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A creamy (but healthy) mushroom sauce can make any dish sound upmarket!
chicken mushroom recipe

This creamy chicken mushroom recipe won’t come with a long blog, as it doesn’t need it: its simplicity, flavor, ”everyday-ness” (author’s license!) and low-calories make this dish a true gem in disguise! 

 

This chicken mushroom recipe is ready in under 20 minutes and can be served with a side salad, a few roasted or mashed potatoes, or even a bit of rice or pasta (chop the chicken in dice for a truly delicious chicken mushroom pasta!). 

 

 

 ~~ Looking for a special side to this low-calorie chicken recipe? Try Mashed Potatoes with Leek… elegant, sophisticated yet ridiculously easy and super tasty! 

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Questions Time!

How to prepare this chicken mushroom recipe?

With a very quick meal prepping session and few ingredients you can have this delicious chicken breast recipe on the table in well under 30 minutes

 

Start by halving the mushrooms (or cutting them in quarters if they’re quite chunky) and set them aside; slice the chicken breast in thin slices and set them aside as well. 

 

Warm up a large pan (large enough to accommodate the chicken breasts with plenty of space left for the mushrooms) and spray it with the cooking spray. 

 

Once it is warm, keep the pan on high heat and add the chicken breasts to it; brown the chicken breasts on each side for about one minute. 

 

At this stage add the mushrooms to the pan and apply the lid; lower the flame to medium and allow the chicken and mushrooms to cook for about 5-7 minutes. 

 

After 5-7 minutes, mix well the chicken and mushrooms and, if they are about 90% cooked, you are ready to move to the next stage; keeping the pan on a medium flame, add seasoning (salt and pepper) and, if desired, some parsley, mix well once more and allow to cook for 1 minute without a lid while you prepare the next ingredient. 

 

In a small bowl, warm up the milk until it is slightly warmer than room temperature; you can do this either in a microwave or a pan on the stove-top. Once this is done, add the light cream cheese to it (I use Philadelphia Lightest) and mix well; you will still see a few ”knots” of cheese in the milk, but they will melt in the pan. 

 

At this stage, add the light cream you created to the pan and allow it to simmer down and reduce until the meat and mushrooms are completely cooked and you reach the consistency of cream you like. Serve and enjoy! 

Pan with cooking spray
Add chicken breasts
easy chicken breast recipes
Brown chicken breasts
mushrooms
Add mushrooms
Once nearly cooked, season
mix well and cook mushrooms
Mix well
light cream
Mix cream cheese and milk
reduce creamy chicken mushroom recipe
Add to the pan and reduce
chicken mushroom recipe
Creamy Chicken Mushroom

Chicken is such a versatile and easy to prepare ingredient, we sometimes take it for granted and continue prepariong the same dishes over and over again… but not this time! 

 

This Creamy Chicken Mushroom Recipe is fabulous and easy, tasty and light… it’s a no-brainer, a show stopper without needing to put on a show!

 

Give it a go, I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do! 

 ~~ Looking for some meal-spiration? How about these delicious and low-calorie options that use chicken as their focus ingredient? 

 

chicken mushroom recipe

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Recipe

A creamy (but healthy) mushroom sauce can make any dish sound upmarket!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 2 portions
Calories 277 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 280 g Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts total weight for two fillets
  • 20 sprays of oil spray 1 cal cooking spray
  • 200 g Chestnut Mushrooms
  • 60 g Extra Light Cream Cheese (I use Philadelphia Lightest)
  • 100 ml Semi Skimmed Milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Dry parsley to taste if liked

Instructions
 

  • Cut the Chestnut Mushroom in half (or quarters) and set aside.
  • Apply the 20 sprays of oil spray to a large frying pan, large enough to accommodate the two chicken breasts comfortably (if you have one with a matching lid even better, as you’ll need it later); once the oil is warm, add the two breats and cook on high flame for one minute one each side, so to give it a bit of color, then lower the flame to medium heat.
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan and cover with the lid; if the pan you are using doesn’t have a lid, you can either use one from a larger pan or silver foil. After one minute on medium heat, lower to low and allow to cook for about 5 minutes.
  • While the chicken and mushrooms are cooking, in a small bowl pour the milk and warm it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds (if using a milk jug on the gas, just make it slightly warmer than room temperature) then add the cream cheese and mix well. There will be a few knots of cheese in the milk, which should ‘melt away’ while cooking later.
  • Once the mushrooms and chicken are nearly ready (90%) add the seasoning (salt and pepper) and some parsley if wanted. Mix well and increase the heat to medium.
  • Add the milk-cheese mixture (light cream) to the pan with the chicken and mushrooms and mix well, especially around the mushrooms and cover the pan with the lid again for a further 2-3 minutes.
  • At this point both the chicken and the mushrooms should be cooked, so mix well, cover with the lid again and turn off the heat/gas. Let is sit for 5 minutes, then plate and serve!

Notes

If you are cooking for one or have double the amount of mushrooms, feel free to use 250g per portion; cooked this way, the mushrooms have quite a chunky consistency so they are a good way of bulking up this recipe while adding very few calories per portion.
If you can’t find Chestnut Mushrooms, you can use Button Mushrooms instead, which are very common to find, but Portobello Mushrooms are a good option too. 
If you don’t like or have boneless chicken breast, you can substitute it with turkey breast as well, but remember to recount the calories. Both turkey and chicken need to be fully cooked before eating, so, if unsure, cut the steak and check before serving!
If you have full-fat milk, halve the quantity of cream cheese, as it may get a bit too tick too quickly if not! Again, recalculate calories if making this swap, although the difference is minimal in the scale of things.
Should you have fresh parsley instead of dry, go for it! I do use it when I have it, but as the recipe calls for just a bit of it, I don’t want to purchase a whole big bunch for one recipe only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 36gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 333mgPotassium: 1110mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken Breast, chicken mushroom, creamy chicken mushroom, creamy mushroom sauce, italian food
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  1. I don’t usually leave comments on recipes. However, I tried this dish this weekend and was pleasantly surprised by how flavorful and simple it was to prepare.

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