Creamy Skillet Chicken and Mushrooms

chicken and mushrooms
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Ratings (6)
  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

Serve this great tasting chicken and mushrooms with potatoes or noodles and a salad for a satisfying family meal.

Condensed cream of mushroom soup makes this recipe super easy, or replace the soup with a homemade sauce (see the instructions below the recipe).

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon butter (or margarine)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (fresh, sliced)
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme (dried, crumbled)
  • 1/8 teaspoon rosemary (dried, crumbled)
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large covered skillet, brown chicken in butter or margarine; remove to a plate and keep warm.

  2. Add mushrooms to skillet and sauté until golden brown and tender. Stir in the soup, garlic, thyme, and rosemary.

  3. Return the chicken breasts to skillet. Cover and cook over low heat 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Blend in half-and-half; heat slowly.

  4. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding salt and pepper as needed.

  5. Serve chicken and mushrooms with hot cooked noodles or rice.

Tips

  • If you prefer homemade, replace the soup with a thick homemade white sauce. Sauté the mushrooms in 4 tablespoons of butter instead of 1. Add 4 tablespoons of flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add 1 1/4 cups of chicken broth (unsalted or low sodium) along with the garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Return the chicken to the skillet and continue with the recipe.
  • If the chicken breasts are very thick, slice them horizontally to make thinner cutlets.
  • Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure the chicken is cooked to the USDA recommended minimum temperature of 165 F.

Recipe Variations

  • Mince a large shallot and sauté it along with the mushrooms.
  • Garnish the dish with chopped fresh parsley or chives for an attractive finish.
  • Boneless chicken thighs may be substituted but will require a longer cooking time.