Chicken With Mushroom And Cream

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Chicken with mushroom and cream is a classic comfort food. A simple, yet too delicious appetizer that can be an easy snack anytime or a great dish to enjoy when you have friends over.

Roasted chicken breast in a creamy, leeky pumpkin sauce with mushrooms makes for a comforting and delicious meal. You just have to try it to see!

EASY CREAMY MUSHROOM CHICKEN

Creamy mushroom chicken is the perfect recipe when you need dinner on the table fast. Delicious, easy and a guaranteed family favorite!

Easy creamy mushroom chicken

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

Full recipe with amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Chicken breasts. Boneless, skinless.
  • Mushrooms. Any mushrooms will work.
  • Garlic. 
  • Olive oil.
  • Butter.
  • Oregano.
  • Thyme.
  • Cream.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Salt and pepper.
Easy creamy mushroom chicken

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY MUSHROOM CHICKEN

  1. Cook the chicken: Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Cook in a hot pan until golden brown on both sides then remove and set aside.
  2. Make the mushroom sauce: In the same pan, cook the mushrooms in olive oil and butter until golden brown and starting to caramelize. This might take a few minutes as mushrooms contain a lot of water and you need the water to cook out and evaporate before it can start browning. If there’s a lot of liquid in the pan, just give it time to evaporate and cook off. Add garlic and herbs then pour in cream. Season with fresh lemon, salt and pepper and allow to simmer for 5 mins. Add the chicken back into the pan, cook for 5 minutes then serve.

WHAT HERBS GO WITH CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM?

Thyme, parsley, sage, oregano and rosemary are all perfect herbs to flavor chicken and mushrooms with.

Easy creamy mushroom chicken

Creamy mushroom chicken

Creamy mushroom chicken is the perfect recipe when you need dinner on the table fast. Delicious, easy and a guaranteed family favorite! 

Course: Chicken, Easy Dinner

Cuisine: American

Keyword: chicken breasts, Creamy mushroom chicken, Creamy mushroom sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 398kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts Halved into two thin cutlets each
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups portabellini/Cremini mushrooms Sliced (approximately 250g)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • juice of ½-1 lemon to taste
  • 1½ cups cream (heavy/whipping)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan. 
  • Season chicken breasts generously on both sides with salt and pepper then place in the frying pan. Cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.  
  • Melt the butter in the pan then add the mushrooms. Cook until golden brown all over. 
  • Add the garlic and herbs and allow to cook for 30 seconds before adding the cream. 
  • Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and allow to come to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes then add the chicken breasts back to the sauce. Simmer for another 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and can coat the back of a spoon. 
  • Sprinkle over chopped parsley (optional) and serve. 

Creamy Mushroom Chicken

This creamy mushroom chicken recipe has the most deliciously tender pan-fried chicken smothered in a garlicky mushroom sauce! It’s quick and easy and can be on your table in half an hour.

closeup of creamy mushroom chicken with a spoon

Why you’ll love it

Creamy chicken recipes are some of my readers’ favorites, and it’s easy to see why. I like to keep them simple with no fancy ingredients, and this creamy mushroom chicken is no exception. It’s ready in just 30 minutes for an upgraded family meal.

Juicy mushrooms and chicken just go together so well, and pairing them with a garlic cream sauce takes it over the top. Pantry essentials are transformed into a winning dish that’s special enough for company, but go ahead and eat it any old weeknight!

What you’ll need

  • Chicken – as always, my trick for tender chicken is cutting the chicken breasts in half lengthwise so they cook faster and don’t get all tough. You could also pound them thin if you prefer.
  • Flour – for dredging. The reason we use it is to get a nice crust on the surface of the chicken.
  • Olive oil and butter – for sautéing and making the base of the sauce
  • Mushrooms – cremini (or baby bellas), white mushrooms, or whatever you’ve got or the store has will be fine
  • Italian seasoning – it’s a convenient mix of fragrant dried herbs that’s all in a single jar
  • Garlic – use even more than suggested if you’re a garlic afficionado. I like to mince it with this garlic press so that peeling the cloves isn’t needed.
  • Chicken broth – to infuse savory flavor into the sauce
  • Lemon juice – a touch of acidity adds brightness
  • Dijon mustard – my tried-and-true way to add extra depth of flavor to sauces. It doesn’t make it taste like mustard, so don’t worry about that!
  • Heavy cream – for luxuriousness
ingredients for creamy mushroom chicken in small bowls

How to make creamy mushroom chicken

This is an overview with step-by-step photos. Full ingredients & instructions are in the recipe card below.

sauteing chicken and mushrooms in a cast iron skillet

Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise, then coat the cutlets in flour and sear for 4-5 minutes/side in a skillet until golden. Transfer to a plate, and then sauté the mushrooms.

making sauce in a skillet for creamy mushroom chicken

Take the mushrooms out of the pan and add the garlic, chicken broth, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard. Let it reduce, and then stir in the cream along with the mushrooms and chicken. Finish cooking the chicken through, and season with salt & pepper.

Pro tip

  • Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165F. Instant read thermometers are super easy to use, inexpensive, and ensure meat is never overcooked or undercooked for peace of mind.

Substitutions and variations

  • don’t recommend subbing the cream for something like half-and-half or milk because the sauce will end up thinner and may curdle due to the high heat it’s cooked at. However, you may want to read through the comments if you do want to experiment as lots of readers have had success tweaking the recipe based on their diet needs.
  • I love including Dijon mustard in recipes like this for extra flavor, but it’s not a dealbreaker. If you don’t have any, you can for sure leave it out.
  • Another thing you can do is replace the chicken broth with dry white wine if you have some on hand. Try sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, or chardonnay.
  • You could make this recipe with chicken thighs if you prefer, but keep in mind that you may need to adjust the cooking time a bit.

What to serve with it

  • This recipe goes great with roasted or Garlic Mashed Potatoes, any kind of rice, and my Quick and Easy Garlic Butter Noodles for a starch.
  • Or eat it with steamed veggies, Easy Roasted Green Beans, or these Maple Roasted Carrots.
  • If you’re looking for a side salad pairing, try mixed greens with this Homemade Creamy Balsamic Dressing.

Leftovers and storage

  • Leftovers will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days in a covered container no problem.
  • Freezing this one likely won’t work out. Sauces with dairy are notorious for never turning out right after being thawed.
  • I recommend reheating any leftovers on a low heat in a small saucepan so that the sauce doesn’t separate.

Creamy Chicken with Mushroom Recipe

Creamy chicken with mushroom is a rich chicken dish that you can prepare for yourself and your family for dinner. This can be easily prepared in less than 30 minutes. It goes well with biscuit or mashed potato.

creamy chicken with mushroom recipe

This recipe is simple and makes use of ingredients that are easy to find. You will need skinless and boneless chicken breast for this recipe, along with a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup, heavy cream, and sliced mushrooms. This dish will taste even better if you top it with sour cream and cheese.

A Filipino dish that is as good as this is chicken pastel. It has other ingredients such as beef frank or hot dog, eggs, chorizo, and it is prepared with a nice crust on top.

Try this Creamy Chicken with Mushroom Recipe. Let me know what you think.

Creamy Chicken with Mushroom Recipe

 Prep Time5 minutes

 Cook Time25 minutes

 Total Time30 minutes

 Servings4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breast sliced
  • 1 cup sliced white mushroom
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can condense cream of mushroom
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a pan and then add the olive oil.
  • Pan-fry the chicken until the color turns light brown.
  • Put-in the rosemary. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the cream of mushroom and chicken broth. Stir and let boil.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes or until the liquid reduces.
  • Put-in the mushroom and heavy whipping cream. Continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes,
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Top with sour cream and cheese.
  • Serve with mashed potato. Share and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 4g

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