Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breasts and Mushrooms

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breasts and Mushrooms is a delicious keto diet and paleo diet friendly dinner the whole family loves – also great over rice or pasta for a creamy dinner the whole family will love! Bursting with garlic parmesan flavor that is so delicious you’ll want to lick the pan!

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This buttery garlic parmesan chicken and mushroom dish is great over pasta, rice, vegetables – or just on its own, straight out of the pan.

These easy chicken breast dinner is bursting with flavor in just one pot – and the rich and creamy butter garlic sauce is so delicious, you’ll want to lick the pan clean!

These garlic butter chicken breasts are so easy to make, you’ll find yourself adding it into your weekly rotation in no time – and its great in wraps, sandwiches, salads, and pasta for leftovers to take to work or school for deliciously easy meal prep.

I love easy and versatile chicken dinners like this – if you’re not a fan of mushrooms, swap it out for something like broccoli, asparagus, or cauliflower rice.

This Low Carb Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms recipe is also delicious with a splash of fresh lemon juice, or with the italian herb blend swapped out for taco seasoning or curry spices.

Make this easy recipe your own with different flavor combinations to see what you love!

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how to make parmesan chicken and mushrooms

To make this recipe, we will need the following ingredients:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Olive oil is used for sautéing the chicken breasts and mushrooms. It adds a mild fruity flavor and helps create a golden crust on the chicken.
  • Chicken Breasts: The chicken breasts are the main protein in the dish. They provide a hearty and tender texture and serve as a canvas for the flavorful sauce.
  • Salt and Pepper: These seasonings enhance the natural flavors of the chicken and mushrooms while providing a balanced and well-seasoned taste.
  • Cremini Mushrooms: Mushrooms contribute an earthy and umami-rich flavor to the dish. They absorb the delicious sauce and provide a meaty texture.
  • Butter: Butter is a key ingredient for creating a luscious and creamy sauce. It adds richness and a smooth, velvety texture to the dish.
  • Chicken Stock: Chicken stock serves as the base for the sauce, infusing it with savory chicken flavor and providing moisture to the dish.
  • Minced Garlic: Garlic is a star ingredient that imparts a robust and aromatic flavor. It adds depth and complexity to the sauce.
  • Italian Herb Seasoning Blend: This blend of herbs, such as basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary, contributes a Mediterranean-inspired flavor profile to the dish.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese is used to create a creamy, cheesy sauce. It adds a salty and nutty flavor that pairs beautifully with the chicken and mushrooms.
  • Parsley or Green Onions: These fresh herbs are used as garnishes to add a pop of color and a touch of freshness to the finished dish.

Tips to Perfect Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms

If you’re looking for the most flavorful creamy garlic chicken and mushrooms recipe, there are a few tips and tricks to help make this easy keto chicken dinner turn out great every time. 

Using these tricks to an easy chicken and mushroom one pot dinner can also be used to take this recipe in other directions by adding in additional ingredients and flavors you love! 

Don’t crowd the pan. To ensure the chicken and mushrooms get a deliciously browned crunchy crust, don’t overcrowd the pan and give them room to crisp up.

Marinate chicken. While totally optional, marinating chicken breasts up to a day before cooking in lemon juice and olive oil will help retain the chickens natural juices and keep it from drying out. 

Add a creamy ranch flavor. Mix in one ranch dressing seasoning packet to give this creamy chicken and mushroom skillet dish a zippy kick! 

Remove chicken from pan to make the sauce. While not strictly necessary for this one pot keto chicken dinner, removing the chicken from the pan while you make the sauce will help your chicken breast from not having that crunchy crust on the outside I love so much. 

Add the chicken back to the pan when the sauce is formed to let it cook through to 165 degrees internal temperature. 


Can I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

Yes, you can substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs for chicken breasts if you prefer. Just adjust the cooking time as needed to ensure the chicken is cooked through.

What type of mushrooms should I use?

Cremini mushrooms are recommended for this recipe due to their meaty texture and rich flavor. However, you can also use white button mushrooms or a mix of different mushroom varieties for added depth of flavor.

Can I make this dish without butter for a lighter version?

While butter adds a rich and creamy element to the sauce, you can substitute it with olive oil or a lighter butter alternative if you prefer a lower-fat option.

Can I freeze this dish?

Freezing is not recommended for this recipe, as the creamy sauce may separate and change in texture when thawed.

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What to Serve Witch Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms

Creamy Mashed Potatoes: The smoothness of mashed potatoes beautifully balances the rich flavors of garlic, parmesan, and mushrooms, making for a comforting combination.

Roasted Vegetables: Try a mix of carrots, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus, roasted to perfection. Their natural sweetness and slight crunch add a delightful contrast to the creamy chicken dish.

Caesar Salad: A classic Caesar salad, with its creamy dressing and crunchy croutons, offers a fresh and tangy counterpoint to the savory chicken and mushrooms.

Garlic Bread: Perfect for soaking up the delicious sauce, garlic bread adds a flavorful crunch that complements the soft texture of the chicken and mushrooms.

Steamed Green Beans: Lightly steamed green beans, seasoned with a touch of garlic and lemon zest, provide a vibrant and healthy addition to the plate.

Rice Pilaf: A flavorful rice pilaf, with its mix of herbs and toasted nuts, pairs well with the rich flavors of garlic and parmesan, offering a satisfying and aromatic grain option.

Ratatouille: A side of ratatouille, with its medley of summer vegetables, adds a touch of Provence and a burst of color to your meal, pairing well with the Italian-inspired flavors of the chicken.

This dish is fabulous with pasta, vegetables, rice, and zucchini noodles – I’m listing out some of my favorite side dishes like: 10 Minute Broccolini Recipe, Easy Fogo De Chao Brazilian Cheese Bread Copycat Recipe, The Best Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus Recipe, Orzo With Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto, The Best Ever Cauliflower Rice, and Easy No Knead Bread.

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Creamy garlic Parmesan chicken thighs with mushrooms topped with herbs.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breasts and Mushrooms

Low Carb Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breasts and Mushrooms is a delicious keto diet and paleo diet friendly dinner the whole family loves – also great over rice or pasta for a creamy dinner the whole family will love!
Course chicken breasts
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, keto, main dish, one pot, paleo, poultry, protein, whole 30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 448kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 small chicken breasts or 2-3 chicken breasts, trimmed to be around 6 oz apiece
  • salt and pepper to taste (about a pinch each)
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms cleaned and stems removed (optional, slice into thick slices)
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp italian herb seasoning blend
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • parsley or green onions to garnish


  • In a large pan, heat olive oil on medium high until shimmery.
  • Add chicken.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and brown each side until deep golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Add mushrooms to dish.
  • Let mushrooms brown with chicken, another 4 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Add garlic and italian herb blend, let garlic soften and become fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • Add butter and stock to pan, taking care to scrape up any browned bits.
  • Let stock reduce, 4 minutes.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese and top with parsley or green onions to garnish.
  • Serve over pasta, rice, vegetables, or on its own.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 415mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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  1. Julie says:

    You were right, I did want to lick the pan…but I kept it together! Lol
    This recipe was quick and delicious. I’m definitely saving it because I know I will make it again! I followed it to the “T”, and served it with some zoodles. Thank for sharing!