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Cream of Mushroom Chicken

Cream of Mushroom Chicken dinner – if you want chicken that’s tender and juicy this is the recipe for you! With just a couple common ingredients it could not be easier to make. The creamy gravy is just begging to be served with rice, noodles or mashed potatoes!

Chicken tenders plated on egg noodles with gravy and broccoli on the side

One of the top recipes on the blog is for Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops BAKED.

The recipe is so easy and versatile, I wanted to show how you could make Cream of Mushroom Chicken on the stovetop.

Stovetop cream of mushroom chicken comes in handy when it’s summer and I don’t want to turn on the oven.

Or, when my oven is being used for other things like Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole or Coconut Flan for dessert!

This recipe is fantastic because you really only need two ingredients (chicken + mushroom soup) yet the flavor is PHENOMENAL.

Cream of mushroom chicken dinner in a skillet

Cream of Mushroom Chicken

I do recommend seasoning the chicken for even better flavor.

I can’t cook without salt, pepper and garlic in everything!

The black pepper complements the gravy perfectly.

Browning tenders in skillet for cream of mushroom chicken

For the chicken I prefer to use thin cut breasts or chicken tenders.

They cook up faster than regular split chicken breasts and they’re extra juicy and…tender!

You can use regular chicken breasts, but the cook time will be much longer than listed in the recipe below.

If you have whole chicken breasts I recommend slicing them in half lengthwise.

Browning tenders in skillet for cream of mushroom chicken

Season the chicken, then brown on both sides. This adds an extra layer of flavor and seals in the juices.

Pour in the cream of mushroom soup, stir, cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked through.

Chicken smothered in cream of mushroom soup

The mushroom gravy is delicious spooned over mashed potatoes, but really tasty with whatever side you choose, such as egg noodles or rice.

Other readers have commented that they add frozen vegetables while the chicken is simmering to make this a complete meal.

Sliced mushrooms, green beans or broccoli would be yummy.

Like my pork chops recipe, the chicken can also be baked instead.

Chicken tenders plated on egg noodles with gravy and broccoli on the side

Cream of mushroom chicken dinner in a skillet

Cream of Mushroom Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Tender chicken is smothered in cream of mushroom soup gravy for one of the easiest skillet dinners. Serve every last drop of gravy over rice, egg noodles or mashed potatoes!


  • 1 ¼ lbs boneless, skinless thin-cut chicken breasts or tenders
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (10oz) cream of mushroom soup
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Noodles, rice or mashed potatoes for serving


  1. In a large skillet heat the oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Brown the chicken on both sides until golden, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the cream of mushroom soup and spread over the top. When soup begins to bubble, cover pan, lower heat to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. Serve over noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.


If a thinner gravy is desired, whisk in ¼- ½ cup milk or water.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 654mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 48g

Nutritional information provided is an estimate only. Please consult the labels of ingredients you use for more accurate results.

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Wednesday 8th of December 2021

I enjoyed making this for my very appreciative family. I made with garlic, onion and mushrooms and was pleased with the results. After they cooked down there was plenty of moisture to thin the mushroom soup sauce and I added about four tablespoons of milk too. I served with parmesan cheese and it was delicious. If I make again I think I will add some white wine as was suggested. It needed a little extra something and the one I think would help a lot. Definitely recommend making!

chasity machnik

Monday 29th of November 2021

made this was really good easy and quick


Thursday 14th of October 2021

Quick and delicious dinner! I added fresh mushrooms and spinach as it was simmering and served over spaetzle.

Mad Taylor

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

The first time I made this, I only had a can of cream of potato soup. Used that & added a can of mushroom pieces. So, had a starch right in the pan & didn't need to dirty another pan for noodles or rice. Tonight I'm going to add uncooked egg noodles & some water and let the noodles cook with the soup & chicken. This is a really good recipe, thanks!


Tuesday 27th of July 2021

Made for dinner tonight. So quick, easy, and delicious! I added in about 1 cup diced mushrooms. Excellent with mashed potatoes. Will try egg noodles next time!

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