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My mom’s 4-Ingredient Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce was a childhood favorite, and it’s now one of my go-to easy dinner recipes when I need to feed my own family. The light white wine sauce tastes decadent and special — so no one will ever guess that it comes together with just a handful of pantry staples!

Overhead image of bowl of egg noodles topped with chicken with creamy mushroom sauce

When I moved into my first apartment as a 21-year-old who had just graduated from college, my mom gifted me a little journal that is full of her hand-written recipes from my childhood. She picked my favorites and she put them all in one place. How awesome is that?

I cook from my mom’s recipes on a regular basis, and this creamy mushroom sauce for chicken and pasta is a consistent winner. It’s ideal for that dinner party that you’re hosting (because it looks and tastes fancy), but it’s easy enough for a last-minute comfort food dinner!

Baked chicken breasts in a creamy mushroom sauce in a baking dish

How to Make Creamy Mushroom Sauce for Chicken:

You need just 4 basic ingredients for this chicken with creamy mushroom sauce: a can of Campbell’s condensed cream of mushroom soup, white wine, chicken and mushrooms! That’s it!

First, season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken in a skillet on both sides until it gets that dark golden color.

You don’t have to worry about cooking the chicken all of the way through at this point, since it will finish baking in the oven. The browning just gives it a deep, rich flavor.

Browned chicken breasts in cast iron skillet

Transfer the browned chicken to a baking dish and set aside.

Browned chicken breasts in baking dish

Next, it’s time for the mushrooms. I use an 8 ounce container of sliced mushrooms for a shortcut. This way I don’t even have to get out a cutting board!

Container of sliced mushrooms

Sauté the mushrooms in the same skillet that you used for the chicken. Don’t even wipe out the skillet, because the oil and pan drippings from the chicken give the mushrooms even more flavor! Plus, it saves you from washing an extra dish.????

Cooked mushrooms in cast iron skillet

While the mushrooms cook, you can whisk together the easy cream sauce for the chicken.

Ingredients for creamy mushroom sauce

Just combine a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup with about 3/4 of a cup of white wine. I like a dry chardonnay, but you can use any wine that you like to drink! For a thicker sauce, use just 1/2 cup of wine. For a thinner sauce, increase to 1 full cup of wine.

Creamy mushroom sauce with whisk in glass mixing bowl

Add the cooked mushrooms to the bowl…

Mushrooms in creamy mushroom sauce

and pour the creamy mushroom sauce over the chicken.

Poured mushroom sauce over chicken breasts in baking dish

Cover and bake the chicken at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken breasts are completely cooked through. You might need less time for smaller pieces of chicken, or more time for larger pieces. You know the meat is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Baked chicken breasts with creamy mushroom sauce in white baking dish with spatula

What herb goes with chicken and mushrooms?

I like to garnish this dish with chopped fresh parsley, because that’s how my mom (and her mom) always did it. It adds the perfect bright taste and color to the finished chicken and mushroom pasta, but you can easily substitute with another herb of choice. Nice options include thyme, rosemary or even basil.

Bowl of noodles with chicken and creamy mushroom sauce garnished with parsley

COOK’S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS:

  • Brown the chicken in a skillet on both sides until it gets that dark golden color. You don’t have to worry about cooking the chicken all of the way through at this point, since it will finish baking in the oven.
  • I use an 8 ounce container of sliced mushrooms for a shortcut. This way I don’t even have to get out a cutting board for my easy chicken with mushroom sauce recipe!
  • Sauté the mushrooms in the same skillet that you used for the chicken. Don’t even wipe out the skillet, because the oil and pan drippings from the chicken give the mushrooms even more flavor!
  • I like a dry chardonnay for this creamy wine sauce, but you can use any white wine that you like to drink! For a thicker sauce, use just 1/2 cup of wine. For a thinner sauce, increase to 1 full cup of wine.
  • You might need less time in the oven for smaller pieces of chicken, or more time for larger pieces. You know the meat is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Overhead image of bowl of sliced chicken breast and noodles topped with creamy mushroom sauce

What to serve with this Cream of Mushroom Chicken recipe:

Looking for even more easy chicken recipes with creamy sauce? Try these:

4-Ingredient Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 349 kcal
My mom's 4-Ingredient Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce was a childhood favorite, and it's now one of my go-to easy dinner recipes when I need to feed my own family.

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs. total)
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can Campbell’s Healthy Request cream of mushroom soup (NOT diluted)
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley
  • For serving: rice or noodles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the chicken breasts and brown the meat on both sides (about 6-7 minutes per side).
  • Transfer the chicken to an 11 x 7-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray (or other similar size dish that accommodates the chicken).
  • Add the mushrooms to the skillet and sauté until tender (about 5 minutes).
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together soup and wine. Stir in the mushrooms.
  • Pour the soup mixture over the chicken. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Serve with rice or noodles and garnish with fresh parsley.

Notes

COOK'S TIPS AND RECIPE VARIATIONS:
  • Brown the chicken in a skillet on both sides until it gets that dark golden color. You don't have to worry about cooking the chicken all of the way through at this point, since it will finish baking in the oven.
  • I use an 8 ounce container of sliced mushrooms for a shortcut. This way I don't even have to get out a cutting board for my easy chicken with mushroom sauce recipe!
  • Sauté the mushrooms in the same skillet that you used for the chicken. Don't even wipe out the skillet, because the oil and pan drippings from the chicken give the mushrooms even more flavor!
  • I like a dry chardonnay for this creamy wine sauce, but you can use any white wine that you like to drink! For a thicker sauce, use just 1/2 cup of wine. For a thinner sauce, increase to 1 full cup of wine.
  • You might need less time in the oven for smaller pieces of chicken, or more time for larger pieces. You know the meat is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
What to serve with this Cream of Mushroom Chicken recipe:

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the chicken and creamy mushroom sauceCalories: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 51gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 514mgPotassium: 1519mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 3.9mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 1.2mg
Keyword: chicken with creamy mushroom sauce, creamy mushroom sauce for chicken, creamy mushroom sauce for pasta
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan
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Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this nice recipe, Blair! Mushrooms are great choice for winter season. When you combine them with cream and chicken, you can’t go wrong. I made this yesterday and my family loved it!