Quick Chicken with an Easy Mushroom Sauce

chicken with mushroom sauce

Though this dish looks elegant and impressive, it comes together quite easily. This mouthwatering chicken with mushroom sauce recipe is up to par with ones you’d find in high-end restaurants.

Why you’ll want to save this recipe:

It comes together in under an hour

It’s simple, yet elegant

It’s the perfect comfort meal

Minimal ingredients

You’ll notice there are plenty of chicken breast recipes on this site. While they’re all unique and delicious, this chicken with mushroom sauce is perhaps the one that’s made the most frequently in my home. It’s a dish that appeases adults and children alike. It’s also one that is enjoyed by those who aren’t huge fans of mushrooms. 

I’ve made this recipe for years and wouldn’t change a thing. I know many people like the addition of wine in the sauce, and you could totally add some. But if it’s not there, you won’t miss it. The half-and-half, chicken stock, and onions provide a great amount of flavor.

The ingredients that make this dish:

Chicken Breast. I find chicken breast is very easy to use. It also doesn’t have added fat like you’d get from chicken thighs. The sauce itself has a good amount of fat.

Butter. I used unsalted, which helps control your salt level. 

Mushrooms. Buy sliced or slice them yourself. Not too thin that they’ll fall apart though.

Onions and dill. They add flavor to the cream sauce.

Half and Half. I prefer using half and half to keep the sauce from becoming too thick, but feel free to use heavy cream if you’d like. It all depends on what consistency you prefer.

Chicken stock. Adding chicken stock to the sauce gives an additional depth of flavor that goes a long way. 

You’ll really love this comfort dish. It is simple yet so delicious. Devour, friends!

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups mushroom, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp unbleached flour
  • small handful of dill
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 150 mL half & half
  • 150 mL of chicken stock

chicken with mushroom sauce

How to make the chicken:

  • Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts.
  • In a pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter, take the foam off.
  • On medium heat and with melted butter fry the chicken breasts 3-4 minutes each side. (This is for color).
  • Transfer the chicken to an oven-safe pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Bake the chicken breast for 10 minutes.

chicken with mushroom sauce

 For the sauce: 

  • In the same pan where you browned the chicken, add in chopped onions and fry for 5 minutes.

chicken with mushroom sauce

  • Add in the sliced mushrooms, then stir and fry for 5 minutes with onions.

chicken with mushroom sauce

  • Stir in 2 Tablespoons of flour, then let it blend together for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in 150ml of chicken stock and bring it to boil.
  • Add salt and pepper.

chicken with mushroom sauce

  • Stir in 150ml of half and half, mix well.

chicken with mushroom sauce

  • On low heat let it sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add in handful of chopped dill.

chicken with mushroom sauce

  • Put the chicken back into the pan with the sauce, then put a lid on the pan and let it sauté all together for 2 minutes.
  • When serving, you could cut the chicken breasts into slices and pour sauce on top.
  • Hope you enjoy this flavorful and healthy dish!

chicken with mushroom sauce

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Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce

A quick yet beautiful dish that can be made on a weeknight but also for company.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 139 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Skillet
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Tbsp unbleached flour
  • 1 handful dill chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 150 ml half and half
  • 150 ml chicken stock

Instructions
 

  • Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts.
  • In a pan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter, take the foam off.
  • On medium heat and with melted butter fry the chicken breasts 3-4 minutes each side. (This is for color.)
  • Transfer the chicken to an oven safe pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Bake the chicken breast for 10 minutes.
    Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce

For the sauce:

  • In the same pan where you browned the chicken, add in chopped onions and fry for 5 minutes.
    Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce
  • Add in the sliced mushrooms, then stir and fry for 5 minutes with onions.
    Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce
  • Stir in 2 Tablespoons of flour, then let it blend together for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in 150ml of chicken stock and bring it to boil.
  • Add salt and pepper.
    Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce
  • Stir in 150ml of half and half, mix well.
    Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce
  • On low heat let it sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add in handful of chopped dill.
    Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce
  • Put the chicken back into the pan with the sauce, then put a lid on the pan and let it sauté all together for 2 minutes.
  • When serving, you could cut the chicken breasts into slices and pour sauce on top.
  • Hope you enjoy this flavorful and healthy dish!
    Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Breast with Mushroom Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 350mg10%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 182IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword butter, chicken, chicken stock, dill, half and half, healthy, low calorie, low carb, main course, main dish, mushroom, onion, sauce
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4 Comments

  1. I so enjoy looking at your beautiful pictures! The lighting is outstanding! Also the image walk through is really helpful!

  2. I made this chicken with mushrooms, it was pretty yummy. Good for light dinner. Liked it.

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