Easy creamy mushroom chicken

Creamy mushroom chicken is the perfect recipe when you need dinner on the table fast. Delicious, easy and a guaranteed family favorite.

Easy creamy mushroom chicken

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Chicken breasts. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. Any chicken pieces can be substituted but you’ll need to adjust the cooking time for bone-in pieces (like chicken thighs) as they need longer cooking.
  • Mushrooms. Any mushrooms will work. I used portabellini/cremini mushrooms but button mushrooms will be delicious too.
  • Fresh garlic cloves. 
  • Olive oil. 
  • Butter.
  • Herbs. I used dried oregano and thyme but fresh herbs like parsley, rosemary, fresh thyme or oregano can also be used. 
  • Cream. Heavy cream/whipping cream.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Salt and pepper.
Easy creamy mushroom chicken

How to make creamy mushroom chicken

Pat the chicken cutlets dry with paper towels. Drizzle with olive oil and season  generously with salt and pepper on both sides. Cook in a large skillet or pan set over medium-high heat until golden brown on both sides then remove and set aside.

In the same pan, cook the mushrooms in olive oil and butter until golden brown and starting to caramelize. This might take a few minutes as mushrooms contain a lot of water and you need the water to cook out and evaporate before it can start browning. If there’s a lot of liquid in the pan, just give it time to evaporate and cook off. Add the minced garlic and herbs then stir in cream. Season with fresh lemon, salt and pepper and allow to simmer for 5 mins. Add the chicken back into the pan, cook for 5 minutes until cooked through and tender.

What herbs go with chicken and mushroom?

Thyme, parsley, sage, oregano and rosemary are all perfect herbs to flavor chicken and mushrooms with.

What to serve with creamy mushroom chicken:

This is such a great recipe for weeknight dinners served with any of your favorite side dishes. For a simple meal, try cooked pasta, cauliflower rice, basmati rice or mashed potatoes. Sautéed vegetables or crusty bread will also be delicious to mop up the sauce.

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Easy creamy mushroom chicken

Creamy mushroom chicken

Creamy mushroom chicken is the perfect recipe when you need dinner on the table fast. Delicious, easy and a guaranteed family favorite! 
4.57 from 55 votes
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Course: Chicken, Easy Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breasts, Creamy mushroom chicken, Creamy mushroom sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 4


  • 4 chicken breasts Halved into two thin cutlets each
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups portabellini/Cremini mushrooms Sliced (approximately 250g)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • juice of ½-1 lemon to taste
  • cups cream (heavy/whipping)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan. 
  • Season chicken breasts generously on both sides with salt and pepper then place in the frying pan. Cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.  
  • Melt the butter in the pan then add the mushrooms. Cook until golden brown all over. 
  • Add the garlic and herbs and allow to cook for 30 seconds before adding the cream. 
  • Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and allow to come to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes then add the chicken breasts back to the sauce. Simmer for another 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened and can coat the back of a spoon. 
  • Sprinkle over chopped parsley (optional) and serve. 


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 628mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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  1. no words to describe how good this meal is. so easy to make. took me about 45 minutes. I changed a few things such as cutting a few lemons and letting it cook halfway through with the mushrooms. 10/10 will make again

  2. Tried and tested. It was great, really delicious. I kept some left overs for the next day which I had with the noodles of two minute noodle without the flavouring. And again absolutely delicious.

    Thank you

  3. This recipe came out amazing for me! I made it for my lunch meal prep for the week, and it definitely saved time/money. I would definitely recommend this dish. I ended up with 5 servings (probably cause I had more chicken, topped it on top of thin spaghetti, and added onion and zucchini). But anyway, this recipe is delicious! Taste just as great when reheated!

  4. Will the lemon juice not curdle the cream? Why I am asking is that I make my own yogurt using lemon juice and cream when yogurt is required in a recipe.

      1. I made this last njght and it came out perfectly with no curdling. Many thanks. I will be making it again!

    1. Absolutely delicious meal. Made it for my family this evening and it was a HIT! Both my 3-year-old and 1-year-old ate it. I think it’s the first time our family has enjoyed the same meal cooked by me.

  5. Nice, easy, delicious-sounding recipe. The only thing I wonder about is why I should cook the breast cutlets until done and then cook them five minutes more, which is an eternity in the life of a boneless chicken breast.

    1. Definitely cook them to your own preference, I’ve just found that there are so many variables with people cooking chicken in their own homes and people are generally quite nervous about under-cooking chicken. It also depends on the thickness of your chicken cutlets so if you’re comfortable cooking chicken breasts, I would 100% recommend cooking them to your own preference.