Crockpot Chicken With Cream Of Mushroom Soup

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Crockpot Chicken With Cream Of Mushroom Soup  I love Crockpot recipes for a few reasons. It saves time, there’s only one pan to clean, and I can just toss everything in the crockpot. Simple and clean. Crockpot Chicken With Cream Of Mushroom Soup is no exception to the others, but it does have one further advantage over all of them. It’s my new favorite go-to slow cooker meal recipe when I’m too busy to cook.

Crock Pot Cheesy Mushroom Chicken

A tasty and easy-to-make recipe that you prepare in your crock pot. Serve over your choice of egg noodles or rice.

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Recipe Summary

Prep:

10 mins

Cook:

8 hrs

Total:

8 hrs 10 mins

Servings:

6

Yield:

6 servings

Ingredients

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  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ cup cooking sherry
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon celery flakes
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) can mushroom pieces, drained

Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker. Whisk the cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, sherry, garlic, celery flakes, and paprika in a mixing bowl. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and mushroom pieces; pour over the chicken.
  • Step 2Cook on Low for 8 hours until the chicken is tender, and the sauce has reduced slightly.

CROCKPOT CREAM OF MUSHROOM CHICKEN

   

Crockpot Cream of Mushroom Chicken is made with chicken breasts smothered in a rich and creamy mushroom cream cheese sauce. It is total comfort food!

Top view of chicken with a mushroom cream sauce next to roasted brussels sprouts on a white plate. Plate is on a blue background.

Never underestimate the power of a crockpot and a can of cream of something soup. If you give me those two things, all I need is a protein and I’m well on my way to knocking out a super easy dinner recipe!

Using cream of mushroom soup is one of my favorite shortcuts when making yummy sauces in my slow cooker. You can mix in different things to make it less soup-y and totally delicious.

Closeup top view of chicken with mushroom cream sauce in a black crock pot.

For this creamy mushroom chicken recipe, I mixed in a whole block of cream cheese for that lush factor, some tangy sour cream to balance the richness, and some beef broth to thin it all out. The beef broth adds a nice bold, salty flavor that I love.

Some dried minced onion and some pepper are all you need for seasonings! I like the texture of the dried minced onion, but you could always use fresh onion if you’d like.

Close up top view of chicken with a mushroom cream sauce next to roasted brussels sprouts on a white plate. Plate is on a blue background.

Either way, I know you’re going to love this mushroom chicken! It’s sure to become a family favorite.

HOW TO MAKE CROCKPOT CHICKEN WITH CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP

A recipe that starts with a can of cream of mushroom soup is the start of a classic comfort food meal! First, chicken breasts are arranged in the bottom of your slow cooker. The chicken is topped with sliced baby portabella mushrooms, then a creamy sauce made from cream of mushrooms soup, cream cheese, chicken or beef broth, dried minced onions, sour cream, and pepper. The chicken is slow-cooked on low for five hours. See below for detailed recipe instructions.

WHAT KIND OF MUSHROOMS TO USE

Baby portobello mushrooms are a great choice for this mushroom chicken recipe. They are a little more mature than white button mushrooms (button mushrooms are the same mushroom, just younger), which gives them a more robust mushroom taste. If you can’t find baby portobellos though, you can totally use white button mushrooms.

Step-by-step collage of photos of the recipe being made

WHAT TO SERVE WITH CROCKPOT MUSHROOM CHICKEN

Mushroom chicken is fabulous with mix-ins like peas or spinach and great served with side dishes like pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes. I like to serve a garden salad on the side to make a complete meal.

HOW LONG DOES MUSHROOM CHICKEN LAST IN THE FRIDGE?

Store mushroom chicken covered in the refrigerator. Leftovers should be eaten within 3-4 days.

Crockpot Smothered Chicken With Mushrooms

Chicken breast smothered in a delicious gravy with sauteed mushrooms is cooked to perfection in the crockpot. This smothered chicken recipe is the definition of a comfort meal!

This smothered chicken will be one of the best chicken recipes you make in your life. That’s right, I said it—your life!

By cooking the chicken breasts in the slow cooker, it makes the chicken extra juicy with a slightly roasted exterior. 

And don’t even get me started on the gravy.  The creamy sauce has a touch of earthiness from the freshly sliced mushrooms that compliments the chicken. 

The flavors just really work together. They taste great separately, but together…they taste amazing! This smothered mushroom chicken is the perfect meal for a lazy night in.

Frequently Asked Questions About Smothered Chicken

Before I share my smothered chicken recipe, here are a few questions I have gotten from our readers that I wanted to share:

Can I Use Canned Or Jarred Mushrooms?

Yes, you can but I wouldn’t really recommend it.  When veggies are canned or jarred, they tend to carry over extra sodium and they might have a more “rubbery” texture from the cooking process. 

It’s better to use fresh mushrooms. Just make sure you clean them well before cooking! 

Can I Use Chicken Thighs Instead Of Chicken Breasts?

Yup! It depends on which type of meat you prefer. If you like all-white meat, then I would recommend using the chicken breast. If you like darker meat, then chicken thighs are the way to go!

With both cuts of poultry, make sure to remove the outer skin off the chicken before you place them into the crockpot. If you leave them on to cook with the chicken, they will just be very soggy and it probably won’t taste as good as it would if it were crispy. 

Crockpot Smothered Chicken With Mushrooms

Now it’s time to start cooking this yummy comfort dish! Here is the list of ingredients to make this yummy recipe in the slow cooker.

  • Boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • Condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • Condensed cream of chicken soup 
  • Lipton onion soup mix or your choice of brand
  • Sliced mushrooms 
  • Water
  • Pepper

How To Make This Recipe For Smothered Chicken

Before you start adding all of the ingredients into the crockpot, spray the sides of the slow cooker with some non-stick cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner.

Place the chicken breasts in a single layer at the bottom of the cooker and season them with some fresh pepper.

In a separate bowl, mix both condensed soups, onion soup mix, fresh sliced mushrooms, and water. Gently fold the mixture together until it is all combined. 

Mushroom gravy being mixed together with soup packet

Pour the mushroom gravy mixture evenly over the chicken breasts. Use a spatula to help spread the gravy evenly over all of the chicken. 

Close up of smothered chicken recipe cooking in crock pot

Cook on HIGH for 4 to 4 1/2 hours or on LOW for 7 to 8 hours. Be sure to adjust cooking times according to how fast/slow your cooker cooks.

serving dish with smothered chicken and mushroom gravy

Cooking Tips

  • I suggest you spray the slower cooker with a non-stick spray or use a slow cooker liner because dairy products tend to scorch, and this makes the cleanup process more difficult. Also, scorched dairy might change the flavor of the dish. 
  • You do not need to add extra salt to this dish! In my honest opinion, there is enough sodium from the canned cream soups and the onion soup mix. 
  • Feel free to use low sodium cream of mushroom soup or cream of chicken soup. This will not affect the flavor of the dish! 
  • I LOVE mushrooms, so don’t be afraid to double the amount of sliced mushrooms if you want. It will take the same amount of time to cook.
  • If you are wanting to add some more veggies to this dish, consider adding some fresh spinach or some caramelized onions.
  • To take this dish to the next level, I like to cook up some slices of thick-cut bacon and crumble it on top of the smothered chicken before serving.
smothered chicken in a serving dish

What To Serve With This Chicken Dish

Between the crispy, juicy chicken and the earthy, creamy gravy, you’re probably wondering which side dishes could possibly hold up alongside this delicious chicken dish. 

Here are a couple of my usual go-to’s:

  • White or Brown Rice
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Broccoli
  • Sauteed Green Beans
  • Glazed Carrots

If you are looking for a more low-carb option to substitute rice, you should consider making some homemade cauliflower rice or cauliflower mash!

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