Cheesy Chicken and Mushroom Recipe

By Rena |

This Chicken and Mushroom Skillet Recipe is just perfection. It is very flavorful and makes for the perfect easy dinner recipe to put together that everyone will love. It is low in carbs, gluten-free, and so delicious.

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Enjoy tender and juicy chicken with each bite when you make this cheesy chicken and mushroom recipe. All made in one pan and perfect for a weeknight dinner that the kids will also enjoy. Serve it with some roasted veggies, some rice, or spaghetti. The chicken breasts are cooked in the pan first, then added back into the pan with the sauteed onions and mushrooms. Topped with Cheese and baked in the oven to finish cooking the chicken and allowing the cheese to melt. This simple and easy chicken breast recipe is perfect for those seeking low-carb meals and is on a keto diet. You may keep this a low-fat meal by using fat-free cheese. Either way, this chicken and mushroom recipe will be your go-to weekly dinner recipe.

Why this chicken breast recipe will be your go-to meal

  • Very easy to make: This chicken and mushroom skillet recipe is easy to make and cooked in one pan. Ready in just about 30 minutes.
  • Healthy and low in carbs: If you are doing the keto diet, this chicken breast recipe is perfect for you. A low-carb chicken dinner recipe that anyone can enjoy.
  • So juicy and flavorful: The chicken is so tender and juicy. This whole meal is packed with flavor. You will love it.
tope view of chicken breast satuteed with mushroom and topped with cheese over an orange skillet

Ingredients you will need and substitutes

  • Chicken breasts: cut lengthways for an even thickness. You may use boneless and skinless chicken thighs or any other protein of choice.
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder: if you only have fresh garlic cloves handy, you may use that instead.
  • Seasonings: smoked paprika and Italian seasoning
  • Olive oil: or any other oil of choice
  • Mushrooms: if you don’t like mushrooms, use any other veggie like broccoli, zucchini, or any of your favorite vegetables.
  • Yellow Onion: or sweet onions.
  • Low sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth
  • Fresh tarragon or 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • Cheese: Shredded Monterey jack cheese or Mexican blend, or any cheese of choice, if you like, use fat-free cheese.
ingredients to make chicken and mushroom skillet

How to make this Easy Chicken and Mushroom recipe

Preheat the oven to 375 F.

Rub the chicken with salt, pepper, half of the garlic powder, and paprika on all sides.

Preheat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil and sear the chicken until golden on both sides, for around 5 minutes in total. Set aside.

To the same skillet add the remaining oil. Sauté the mushrooms and onion, stirring frequently, for no more than 3-4 minutes.

cooked chicken in a skillet

Add in the Italian seasoning, chicken broth, remaining garlic powder, and tarragon, then return the chicken into the sauce.

Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese and bake in the preheated oven until chicken is cooked through for about 8-10 minutes (and internal temp reads 165F) and cheese is melted.

close up chicken and mushroom with melted cheese

Frequently asked questions

Can we have mushrooms and chicken together?

Yes. Mushrooms pair so well with chicken and can definitely be served together.

How is mushroom cooked?

There are many ways to use mushrooms in your meals or as a side dish. Add them into soups, combined them with other veggies, and sautee them alone or with any other veggie or protein. It doesn’t take much to cook mushrooms in a pan with some herbs over medium heat. They are very versatile and make for a delicious side dish.

Do we need to boil mushrooms before cooking?

No. You do not need to boil the mushrooms first at all. You can just simply sautee or pan-fry them with a bit of oil and your favorite herbs.

top view chicken and mushroom in an orange skillet topped with cheesee

What to serve with this chicken dish

close up view of chicken breast cooked with mushrooms and cheese

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tope view of chicken breast satuteed with mushroom and topped with cheese over an orange skillet

Chicken and Mushroom Recipe

Tender and Juicy Chicken breast cooked with mushrooms, onions, broth, and seasonings. Topped with cheese finished in the oven.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Chicken breasts cut lengthways for an even thickness
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 11/2 tsp garlic powder divided
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 8 oz mushrooms thickly sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon or 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese or Mexican blend

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Rub the chicken with salt, pepper, half of the garlic powder, and paprika on all sides.
  • Preheat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of oil and sear the chicken until golden on both sides, for around 5 -6 minutes in total. Set aside.
  • To the same skillet add the remaining oil. Sauté the mushrooms and onion, stirring frequently, for no more than 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the Italian seasoning, chicken broth, remaining garlic powder, and tarragon, then return the chicken into the sauce.
  • Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese and bake in the preheated oven until chicken is cooked through for 8-10 minutes or until an internal temp reads 165F, and cheese is melted.

Notes

  • Use boneless and skinless chicken thighs if you prefer. We would rather use chicken breast because they are leaner and healthier.
  • You may add in any other veggies of choice if you do not like mushrooms, swap them with broccoli or zucchini.
  • Any cheese that you have handy will work too. 
  • If you do not have chicken broth, use vegetable broth
 

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 884mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 3mg
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