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Chicken Mushroom Recipe

This Chicken Mushroom recipe is a creamy, cheesy, garlicky low-carb casserole made in one pan. Juicy chicken gets smothered with a savory mushroom gravy to create a keto friendly meal that pairs beautifully with all your favorite side dishes!

You can never have too many one pan meal ideas. This Chicken Spinach Skillet is another easy low carb chicken dinner idea our readers love! Or give our creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken.

Skillet with chicken and mushroom gravy topped with melted cheese.

Why This Chicken Dish is Best

If you’re looking for the perfect chicken with mushroom gravy, it’s time to call of the hunt. This chicken mushroom recipe takes fresh mushrooms and chicken breasts (or thighs) and brings them together in one pan for a casserole that’s hearty, satisfying and easy to make.

  • An easy 30 minute meal the whole family will love.
  • High protein, low carb and packed with flavor.
  • Goes straight from stove top to oven!

You’ll love how easy it is to clean up after cooking this recipe, too. Just scrub your skillet and you’re good to go!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make chicken and mushrooms.

Making today’s recipe is simple enough with ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Check labels to be sure no added sugars are included. Scroll down all the way to the recipe card for a complete list with exact measurements.

  • Chicken – I used chicken breasts this time, but boneless thighs work just as well.
  • Sliced mushrooms – You can use button mushrooms, portabellos or whatever you have on hand.
  • Garlic – It needs to be finely minced or pressed with a garlic press for this recipe. You can also buy already minced garlic in a jar at most gorcery stores.
  • Beef broth – Chicken or vegetable broth could be substituted.
  • Cheese – A combination of mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses adds the perfect bubbly topping!
  • Red pepper flakes – These are added at the end for a bit of heat to complement the creamy gravy, but completely optional.

Tips and Tricks

Step by step photos showing how to make chicken and mushrooms in a skillet.
  • Brown the mushrooms and garlic before the chicken. The flavors will linger in the pan, making the chicken taste even better.
  • Do not overcook chicken. The chicken just needs to be seared on both sides before you remove it from the pan to make the gravy. You will add it back to the gravy and let it cook the rest of the way in the oven.
  • Add cheese at the end. After baking the chicken in mushroom gravy, sprinkle grated cheese on top. Return the skillet to the oven and bake another couple of minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Garnishes. Serve this chicken mushroom casserole with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes. Delicious!
  • More gravy ideas. Try our salisbury steak recipe if you love gravy with mushrooms.
Chicken and mushrooms served on a white plate with cauliflower mash.

Serving Suggestions

The variety of flavors in this chicken recipe make it perfect for pairing with almost any low carb side dish you can imagine.

We especially love it with a helping of cauliflower rice or cauliflower mash. The mashed cauliflower soaks up all the extra gravy so you don’t waste even one drop.

If cauliflower isn’t your thing, or you’re looking for something different, try this recipe for Roasted Radishes. It looks and taste similar to roasted potatoes with fewer carbs and calories.

Chicken cooked in a skillet with mushroom gravy.

Recipe FAQs

I don’t have an oven safe skillet. What can I use instead?

To make this recipe without an oven safe skillet, follow the instructions in the recipe card up to step 4 with a regular frying pan or skillet. Then transfer the chicken and mushroom gravy to an oven safe baking pan (like a casserole dish) and bake as directed. It’s just one extra step and tastes just as good as making it in a skillet.

Will this recipe work with chicken tenders?

Yep! This recipe works with any cut of boneless, skinless chicken. Use chicken thighs, chicken breasts or chicken tenders. It all tastes wonderful baked in the savory mushroom gravy.

How do I know when the chicken is fully cooked?

An oven thermometer is the best (and safest) way to check chicken for doneness. Insert it into the center of the chicken breast (or thigh) toward the end of baking. When the thermometer reads 165 degrees F, the chicken is fully cooked and safe to eat.

How should I store leftovers?

Transfer leftovers to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven before enjoying.

More Easy Chicken Dinners

This Chicken Mushroom recipe is a creamy, cheesy, garlicky low-carb casserole made in one pan. Juicy chicken gets smothered with a savory mushroom gravy to create a keto friendly meal that pairs beautifully with all your favorite side dishes!

Chicken Mushroom Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Chicken Mushroom recipe is a creamy, cheesy, garlicky low-carb casserole made in one pan. Juicy chicken gets smothered with a savory mushroom gravy to create a keto friendly meal that pairs beautifully with all your favorite side dishes!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 8 ounce sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed (minced)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. Prep the chicken breasts by pounding them to about 1/2 inch thickness (or slice to make thinner breasts). Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large, oven safe skillet, heat 2 Tablespoons butter over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and garlic, and allow to brown for about 4-5 minutes, stirring as needed so they brown on both sides. Remove mushrooms from skillet.
  3. Add remaining 2 Tablespoons butter to skillet. Over medium high heat, add the chicken breasts. Brown for about 3-4 minutes on each side. The chicken may still be undercooked, but we will finish cooking in the oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. After both sides of the chicken have been browned, remove chicken from skillet. Add beef broth. Over medium high heat, cook broth while scraping the bits of browned meat from the bottom of the pan (deglazing the pot). These bits add flavor to our mushroom gravy! After a minute or so of scraping, add in thyme and heavy whipping cream. Cook just until bubbly (DO NOT BOIL).
  5. Once the broth has started to bubble, remove from heat. Add in the chicken and mushrooms. Place skillet in preheated oven and cook for about 10-15 minutes (until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  6. Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese and return to oven for an additional 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with red pepper flakes, if desired.

Notes

  • Chicken thighs can be used instead of chicken breast. Or choose chicken tenders instead!
  • If you don't have an oven safe skillet, after step 4, transfer everything to an oven safe baking dish and continue as directed.
  • Serve with mashed cauliflower or cauliflower rice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 761mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 42g

Tender chicken, creamy gravy and a cheesy topping make this easy low-carb Chicken Mushroom recipe an instant favorite!

MaryAnn Coy

Wednesday 15th of June 2022

Why use beef broth for gravy in a chicken dish. I eat beef as rarely as possible. There is just too much saturated fat and cholesterol in it. I would use low sodium chicken or vegetable broth. Why cream? I would use nonfat evaporated milk. There is plenty of polyunsaturated fat for digestion. I don’t see the need for cheese either. There is nothing for it to enhance. More herbs would be enough to really enhance the flavor without cheese or hot spices. Save those for tomato based dishes. The cheese is loaded with salt and saturated fat, offsetting the protein value. Nutritional yeast would work for cheesy flavor, but it’s not really necessary. I use Mrs Dash instead of salt because I must not have salt. All Americans should be more conscious of their sodium intake, and how much of and what types of fats they eat. Those are very easy switches to make without changing the character of the meal. These changes help the dish become more healthy, for a group of people with restricted diets and those who realize the importance of healthy food. It really is a good dish, just needs to become more friendly towards all the many diets people follow. diets, for their health needs. A vegan could change to an acceptable protein substitute, coconut milk or soy milk, and vegetable broth. Quinoa could sub for cauliflower to add protein in any diet. This recipe is very flexible. A hearty fish could sub for chicken. I ‘ve saved it, because it is so flexible. I just like to ask. As is it would be acceptable for date nights or special occasions. The current fashion for adding, cream, overly large amounts of cheese, cream, bacon( not guilty here) to everything is simply not suitable for many people. I try to raise awareness for all of us. You are trying to write a health conscious blog here, I am encouraging you. I would love to see a post about all the natural sugar substitutes, how they work and what they are best suited for use in. I would pin that to my kitchen board for reference. Sugar alcohols are in so many store items and used in the home. A good reference would be useful there too. Most of your other blog I can not have any more, but I have kept the link in case something useful comes through. Thanks for this recipe.

Aimee

Thursday 16th of June 2022

Sounds like you should have your own food blog :)

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