Creamy Chicken Mushroom Recipe Ready In 30 Minutes (Perfect Dinner)

Creamy mushroom chicken breast
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This creamy garlic mushroom chicken dish is a flavored packed dinner your whole family will love. This easy and quick chicken recipe is a perfect one-skillet meal for weeknights and is ready in 30 minutes or less.

The flavorful creamy mushroom sauce is a match made in heaven with mashed potatoes, zoodles, or cauliflower rice.

It’s one delicious comfort meal that comes together in 30 minutes and one pan. It’s ideal for those hectic weeknights.

How To Make This Creamy Mushroom Chicken 

Easy creamy mushroom chicken recipe

Prepare the chicken

In a medium-high-heat pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook until each side of the chicken breast is golden brown, approximately 5 minutes on each side. Remove it from the fire and put it aside to keep warm, covered.

Prepare the sauce.

In this recipe, the Creamy Mushroom Sauce is the true star. It’s a great sauce for adding richness to lean chicken breast flesh. 

Cook the mushrooms in the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil until they are slightly golden brown. After that, add the garlic and cook for another minute, or until fragrant. 

Meanwhile, mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water in a small dish until completely dissolved. Pour the broth and cornstarch mixture into a mixing bowl. Cook until the liquid begins to boil, seasoning with a touch of salt and pepper. Whisk in the cream cheese until the sauce is creamy and thickened.

Combine the chicken and the sauce in a mixing bowl

Return the chicken breast to the pan and pour the spicy sauce over it. Serve it warm, garnished with chopped parsley.

The ingredients needed creamy mushroom chicken:

Chicken breast: Use boneless and skinless chicken breast. Thigh fillets with no bones work just as well. Crushing the flesh to balance out the thickness and increase the amount of flat surface area. This allows it to cook evenly.

Crushed garlic cloves: fresh garlic has a strong taste that goes well with mushrooms. It loses its bitter raw taste when dried and ground into garlic powder. This makes it ideal for flavoring this dish.

Button mushrooms: Button mushrooms have low-calorie content. They provide needed protein and amino acids. They also provide adequate mineral, vitamin, and fiber levels. Button mushrooms contain ergocalciferol (a type of vitamin D). 

Chicken broth: It is a versatile component that enhances the taste of a dish. You can also use vegetable broth. You may substitute water for broth if you don’t have any on hand.

Cornstarch: Cornstarch help thickens the sauce and helps it hold together. It coats the chicken in a light, crispy coating and provides a surface for the sauce to adhere to. Without it, the sauce will run off the chicken’s surface.

Salt and pepper: Salt brings out the taste of the food, while pepper enhances it.

Cream cheese, light or fat-free: No cream is used in the preparation of this mushroom chicken. This dish works well with light cream cheese. Heavy cream or coconut milk would be ideal for a keto-friendly alternative.

Curly parsley, cut fresh: It adds flavor to the meal. Add them at the end of the cooking process. Excessive heat will degrade the fresh, herbaceous taste of freshly chopped parsley leaves.

Creamy mushroom chicken breast

Creamy Mushroom Chicken

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This creamy garlic mushroom chicken dish is a flavored packed dinner your whole family will love. It's ideal for those hectic weeknights.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 8 ounces of button mushrooms, halved
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces of light softened cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chopped curly parsley

Instructions

  1. In a medium-high-heat pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Cook until each side of the chicken breast is golden brown, approximately 5 minutes on each side. Remove it from the fire and put it aside to keep warm, and covered.
  3. Cook the mushrooms in the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil until they are slightly golden brown. Then add the garlic and cook until it is fragrant.
  4. Meanwhile, mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water in a small dish until completely dissolved. Pour the broth and cornstarch mixture into a mixing bowl.
  5. Cook until the liquid begins to boil, seasoning with a touch of salt and pepper. Whisk in the cream cheese until the sauce is creamy and thickened.
  6. Return the chicken breast to the pan and pour the spicy sauce over it.
  7. Serve it warm, garnished with chopped parsley.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 513mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 38g

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Tina Alexandre

Hi, I'm Tina, a mom, and wife who loves to write about nutrition and dieting. When I'm not writing, I also enjoy baking healthy pastries with my 11-year-old daughter.

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