Easy Chicken Breasts with Spinach and Mushrooms are in creamy Parmesan sauce. And you can make this easy one pan dish in 30 minutes! Perfect for busy weeknights!
Easy Chicken Breasts is quick and easy recipe to add to your chicken dinner rotation! Add spinach and mushrooms and there you have quick and easy weeknight dinner! These chicken breasts are super juicy and tender. It will become a new family favorite!
What kind of chicken breasts will you need
To make easy chicken breasts you will need buy a family pack of 4 thick chicken breasts. Then you would halve each one crosswise. As a result, you will get 8 regular portions. I did the same thing in Pan Fried Chicken and Parmesan Crusted Chicken.
How to halve the chicken breast
With the edge of a knife parallel to the cutting board, carefully slice the breast in half width-wise. As a result, top and the bottom cuts should have approximately the same thickness. Not only will it make chicken cook more evenly, but also faster.
I make Easy Chicken Breasts with Spinach and Mushrooms quite often. And the chicken always comes out perfectly. It’s never dry or overcooked. Do you want to have tender and moist chicken breasts every time? And in an amazingly delicious and cheesy sauce? Then this is THE recipe!
You will witness an amazing transformation of the otherwise boring chicken and spinach dish!
What kind of mushrooms to use
Cremini mushrooms in this chicken mushroom spinach combination taste amazing! They are simply the brown version of the common white cultivated mushroom.
You can also think of them as older than the white mushroom. The smaller, white button mushroom is the youngest variety. While the larger, portobello mushrooms are the oldest. The cremini fall in between.
Tips for success in making Easy Chicken Breasts
- First, you will need to brown chicken.
- You will need to use either vegetable oil or butter. I used olive oil here, but any other vegetable oil or butter will be great was well.
- You will cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes on each side. For a total of 8-10 minutes.
- Once you cook the chicken, remove it from the skillet.
- Cook mushrooms next.
How to make the sauce
After you cook the mushrooms, remove them from the skillet and start making the sauce.
- First, add butter to the hot pan.
- Once you melt the butter, add garlic.
- Cook it only for a couple of minutes until slightly browned and fragrant.
- Next add flour and stir it well into the butter and garlic mixture.
- After you stir flour, add chicken broth, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese.
- Allow them to blend on low heat for a couple more minutes.
- Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Taste the sauce and see if you like the level of seasoning there.
- Next add spinach and allow it to wilt.
- Finally, add chicken and mushrooms back into the pan.
- Reheat for about 2 minutes.
And this is how Easy Chicken Breasts with Spinach and Mushrooms it done! That’s it! It’s that simple! Yet, how amazing does it look?
Make sure to heat the stainless steel pan before adding the oil. Then add the food. Steel expands when hot and contracts when it comes into contact with a cooler temperature.
That’s why foods stick to the surface if the surface is cold. By adding oil to the pan when it’s hot, the steel becomes static, resulting in a temporarily nonstick surface!
Leave me a comment if you have additional questions. I’m happy to answer them!
Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms in Creamy Parmesan Sauce
Chicken and Mushrooms:
- 4 chicken breasts halved crosswise
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 10 oz (1 package) mushrooms sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
Creamy Parmesan Sauce:
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp rice or wheat flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 Tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup spinach
- Chicken and mushrooms: In a large skillet, add olive oil and heat it over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add chicken and cook for about 4 minutes on each side until browned for a total of 8 minutes. Remove it onto a plate and add the sliced mushrooms in. Add in salt. In about 5 more minutes, your mushrooms should look nice and moist, and dark. Once cooked, remove them from the pan.
- Sauce: To make the sauce, add butter to the pan, allow it to melt and then cook garlic in it until slightly browned – only for a couple of minutes. Add 1 tablespoon flour (omit flour if you like your sauce to be a little more runny). Slowly add chicken broth, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese and allow them to blend for 2-3 minutes. Add salt, garlic powder and pepper. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.
- Putting it all together: Add spinach to the mixture and allow it to wilt. I added 1 cup of spinach, but you can certainly add more or less depending on your preference. Add the chicken and mushrooms back into the pan and allow them to reheat for 2-3 minutes. Close the lid to help the heat stay in. Serve immediately!