Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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There’s something about a creamy mushroom sauce that just makes the chicken so darn delicious. This recipe for chicken with creamy mushroom sauce is super easy to make, and it’s perfect for a cozy night in. Give it a try!

Whether you’re looking for an easy weeknight meal or something special to serve your guests, this chicken with creamy mushroom sauce is sure to please.

The rich and earthy flavors of the mushrooms are perfectly balanced by the creaminess of the sauce, making for a delicious and comforting dish.

Plus, it’s surprisingly simple to make! So put on your chef’s hat and give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed.

 I’m bringing you my first chicken dish, Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce and Parmesan Linguini. I know I make a lot of creamy pasta dishes, but that’s because my favorite food is pasta, and my favorite ingredients are cream and cheese.

Plus there comes a point in adulthood when you have to cut down the mac n cheese to less than 5 times a week. That’s when this comes in.

Linguini is my favorite long noodle. Smother it in butter and parm, and you’ll know what that guy is singing about in that song when he’s like, “I feel something so right doing the parm thing.” Those are the words, right?

The chicken in this recipe is crispy, just the way I like it. Breaded chicken can be heavy sometimes, and it soaks up the sauce that’s put on it. For this dish, I decided to just dredge the chicken in flour and fry it until golden brown.

How to make Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

  1. For the pasta, boil a pot of water, then add noodles and ½ tsp salt. Cook until al dente and drain. In the pot, melt the butter, then add the cooked noodles. Add salt and pepper to taste, toss together, then plate the noodles. Top with the parmesan and parsley.
  2. For the chicken, pound until flattened to about half an inch thick. It’s fine if the chicken is thicker, but keep in mind that it will need a longer cook time. Season with salt and pepper on both sides, then dredge in the flour.
  3. In a medium pan, heat the butter and oil over medium-high heat. Gently place the chicken in the pan and fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side. When flipping them over, make sure some of the oil & butter get under the chicken so it’s moist on both sides. Remove to a plate and let rest.
  4. In the same pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and add the mushrooms. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, toss and cover. Let steam until all the water has been released, about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce to low, then add the garlic, mascarpone cheese, and heavy cream. Stir until sauce is combined and hot. If the sauce is too thick, add more cream by the teaspoon until desired consistency. Season with ½ tsp salt and a pinch of pepper, and add more to taste.
  5. Put the chicken over the noodles, then top with the mushroom sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and serve.
Yield: 2

Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

If you love creamy sauces and hearty chicken dishes, this recipe is for you! It's simple to make and bursting with flavor. The mushrooms add a delicious richness to the sauce, and it all comes together in one skillet. You could also serve this over cooked pasta or rice for a heartier meal. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the pasta
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz linguini, or any other long noodles or gluten free noodles
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ c freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • For the chicken
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (optional)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp olive oil, plus more if needed
  • 8 oz white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream, room temperature, plus more if needed

Instructions

  1. For the pasta, boil a pot of water, then add noodles and ½ tsp salt. Cook until al dente and drain. In the pot, melt the butter, then add the cooked noodles. Add salt and pepper to taste, toss together, then plate the noodles. Top with the parmesan and parsley.
  2. For the chicken, pound until flattened to about half an inch thick. It’s fine if the chicken is thicker, but keep in mind that it will need a longer cook time. Season with salt and pepper on both sides, then dredge in the flour.
  3. In a medium pan, heat the butter and oil over medium-high heat. Gently place the chicken in the pan and fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side. When flipping them over, make sure some of the oil & butter get under the chicken so it’s moist on both sides. Remove to a plate and let rest.
  4. In the same pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and add the mushrooms. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, toss, and cover. Let steam until all the water has been released, about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce to low, then add the garlic, mascarpone cheese and heavy cream. Stir until sauce is combined and hot. If the sauce is too thick, add more cream by the teaspoon until desired consistency. Season with ½ tsp salt and pinch of pepper, and add more to taste.
  5. Put the chicken over the noodles, then top with the mushroom sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and serve.

Notes

This dish can easily be made gluten free by skipping the flour on the chicken and using gluten free noodles.

Nutrition Information

Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 2466Total Fat 127gSaturated Fat 64gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 50gCholesterol 553mgSodium 2733mgCarbohydrates 186gFiber 16gSugar 12gProtein 143g

FAQ and Tips

Chicken with creamy mushroom sauce is a classic dish that can be made in just a few minutes. Here are some frequently asked questions about this dish:

How do I make chicken with creamy mushroom sauce?

Chicken with creamy mushroom sauce is very easy to make. Simply cook chicken breasts in a pan until cooked through, then add mushrooms and cream to the pan and cook until the sauce is thickened. Serve over rice or pasta.

Can I use any type of mushroom in this dish?

You can use any type of mushroom you like in this dish. However, button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms are best as they have a more intense flavor.

What if I don’t have cream? Can I used milk instead?

Yes, you can substitute milk for cream in this recipe. However, the sauce will not be as thick and rich if you do this. Chicken with creamy mushroom sauce is best made with cream for optimal results. Thanks for asking!

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