Creamy Mushroom Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

Updated: Sep. 15, 2023
I call this creamy mushroom chicken "the easy chicken fixin'"...and love it that the leftovers are equally delicious heated up in the microwave. My husband, Tim, and I spend a lot of time riding horses and playing Cowboy Polo in summer. We are extra busy now since we just had our first child, Shelby.
Creamy Mushroom Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 9-10 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender, 4-6 minutes. Sprinkle with flour and stir until coated. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Serve sauce over chicken and sprinkle with remaining, 1/4 cup cheese and parsley.
Creamy Mushroom Chicken Tips

How can you thicken the creamy mushroom sauce?

The key to thickening the sauce for this dish: Sprinkle flour on the mushrooms. If you like, you can use cornstarch or arrowroot instead. The sauce will also get thicker the longer you cook it down, removing more of the liquid. Here are a few more tricks for how to thicken sauce.

What can you serve with creamy mushroom chicken?

This chicken dish is just waiting for a burst of color. Green veggies, such as lemon-scented broccolini or easy sauteed spinach, are a great match. Something to soak up the sauce is also ideal. Try serving this over a bed of noodles, rice pilaf or mashed potatoes. A homemade biscuit would do the trick, too!

How should you store leftover creamy mushroom chicken?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze the chicken and sauce separately for up to 4 months, just make sure the sauce is completely cool before freezing and wrapped tightly in an airtight container. To use, thaw it completely in the refrigerator overnight before heating. When you reheat it, it may appear to separate, but with heat and whisking, it will regain its original texture. Find more about how to store leftover food with our helpful guide.

Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup sauce: 454 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 473mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 42g protein.