Skillet Chicken in a Creamy Garlic Mushroom Sauce

Skillet Chicken in a Creamy Garlic Mushroom Sauce

  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large chicken breasts, sliced lengthwise and in half to yield 8 pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 (10-ounce) package sliced mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons freshly minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Optional:  fresh chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Season chicken on each side with salt and pepper.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until thoroughly cooked.
  2. Remove chicken from skillet and place on a plate.  Cover with aluminum foil and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and flour until smooth.  Set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, melt butter over medium high heat (leave juices from chicken).  Add mushrooms and saute until soft, about 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds.
  6. Add milk and flour mixture, thyme, bay leaf, and salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Cook, stirring constantly until sauce is thickened (about 4 minutes).  Remove and discard bay leaf.
  8. Add chicken to sauce and spoon sauce over chicken to coat.
  9. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.

  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: American