Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken is ready in just 30 minutes and the parmesan garlic sauce will wow the entire family! This will become a new favorite! 

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken in a large frying pan and metal spoon.

Can I get a hallelujah for air conditioning? Our air conditioning went out in the place where we are living now and of course it is the week before the big move. As if packing and getting ready to move isn’t torture enough, I have had to do it in 85 degrees. Gah! It took 3 days for them to get it replaced and working properly. And today is the first day that it is working. You better believe I have that baby cranked down to 68. 😉

Since life is crazy busy I still realize that my kids need to eat. You can only order Little Caesars so much and eat out before you are sick of it. My kids LOVE when I take the time to cook a good meal.

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken in a large frying pan.

Skillet meals are our favorite lately. They are ready in just 30 minutes and they taste like they are from a restaurant.

And you guys.

This Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce is ON POINT! It will be one of the best sauces that you will ever make!

My son said this is one of the best things he has ever eaten! I think my son is my biggest fan of my cooking. My other one is unpredictable and pretty picky but he LOVED this meal as well. Of course, he had to scrape the mushrooms and spinach off but said it was amazing.

Close up of Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken with a metal spoon.

I promise that you guys are going to love this meal just as much as we did! I have been perfecting this creamy sauce for so long and it is literally amazing. All of my chicken skillet dishes have been getting such rave reviews I know that you are going to love this one too!

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken

4.92 from 93 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8 people


Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken is ready in just 30 minutes and the parmesan garlic sauce will wow the entire family! This will become a new favorite!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • Salt Pepper
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup spinach chopped


  1. 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 cook for a few minutes until tender. Remove and set aside.

  2. To make the sauce add the butter and melt. Add garlic and cook until tender. Whisk in the flour until it thickens. Whisk in chicken broth, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Add the spinach and let simmer until it starts to thicken and spinach wilts. Add the chicken and ,mushrooms back to the sauce and serve over pasta is desired.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts

Serves: 8

Calories290kcal (15%)Carbohydrates4g (1%)Protein29g (58%)Fat18g (28%)Saturated Fat8g (40%)Cholesterol104mg (35%)Sodium494mg (21%)Potassium588mg (17%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A724IU (14%)Vitamin C5mg (6%)Calcium113mg (11%)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.

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Overhead photo of Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken in a frying pan and cut mushrooms on the side.



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. 5 stars
    This was so good. I messed up and didn’t think it was getting thick enough so I added a bit more flour and it got a bit thicker than pictured. I compromised with a little extra cream and broth to get the consistency how I wanted and OH. MY. GOODNESS! It was so good. My super picky husband said it needs to go into our rotation of dinners! Next time I will try it on some pasta. Tonight I just put it next to a side of oven baked parmesan asparagus. It was a perfect combo. I am excited for left overs tomorrow! 😊

  2. 5 stars
    This was absolutely fantastic!! Did not have spinach so left it out but will add next time I make this which will be very soon!!

  3. 5 stars
    Beautiful recipe~ some combination of chicken/veg/cream sauce is in our dinner rotation at least once a week, sometimes twice! This method is the best, step by step, & takes out the intimidation factor of creating quick, amazing dinners for even the newest of cooks=)
    *The one thing I discovered in making a roux for gravy or sauces, is to be sure I cook out the ‘floury’ taste by making sure I whisk that flour in the butter for a good, solid minute or two. This way, the flour serves it’s purpose as a thickener, without adding unwanted pasty flavor to your dish.

  4. This was delicious. I made it for my family last night and we all loved it. I had to cook the chicken longer than what the recipe said, and the butter/ flour mixture didn’t thicken initially but did once I put the parmesan in. Thank you for the fabulous recipe. I’m adding it to my repertoire.

  5. 5 stars
    OMG..This was A-mazing! Very easy and quick to make. I served with mashed potatoes and added some of the sauce on top. Family can’t wait to have again.

  6. 5 stars
    EASY, one pan (okay, so I cook from scratch, but hate cleanup), tasty recipe.

    I used a parmesan-romano blend, which was great. If you’re watching sodium in your diet, don’t add more salt until you taste after adding the cheese. Added a bit more fresh-ground pepper to the sauce. I also sauteed in 2 tsp. chopped garlic to the mushrooms, instead of the dried garlic.

    I really appreciate that you provide the nutritional content, because this is a great low-carb dinner. (I served it over quickly sauteed spinach, and the rest of the family had it over egg noodles).

    1. Awesome!! We have done this twice. The 1 st time it was great served with oven baked asparagus, the second was over pasta. I gotta say the pasta was my fave. Thank your for sharing the recipe!!!

  7. 5 stars
    I used a large portobello mushroom cap, sliced, and didn’t bother chopping the spinach, probably using at almost 2x the recipe.

    Also, with a pinch more flour and a half veggie broth and half whole fat goat milk combo instead of the cream, the result was much easier on the digestion with a lot less fat.

  8. 5 stars
    Wow, this was delicious!! Will definitely be making again and again! Thank you for posting this gem and I will 100% be checking out your other recipes.

  9. 5 stars
    This is delicious! I didn’t have spinach so I sautéed some zucchini with the mushrooms and added that. Sauce is spot on! Thank you!

  10. 5 stars
    This is one of the most delicious, easy meals Ive ever made! I only had 2 chicken breasts but it still worked. I served it on spaghetti noodles and kicked the garlic up a notch. Loved this!

  11. 4 stars
    Stuck to the recipe and the wife and I enjoyed it very much. I may have let it sit a few minutes too long as it thickened up a little. Wife’s fault. She takes forever. Gotta blame someone. But very good dish and we will make that again. Thanks !

  12. This recipe for Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushroom Chicken, I must tell you it sounds delicious & I am going to make it thank you for sharing it & all your recipes & for free! You do a wonderful job you are truely a blessing thank you again.

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe is great because it can be customized into whatever ingredients you have. I didn’t have heavy cream so I used cream cheese instead! It was DELICIOUS! I also added more garlic, and I probably didn’t need to add the flour since the cream cheese is thick. Overall this was one of the best and easiest meals I’ve ever cooked that the whole family enjoyed!

  14. 5 stars
    Recipe so amazing, but I added an extra clove of fresh garlic to replace the dried garlic powder. Only edits I’ll make for next time is to make more sauce!

  15. 5 stars
    I made this dish without mushrooms as husband avoids them. I did double the garlic and added about 1/4 additional Parmesan because we love both. I served it over angel hair pasta or quinoa (depending on family member) with freshly baked bread. The sauce was so great my husband wants to make some just to put on eggs. 🥴 I wouldn’t do that, but I’m more rigid in my food rules. 😂 Those more adventurous will find many uses for the sauce besides just chicken. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  16. 5 stars
    I tried this review thing once but I don’t think it worked. Anyhow, I just wanted to leave a word for Alyssa on how much I loved this recipe! I’m not a huge fan of cooking nor do I scour the net for recipes (or leave reviews lol) but I found this recipe after looking for a mushroom “soup” and chicken recipe, the parm intrigued me. In all honesty this recipe doesn’t need to be touched the proportions are perfect. For me, I would 1.5x the sauce because it’s that good and I would add a bit more mushrooms and spinach. I don’t know if this is Alyssa’s recipe or who came up with it but massive props whoever did, it went directly into my cookbook app. My 8 yr old niece helped make it and gave it 1000 thumbs up. lol.

  17. 5 stars
    Two thumbs UP! (We had forks in the other hand.) Put it over pasta and the other half was a happy man. On to the fast scratch board it goes.

  18. This is an excellent recipe! 5 star all the way! My husband and I aren’t eating carbs so we served it over zucchini noodles. I have since passed it on to my sister-in-law who is anxious to try it out as well. Thank you.

  19. 5 stars
    Made this last night with my fiance. OMG…..amazing!! It was better than something you’d get dining at a restaurant. The sauce is outstanding. Like others in the comments, I wish we had made more sauce. We followed the recipe almost to the T. The only thing I did different was to chop the mushrooms instead of leaving them whole sliced and also adding extra garlic powder. We ate this over spaghetti noodles. It’s such an easy dish too….took about 30 minutes from prep to finish 🙂

  20. 5 stars
    Amazing! My whole family loved it. I had it over cauliflower rice and the rest had reg rice. Absolutely delicious!

  21. 5 stars
    soooo good! didnt use garlic powder ( didnt have any) and didnt chopped the spinich ( lazy) but still this was amazing1

  22. Excellent! I had it with penne pasta !! I used 2 chicken breasts and butterflied them and pounded them thin. Cream sauce was so tasty!

  23. 5 stars
    So I definitely made this my own! I completely skipped the roux and added a can of chicken enchilada soup (LOL) I was missing flour, stock, cheese and cream and the soup had all of that so bam, there’s that! I added a half cup of cooked quinoa because I love to add it to make things healthier (especially since I added such a unhealthy soup, gave great color and texture). It didn’t seem seasoned enough for me so I added some smoked paprika, cumin, chopped onion and fresh jalapeño (finely chopped and cooked down before adding the garlic), I paired it with some mashed potatoes and green beans. My husband devoured it! Beautiful and easy recipes that’s very easy to manipulate if you’re missing ingredients LOL

  24. Excellent ! Used Costco BBQ chicken (breasts) . Kept sauce portion higher compared to pastas portions for more creamy dinner. Also used frozen spinach … great dinner!!!

  25. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was fantastic. Served it over quinoa. Didn’t have fresh mushrooms so used canned and it was still great. The sauce is out of this world.

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