This creamy mushroom chicken recipe has the most deliciously tender pan-fried chicken smothered in a garlicky mushroom sauce. It's quick and easy - it can be on your table in half an hour.
My creamy chicken recipes are some of my readers' favorites. In particular, my Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe is well-loved. A lot of readers have added mushrooms to it, and that made me think that I should really include a creamy mushroom chicken recipe on here.
How to make creamy mushroom chicken
- Prep and sear your chicken: Cut your chicken breasts in half lengthwise, then coat the chicken cutlets in flour and sear them for 4-5 minutes/side until golden.
- Cook the mushrooms: Take the chicken out of the pan and then cook the mushrooms with the garlic.
- Make the sauce: Take the mushrooms out of the pan and add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard. Let it reduce the add the cream.
- Finish cooking the chicken and thicken the sauce. This should only take 5 minutes or so; you don't want to overcook the chicken. (Full ingredients & instructions are in the recipe card below)
Recipe notes & tips:
- As always, my trick to 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!
- I 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 white wine if you have some on hand.
- You could make this recipe with chicken thighs if you prefer. You may need to adjust cooking time a bit. Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165F. Instant read thermometers are super easy to use and ensure chicken is never overcooked or undercooked.
- I recommend reheating any leftovers on a low heat so the sauce doesn't separate.
What kind of mushrooms to use?
I used baby bellas (baby portobello mushrooms), but white mushrooms, cremini, or whatever you've got or the store has will be fine.
What to serve with creamy mushroom chicken
This recipe goes great with roasted or mashed potatoes, rice, pasta, or eat it with steamed veggies!
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Creamy Mushroom Chicken
- 2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
- Flour for dredging
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter divided
- 12 ounces mushrooms (I used baby bellas) sliced
- 1 dash Italian seasoning
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Cut your chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make four thinner cutlets. Coat them in flour.
- Add the oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter to a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Once the pan's hot, add the chicken. Cook it for 4-5 minutes/side until golden. Once this step is done, take the chicken out of the pan and set it aside.
- Chop the mushrooms while cooking the chicken.
- Add the remaining butter to the pan. Let it melt, then add the mushrooms and Italian seasoning.
- Once the mushrooms start to release water, add the garlic to the pan. Continue cooking the mushrooms until all the water is cooked off.
- Take the mushrooms out of the pan (ok to put them on the same plate as the chicken).
- Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard to the pan. Give it a good stir until the mustard dissolves, and let it reduce for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the cream to the pan, along with the chicken and mushrooms. Let the chicken cook for another 5 minutes or so until it's cooked through and the sauce has thickened a bit. Season with salt & pepper as needed.
- I used my trusty 10-1/4" Lodge cast iron skillet to make this recipe, but any skillet will work fine.
- Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.