This garlic mushroom chicken recipe makes an easy and delicious restaurant-quality meal your family is sure to love! Boneless chicken, fresh mushrooms and garlic, seasoned to perfection make this a tasty recipe you will want to add to your list of favorite recipes. It’s easy to make in 10-15 minutes.
When you have a lot on your plate during busy evenings, making a delicious meal that the entire family will enjoy is probably high on your list of priorities. However, finding the time to prepare it can be a challenge.
That’s where this one pan garlic mushroom chicken recipe comes in – it’s going to transform your meal times! Juicy chicken thighs seasoned with herbs, and cooked with mushrooms and garlic is super tasty and so easy to prepare.
A one pan dish is simply irresistible. Not only does it make cleaning up a breeze, but it also allows all the flavors to meld together for a truly delectable dish. Chicken thighs are the perfect choice for this recipe, as they are incredibly flavorful and more succulent than chicken breast. Everything you need to make thois mouth-watering garlic mushroom chicken recipe is right here, so get ready to create it!
This recipe calls for boneless chicken thighs, but you can use any chicken you like. Chicken thighs are much less expensive and much more flavorful, so if you haven’t tried them, now is the time! If you use boneless chicken, you can just toss it in the pan and start to cook, but if you prefer smaller pieces, you can cut it into smaller pieces before you start.
If you’re starting with frozen chicken and you want to cut it into smaller pieces, it is easier to cut if you cut it before it is fully defrosted.
Ingredients needed for the One Pan Garlic Mushroom Chicken
- 1lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs (around 6 fillets) – Chicken thighs work best because they have so much flavor, but you can easily use other chicken including boneless chicken breast or whatever bone-in chicken you have on hand.
- Seasoned salt
- Dried thyme – You can use a dried version of the fresh herb if you like, but thyme in the seasoning bottle works just fine.
- Dried rosemary
- Olive oil
- Sliced mushrooms
- Minced garlic
- Fresh chopped parsley
How to make the One Pan Garlic Mushroom Chicken
Now that you have got all of the ingredients together it is time to make the dish.
This recipe serves 4, but you can easily double or triple it if you like. The full recipe is below, but here’s a summary of the steps:
You will start by sprinkling seasoned salt on the chicken. Then cook the chicken in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat, until it is browned on each side and no longer pink in the center. When the chicken is done, set it aside.
In the same pan, melt the butter and add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook until soft (about 3 minutes). Stirring regularly will prevent the mushrooms from sticking to the pan.
Add the garlic, parsley, thyme, and rosemary andsauté until fragrant (about 1 minute). Make sure you keep on stirring so that the herbs and seasonings don’t stick to the pan.
Return the chicken to the pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Serve immediately with your chosen side dish. There are some suggestions further down the article.
Recipe notes and tips
Here are some simple suggestions and notes to help you make this recipe perfectly on your first try.
- Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through. You don’t want any pink and the juices should run clear.
- This recipe works well as a slow cooker dish. You could add all of the ingredients in the morning and let them cook on high for 4 hours or 6-7 hours on low.
- Gather all of the ingredients together before you start making this dish. This will make the recipe much faster and easier to prepare.
- This recipe calls for a large pan or skillet, but it’s fine to prepare it in a cast iron casserole dish if you prefer. If you happen to have an electric skillet like grandma used to use, it would also be perfect for this recipe.
Variations to try
If you want to know how a recipe is really supposed to taste, it’s best to make it according to the recipe directions the first time, but this recipe is easy to modify and adapt according to your family’s tastes. Here are some easy variations that you might want to try.
- You could add some other vegetables to the pan. Things like bell peppers, green beans, and zucchini will all work well with this dish.
- Add some chopped bacon to the dish and fry before adding the chicken and mushrooms. It will add a depth of flavor.
- If you have bacon grease, you might try sauteeing the mushrooms in bacon grease instead of butter. Bacon grease also gives the robust flavor that bacon adds but is less expensive than bacon.
(Note: Any time you cook bacon, store the bacon grease in a jar in the refrigerator to use in recipes like this. You can add new bacon gerase to the same jar and it will last a long time in the refrigerator.)
- You could stir in some cream cheese or whipping cream to make a creamy sauce. This would make a perfect sauve if you want to serve it over some pasta or rice. You could even turn this meal into a pot pie filling if you have leftovers.
- This recipe would work well with steak. You need to adjust the cooking time and cook the steak to your liking, and then cook the rest of the dish as the recipe suggests.
- You could also cook this with turkey, ground beef, or pork. You will just need to adjust the cooking times accordingly.
- This recipe is a good way to use leftover meat. If you have leftover boneless chicken from a previous meal or from a barbecue, warm it in the skillet and then continue with the recipe as written. If you have leftover bone-in chicken, you can pull the chicken off the bones and heat it in the skillet before adding the mushrooms.
If your family refuses to eat leftovers, this recipe is perfect for re-purposing the leftovers. They will love it and they won’t even know the meal started with leftovers!
Here are some of the more common questions we get about this one-pan garlic mushroom chicken recipe:
What sort of pan is the best for this one-pan dish?
This recipe calls for cooking the chicken in a skillet or a casserole dish you can use on the stove. if you have an electric skillet, it will also work well. If you don’t have any of these, a normal saucepan will work, but will be a bit more challenging.
Can you make this recipe ahead of time?
This garlic mushroom chicken is best if you prepare it just before serving it. That way, it will taste more like a fresh restaurant-prepared meal. If you like, you can prepare all of the ingredients ahead of time so that it is easy to bring them together when you’re ready to make the recipe.
What should I do with leftovers?
Let the leftovers cool completely and then add them to an airtight container before storing them in the refrigerator. It will last up to three days. My husband would eat the leftovers for lunch, but if you have a lot of htis dish left over, you can turn the leftovers into an entirely different meal by adding a few additional ingredients or by preparing it differently, like using it as a filling for a pot pie.
If you made the recipe exactly according to the instructions, you could make the leftovers with one of the above variations to make it seem like a completely different meal.
What should I serve with the one pan garlic mushroom chicken recipe?
This dish is so versatile that you can serve it with virtually anything you can imagine. Here are some easy .sides you might like to try:
- Mashed potatoes
- Garlic bread
- Side salad with a ranch dressing
- Roasted vegetables
- Loaded potato skins
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One Pan Garlic Mushroom Chicken Recipe
1 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs (around 6 fillets)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1 Tbsp. butter
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1/2 – 1 tsp. dried thyme (to taste)
1/2 – 1 tsp. dried rosemary (to taste)
- Sprinkle seasoned salt the on chicken, coating evenly.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sear the chicken thighs in batches until browned on each side and no longer pink in the center.
- Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
- Melt butter in the same pan.
- Add the mushrooms.
- Season with salt and pepper and cook until soft (about 3 minutes).
- Add the garlic, parsley, thyme and rosemary; sauté until fragrant (about 1 minute).
- Return the chicken to the pan.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately.
You can customize this recipe to your liking. For instance, if you desire a stronger garlic flavor, add more to your preference.
If garlic isn’t available, garlic powder can be substituted in its place.