This mushroom chicken is pan seared chicken breasts topped with creamy mushroom sauce and bacon. An easy dinner that tastes like it came from a restaurant!

If you like mushrooms, you’ll go crazy over this chicken with mushroom sauce! It’s a savory and hearty meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes. These mushroom pork chops are also great for a quick dinner.

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A skillet of mushroom chicken in a creamy sauce, topped with bacon and herbs.

Sometimes chicken dinners can be boring, but this mushroom chicken with bacon is anything but ordinary! You’ll want to put the mushroom sauce over everything, it’s just that good.

How do you make mushroom chicken?

The first step in this recipe is to choose your chicken breasts. Look for thin boneless skinless chicken breasts that are all about the same size, that way they will cook quickly and evenly. You can substitute chicken thighs for breasts if you prefer. Sear your chicken to golden brown, then it’s time to make the sauce.

Seared chicken breasts in a skillet.

I use standard white button mushrooms for this mushroom chicken, but you can really use any variety you prefer. Other great options are cremini, chanterelle, portobello or oyster mushrooms.

Sauteed mushrooms in a skillet.

This recipe contains bacon, because bacon makes everything better! The chicken gets cooked in the bacon fat which adds another layer of flavor. You can omit the bacon if you prefer, simply saute the chicken in butter or olive oil instead.

Tips for mushroom chicken

  • Buy pre-sliced mushrooms at the grocery store to save on prep time.
  • Not a fan of heavy cream? Use half and half instead, or use regular milk and thicken the sauce with a little cream cheese.
  • If you want to speed up the cook time, try chicken breast tenders instead of full sized chicken breasts.
  • This recipe would also be great with turkey cutlets or pork chops.
  • Leftover mushroom chicken reheats great, so make extra and save some for lunch the next day.

Creamy mushroom sauce in a frying pan.

The great thing about this mushroom chicken is that it’s easy to customize it to your family’s tastes. You can add other flavorings to make it your own such as

  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Fresh basil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Onions

This chicken is best served with mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta. Add a vegetable and dinner is ready! Some great veggie options are parmesan roasted broccoli, bacon wrapped asparagus, honey roasted carrots or parmesan zucchini.

Mushroom chicken served with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

This is a quick dinner that’s great for one of those busy weeknights when you have a package of chicken in the fridge but no idea what to do with it. Even my kids enjoy this one!

Mushroom chicken with bacon in a creamy sauce.

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Mushroom Chicken

AuthorSara Welch
A skillet of mushroom chicken in a creamy sauce, topped with bacon and herbs.
This mushroom chicken is pan seared chicken breasts topped with creamy mushroom sauce and bacon. An easy dinner that tastes like it came from a restaurant!
Time
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Serves 4

Ingredients 

  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Place the bacon in a large pan over medium high heat. Cook the bacon for 3-5 minutes or until crisp.
  • Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the chicken breasts to the bacon fat that's left in the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and cover to keep warm.
  • Add the butter to the pan to melt, then add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes or until mushrooms have softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the flour
  • Slowly pour in the chicken broth, whisking constantly. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just thickened.
  • Stir in the cream. Pour the mushroom sauce over the chicken and sprinkle with reserved bacon and parsley, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 522mg | Potassium: 690mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 6.7mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Best chicken I’ve ever had!!! I made a weird moaning sound with every bite!!! You are now my go to website for recipes! Thank you!!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is so great! (minus the bacon, lol) I think I can totally do this and everyone loves chicken with mushroom sauce at home!

  3. 5 stars
    Is mushroom chicken recipe sounds so good. Mushrooms are my favorite topping for almost any meat so I’m sure you’re on top of this chicken with a cream sauce it’s amazing

  4. I love mushrooms too! The mushrooms sauce and chicken looks so delicious! I will be saving this recipe as well and making it this weekend.

  5. I love mushrooms. The mushrooms in cream sauce looks so delicious! I will be saving this recipe for when we need a hearty recipe on a weeknight.

  6. 5 stars
    Gosh, this sounds utterly delicious! And straight forward to make too! Must try this at some point in the next few weeks for sure!!

  7. 5 stars
    That mushroom sauce is always my grandma’s favourite. Wish I can show her this recipe to make. I should because I’ll have a reason to go over to her place. Can’t wait to get this into my stomach.

  8. Fast and easy chicken dishes are my go-to during weeknights. Adding mushrooms and bacon in just kicks it up to the highest notch. This recipe is perfect!

  9. I’m drooling over this recipe! I love chicken and mushrooms, and know that my partner will enjoy this a lot too!

  10. I just found your site and it’s awesome! Lol, dinner time with little ones is always an adventure ❤️