This chicken with mushroom sauce recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal. It's easy to make and full of flavor. I like to served it over rice, but it is also delicious over pasta or mashed potatoes.
I love chicken and I usually prefer to cook with dark meat rather than white meat for better flavor. This chicken with mushroom sauce is a simple, comforting and delicious dish. It’s excellent for dinner with your family but also fancy enough for entertaining.
What Do You Need to Make This Recipe?
The printable recipe card with a full list of ingredients and directions is below.
Butter: I recommend using butter to brown the chicken, but olive oil will work too.
Chicken thighs or legs: You can also use boneless chicken breast to make this recipe if you prefer. I like to use the dark meat because provides a lot of flavor to the sauce, which is difficult to recreate with chicken breasts.
Vegetables: Garlic, onions and mushrooms. I like to use baby bella mushrooms for this dish, because I like the flavor and texture, but feel free to use your favorite mushrooms.
Chicken stock: the chicken stock adds more flavor to the sauce. I like to use organic low sodium stock.
Heavy cream: I add heavy cream to the sauce to give this dish a creamy texture. I really recommend the addition of cream but if you prefer you can leave it out.
Spices: Cumin,salt and pepper.
Herbs: Fresh parsley and thyme.
Chicken with Mushroom Sauce Recipe
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 8 chicken thighs or legs
- 2 garlic cloves chopped
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 1 pound baby bella mushrooms sliced
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh parsley
- Fresh thyme
- Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper. In a large fry pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the chicken and cook, turning once or twice, until golden brown on both sides, about 8 minutes total. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
- Add the onions and sauté until barely softened, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and sauté until their juices are released, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the chicken broth and heavy cream.
- Return the chicken and any juices from the plate to the pan and spoon the mushrooms over the chicken. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low and braise the chicken until opaque throughout, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in the thyme, parsley, cumin and season with salt and pepper.
- Serve warm over white rice.
I think that comfort food should never be seasonal and in Colombia we cook stews, soups and other comforting dishes like this one no matter how hot it is outside.
Leftover chicken with mushrooms will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days. Once the meal has cooled to room temperature, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.
What can I serve with this dish?
I love serving chicken with mushrooms with rice to soak up the delicious creamy sauce, simple salad and avocado.
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I also love the dark meat of the chicken, which was a learned experience for me. For years I woulld not touch it and always had to have the white chicken breast. Though I do prefer the thighs over the legs. I also love to cook with baby bellas. Your entire dish looks delicious.
Wow! What a beautiful picture!
Erica, me encnatan los champiñones, esta receta se ve muy rica, besoos, gloria
That is one gorgeous picture Erica and it looks very enticing!
I love comfort food all year round too.
Esto es un plato casero. Tan rico y me encanta el aguacate
Christine @ Fresh Local and Best
Oooo! This looks like a very comforting dish! I'm imagining how great the gravy sauce must taste.
Beautiful chicken dish. I love that with rice too. Maybe with another dish of vegetable stir fry.
Having tried this type of sauce before I can vouch that it is absolutely delicious!
YUM...gorgeous meal! =)
looks so colorful and yummy!!!
Love any creamy mushroom sauce and this one sounds perfect!
I love chicken with mushrroms! The sauce in this dish sounds so flavorful!
Baking is my Zen
Love the combination of mushrooms and chicken.
i love me some chicken legs! great sauce, too, and even your accompaniments are perfect. well done, erica!
I used to like chicken thighs but now I prefer the breast. I could eat anything with mushrooms and this looks so good.
Thank you all so much for the comments!
Me encanta esa salsa!, yo suelo hacerla mucho con el solomillo de cerdo.
Probaré también con el pollo.
lovely mushroom sauce with cumin and thyme.....just starting to discover cumin in my cooking ...so I will give this a try
I am a big believer of comfort food for anytime too! Your chicken is mouth-watering. What delicious sauce!
Jeeze, Erica, that is straight out food porn! My wife loved the look of the plate and I agree with you on the dark meat, although I have to do white meat a lot for the family.
i just made this tonight and the whole family loved it!! even our 17 month old ate it up!!!! thank you!!!!!
I made this for lunch with slices of chicken breast as my husband does not like dark meat and he loved it!! the sauce was delicious. thank you for the recipe
This recipe is fantastic! My 2 year old gobbled it up! Thank you for all these recipes. We have tried several and have really enjoyed all of them! Best of all, my husband is super happy that I am learning how to cook food he grew up on!
I made this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious. I didn't have thighs or drumsticks so I used breast, but I think it turned out good. My husband on the other hand suggested I use the thighs or drumsticks next time and he didn't even know that the recipe called for the dark meat. This is a keeper for me. Gracias paisana.
Sweet y Salado
I always make it with chicken breasts but this recipe looks delicious. I need to definitely try it!!!
I tried this without the heavy cream and omg!! It was amazing! I loved it and my hubby loved it too!!
Todas sus recetas son perfectas , deliciosas y siempre fáciles de hacer.
Gracias por publicarlas, han sido mi guía por años en la cocina.