Skillet Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

01.13.2016

I’m loving skillet chicken recipes lately (if you have noticed, this is the third one I’m sharing in a row). They are quick, easy, and so versatile. Yes, this one requires a little more effort but the end result makes it so worth it! You get perfectly seared, golden brown chicken breasts that are covered in a rich and creamy, lightly herbed, perfectly garlicky, slightly cheesy mushroom sauce and the flavors will leave you craving more!

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The recipe does seem like it has a lot of steps and ingredients but after you’v made it once it should go quickly the next time around. Now I just need to figure out how to get my husband and kids to love mushrooms like I do so I can add this one to my dinner rotation. This chicken is perfect for serving with pasta or rice and a side of steamed asparagus – asparagus pairs perfectly with this sauce. Skillet Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Cooking Classy Skillet Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Cooking Classy

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Skillet Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

5 from 5 votes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (10 - 11 oz. each) chicken breasts, butterflied and halved
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 10 oz cremini mushrooms , sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cups + 1 Tbsp low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp each dried thyme and oregano
  • 2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley , for garnish

Instructions

  1. Let chicken cutlets rest at room temperature 10 minutes (while gathering and prepping remaining ingredients).
  2. In a shallow dish whisk together flour, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Heat olive oil in 12-inch skillet over medium high heat. Dredge both sides each piece of chicken in flour mixture then place in hot oil in skillet. Cook until bottom is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Rotate and cook opposite side, reducing temperature just slightly if needed, until golden brown on bottom and chicken has cooked through (it should register 165 in center of each piece) about 4 - 6 minutes longer. Transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm.
  3. While chicken is cooking, melt butter in a separate skillet over medium heat then add mushrooms and garlic and saute until mushrooms just begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
  4. Once chicken has been cooked and removed from skillet, leave skillet over medium-high heat and pour 1 1/4 cups of the chicken broth into skillet (the chicken skillet), while scraping up browned bites from the bottom. Add mushroom mixture to broth in skillet as well as thyme and oregano. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-low and let simmer until reduced by about 1/2, about 4 - 5 minutes. Whisk together remaining 1 Tbsp chicken broth with cornstarch. Pour into chicken broth mixture in skillet and allow to gently boil, while whisking constantly, 1 minute. Stir in parmesan and cream, season with pepper to taste and a little salt if needed, then return return chicken to skillet. Garnish with parsley and serve chicken warm, spoon sauce mixture over top.
  5. Recipe source: slightly adapted from The Midnight Baker

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47 comments

  • Carla: Made this tonight, my husband and son loved it. Made it with bow tie pasta.. I know what’s going to work with me for lunch tomorrow ???? June 12, 2018 at 5:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the 5 star rating! June 14, 2018 at 10:47am Reply

  • Debbie: I have made this twice and the family LOVES it! I even doubled it the second time. February 14, 2018 at 11:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad it was loved! Thanks for leaving a comment. :) February 16, 2018 at 11:06am Reply

  • Julie: This was a huge hit!! I sliced the chicken into bite size pieces and mixed all in with some Cooked penne pasta, a bag of baby spinach and lightly steamed asparagus. Was fantastic. Really versatile meal that was perfect when leftovers were reheated the next day too. To reheat just added a little extra chicken broth and left the lid on pot on stovetop. November 26, 2017 at 5:01am Reply

  • Meg: This recipe came out great, I added onion because we love onion in our house. I did the artichoke and spinach tortellini and fresh broccoli for sides, everyone loved it! November 10, 2017 at 5:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for letting me know it was enjoyed! November 13, 2017 at 2:43pm Reply

  • Meg: Loved it, only thing I changed was using whole milk because I forgot heavy cream and didn’t want to go back to the store. I also added ricotta cheese. Yummy!! November 10, 2017 at 5:26pm Reply

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