Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

As a mushroom growing enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for delicious recipes that feature these versatile fungi. One of my all-time favorite dishes is creamy garlic mushroom chicken. This delectable combination of tender chicken, earthy mushrooms, and rich, creamy sauce is a true delight for the taste buds. In this article, I’ll share my personal insights and tips for creating the perfect creamy garlic mushroom chicken.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounces of mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Start by seasoning the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 6-7 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter to the skillet. Once melted, add the sliced mushrooms and minced garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and the garlic is fragrant.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and let it simmer for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  5. Stir in the heavy cream and thyme, then bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  6. Return the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet and let them simmer in the creamy mushroom sauce for a couple of minutes.
  7. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the chicken and sauce, allowing it to melt and thicken the sauce.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve the creamy garlic mushroom chicken hot over cooked pasta or rice.

This luscious dish pairs perfectly with a side of steamed vegetables and a glass of crisp white wine. The creamy sauce is the real star of this recipe, enveloping the tender chicken and earthy mushrooms in a luxurious embrace. The addition of garlic and thyme brings depth and aroma to the dish, making each bite a true delight.

Personal Tips:

For an extra flavor boost, I sometimes like to add a splash of white wine to the skillet after sautéing the mushrooms and garlic. The acidity of the wine adds a delightful tang to the sauce. Additionally, using a mix of different mushroom varieties such as cremini, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms can elevate the dish with varying textures and flavors.

When simmering the chicken in the creamy sauce, be sure not to overcook it to maintain its juiciness. The key is to let the flavors meld together while ensuring the chicken remains tender and succulent.


Creamy garlic mushroom chicken is a dish that never fails to impress. Its rich and comforting flavors make it a perfect choice for both casual weeknight dinners and special occasions. Whether you’re a mushroom enthusiast like me or simply someone who appreciates a delicious homemade meal, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire. So gather the ingredients, unleash your inner chef, and indulge in the sublime goodness of creamy garlic mushroom chicken!