Creamy Chicken Skillet Recipe with Mushrooms

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This delectable Creamy Chicken Skillet Recipe with Mushrooms comes together in under 30 minutes! This will become a new family favorite!

Creamy Chicken Skillet recipe with mushrooms in a creamy garlic herb sauce is a quick solution for a busy weeknight dinner. It’s a meal that feels super fancy, but only takes about 25 minutes to make. It is a delicious recipe everyone will run to the table to eat.

Add a green salad, roasted veggies, steamed green beans, zucchini, or quick Italian mashed potatoes, even cauliflower rice and dinner’s done!

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If you love easy chicken recipes, try these: Pollo Asado Recipe (Chipotle Copycat) , Tastiest Sage Garlic Honey Lemon Grilled Chicken, Chicken Skillet Creamy Chive Mascarpone Sauce, Baked Chicken Thighs, or Braised Chicken Thighs Artichokes Olives Farro.

This Creamy Chicken Skillet with mushrooms is the ultimate weeknight comfort food! Made with tender chicken thighs, cream, hearty mushrooms, and loads of salty parmesan cheese, this simple recipe is straight-up irresistible! 

Simple Ingredients

An easy chicken recipe you will make time and time again! This is a great way to serve an upscale (yet easy) meal to dinner guest. It packs tons of flavor with simple ingredients.

  • Chicken thighs
  • Olive oil
  • Butter 
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic cloves
  • Heavy cream 
  • Freshly grated parmigiano cheese or parmesan cheese (plus extra for topping chicken)
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Bayleaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Step by Step Instruction Video

This chicken dinner comes together quickly and is warm and comforting! It is an easy recipe that requires only 20 minutes of cooking time.

Creamy Chicken Skillet with Mushrooms

This will become a new weekly favorite! Skillet meals are our favorite lately. They are ready in just 30 minutes and they taste like they are from a restaurant. A great recipe for any occasion.

Here are more easy one pan meal ideas: Italian Sheet Pan Sausage, Potatoes, and Tomatoes and Sheet Pan Orange Chicken with Potatoes and Veggies, or try Easy Italian Style Nachos (sheet pan), and Easy Italian Sausage and Peppers Skillet Recipe.

Best Cream Sauce for Chicken

So thick and creamy, this herby sauce pairs perfectly with rice, pasta, GNOCCHI, POLENTA, and soaked up with THE SOFTEST NO KNEAD BREAD! The best part is dunking your bread in the leftover sauce.

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Easy Chicken Skillet Recipe

I love using chicken thighs with the skin ON for this recipe to get that crispy skin with the added parmigiano cheese on top to add even more of a crisp top.

You can also use chicken breasts. The result will still be delicious!

If you love chicken recipes, you will also enjoy this Baked Chicken at 400 and this Baked Chicken with Creamy Sauce!

Chicken Skillet with Creamy Parmigiano and Mushrooms in a skillet ready to serve.

Top Cooking Tips

The key to getting that extra crispy skin on top is to finish the dish in the oven.

I put the pan in the oven on broil for about 4-8 minutes until the skin is nice and brown and the sauce is bubbly.

When you place the pan in the oven under the broiler make sure to watch it carefully as all broilers are a little different.

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Variations for Creamy Chicken Skillet

This meal is tasty as it is! The first time you make this meal follow the recipe. The next time you make it try adding these variations. Enjoy all the different ways to make this meal.

  • Spicy – add red pepper flakes or a hot pepper variety to kick it up a notch!
  • Veggies- add other hearty vegetables to the dish.
  • Sweet onions– you can vary the onion variety to your liking. Try white or sweet onion.
  • Green peppers– add green bell peppers if you like those! I love the other bell pepper varieties more, but add any to your preference. Use the variety of peppers you like best and mix it up when you want.
  • Red wine or white wine– you can add red wine or white wine interchangeably to vary the flavor.
  • Add Spinach: Spinach would be a lovely addition to this skillet chicken dish. Just add a couple of handfuls of baby spinach during the last few minutes of cooking the cream sauce and chicken. The heat from the dish should wilt the spinach (or cover the skillet to speed up the process).
  • Chicken breast. You can also use skinless chicken breasts in this dish with success. For a different twist substitute the chicken with salmon or shrimp.
  • Use Chicken Broth or chicken stock: I haven’t tried this recommendation, but my guess is to make it lighter you can use half chicken broth/stock and half cream to make it “lighter”.
  • Italian seasoning. If you don’t have fresh herbs use Italian seasoning, even use garlic powder if you don’t have fresh garlic cloves.
  • Cream cheese: add a dollop of cream cheese to add more flavor to the creamy herb sauce.

Use the type of mushrooms you and your family love best.

I promise that you will love this chicken skillet with creamy garlic sauce and heaps of hearty mushrooms as much as we do! This creamy sauce is herby, savory, and literally amazing. Don’t let any go to waste. Get that crusty bread ready for dipping.

Chicken dish in a skillet.


If you are dairy free you can certainly use coconut milk instead of the heavy cream.

Skillet recommendations

The skillet to use: I love cooking in a cast iron skillet. It distributes the heat evenly throughout the bottom of the pan and up into the sides. It’s naturally non stick and super durable. You can also use a dutch oven type pot.

Any large skillet will work for sausage and peppers if you don’t have or want to purchase a cast iron.

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Storing Chicken Skillet

Keep this in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or in a pan on the stove.

Store in freezer in airtight container for up to 4 weeks. Thaw in the fridge and then warm up on the stove top or microwave.

What to serve with Creamy Chicken Skillet

This chicken dinner makes for a delicious main dish! Here are some sides to go with this cozy meal: Italian Salad Pears, Walnuts, and Gorgonzola, homemade Italian bread, and that’s it! A simple and tasty meal.

If you’re looking for more chicken recipes, then you might want to try this Bake Chicken Recipe.

Craving something SWEET for dessert?

Italian Olive Oil Orange Cake

Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Easy Italian Pear Cake

This Creamy Parmigiano Herb Mushroom Chicken will become your new favorite recipe!

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Creamy Parmigiano Herb and Mushroom Chicken

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Creamy Parmigiano Herb and Mushroom Chicken is ready in just 30 minutes and the creamy parmigiano sauce will wow the entire family! This will become a new weekly favorite! 

  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 6 chicken thighs, skin on (bone in optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt Pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmigiano cheese (plus extra for topping chicken)
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 large, whole, bayleaves


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large (oven safe) skillet add olive oil and cook both sides of the chicken on medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes until brown  and cooked until no longer pink in center.
  2. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate. Add the butter, sliced mushrooms, garlic, and herbs to pan. Cook for a few minutes (3-5) until tender. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add chicken first them mushrooms back to pan. Pour cream oven the chicken and mushroom. Cover completely with the parmigiano cheese.
  4. Let simmer about 5-6 minutes until slightly bubbly. Then, broil in the oven about 4-6 minutes until the skin on the chicken is nice and crisp/brown and the sauce is bubbly! Serve hot over rice, pasta, polenta, or eat with a side of delicious bread!
  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

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  1. This is delicious and such an easy family meal! Have made it a few times and also added some broccoli/spinach for a bit of extra green.

  2. This recipe is phenomenal! Not only is it completely easy to make, it’s delicious! Everyone in my family, including my toddler and baby devoured it. The recipe is so versatile and you can add extra veggies if you want. I added spinach at the end and did half bone broth and half cream to make it lighter and have more protein. Will definetly be making this again! ❤️

  3. If I could give this more than five stars, I would. This dish is delicious and very easy to make. Perfect for a busy weeknight but good enough to serve guests too.

  4. This recipe is TO DIE FOR!!!! My husband took one bite and stopped in his tracks and said. “ohhhh, this is amazing. You need to post this!” Haha! Impress your friends and family with this dish that tastes like it came straight from a 5-star restaurant!

    1. Hi Laura, I have tried half and half and the taste remains the same! I have also tried full fat coconut milk and it changes the flavor, but it is also VERY GOOD!!