Thursday, December 2, 2021

Cream Of Mushroom Chicken

Cream of Mushroom Chicken features a tangy sauce made with cream cheese and Italian dressing. Add this one pan meal to your regular rotation!

Say hello to your new favorite meal! All you need is one pan and a handful of ingredients to have this on the table in under 30 minutes.

This creamy chicken and mushroom skillet makes enough to feed the whole family, and you can stretch it even further by adding a few sides.

Plus, it's made from scratch without any condensed soup so you can feel good about serving it too!

I also have an incredible Instant Pot version that uses fresh herbs and tangy mustard. Or, try homemade Salisbury steak smothered in gravy made with mushrooms and onions.

Cream Of Mushroom Chicken in a skillet

Cream of Mushroom Chicken - Tips and Tricks

  • Cut down on prep time. Buy your mushrooms pre-sliced and swap the boneless breasts for tenders instead. Slice them into halves or thirds and cook as directed.
  • Soften the cream cheese. Doing so will help it melt faster into the pan. Simply place it on the counter before starting the recipe, and it will be ready to go when you need it!
  • Cook it through! Use a thermometer to ensure the meat is fully cooked. Or, slice into one of the pieces - it’s done if the center is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
  • Feeding a crowd? You can easily double the recipe in a large Dutch oven, though you may need to cook the meat in batches. In that case, heat another tablespoon of oil before each batch to prevent sticking.
creamy chicken and mushroom ingredients

Serving Suggestions

This cream of mushroom chicken dish goes well with a variety of side dishes. Add a green salad for a simple meal, or cook up some rice and your favorite vegetable.

For a heartier meal, add some mashed or air fryer crispy potatoes. Or, serve it over cooked fettuccine for an easy pasta dish!

Kitchen Tools You Will Need
  • Skillet - This is my go-to pan that I’ve had for over a decade! It heats evenly, so the meat gets a nice sear for this creamy chicken and mushroom dish. 
  • Instant Read Kitchen Thermometer - Makes it easy to ensure your meat is at the correct temperature and is safe to eat!
cooked chicken in a skillet

FAQ - Common Recipe Questions

Can I use different mushrooms?

Yes, any small round variety will work well in this creamy chicken and mushroom recipe.

Baby bellas (sometimes labeled cremini) are simply young portabello mushrooms, and they tend to have a firmer texture than other varieties. They are also extra savory, so choose white buttons if you prefer a milder flavor.

cream of mushroom sauce in a skillet

Is there a way to make more sauce?

Sure! Thin out the creamy mixture by slowly adding chicken broth or stock until it reaches the desired consistency.

It helps to warm the broth first, and be sure to stir constantly so the cream cheese doesn’t separate.

How do I store leftover cream of mushroom chicken?

Allow the dish to cool, then transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 4 days and reheat on the stove, add a splash or two of broth as needed.

cream of mushroom chicken with rice


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Cream Of Mushroom Chicken on a plate

Yield: 6
Author: Donna Elick
Creamy Mushroom Chicken

Cream of Mushroom Chicken

Cream of Mushroom Chicken features a tangy sauce made with cream cheese and Italian dressing. Add this one pan meal to your regular rotation!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 chicken breasts (about 1 ½ pounds), sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms. sliced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, salt, and pepper to the pan. Cook until the chicken is golden brown and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pan and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Once the oil is heated, add in the mushrooms and cook until they are golden brown.
  3. Stir in the cream cheese and Italian dressing. Once the cream cheese is melted, add the chicken back into the pan and cook just until the chicken is warmed.
  1. If you want to thin it out, you can add some chicken stock until you get the desired texture of the sauce. Just make sure you’re adding a little at a time, so the cream cheese doesn’t separate.
  2. You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days for the best freshness.
  3. You can add a splash of chicken stock when you reheat it to make sure the cream cheese isn’t too thick.

Cream Of Mushroom Chicken closeup

Originally published November 2021

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  1. Going to try this one, looks great.♥️

  2. This looks great! Could I make it in the crockpot?


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