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 57 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
Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 494mg21%
Potassium 588mg17%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 724IU14%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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
        I used a little more flour and plain 2% milk, it was delicious. It was a perfect consistency for my liking. Also, I cut back a little.on the parmesan. I used pasta shells and served it with broccoli…a great recipe.

  1. This was simply amazing. My kids don’t like mushrooms but I added them anyway to follow the recipe. The whole family loved it and said it was the best thing I’ve ever made. We ate at Applebee’s a few days later and my husband said his food wasn’t nearly as good as this chicken I’d made. I served it with a small spinach salad and Israeli couscous.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this exactly as the recipe states and it was fabulous. I really dislike mushrooms, but my husband loves them, so I made it for him. It was sooooo good! He loved it too. It’ll definitely be going in my recipe box.

  3. It’s a keeper! Made it for some friends who are very critical of their food, served over linguini noodles. They loved it!

  4. Great recipe. I’ve added bacon to the sauce, also idk if it’s just me but I really do not care about ac going out.. I just wanted a recipe. So thanks for that and a thousand scroll downs and ads!

  5. 5 stars
    Winner! I followed the recipe mostly. I lightly dredged the chicken in flour before browning seasoned with Jacobsen rosemary salt and pepper. Used Sodium free chicken bone broth, skipped the garlic powder, and used heavy cream. Skipped adding the flour to start the sauce. Served over steamed broccoli. There was very little dinner conversation. This dish turned out so good! And only in 1/2 hour! Awesome!

  6. 4 stars
    Really Good! I suggest to precook the rice or noodles. It took a little more than 20 min but like anything, the more you make it, the easier it becomes. If you like more sauce, double the sauce. I used 2% milk instead of cream to save calories and I cut my chicken into large pieces. It is a good recipe you could add whatever you like. Definitely a “Keeper”!

  7. 5 stars
    Sooooo good!! Used half and half and 2% milk to reduce calories and it was still super rich and delicious. Served with mashed potatoes. I tried it two ways: one without adding the mushroom reduction (was so damn good) and one with the jus (perfect for potatoes as it was closer to a gravy). Thanks so much for this delicious recipe!

  8. Is the nutritional information of 1610 calories per serving correct? It seems like a lot considering that’s almost the total recommended calories for a woman per day? Only asking because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dish and have just started on a diet and have a serious craving for this meal!!!

    1. Hey Michelle!

      I am so glad that you like this dish! I love it as well! Thanks for catching that. It was a mistake on the site calculation! It is fixed now. It is around 300 Calories per serving! Much better right! Thanks so much for following along with me!

  9. Our new favorite for left over rotisserie chicken. I used less chicken & more mushrooms.
    We ate it over wild rice & loved it.

  10. Made this today, 1st time and it was soo good.. Recipe only calls for 4 chicken thighs, but i went with 8 and still had plenty of sauce.. LOVE IT

  11. 5 stars
    This was amazing! No fancy special ingredients, perfect for this cov 19 quarantine as I had everything in the fridge. it really did take 30 minutes and I was told that this recipe was a keeper, he loved it. Used half and half, served it over mashed potatoes and it was delicious, thank you.

  12. 5 stars
    This is literally the BEST recipe I ever made! Thank you so much for sharing it. My whole family loves when I make this! Only thing I do different is I cut up the chicken breast and season them in salt, pepper, adobo and then flour and fry in vegetable oil. I use baby bella mushrooms sliced and i cook them in a little butter, then put both to the side until ready to combine. This meal is great if your having company over or just for Sunday dinner. This meal is so fresh and delicious!

  13. 5 stars
    I tweaked this recipe, only because I didn’t have any cream or chicken stock. I used milk & butter for cream and water & chicken base for chicken stock. I also used chicken seasoning to the chicken before frying it. My family loved it and wants it again.

    1. 5 stars
      This is delicious! I didn’t have spinach on hand so made without and also cut both the garlic in half (personal preference, no knock), it was still amazing.

  14. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I come back to it again and again. My family loves it and requests it often. Super easy and the sauce is so versatile I serve it over rice or pasta and it is always delightful!

  15. 5 stars
    I make this recipe pretty regularly and it NEVER FAILS! So yummy and relatively easy. It’s always a huge hit when I have guests over too.

  16. Made this tonight for dinner. Loved it! Seasoned the chicken with garlic salt and pepper. Doubled the sauce and spinach, added grape tomatoes. Served over pasta. Can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow!

  17. 5 stars
    Followed directions but added 1/2 cup chopped sundried tomatoes. Also added more cream. Turned out delicious. Served over linguini pasta and garlic toast side.

  18. 5 stars
    My 4 year old is the worst eater, will never touch a vegetable, except for this, it’s her absolute favorite dinner. I make a big batch with double sauce and then freeze the extra in portions for those days when I know she won’t have what everyone else is eating. Thank you for making something so delicious even my fussy daughter can’t resist it!

  19. 5 stars
    I have made this 4 or 5 times so far. Everyone who has tried it loves it-even the picky ones! Thank you for this amazing recipe!!!

  20. 5 stars
    Amazing! I made it with a side of roasted sweet potatoes. (Bite size cubes tossed in olive oil, Adobe, pepper baked at 425). The potatoes dipped in the sauce, heaven! The whole family demolished everything.

  21. 5 stars
    No need for added salt as it is already in the chicken stock and Parmesan cheese…I have just made this sauce with mushrooms in it all the way. I have a home cooked r.chook from the other day and i will heat it up and spoon sauce over it. You could add some mustard to the sauce if you like….

  22. 5 stars
    Phenomenal! Made for dinner and even my boys (who hate mushrooms and spinach) gobbled it up! Seriously tasted like something you’d order at a restaurant! YUM!!

  23. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I’ve done it several times and replaced the chicken for shrimps and pasta! The sauce is amazing 🙂

  24. I absolutely love this dish. We double the sauce and cook it like once a week. One question though. Does this freeze well?

  25. 5 stars
    Fantastic! I didn’t have cream so substituted with 4 oz. cream cheese and added more broth. Also added swiss chard and asparagus tips (don’t care for spinach and wanted more veggies). Served over cauliflower rice. Delicious!

  26. 2 stars
    This was delicious…but the prep time of 5 minutes??? WAY OFF….and cooking time of 20 minutes???? AGAIN……way way off!!! (and that was without adding spinach…as my family doesn’t like spinach….we just had the chicken/sauce without the spinach)

  27. 4 stars
    Made this last night, was just ok, I would make again but add a few more flavours, tasted bland, however it’s a quick meal to whip up and the base recipe is great thanks for the recipe

  28. I added diced red pepper and onion, doubled the pepper and garlic, added a little more spinach, and it was absolutely delicious!!

  29. 5 stars
    I love the recipe! Never once has this failed on me. I’d like to know, what should I increase if I want to make more of the cream to serve more?

  30. 5 stars
    This was absolutely awesome and everyone loved it ! The only thing I added was some sweet onion mixed in with the mushrooms, because I eat onions in nearly everything. DELICIOUS ♥

  31. My husband used to make this for me and him it is delicious. He passed away last year and this has just came up I’m memories. I have downloaded it and I am going to have a go. It is absolutely delicious. Well it was when he cooked it, me is another story.

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