One Pot Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy.

One Pot Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice will be one of the best things you will ever eat! All you need is one pot to create an amazingly creamy and delicious meal that is ready in under 30 minutes!

Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice in a skillet.

HOLY YUM!! Brace yourselves for all future recipes having creamy parmesan rice. 😉 This meal has our family obsessed. Like I am talking every single person in the family licked their plate clean. The baby, the toddler, the picky eater, everyone couldn’t get enough of this dish.

Dare I say this is the best one pot meal that we have ever had??

We also love this One Pot Chicken Florentine, but I think that the creamy parmesan rice is what made us fall in love. This dish couldn’t be easier to make. You brown the chicken, dump the rice, stir in some parmesan cheese and heavy cream, and voila! Dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Close up of Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice.

How do you make Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice?

You start by adding oil to a medium skillet or pot add in seasonings and brown your chicken pieces. As soon as they are brown, you add the rice, mushrooms, and chicken broth. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes or until liquid has absorbed and then stir in your heavy cream and parmesan cheese.

What can I serve as a side dish?

Since this dish already includes rice and mushrooms, a simple side salad and bread make the perfect addition.


Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice in a skillet.

You guys have got to put this one on the menu this week! I promise the entire family is going to go crazy for it. And the best part is that it is all made in one dish so little clean up is required on your end. It is a win-win situation for everyone and I know you will love it as much as we did!

Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice in a white bowl.

One Pot Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice

4.89 from 18 votes
One Pot Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice will be one of the best things you will ever eat! All you need is one pot to create an amazingly creamy and delicious meal that is ready in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 5


  • 1 pound chicken breast cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup long grain rice uncooked
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 6 ounces sliced mushrooms about 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (I prefer freshly grated)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley and freshly shredded parmesan cheese for garnish


  • In a medium-sized pot or skillet add the olive oil and turn to medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the skillet along with Italian Seasoning and salt and pepper and cook until the chicken is no longer pink and cooked throughout.
  • Add the uncooked rice to the skillet, chicken broth, and mushrooms. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes until rice is cooked and tender.
  • Stir in heavy cream and parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with freshly grated parmesan and fresh chopped parsley.



Serves: 5

Calories354kcal (18%)Carbohydrates31g (10%)Protein23g (46%)Fat14g (22%)Saturated Fat6g (30%)Cholesterol91mg (30%)Sodium546mg (23%)Potassium503mg (14%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A395IU (8%)Vitamin C9.3mg (11%)Calcium53mg (5%)Iron1.2mg (7%)

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.

Tried this recipe?Mention @alyssa_therecipecritic or tag #therecipecritic


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.

Read More Posts by Alyssa

facebook twitter pinterest instagram



Leave a reply
    1. 5 stars
      This dish was delicious and so easy!
      I did add 1 clove garlic minced but otherwise followed the recipe. Twenty minutes worked out perfectly.

  1. Hi! Do I need to change anything, including liquids or cook time, if I’m using long grain brown rice? Thanks! This looks amazing!

    1. You will want to cook the long grain brown rice a lot longer. You will have to keep checking to make sure it is done every 5-10 minutes. Hope you enjoy it! Great idea on the rice! XOXO

  2. 5 stars
    Had the creamy Tuscan chicken last week easy and delicious trying the creamy parmesan chicken today looks great best subscription ever maybe not for waist line though lol keep it coming and thanks for introducing me to Italian cooking it’s my fav food.

  3. This looks amazing! Can you substitute quinoa or something else lower carb for the rice? and if so, would that affect cooking time?

  4. if substituting the rice for cauliflower rice (already riced), how would that effect the amount of broth used and time simmering? Thanks!

  5. 5 stars
    I had this for dinner tonight with pull apart garlic bread. It was delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

  6. Can I substitute cream cheese for the heavy whipping cream? I want to save a trip to the grocery store.

  7. 4 stars
    thanks for the recipe.. reading the ingredients I found it to be a bit bland, so I sauteed fresh portabellas & diced onions. Then added Purdue all natural chicken strips, parm and Romano… and some’s a nice quick meal..I was done in about 1 hour.

  8. 5 stars
    This was just DELICIOUS! and very flexible and forgiving. I had to adapt it because I was using leftover chicken and brown rice,. Also, I prefer shiitake mushrooms which have to be cooked differently than noted. But it’s EASY (without resorting a ‘cream of’ canned soup). It’s a big hit and new favorite.

  9. This was so good! I doubled the cheese, had no shrooms so added baby spinach, sautéed onion and garlic. My 13 y.o. called it “restaurant quality”. This is a keeper. Thanks for the recipe! ?

  10. I substituted brown rice for white, I started the rice in a separate pot since it takes twice as long to cook. I continued cooking as directed then when the chicken was done I put it and the mushrooms in the pre started rice and continued as directed. I thought it turned out great, Thanks!

  11. Does the chicken need to be cooked through in the first step? Or can you brown on each side. It is simmering with the rice for 20 min. Looks delicious!

  12. This was very good. My whole family enjoyed it (even my son who doesn’t typically like rice!) It was truly easy and so quick…it seems many recipes I make take me twice as long as they say they will, but not this one! Thank you. Definitely adding to my regular rotation of weeknight meals!

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe was delicious! I added some minced garlic after the chicken had cooked for a few minutes. I also needed to take out a little of the sauce while cooking as it wasn’t thickening up. I added a bit of cornstarch to the liquid I removed, whisked it, and returned it to the pan. It thickened up as it continued cooking. I also used 2 pouches of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice- Brown Rice. This shortened the cooking time and I doubt it made much of a difference from using regular rice. Great meal!

  14. Had all the ingredients on hand when I ran across this recipe today. Absolutely fantastic! Came together so quickly and easily. My family loved every bite! Great recipe with easy cleanup! Thanks!

  15. 5 stars
    The only changes were that I needed two tablespoons of oil instead of one, and Romano cheese because that was what I had on hand. Otherwise it’s a winner.

  16. 5 stars
    Tasted great! Chicken was a bit overcooked so next time I fried it to start with, then removed and added it back in towards of rice’s cooking time.
    So After frying chicken as in recipe I removed it, then in same pan fried the mushrooms with 2 cloves of garlic to add flavour. Then added rice and stock etc.
    Towards end of rice’s cooking time I added parboiled cut Fine Green beans, the cooked chicken and spinach for further few minutes before adding the cream etc. Marvellous.

  17. Loved this, my husband won’t stop eating… I made a double recipe, expect I used the same 1/2 with cream and added a can of cream of mushroom soup. One of my new favorites

  18. 5 stars
    I love this dish! It’s like risotto but with much less time and effort.

    I always tinker with recipes to suit my personal taste. I add some fresh spinach in the last 2 minutes of cooking for extra veg. Last time I threw in some sun-dried tomatoes with the mushrooms because I wanted to use them up and subbed half a cup of white wine for an equal amount of chicken broth. I might also skip the chicken and use veggie broth to try a vegetarian version.

  19. 5 stars
    Excellent. Everyone loved it and there were no left overs. First time in a long time.
    Did not have cream, parmesan or fresh parsley so left it out. AND did not replace it with anything.
    Did not have chicken broth but used the 2.5 cups water with 2 bullion cubes.

    Will keep this recipe and make again for sure. Thanks for sharing it.

  20. 5 stars
    So yummy!! I halved the recipe (since I’m just cooking for myself for the next 2days) and substituted the heavy whipping cream for plain Greek yogurt ! So good!

  21. So yummy!! I added Old Bay, onion n garlic powder,and red crushed pepper along with the suggested spices to the chicken while cooking. Then substituted the heavy whipping cream for plain Greek yogurt and it was so good!! Eating it now🥰

  22. 5 stars
    Delicious!!!! I usually put Old Bay in everything, but thought I would try this (the picture looked so good) without and it was perfect the way it is. I will double the recipe next time so we plenty of leftovers. Thanks Alyssa.

  23. 5 stars
    Running around like crazy after kids practices trying to decide on dinner and this was truly perfect, easy and QUICK. delicious!!!! Thank you

  24. 5 stars
    Winner Winner!
    Followed exactly except used boneless skinless chicken thighs because that’s what I had. And doubled it in my Dutch oven pot. Seriously SO good. Great leftover too! I agree with another post, it’s like eating risotto but without all the work! Will absolutely make again.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating