite.

Chicken Lombardy Recipe

Chicken Lombardy Ingredients

This Chicken Lombardy recipe features really simple ingredients such as chicken, mushrooms, garlic, Italian Seasoning, chicken broth and a few different cheeses to top it off!

The cream cheese melted into the mushroom sauce makes this super rich and velvety. 

The sauce is probably the best part!



How to Make Extra Sauce

Like I mention above, the sauce is the best part. If you want to enjoy extra sauce, I’d recommend increasing two ingredients as follows:

1. Chicken Broth

In this recipe to make extra sauce increase your chicken broth from 1/2 cup to 1 cup. 

2. Cream Cheese

The cream cheese in this Chicken Lombardy recipe is actually what makes the sauce thick.

Rather than using cornstarch or flour to thicken, we’re using cream cheese.

To make extra sauce, increase your cream cheese from 2 oz to 4 oz. If you feel like it needs to be thickened a bit more, add more cream cheese until you get the consistency you desire.

Chicken Lombardy Sauce

Browning to Add More Flavor

Whenever I’m making a dish that is covered in cheese, I always make sure to brown it a bit in the oven.

It adds such a beautiful color and flavor!

Besides the yummy sauce, I also love the slightly browned cheese on top! It’s simply divine!

Chicken Lombardy Recipe for the 17 Day Diet

This is one of those recipes that is super easy to make, even after a long day at the office.

Plus, leftovers taste even better the next day, so you could easily save a bit of time in the kitchen if you don’t mind feasting on leftovers a few nights in a row!

It’s really that good, so I’m sure you won’t mind!

Chicken Lombardy Recipe

Side Dishes Served with Chicken Lombardy

There are a lot of different ways to serve Chicken Lombardy as a complete meal.

Here are a few side dishes to serve with your new favorite recipe organized by the different cycles of the 17 Day Diet:

Side Dish Ideas for Cycle 1 of the 17 Day Diet

Side Dish Ideas for Cycle 2 of the 17 Day Diet

  • A small serving of Basmati Rice or Brown Rice if you’re on Cycle 2 (make sure you eat this for lunch if you’re serving with rice)
  • Mashed potatoes would be a perfect side dish, but make sure you eat this before 2pm

Side Dish Ideas for Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet

  • A light pasta if you’re on Cycle 3 (make sure you make extra sauce if you’re pairing this dish with pasta)

Low Carb Chicken Lombardy Recipe for the 17 Day Diet

Other Spring Cleanse Detox Recipes

I mention earlier in this post that this Chicken Lombardy recipe was created for my annual Spring Cleanse Challenge called Fresh & Clean 17

This event happens once a year, but this Chicken Lombardy recipe is yours to enjoy year-round!

If you enjoy this recipe, you may want to try out these other Fresh & Clean 17 recipes:

Other Low Carb Recipes You Might Enjoy

If you find you really love this recipe as much as I do, then you might like some of my other recipes for the 17 Day Diet:

Keto Friendly Version

If you happen to find this blog, but you’re on the Keto Diet, I have a Keto-friendly version of this Chicken Lombardy (Keto/Low-Carb)

Recipe on my sister blog, Simply Keto Diet.

Yummy Chicken Lombardy! Perfect for the 17 Day Diet or any Low-Carb way of eating!

Have you tried this Chicken Lombardy recipe?

If so, I’d love for you to rate this recipe below. If you made this dish, snap a pic, post on social and tag me @17ddblog and/or use hashtag #17ddblog.

Chicken Lombardy Recipe

Chicken Lombardy

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Bold and rich flavors are featured in this Chicken Lombardy recipe. Chicken broth is used in place of traditional Marsala Wine and it's perfect for any low-carb diet!


  • 2 Large Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut in half length-wise
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, divided
  • Small Carton of Sliced Mushrooms
  • Small Onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ Cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil on medium high heat. Brown chicken breasts on each side for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Place browned chicken into a baking dish. Set aside.
  5. Add 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil to skillet and add mushrooms, onions and Italian Seasoning and sauté until mushrooms start to become tender and onions translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Season mushroom mixture with salt and pepper and add garlic cloves and sauté for anther 30 seconds.
  7. Next, add chicken broth and cream cheese to skillet and mix well to combine lifting any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  8. Once cream cheese has melted and sauce is thickened up a bit, pour the sauce mixture over the chicken.
  9. Top chicken and sauce with mozzarella cheese, followed by Parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Baking time will depend on thickness of chicken.
  11. Once cooked through, place under the broiler to allow the cheese to brown.
  12. Serve immediately.


Approved for all cycles.

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9 thoughts on “Chicken Lombardy”

  1. I’m sorry, why is there mozzarella, parmesan and cream cheese in this Cycle One Accelerate recipe? I thought the only dairy allowed was 2 probiotics a day. This diet is confusing and this recipe doesn’t help.

    • Hi Mary Lynne, if you check out the Cycle 1 Food List, you’ll see non-fat cheese is listed under the condiment section to be used in moderation. I personally stay away from anything non-fat due to all the added ingredients put back in to make it taste better. A little less of a lower or fuller fat is better. Here is the cycle 1 food list where you’ll see the condiment section near the end:

      • I was wondering the same thing in this recipe about the cheeses. I don’t like fat free for the same reasons you mentioned. So are you using low fat or full fat instead? And if so I am assuming that it is a bit of a cheat on cycle 1, correct?

        • Hi Dayla, I always try to go for a full fat, but you’ll see a lot more low fat (like mozzarella for instance) in the store. Lower fat is always my second choice. In terms of a “cheat”, I’d say using full (or lower fat) of any type of food is just a better and cleaner way to eat, so while I don’t see it as a “cheat”, I still think it should be used in moderation (as stated in the condiment section of the cycle 1 food list) as it relates specifically to the 17 Day Diet.

          • Hi Tory,

            Iam in day 10 if cycle concern is also cheese.This recipe calls for alot and I don’t want to get used to using to there an alternative.

          • Hi Linda! If you’re having only one serving of this dish (it’s a 4-serving meal), then it’s really not that much cheese. If it’s still a concern, you can always cut back on the cheese topping if you wish. I’d stick to the 2oz of cream cheese for the sauce as that’s what helps it thicken (not to mention a bit of flavor)!

  2. Loved your recipe, Torey! I prefer including chicken in a healthy diet because it is lean meat and doesn’t have much fat. And, eating it regularly can actually help you lose weight in a healthy way.

    • Mary you may customize this recipe all you want! I think bell pepper would be tasty (red/orange/yellow) and even roasted cauliflower (roast first to help release the water and to give it extra flavor!) would be very yummy! If you do try another veggie, come back and let me know what you did and how you liked it!


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