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Creamy Chicken Mushroom Recipe

Juicy and tender chicken breast cooked in a creamy garlic mushroom sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 224kcal
Author Rena


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms halved
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 ounces Light cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chopped curly parsley


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken breast and cook until each side is golden-brown, about 5 minutes per side. Once done, remove from heat and set aside, covered to keep warm.
  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and add mushrooms and cook until slightly golden brown. Then add garlic, sauté until fragrant.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water until fully dissolved. Pour the broth and cornstarch mixture.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, cook until liquid starts to bubble. Stir in cream cheese and whisk well, until sauce is smooth and thickened.
  • Return chicken breast back into the pan, and spoon over with the hot sauce.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve warm



  • Oil: we used olive oil, you may use any other oil
  • Chicken: using chicken breast would be the leanest option as far as using chicken. You may use boneless chicken thighs, steaks, salmon, or shrimp.
  • Cream: light cream cheese works great for this recipe. For a keto-friendly option, heavy cream or coconut milk would work great. 
  • Broth: Chicken or vegetable broth. If you don't have any broth you can just use water.
  • Mushroom: mushroom is the highlight of this creamy chicken skillet. Other veggie options are broccoli, green beans, spinach, and zucchini.
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 562mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg