Chicken in Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce

  • This Chicken in Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce is packed full of flavor and super easy to make! Ready in just 30 minutes, this one-pot recipe is a great weeknight meal the whole family will love.

    chicken in mushroom cream sauce with fresh rosemary in black skillet

    Sometimes I’m in need of delicious comfort food but don’t have the energy to spend much time making it. That’s when this mouthwatering chicken in garlic mushroom cream sauce recipe comes in. Simple ingredients, easy cleanup, and a warm, comforting meal in less time than it takes to order takeout!

    It’s All About the Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce:

    I’m digging this delicious chicken recipe out of the archives because my garlic mushroom cream sauce is in need of some attention! Plus, my old pictures definitely needed some updating, and I have perfected the recipe over the years.

    This chicken is drenched in a mouthwatering mushroom sauce that has become a family favorite around the house. Honestly, I use it for all kinds of recipes, from pasta to proteins to rice! My family loves it, and I love that it doesn’t take long to make — PLUS, it doesn’t lead to a lot of dirty dishes, either, so that’s a win, too.

    I usually serve this chicken dish with steamed broccoli and brown rice, but any veggie of choice or even mashed potatoes would be great here.

    Original recipe published March 2014

    White plate with broccoli, rice, protein, and gravy drizzled on top

    Ingredients:

    CHICKEN: I opted for thinner boneless chicken breasts because they cook quicker. The original recipe just used the chicken breasts as is but for quite a while now they have been so huge that I usually cut them in half horizontally to make them thinner. If you can buy smaller chicken breasts then you don’t need to cut them in half, but maybe just pound them out a little so they cook more evenly.

    MUSHROOMS: I used baby portobello mushrooms and then finely sliced them, but you can use cremini or why mushrooms, as well. Sometimes if I have a few different types in the pantry, I like to use a combination for the different colors and flavors.

    SAUCE & SEASONINGS: Salt and pepper, onion, butter, olive oil, garlic cloves, flour, chicken broth, heavy cream, fresh rosemary

    chicken in mushroom cream sauce with fresh rosemary in black skillet

    How to make Chicken in Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce:

    COOK THE CHICKEN: First, you will heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in the olive oil. While the skillet is heating, season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste. When the oil is hot, cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. After your chicken is cooked, place them on a plate and loosely cover them with foil to help keep them warm.

    ADD MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS: Next it’s time for the mushrooms and onions! I like to make sure the mushrooms are nice and browned (but not burnt) because it adds a lot of flavor to the dish. So first, to the same skillet, add the 3 tablespoons of butter along with the mushrooms and onions. Then you will cook and stir occasionally for about 5-7 minutes or until everything is browned to your liking. Don’t forget to add in the garlic and cook until fragrant for an additional 1-2 minutes.

    THICKEN THE SAUCE: Now, pour in the broth and cream. Be sure to stir well and get all those browned bits up from the pan because it will add a lot of flavor and give you that golden brown gravy!

    SIMMER AND SERVE: Return the chicken to the pan and gently simmer for 2-3 minutes just to reheat. Then, it’s finally time to enjoy!

    White plate with broccoli, rice, protein, and gravy drizzled on top

    FAQs:

    How do I know when the chicken is ready to be flipped in the skillet?

    You’ll know your chicken is ready to flip when it doesn’t stick to the pan anymore! Yep, when your meat is ready to be turned it shouldn’t stick to the pan. This also is true when you are grilling.

    How can I avoid lumps in the gravy?

    The trick to lump free gravy is to stir the flour in with the mushrooms– just stir in the flour after browning the mushrooms and cook it for a couple of minutes.

    Can this recipe serve a larger group?

    This chicken in garlic mushroom cream sauce would be great to serve to company! Just brown your chicken in batches to make sure they don’t crowd the pan or they won’t brown very well.

    White plate with broccoli, rice, protein, and gravy drizzled on top

    Serving Suggestions:

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    White plate with broccoli, rice, chicken, and a mushroom cream sauce drizzled on top
    Chicken in Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    This Chicken in Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce is packed full of flavor and super easy to make! Ready in just 30 minutes, this one-pot recipe is a great weeknight meal the whole family will love.

    Course: Chicken, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: chicken, garlic, mushrooms
    Servings: 4 -6
    Calories: 383 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
    • 1 small onion, sliced
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
    • ½ cup heavy cream, half and half or whole milk
    • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
    Instructions
    1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the olive oil. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste and add to heated skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove from the skillet and set aside loosely covered with foil to keep warm.
    2. To the same skillet add the 3 tablespoons of butter along with the mushrooms and onions. Cook and stir occasionally for about 5-7 minutes or until browned to your liking. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant 1-2 minutes.
    3. Stir in the flour and then the broth, cream and rosemary. Stir well to combine and scrape up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
    4. Return the chicken to the pan and gently simmer for 2-3 minutes just to reheat.
    Recipe Notes
    1. What to serve with Chicken in Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce:
      1. Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
      2. Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots
      3. Or your favorite steamed vegetable
      4. Brown rice or mashed potatoes
      5. Simple side salad
    Nutrition Facts
    Chicken in Garlic Mushroom Cream Sauce
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 383 Calories from Fat 279
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 31g48%
    Saturated Fat 14g88%
    Cholesterol 99mg33%
    Sodium 480mg21%
    Potassium 507mg14%
    Carbohydrates 10g3%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 15g30%
    Vitamin A 715IU14%
    Vitamin C 9.6mg12%
    Calcium 40mg4%
    Iron 0.9mg5%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

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