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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken

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  • Author: Kelly
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This quick and easy Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken is so full of flavor, the whole family will love it. Tender, juicy chicken in a creamy sauce with sautéed mushrooms and baby spinach.


  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts (454g)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced (227g)
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ¾ cup chicken broth (6oz, 170g)
  • ¾ cup cream or half and half (6oz, 170g)
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (1.5oz, 43g)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or ½ teaspoon dried
  • Big handful of baby spinach leaves, whole or roughly chopped (about 4.4oz, 125g)
  • Red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to taste


  1. For quicker, more even cooking, slightly flatten breasts with a kitchen mallet. If they are very thick, slice them in half horizontally before flattening. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a skillet over high heat. When pan is hot, add 1/2 tablespoon oil.
  3. When oil is hot, put chicken breasts in pan and cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Remove chicken from pan.
  4. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil to pan. Add onions and cook until softened.
  5. Add mushrooms and cook until golden brown and onions begin to caramelize.
  6. Add the garlic, stir, and cook for about 1 minute.
  7. Deglaze pan with broth, scraping bottom to release any bits sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  8. Add cream and bring to a simmer. Add parmesan, thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  9. When cheese is melted turn off the heat and stir in baby spinach.
  10. Return chicken to pan and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: 30 minute mealls
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American