Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Recipe

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If you love creamy chicken recipes, this is the one you want. Believe it or not, I made this delicious, creamy garlic mushroom chicken recipe without any dairy at all!

This easy chicken recipe is made with fresh mushrooms and served over rice, quinoa, or noodles. If served over noodles, it’s very much like creamy stroganoff, but with chicken instead of beef. This is a family-friendly meal that both kids and adults will love.

A spoon lifts some Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken out of a skillet.

Suggestions For What To Serve This Over

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Zucchini noodles
  • Cauliflower rice

What To Serve With Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Aside from the suggestions given on what to serve this over, there are some side dishes that would be yummy with this.

  • A green salad
  • Crusty garlic bread
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts
  • A side of roasted squash (summer or winter)
  • Steamed or roasted broccoli

Recipe Variations

Some folks may want to play around with the flavors a bit. If you do, give one of these a try:

  • Lemon juice
  • Dry white wine
  • Fresh thyme
  • Heavy cream – Just a bit to thicken it further if you wish.
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Starch – If you want to thicken this further, make a slurry with corn starch or arrowroot powder and whisk it in while everything is hot. About 1 tbsp. of either will work.
  • Extra veggies – Such as peas.
An overhead view looking down into a skillet filled with this Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken recipe.

About The Ingredients

Oil – Any oil you are comfortable cooking with will do. But try to avoid oil with a low smoke point, such as olive oil.

Boneless skinless chicken thighs – Or chicken breasts. You can cook them whole and then shred them after cooking, or you can cut them into small bite-size pieces before cooking. Whichever is less work for you.

Mushrooms – Cleaned and sliced. I used regular white mushrooms, but you can also use brown mushrooms such as baby bellas or cremini mushrooms if you wish.

Garlic – Pressed. If you don’t have a garlic press, you can finely mince the garlic instead. But pressed is best! In a pinch, you can use 1 tablespoon of garlic powder (or more to taste)

Chicken broth – No sugar or dextrose added. Low sodium is best. I like the Imagine brand found at Whole Foods and other health food stores. (Not paid to promote them. It’s just what I use.)

Coconut aminos – If you don’t have these, you can use soy sauce or tamari instead.

Balsamic vinegar – Nothing with added flavors. Just the regular stuff.

Plain yogurt – I used the Kite Hill brand almond milk yogurt (Not paid to promote them). If you don’t mind dairy, you can use regular yogurt as well. Even Greek yogurt will work fine here.

Fresh parsley – Don’t skip this! I know it seems like a garnish, but it adds a wonderful flavor to the dish!

How To Make Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Making this part of the recipe is a one-skillet endeavor. However, you’ll also want to cook any rice or pasta you want to use separately to serve it over. I won’t cover that in the recipe below which is just for the chicken and sauce. The choice s yours on how you want to serve this. But I do highly recommend the pasta. It’s delicious!

How To Cook Chicken Thighs

Adding oil to a skillet.

Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Adding chicken thighs to a hot pan with oil.

Then place the chicken thighs into the pan. Brown them on both sides. The color you achieve in this step is the color you will have in the finished dish. So if you want that golden brown look, you’ll want to do a good job of browning the chicken now.

Mushrooms in a skillet over chicken.

Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook until wilted.

Adding pressed garlic to a skillet with chicken and mushrooms.

Once wilted, add in the garlic and cook for one minute.

Adding soy sauce and balsamic vinegar to mushrooms and chicken in a skillet.

Add the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine.

Seasoning a skillet of mushrooms and chicken with salt and pepper.

Season with salt and pepper and cook until the chicken is tender and fully cooked. (At least 165 F.)

Creamy Sauce For Chicken

Pour in the chicken broth.

Adding chicken broth to a skillet of mushrooms and chicken.

Add in the yogurt.

Adding plain yogurt to a skillet.

Stir well to combine all the sauce ingredients.

Stirring a skillet filled with this Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Recipe

Stir in the fresh parsley.

Garnishing a skillet full of Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken with fresh parsley.

Serve by itself, over rice, quinoa, or even noodles.

Storing Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Recipe

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Freezing

Freezing is not recommended for this recipe.

Reheating Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Reheat in the microwave or a skillet on the stovetop. You may have to add a tiny bit of broth just to get things fluid again. Do not overheat because the yogurt can curdle if it gets too hot.

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Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Recipe

Believe it or not, I made this delicious, creamy garlic mushroom chicken recipe without any dairy!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servngs
Calories: 354kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley

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Equipment

  • 1 Skillet
  • 1 tong
  • 1 garlic press

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs (or chicken breasts)
  • 24 oz. mushrooms (washed and sliced)
  • 1 head garlic (pressed – about 14 cloves)
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce (or coconut aminos for soy free)
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth (no sugar or dextrose added)
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • ½ cup fresh parsley (chopped)

Instructions

How To Cook Chicken Thighs

  • Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    Adding oil to a skillet.
  • Then place the chicken thighs into the pan. Brown them on both sides. The color you achieve on this step is the color you will have in the finished dish. So if you want that golden brown look, you'll want to do a good job of browning the chicken now.
    Adding chicken thighs to a hot pan with oil.
  • Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook until wilted.
    Mushrooms in a skillet over chicken.
  • Once wilted, add in the garlic and cook for one minute.
    Adding pressed garlic to a skillet with chicken and mushrooms.
  • Add the soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine.
    Adding soy sauce and balsamic vinegar to mushrooms and chicken in a skillet.
  • Season with salt and pepper and cook until the chicken is fully cooked. (At least 165 F.)
    Seasoning a skillet of mushrooms and chicken with salt and pepper.

Creamy Sauce For Chicken

  • Pour in the chicken broth.
    Adding chicken broth to a skillet of mushrooms and chicken.
  • Add in the yogurt.
    Adding plain yogurt to a skillet.
  • Stir well to combine all the sauce ingredients.
    Stirring a skillet filled with this Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Recipe
  • Stir in the fresh parsley.
    Garnishing a skillet full of Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken with fresh parsley.
  • Serve by itself, over rice, quinoa or even noodles.
    The finished Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken Recipe in a skillet.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.166the recipe | Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 1013mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 549IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 3mg

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