Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms

One pan creamy parmesan chicken and mushrooms is a simple skillet meal that requires only 30 minutes and packs a huge punch of tasty flavors.

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If you think you don’t like mushrooms, think again. And if you’re already a fan of mushrooms and are searching for a way to elevate your mushroom-lovin’ dinner game, this recipe is for you my friends.

This savory pan-seared chicken in a creamy-licious garlic and parmesan mushroom sauce is about to change your weeknight dinner game.

Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms |

Now you can use either chicken thighs (boneless skinless, or bone-in and skin-on, your preference) or boneless skinless chicken breasts, it’s totally your call. As far as mushrooms go, I highly recommend fresh mushrooms rather than canned mushrooms.

As much as I support taking shortcuts where possible, canned mushrooms are not my cup of tea in this recipe.  That being said, if you do try it with canned mushrooms and you just love it – more power to you!! Because like I said, shortcuts really are fair game around here.

And be sure to send me a message or leave a comment cause I wanna hear about it!

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The sauce can be made with regular ol’ milk (I recommend regular or fat free half and half if you’re going this route) or heavy cream. Heavy cream will absolutely give you a creamier, richer, and more flavorful sauce so if you’re in the mood for real comfort food, go with the HC.

This dish is loaded with good flavor. It’s simple to make in about 30 minutes, requires just one pan, and will hit the spot even with picky eaters.

Serve it straight up or over a bed of rice or noodles for easily one of the tastiest meals you’ll ever make!

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What people are saying about this Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms

“OMG that was delicious! Just served it up to my family for dinner and it was a winner all round.” – Megan

“I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. We were all trying to sneak bits out of the pan when no one else was looking.” – Tracy

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5 from 4 votes

Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms

One pan creamy parmesan chicken and mushrooms is a simple skillet meal that requires only 30 minutes and packs a huge punch of tasty flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Tiffany


  • 4-6 large chicken thighs, OR 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half OR heavy cream (for richer, creamier flavor use heavy cream)
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus additional for topping
  • fresh parsley or thyme, for topping


  1. In a large bowl combine chicken, oil, salt and pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning and toss.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the chicken on both sides for 2-4 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  3. Add butter to pan and stir until melted. Stir in garlic and mushrooms. Continue to cook 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat until butter begins to darken and mushrooms are tender.

  4. Sprinkle flour into the pan and stir to combine. Whisk in chicken broth and milk or heavy cream. Stir in parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Return chicken to pan and spoon a little of the sauce over the chicken. Cover and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

  6. Spoon more sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with cracked black pepper, grated parmesan cheese, and fresh parsley or thyme and serve immediately.


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OMG that was delicious!
Just served it up to my family for dinner and it was a winner all round.
I used chicken breast…pan fried whole and then sliced it into bite sized pieces.
I also fried 3 rashes of bacon with the mushrooms.
I served it with fresh fettuccine.


I’m confused on this recipe. You said cover and bake but I thought it was all done over the stove in a pan?? Does this go into the oven???

    Hi Christy, Yes you should use an oven-safe skillet on the stove which can be covered and transferred directly to the oven so it’s still all in one pan. 🙂

    You put the pan you made saucein the oven. So id use either a cast iron pan or one thats oven safe.

I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I’m feeling mildly guilty about all of that cream and butter, so might try it with light cooking cream next time, but wow it was yummy. We were all trying to sneak bits out of the pan when no one else was looking. I served it with some wilted baby spinach over toasted Turkish bread and it even looked spectacular. Thanks for the great recipe!


    Hi Sarah – I’m not sure how those pictures of my Sugar Cookie Bars got on that page – I’m working to fix that post, thanks for the heads up! You can find the recipe for the Sugar Cookie Bars in the dessert section of my site. Thanks!

If icook it with chicken breast instead do i have to oven it ?

    Yes- pound the chicken to even thickness and continue with the same instructions of putting into the oven. So, make sure you’re using an oven safe skillet!

This was so delicious! The sauce (with mushrooms) over rice was my favorite part! YUM!! my picky kiddos & husband all ate it.

    Just to note…I used skim milk as that’s all I had. I also added extra mushrooms. managed to fit a family pack of bone-in thighs (8) in the pan & had more than enough sauce to go around. took a bit longer to cook in the oven due to thickness.

    Picky eater approved- alright!! Super excited to hear that you and your family loved this one! Thanks for your feedback!

This is fabulous, and not difficult. It really does not take long – unlike some recipe estimates I see. My son is gluten intolerant and so I skipped the flour & roux step and instead thickened with corn starch and a bit of water. Worked fine. Thank you!

    Awesome job substituting for your sons needs, Betsy! I am happy to hear that it turned out great that way, too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Easy PREPARATION for a delicious MEal. I paired with sour cream mashed potatoes and cabbage. Family loved it!

    Fantastic pairings! I am excited to hear that you enjoyed this recipe so much, Katricia!

Just made this for supp best recipe for chicken ever made used cream and cast iron pan exce

    Fantastic job, Eric!! Thanks for sharing your feedback!