This creamy mushroom chicken recipe in a cast iron pan with a spoon in it.

Creamy Mushroom Chicken

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This Creamy Chicken Mushroom recipe is a healthy and flavorful dinner that is ready in only 30 minutes. Made with garlic chicken thighs and a delicious mushroom sauce that’s made creamy with healthy cashew butter. Spoon the sauce over mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower for a complete meal.

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  • 1 teaspoon each: paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon each: Italian seasoning and salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cashew butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Minced parsley, to garnish


  1. Mix the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and salt in a small bowl then sprinkle the spices over the chicken.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large cast iron (or other heavy bottomed) pan. Add the chicken and let it cook for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove the chicken from the pan.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the pan and let them cooked until they are nicely browned, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Mix the cashew butter with 1 ¼ cups of water then pour it into the pan. Scrape the bottom of the pan to remove any stuck on bits then bring it to a boil. Let the sauce thicken then season it to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the chicken back into the pan and let it warm for a couple of minutes. Serve the creamy mushroom chicken with a little parsley sprinkled over top.


Pair with steamed basmati rice or cauliflower rice

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