Easy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breast and Mushrooms
Aug 23, 2020, Updated Nov 10, 2023
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Low Carb Easy 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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buttery garlic parmesan chicken and mushrooms
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Freezing is not recommended for this recipe, as the creamy sauce may separate and change in texture when thawed.
What to Serve Witch Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Mushrooms:
This dish is fabulous with pasta, vegetables, rice, and zucchini noodles – I’m listing out some of my favorite side dishes below:
Easy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breasts and Mushrooms Recipe
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- 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
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/4 cup minced garlic
- 1 tbsp italian herb seasoning blend
- 1/4 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.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 516Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 198mgSodium 476mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 59g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.