Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

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Tender and juicy chicken in the most amazing creamy and delicious garlic mushroom sauce! This makes one incredible 30 minute meal!

Creamy garlic mushroom chicken in a frying pan.

I have been pretty obsessed with creamy delicious skillet meals lately. But my family LOVES them. I always have most of these ingredients on hand. I buy chicken and heavy cream in bulk from Costco and I have a delicious real ready in under 30 minutes.

This Creamy Garlic Mushroom  Chicken became one of our favorites. You guys are going to LOVE the creamy sauce over the chicken. It is full of flavor and is thick and creamy and so delicious. This is so good that it tastes like it came straight from a restaurant!

Creamy garlic mushroom chicken in a frying pan.

I am not a huge mushroom fan, but if you stuff them, or put them in a sauce I absolutely love them! These mushrooms added a new texture and awesome flavor to the dish.

I mean just look at all of that creamy delicious garlic mushroom goodness!

Up close photo of creamy garlic mushroom chicken.

I couldn’t believe how delicious this meal turned out. Quick, easy, delicious and full of such delicious flavor. What is not to love about this dish!? You guys are going to love it just as much as our family did!


Creamy garlic mushroom chicken in frying pan.

Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

4.84 from 6 votes
Tender and juicy chicken in the most amazing creamy and delicious garlic mushroom sauce! This makes one incredible 30 minute meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs or breasts boneless skinless
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves minced or whole (whatever your preference is)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon flour


  • In a large skillet add olive oil and cook the chicken on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and cooked until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate. Add the sliced mushrooms and garlic and cook for a few minutes until tender. Remove and set aside.
  • To make the sauce add the chicken broth, heavy cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat and whisk until smooth. Add the flour and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until it starts to thicken. Add the mushrooms and garlic to the sauce followed by the chicken and coat in the creamy sauce. Heat for a couple of minutes and serve immediately.


Serves: 6

Calories290kcal (15%)Carbohydrates4g (1%)Protein27g (54%)Fat18g (28%)Saturated Fat8g (40%)Cholesterol110mg (37%)Sodium509mg (21%)Potassium611mg (17%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A452IU (9%)Vitamin C5mg (6%)Calcium33mg (3%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken recipes, creamy garlic mushroom chicken, mushroom chicken
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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      1. Did anyone try this with Basil or Parsley, I think Parsley kinda goes with anything but I am a huge Basil Fan and wanted to see what others thought if they used it in this.

  1. I rarely comment on recipes, but I’ve got to leave one here because this dish was so simple and DELICIOUS! Is there anything higher than 5 stars? My husband licked the entire plate and even my 18 month old enjoyed it! The sauce was amazingly simple and complemented the chicken beautifully. This will definitely be a part of our monthly menu.

    1. I had the same response at my house. I added extra garlic and mushrooms since we love both! My husband’s response was “this is actually good”. Gee thanks honey. Lol!!

  2. I’m really inexperienced in the kitchen, but this recipe was so simple and easy to follow that even I ended up with a delicious meal!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. i tripled everything except for the chicken. And served it over spaghetti noodles. It made for a excellent mushroom and chicken pasta, hooray!! Thank you for this great recipe, the sauce is amazing!

  4. I have made this twice in the same week it’s that good! I tweeked the recipe a bit by adding onion, onion powder, a little more cream cheese, some chicken gravy mix to help thicken it and parsley. I used Portabella mushrooms to.Served it over rice. tasted great.

  5. There’s no need to be a glutton. There is no need for cream cheese in this recipe. Drives me crazy when people add cream cheese to everything. If you add heavy cream alone, this dish will still be amazing. That’s the beautiful thing about heavy cream, it thickens will its cooking. Eliminate the cream cheese and flour and you will be mine. They are using parsley but if you want to add an herbal with flavor, try Italian parsley or basil.

  6. Super simple recipe and very tasty. I used light cream and omitted the flour. I added a small bag of ricotta stuffed gnocchi (I boiled from frozen for 3 minutes) and two handfuls of baby spinach during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Finally, I finished with a swirl of a small pat of butter – about a teaspoon. So simple yet elegant, delicious and very satisfying. Next time I may grate a tiny bit of nutmeg on top. I’d give the recipe more stars if I could!

    1. NO! it says heavy cream doesn’t it? You could use lamb instead of the chicken and cabbage instead of the mushrooms. It’ll still be a meal, but it won’t be this meal as the recipe calls for. Change anything and the recipe isn’t the same…. Not rocket science

    2. Ashle,
      Sorry you got a rude response to a reasonable question. I’d recommend sticking to heavy cream- evaporated milk does not thicken like it does and the flavor would be significantly different.

  7. I made this recipe last night for my boyfriend, and OMG it was so good! I served it with wild rice and a side of brussels sprouts. It was super easy to make – which I greatly appreciated! I will definitely be making this again soon. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes! xo Ellen

    1. No, you will cook the chicken first then remove the chicken and cook the mushrooms and add other ingredients on top of the mushrooms. It tastes great and this is a popular meal at our home! Happy cooking! XOXO

  8. A great big thank you for this super simple but super yummy dish! I don’t usually cook so I’m beyond happy that my whole family loved this…Especially my mother-in-law!!! =D
    * I did add some dried parsley and omitted the flour since the sauce was thick enough for me.

  9. This was absolutely delicious I made garlic roasted potatoes with it . My kids loved it . Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  10. Alyssa, this meal was terrific. Thank you! It will definitely be a “go to” meal for my family. Keep up the wonderful recipes!

  11. I made this and it tastes awesome but 1 cup of broth took forrever to cook down. Maybe my heat wasnt high enough?>

  12. One other thing, make this with thinly sliced chicken and you’ll feel like you’re at an expensive restaurant. it tastes so good! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  13. So delicious!! The sauce is amazing! I made it with rice and poured the sauce all over everything. I can’t wait to make it again! Thank you for sharing!

  14. I’ve never been a huge fan of mushrooms, but my boyfriend and his daughter looove them so when I saw this recipe I had to try it. AND OH MY LANTA WHAT A HIT! They loooved it and so did I! I’ve made it twice already in the last two weeks. This will definitely be a new go to meal!

    1. That is awesome and so sweet of you to make them a meal that you didn’t love to begin with! Thanks so much for sharing! I am so glad that it was a huge hit! XOXO

  15. HI Wanting to try this out. However it says serve immediately does that mean that I can’t have leftovers???

    1. OH Yes! You can have leftovers but it is best to serve right away because the sauce will cool off and separate. Hope that helps clarify. You will love this chicken! XOXO

  16. this is truly a staple i my home. and we have even modified it and have used shirmp and even italian sausage. i make this at least twice a month.

  17. I love this! This proves that mushroom is another amazing and indeed
    a magical plant. Thank you for sharing those mouth-watering recipe. Will surely give it a try.

  18. Dish didn’t look anything, not even a little bit like picture. If you love Alfredo you’ll love this. My Alfredo loving family members thought it was very good.

  19. This recipe knocked our socks off! I made a few small tweaks based on my cooking style which I’ll share just in case anyone else wants to try.

    Cut the chicken into uniform sized pieces after flattening with a meat hammer.

    Cook chicken 3 to 4 minutes on one side in a cast iron skillet, then flip and COVER so the liquid stays in the skillet. Cook another 3 to 4 minutes until cooked thoroughly and set aside as the recipe states and cover in a bowl.

    Add mushrooms, garlic and a pad of butter to the chicken liquid and cook down until the the mushrooms are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Add the mushrooms to the bowl of chicken and cover.

    Add the sauce ingredients but DO NOT ADD SALT. Cook in the same skillet so it absorbs the chicken and buttery mushroom garlic flavors left behind.

    Once the sauce is thick, return the chicken and mushrooms to the sauce, evenly coat and serve immediately topped with a tiny bit of parsley (italian or curly) and a sprinkle of shredded parmesan cheese which will add more than enough saltiness.

    Don’t be afraid to double / triple the entire recipe because people WILL want seconds! 🙂

  20. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I thank you. My friends thank you. My family thanks you. My unborn children thank you.

    This is so good it almost brings a tear to my eye.

  21. I made this tonight and it was beyond delicious!!!! My super picky 6 yr old even ate it up! Definitely going to be making it again

    1. I am in the process of adding nutritional information to each recipe. I will have them done soon. I like to use for any nutritional information.

  22. OMG this was soooo good! I am on WW so I used the 1/3 less fat cream cheese and substituted fat free half and half for the heavy cream to keep the point values down. My only regret is that I didn’t double the recipe. I won’t make that mistake again! I’ll prob add some spinach and/or asparagus next time to boost the nutrients. Thank you for sharing this, it’s my new favorite!!

  23. 5 stars
    uhhhh this is the best creamy garlic mushroom recipe IVE EVER READ AND TESTED.. me and my lady ran it yesterday and man it is a good one! thank you for sharing would love to read more from you

  24. Another great recipe! Thank you for sharing this one. I can’t wait to try this at home. My family will surely love this since they love mushrooms because it is healthy. Looking forward to another delicious meal of mushrooms.

  25. 5 stars
    I needed a quick and easy chicken dish I could triple for a meal train delivery. The family loved it! I made it tonight for my family and they raved! It is so tasty and easy. Thank you for a great recipe!

  26. 5 stars
    OMG, this dish was AMAZING! All I did differently was salt and pepper the chicken while it was cooking (not much, a sprinkle) and the same with the mushrooms/garlic. The sauce I did exactly as described.

    I fixed some angel hair pasta for it to go over and it was, IMO, restaurant quality. I’d pay for this dish and be happy.

  27. This recipe has been in my rotation for several months now. Simple, elegant and delicious. I’ve made it for friends, kids, everyone loves it. I’ve made it with milk, left out the spinach (accidentally) and it holds up. It reheats and freezes well. I love it!!!

  28. I made this awesome recipe but added my touch. I season chicken prior to cooking. Added extra heavy cream and tablespoon of butter. At the end I added capers and spinach. Absolutely awesome.

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