Skillet Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

January 13, 2016

Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce is a must have dinner recipe! Lean chicken breasts are pan seared until golden brown and they become the perfect base to this rich, flavorful mushroom sauce. Trust me, it’s a recipe you’ll want on repeat!

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Tasty Chicken with Mushrooms

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.

You get perfectly seared chicken breasts that are covered in a rich and creamy, lightly herbed, perfectly garlicky, slightly cheesy mushroom sauce and together it’s the perfect blend of flavor.

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.

Skillet Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Cooking Classy

What Should I Serve with This Chicken?

  • Pasta like spaghetti or linguine
  • Couscous or orzo
  • Steamed asparagus or broccoli
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Baked Potatoes

Skillet Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Cooking Classy

Skillet Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

5 from 5 votes

Here you get perfectly seared chicken breasts that are covered in a rich and creamy, lightly herbed, perfectly garlicky, slightly cheesy mushroom sauce and together it's the perfect blend of flavor.

Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Rotate and cook opposite side, reducing temperature just slightly if needed, until golden brown on bottom and chicken is 165 in center, about 4 - 6 minutes longer. Transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm.

  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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. 
  8. 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. 
  9. 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.

Recipe Notes

Adapted slightly from The Midnight Baker

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 432 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 362mg16%
Potassium 966mg28%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mushroom Chicken
Author: Jaclyn