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With just 5 minutes of prep and 5 ingredients, this Dump-and-Bake Cream of Mushroom Chicken is an easy dinner recipe for busy nights! Spoon the rich, creamy sauce over the tender chicken and buttered noodles for a cozy, comforting dish that will soon become a family favorite!

Side shot of chicken with cream of mushroom soup and lipton onion soup mix

How to Make Cream of Mushroom Chicken | 1-Minute Video

Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup

Is there a more classic, cozy combination than chicken with cream of mushroom soup? Fall calls for comfort food, and this simple and nourishing Cream of Mushroom Chicken is the perfect solution. Kind of like a warm hug on a cold evening, it’s a soul-satisfying supper that kids adore!

This is another one of those awesome recipes that came from a blog reader! When someone sends me a note and tells me that a particular dish is a family-favorite that has been enjoyed for decades, I know that it must be a winner. Helen’s baked cream of mushroom chicken (or “Sour Cream Chicken” as she calls it) is no exception! She sent me this recipe, and said that it was always a favorite with her children. As adults, her daughters still request the meal when they return to Helen’s kitchen!


This is a quick overview of the ingredients that you’ll need for cream of mushroom chicken. As always, specific measurements and complete cooking instructions are included in the printable recipe box at the bottom of the post.

  • Chicken: Helen’s recipe calls for a whole, cut-up chicken or a mix of bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces. You can also use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, as I’ve shown here.
  • Cream of mushroom soup: a can of Campbell’s condensed cream of mushroom soup is a pantry staple that forms that base of the sauce.
  • Lipton onion soup and dip mix: just a packet of the dry mix.
  • Sour cream: use full-fat sour cream at room temperature for the best flavor and texture.
  • Lemon juice: an acidic touch that brightens up the creamy sauce.

Ingredients for cream of mushroom chicken

How to Make Cream of Mushroom Chicken

This is truly a dump-and-bake recipe with very little effort required! Let the oven do the work, and your comfort food dinner will be ready in no time.

  1. Place chicken in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. Stir together condensed soup, onion soup and dip mix seasoning, sour cream, and lemon juice.
  3. Spread the sauce over the chicken and garnish with paprika, if desired.
  4. Bake, uncovered, in a 350°F oven until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Stir or whisk the creamy mushroom sauce in the pan, season with kosher salt and ground black pepper if necessary, and then serve with buttered noodles, rice, mashed potatoes, or a good loaf of bread.

Chicken breast in a baking dish

Sauce made with cream of mushroom soup and lipton onion soup mix and sour cream in a bowl

Process shot showing how to make cream of mushroom chicken

How Long to Bake Cream of Mushroom Chicken

The total baking time will vary depending on the size, weight and type of chicken pieces that you choose. If using a whole cut-up chicken or bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts or chicken thighs, you will need to bake the chicken in the sauce for about 1 hour. You can reduce the cooking time for boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, which will likely only need about 30-45 minutes in a 350°F oven. For best results, always use an instant-read thermometer to know when you chicken is done. It should reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

Square image of chicken with cream of mushroom soup sauce on a serving tray

Serving Suggestions for this Creamy Mushroom Chicken Recipe

Helen suggests that you serve the Cream of Mushroom Chicken with buttered noodles and steamed broccoli, but it’s very versatile and goes well with so many different sides. Here are some easy options to pair with the meat and sauce:

Cream of mushroom chicken served on buttered noodles


Store leftover baked chicken and cream of mushroom soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. I don’t recommend freezing the leftovers, since the sour cream in the sauce may “break” or separate when thawed.

Recipe Variations

  • This recipe doesn’t have much mushroom flavor at all — it really tastes more like sour cream and onion. If you want more actual mushroom in your dish, sauté fresh sliced white button mushrooms in a skillet with butter, and then add the mushrooms to the sauce. You can also use a can of mushrooms to keep it dump-and-bake!
  • Chopped, cooked bacon would also be a delicious addition.
  • Swap out the lemon juice for white wine.
  • If you don’t have a packet of onion soup and dip mix seasoning, try making your own blend at home. There are many different versions of homemade onion soup mix, but here’s one that might work well (I haven’t tested it myself).
  • Swap out the onion soup mix and add some garlic powder, salt, pepper, and finely-grated onion to the sauce instead.

Overhead shot of a platter of baked cream of mushroom chicken

Tips for the Best Cream of Mushroom Chicken Recipe

  • Cooking for a smaller family? Just cut the sauce ingredients in half, use just as much chicken as you need (about 1-2 lbs.), and prepare the dinner in an 8-inch square baking dish.
  • Adjust the total baking time depending on the size and type of chicken that you’re using. Whole cut-up chicken pieces with the bone-in will require about 1 hour, while boneless, skinless chicken breast only needs about 30-45 minutes.
  • Bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces will yield juicier meat with more flavor. If you’re looking for a quicker cooking time, go boneless! Both options work well.
  • Garnish the chicken and sauce with chopped fresh herbs (like fresh parsley, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, fresh basil, or fresh oregano), Parmesan cheese, lemon slices, or freshly-grated lemon zest. An extra sprinkle of paprika adds great color, too!

Side shot of a platter of baked chicken with cream of mushroom soup recipe

More Chicken and Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipes to Try

Side shot of chicken with cream of mushroom soup and lipton onion soup mix

Dump-and-Bake Cream of Mushroom Chicken

5 from 25 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
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Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 371 kcal
With just 5 minutes of prep and 5 simple ingredients, this baked cream of mushroom chicken is the perfect meal for busy weeknights!



  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a large 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place chicken in prepared baking dish.
  • In a separate bowl stir together mushroom soup, onion soup mix seasoning, sour cream, and lemon juice. Spread sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
  • Bake, uncovered, until chicken is cooked through, about 1 hour for bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces or about 30-45 minutes for boneless, skinless chicken. The meat is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Give the sauce a good stir in the dish and serve over buttered noodles, mashed potatoes, rice or crusty bread.



*I used 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts that totaled about 3 lbs.
  • Cooking for a smaller family? Just cut the sauce ingredients in half, use just as much chicken as you need (about 1-2 lbs.), and prepare the dinner in an 8-inch square baking dish.
  • Adjust the total baking time depending on the size and type of chicken that you're using. Whole cut-up chicken pieces with the bone-in will require about 1 hour, while boneless, skinless chicken breast only needs about 30-45 minutes.
  • Bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces will yield juicier meat with more flavor. If you're looking for a quicker cooking time, go boneless! Both options work well.
  • Garnish the chicken and sauce with chopped fresh herbs, lemon slices, or freshly-grated lemon zest. An extra sprinkle of paprika adds great color, too!


Serving: 1/8th of the recipeCalories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 7.4gProtein: 48.3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 660mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 2.4g
Keyword: chicken and mushroom, cream of mushroom chicken, creamy chicken
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

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. You had me at cream of mushroom! What a wonderful comfort dish, Blair! I love the simple ingredients and prep time. I’m definitely pinning this to try, and soon! Looks perfect for this rainy weather we’ve been having!

      1. My mom’s version was, add half pint heavy whipping cream and a cup of mayonnaise to one can of cream of mushroom

    1. 5 stars
      Simply delicious! I cut the sour cream in half and used lite sour cream to save a few calories and still amazing! Thank you!

        1. Just wondering if anyone had ever added shrimp as well to this recipe. If so would you add it later or would you sauté it and put it on top. Just curious thank you.

          1. Hi, Gracie! I don’t know if anyone has added shrimp or not. I would probably saute it in butter in a skillet, and then add it to the dish at the end. That way you’re sure that it’s cooked perfectly. Shrimp is so easy to over-cook and turn rubbery, which would not be good. Hope you enjoy!

          1. Hi, Jeremy! I haven’t, but I think that would be great. For the sturdier veggies like broccoli, you might want to parboil or steam them a little bit first, just to make sure that they’re tender by the end. Let me know if you give it a shot!

      1. hi! i am going to try this recipe tonight but i would like to know if you cut up the chicken or baked it whole? i have boneless skinless chicken breasts.

    2. Found this recipe and thought it sounded good. I have boneless chicken thighs and wanted to ask what would you recommend the cooking time and temperature of oven?

      1. Hi, Renee! The boneless, skinless thighs will cook much faster than the bone-in chicken parts. I would bake at 350 degrees F for about 25-35 minutes. Enjoy!

    1. Great! Let me know if it works okay, Beka! I haven’t tried that yet, but I know there will be other readers who wonder as well. 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      I tried this recipe tonight using plain Greek yogurt. It was excellent with very positive comments from my husband on the flavour and the moistness of the chicken. He had extra noodles slathered with the sauce, so it must have been good. Definitely a comfort food for repeated use during miserable weather.

  2. Hi Blair,

    I have been making a very similar recipe for years using white wine instead of lemon juice. Your readers will be so glad to try this…. it comes out perfect every time! You nailed it again!!!

    1. Wonderful, Maryellen. I love the idea of using wine!!! I’m going to try that next time! 🙂 Thanks so much for the tip!

      1. Hey, TJ! She said that she uses wine instead of the lemon juice — so probably just a tablespoon or so.

        There is something called “cooking wine,” which has added salt. I never use that. I much prefer using a regular drinking wine. This recipe would work well with a dry white wine. Hope that helps!

  3. Thanks Blair, for posting your friend Helen’s lovely “Dump & Bake Cream of Chicken” dish. It sounds delicious, and very quick & easy to prepare….especially on a busy evening. One ingredient which I don’t understand, is the Dry Onion Soup Mix (just the dry seasoning). Should we take a pkg. of Lipton Onion Soup, and shake it through a sieve? I’m a pretty seasoned cook, but I don’t understand this ingredient. I’m anxious to make this tasty sounding dish, so please explain.
    BTW Blair, the ‘tour’ of your kitchen was interesting & enjoyable. I too, have a very nice & comfortable kitchen, but I totally envy your large farm sink! That will be my next project, right after the Holidays.

    1. Hey, Angelina! The dry onion soup mix is indeed a package of the Lipton Onion Soup and Dip Mix. There’s no need to shake it through a sieve — just use the seasoning directly from the packet. I tried to clarify “just the dry seasoning” because I didn’t want anyone to actually prepare the Soup Mix according to the package instructions. Sorry that was confusing! 🙂

      And thanks for your kind words about our kitchen. You’ll LOVE the big sink!!!

  4. 5 stars
    I modified this recipe a little to accommodate what I already had at home. I cut the chicken breast to bite size chunks since I have little ones to feed. I didn’t have sour cream but I had a 26 oz can of cream of mushroom, so I used the whole can. I didn’t have onion soup mix but I did have fresh onion which I grated it very finely. I used fresh lime instead of lemon and added a can of mushrooms to the mix. As for sides, I used white steamed rice and steamed veggies. It was delicious! My family loved it. Will make again using the ingredients one this recipe.

    1. Sounds like you created a delicious new recipe, Gloria! Thanks for sharing your twist, and I’m so glad that you enjoyed the meal!

    2. Try cream of mushroom soup , additional sautéed mushrooms, cooked chopped bacon,Swiss or provolone cheese baked with chicken breast topped with French fried onions . AMAZING

    3. So you made a totally different recipe and therefore should post your recipe somewhere other than on this totally different recipe. I’m just saying.

      1. She was just giving another suggestion. She didn’t say “If you want to make this better then..” Try not to be so negative, it’s a recipe page, nothing to get upset with anyone for..

  5. I made this tonight and it was just awesome. I used 4 large frozen chicken breasts. I used plain greek yogurt though I was a bit shy of the 2 cups. My husband and I loved it. Served with rice and baby carrots…what a tasty and quick mid week meal. This one is a keeper!

  6. Made this for dinner because I had all the ingredients except paprika. I sprinkled some cayenne pepper on top. That gave it a little kick. It was so good both me and my hubby ate second helpings and were stuffed. I used a package of chicken thighs, trimmed the fat, and cut in half. We did egg noodles and side of broccoli as suggested. Very very very delicious!

  7. 5 stars
    Was wonderful! I pan seared my chicken before putting it in the oven, and subbed the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt!! :)I served it with steamed broccoli and brown rice and my family loved it. Will definitely be making this again, thanks for the post!!

  8. Very good meal. I skipped the onion soup mix and sour cream. Used fresh mushrooms, sautéed them with diced onions and garlic. Then added a little chardonnay and used the same pan to quickly brown the chicken breast to give them some color and yes another splash of Chardonnay and lemon. Added a box of Pacifica cream of mushroom and cream of chicken. Then layered it up with some fresh thyme and lemon slices. Used same pan to go straight to the oven. Awesome inspiration for my Sunday dinner and can’t wait for the leftovers!!! You rock.

    1. Thank you, Jeff! I’m so glad that it served as a starting point for your delicious dinner! I love to hear about how folks change or adjust the recipes to suit their own tastes and ingredients!

        1. You can leave it out, Jessica. An acidic touch brightens up the dish, but it will still be fine without it. 🙂

  9. Hi! I honestly don’t know. I wouldn’t think that the wine would make the sauce separate more than the lemon juice, but maybe? It could have been that your sour cream was too cold when it went into the oven, rather than bringing it to room temperature before whisking together the sauce? That’s my only other guess! 🙂

      1. You can just omit that ingredient. Since it’s 1 tablespoon, it won’t drastically impact the flavor of the dish. 🙂

  10. This Is comfort food at its finest! I loved this recipe and made it my own by adding salt/pepper to the chicken, green beans and thinly sliced carrots around the chicken, cayenne pepper to the top, and French fried onions to the top during the last ten minutes of baking. Served over white Jasmine rice with cheesy broccoli. I would have added additional mushrooms, but didn’t have any. I also used fresh squeezed lemon ???? and to me, this is what really gives this dish it’s unique flavor. Will be interested in trying with white wine, but I think the lemon might be a better way to go…
    Thank you for this recipe! 5 Stars!
    Oh yeah, you forgot to mention to be prepared for a nap after eating this awesome comfort dish ????.

  11. 5 stars
    Hi Blair, Absolutely Loved this recipe. I wasn’t up for going to the grocery so I googled “What to make with Cr of Mushroom soup and Chicken breast”. Your site popped up with this recipe and I thought I had everything I needed, but my dry onion soup mix turned out to be Lipton Savory Herb with Garlic ( must have grabbed the wrong one), So I thought what the Heck, I’m going for it! Other than that I followed your version to the T. Also used Ziti instead of noodles ( Thats what I had on hand ). I must say this was to die for, my family inhaled it! Now I need to make it with the onion soup mix, who knows I could wind up with 2 easy go-to meals in my recipe repertoire, Ha Ha!!! Thx for posting, Nanci

    1. That’s wonderful! The Savory Herb with Garlic seasoning is really good, too — I’ve just never tried it with this recipe. Next time! 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    Hi. Blair,

    I love the entire idea of wverything on this doah and thr sides. I am excited to try it tonight for dinner! I am planning on using boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloins instead of breasts, as well as using a CorningWare Round 1-1/2 qt-1.4 Lcasserole dish instead of the 9×13 pan. How do I adjust the baking temps and times accordly?

    1. Hi, Melissa! I wouldn’t adjust the baking temperature at all, but you will definitely need to decrease the length of time that the chicken tenderloins are in the oven. The tenderloins may only need about 30-35 minutes in the oven, although you’ll definitely want to check to make sure they’re cooked through. The cooking time will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of dish and the thickness of your meat.


  13. 5 stars
    This is so delicious! My family loves it and your recipe has become a dish we have included in our favorite meals!

  14. 5 stars
    This was FABULOUS!! i used bone in skinless thighs and followed the rest of the recipe to a T. My boyfriend couldn’t stop telling me how much he enjoyed it!! The next time I make this (and there WILL be a next time!!) I will add some fresh mushrooms to it. Thank you for such a simple and delicious recipe!

  15. Great easy recipe and easy to customize, which I love! I always use what I have on hand and what we like. I made it more like an alfredo one dish. Cream of chicken soup instead of mushroom. Crushed fried onion rings (to get rid of them) instead of onion soup. Added a lot of garlic powder and garlic salt, Parmesan cheese and some grated mozzarella. .I cooked at 275 for first hour and then 350 the second hour. I used about twice as much soup, but kept sour cream the same and then added fresh broccoli and cauliflower about half way through so it cooked in the soup mixture. Chopped chicken up when pulled out and mixed it with veggies in sauce. I then cooked fettucini noodles and once done, drained them and added some butter and garlic. Put soup/chicken mixture on noodles. sprinkled with a little black pepper and Parmesan. Yum!!!!!

    1. Hi, Michelle! The sour cream just “broke,” which doesn’t look as appetizing but it’s totally fine to eat. 🙂

  16. I am going to make this tnte and have 5-6 boneless skinless chicken thighs. do i still cook for an hour at 350? thank you

    1. Hi, Stephanie! The chicken thighs will cook faster than the large boneless breasts. As a result, I would test them after 30 minutes and see if they’re done. You can always pop them back in for a few more minutes, if necessary. You want to make sure that the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Enjoy!

      1. Thank you!!! Can’t wait to have this. Told my husband about it and he’s excited toO!

  17. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I made this tonight with 5 chicken thighs and the flavour was perfect! I used to make a similar dish but only with the mushroom soup and garlic over the chicken, but it was a bit uninteresting. I decided to cruise Pinterest ( love Pinterest) and I saw yours first. I read it and went no further. My husband and I agree it is our new recipe. I served it with another Pinterest recipe Twice Baked Potatoes and they go together very well. Thank you for this recipe.

  18. Due to my WW diet, I used 1 cup skim milk in place of 1 cup of sour cream and 1 cup light sour cream. Also added 1 large container of sliced mushrooms and served it over cauliflower rice (but I would have preferred the noodles or potatoes). This left one serving to be 4 WW points!
    Regardless, thanks for the recipe…. it is YUMMY and perfect!

    1. Hi, Mazie! I think it would work okay, but the sauce will definitely be thinner because the condensation from the slow cooker will drip down into the pot (whereas the recipe calls for you to bake the dish uncovered, which helps to thicken the sauce). If you don’t mind the thinner sauce from the Crock Pot, I generally suggest cooking chicken breasts for 4-6 hours on LOW or 2-3 hours on HIGH. I would also recommend waiting until the very end to stir in the sour cream so that it doesn’t break during that long cooking time. Enjoy!

  19. 5 stars
    Goes really well with some grated cheese sprinkled on top after cooked through fully. Just sprinkle some on top and then put it back in the oven to melt on top.

  20. I used 4 large skinless, boneless chicken breast that I cut in half. I put black pepper, season salt, and paprika on chicken and placed them in a glass 11×13 dish that was sprayed with oil. In a bowl I mixed a can of cream of mushroom soup, can of cream of chicken soup, 1/2-3/4 cup of real bacon pieces, a can of milk, and can of chicken broth. I poured the mixture over chicken, covered with aluminum foil and baked at 350 for 1 hour. I then cooked a bag of egg noodles and drained. I added 1/2 stick of butter and some basil to the pasta. I shredded the chicken and added the chicken and sauce to the noodles and stirred. My family loved it!! Thank you so much!!

  21. 5 stars
    Tried this out on a frigid Winter day! I only had a cup of sour cream and no yogurt so threw in a big dollop or Mayo! Served with a big bowl of mashed potatoes and corn.

  22. 5 stars
    Big hit with the family!! I used thin sliced chicken breasts seasoned with paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I didn’t have French onion soup mix so instead of using sour cream I used French onion dip and mixed a cup together with a can of cream of mushroom soup and a few squirts of lime. Plopped that ontop of my chicken and and baked at 350 for 45 mins. Topped with parsley. So tasty!

  23. Absolutely love this recipe! I used to mix it with steamed veggies and 1lb of rotini, all together in a large bowl (great for leftovers).

    I’ve started to put about 2c thawed frozen veggies in with everything else in the oven, then put over top of Stuffing once done and its amazing as well. Thanks so much for this easy delicious recipe.

    1. Thank you, Zach! I’m so glad to hear that you like the recipe and that you’ve found some other ways to jazz it up. 🙂

  24. This is great – my mom makes the exact same recipe! I’ve moved to a new country and of course, I forgot to bring my recipes with me from home and I was craving this. I like to add fresh mushrooms and for some reason, we serve it with rice, but the sauce is soooo good on the rice. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. That’s amazing, Jess. Comfort food from home is the best. I’m so glad that you found this recipe so that you could make it like your mom’s! 🙂

    1. Hi, Gina! The sour cream is less likely to “break” or separate when it’s heated up if it starts at room temperature. If you quickly heat up cold sour cream, it’s much more likely to clump or curdle in the dish, which gives the sauce an unpleasant look. Glad you enjoyed it!

      1. 5 stars
        What an amazing dish! I wanted to cook the chicken drumsticks I had but with a recipe I never tried before. This did not disappoint and I had all the ingredients already. I love mushrooms and will add those next time, along with chicken breasts instead.

  25. 5 stars
    Doesn’t get much easier than this! I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and loved all the extra gravy leftover. This is superb.

  26. 5 stars
    I first pan fried some mushrooms and added to chicken thighs. Turned out excellent and the mushrooms added extra taste and texture.

  27. After reading recipe, and comments; I am anxious to try this recipe for my family. It sounds Soo good and quick to make too. I will be leaving a comment next week Blair; love following you!!!

    1. Hi, Kris! I’m so glad that you liked it! To reheat, allow the chicken and sauce to sit on the counter and come to room temperature for at least 30-60 minutes. Then place the chicken and sauce in a covered dish in a 350 degree F oven until warmed through, about 15 minutes. Just make sure that you don’t reheat it for too long or the chicken will dry out. If you prefer, you could also do this in a large skillet (covered) on the stovetop over low heat.

  28. 5 stars
    Made this for the first time exactly as shared. What a wonderful and easy dish. Thank you for sharing


  29. I have just tried this. Chicken is still raw after an hour I used 2 farm fresh chicken quarters. Put them in for an extra half hour 🙁

  30. 5 stars
    I made this last night, and it was fantastic! I sprinkled some smoked paprika on top, and then when it was done cooking I put it back in with some shredded cheese on top. I then served it over buttered egg noodles.

  31. Blair
    Thank you so very much it’s awesome
    Six thighs one hour in convection toaster oven followed directions per recipe
    Easy delicious awesome thighs fall off bone
    No red awesome
    Thank you for sharing and caring your
    Recipe for thighs
    Totally awesome recipe
    Thanks again for sharing your a awesome
    Blogger with delicious recipes
    Thanks again

    1. Hi Aeil,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. We’re so glad the recipe turned out well for you!

  32. Awful! It tasted like an onion in goo.ive never wrote a review but I had to this time, I’m sorry.

    1. We’re sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it, Tracy! Many of our readers love this one, but everyone’s preferences are different. We hope you give some of our other recipes a try!