Creamy Chicken in Mushroom Soup Gravy

Creamy chicken made easy with mushroom soup gravy! Tender and juicy chicken thighs with crispy skin simmered in a creamy flavorful sauce. If you need something quick and indulgent for dinner, try this recipe.

creamy chicken with mushroom soup gravy and fresh mushroom.

Why you’ll love this recipe

Here’s why you’ll love this creamy chicken recipe:

  • This an easy and simple chicken recipe with no complicated steps. Perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have much time in the kitchen.
  • Tons of flavors in the creamy mushroom sauce. A sure instant family favorite!
  • Tender chicken with crispy skin! The way chicken thighs should always be cooked!
chicken thighs with cream of mushroom soup gravy and green beans.

Ingredients

All you need are simple pantry ingredients, these are:

broth, fresh mushrooms, butter, oregano, Worcestershire, garlic and parsley.
  • Boneless skin-on chicken thighs are the best cut for making this creamy chicken recipe. It’s quicker to cook and the skin helps the meat become tender and juicy.
  • Chicken stock/broth – use homemade or store-bought chicken broth. You can also use your favorite brand of chicken bouillon, preferably low in sodium.
  • Canned Cream of Mushroom Soup – a convenient way of making any mushroom-based gravy that allows you to omit heavy cream or sour cream.
  • Fresh mushrooms – for added texture. You can use white or brown button mushrooms, crimini mushrooms, or portobello mushrooms.
  • Oregano – or similar dried mixed herbs like Italian seasoning, Herbes de Provence, dried parsley, etc.
  • Worcestershire sauce – helps balance the flavor of the gravy mixture. You can also use soy sauce as a substitute.
  • Fresh garlic and onion powder – you can also use garlic powder if you don’t feel like chopping.

How to Make It

Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Place in a pan with melted butter skin side down. Cook until the skin is crisp. Turn then cook the other side. You don’t have to fully cook the chicken at this point.

pan seared chicken.

Pro Tip: To get the perfect sear pat dry chicken with a paper towel to remove any moisture. The high heat will help evenly brown the meat without producing any steam.

Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside. Using the same pan, make the gravy. See those charred bits and pieces of meat? That’s another key to making a delicious mushroom gravy.

Mushroom Gravy

Here are my tips for making the easiest mushroom gravy sauce:

broth, fresh mushrooms, butter, oregano, Worcestershire, garlic and parsley.
  1. Cook the mushroom and garlic together to make a flavorful base. When it’s slightly softened, sprinkle the herbs, and onion powder for an extra boost of flavor.
  2. Before adding back the chicken thighs, let the cream of mushroom soup completely melt by simmering for a few minutes.
  3. Use medium heat when you start cooking the gravy. Cooking in high heat can cause the liquid to evaporate too quickly. If that happens, just add water about 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time.
  4. Finish cooking the chicken in the mushroom gravy which should only take about 2 to 3 minutes. This will also allow the sauce to take on all the flavors.
pan-seared chicken with mushroom soup gravy.

Variations

Here are some simple changes you can make to the recipe that may suit your taste:

  • Make it rich and creamy – add a splash of milk, sour cream, evaporated milk, or fresh cream.
  • Season the chicken with paprika for another layer of flavor and color.

What to Serve with

Serve this creamy chicken over white rice, brown rice, mashed potatoes, and roasted potatoes. My other favorite side dishes are steamed vegetables like peas, green beans, and broccoli.

Watch How to Make It

Try these next

ceamy chicken thighs with mushroom and mushroom soup gravy.

Creamy Chicken in Mushroom Soup Gravy

Rate this recipe
Tender and juicy chicken thighs with crispy skin simmered in a creamy flavorful mushroom gravy. So easy to make and comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Servings4 servings
preparation time5 minutes
Total cooking time25 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 large boneless chicken thighs (skin on, cut in half to make 4 fillets)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Garlic Mushroom Soup Gravy

Instructions

  • Pat dry chicken thighs with a paper towel. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Sear chicken – Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sear the chicken until browned, skin side down first. Transfer to a plate, and set aside.
  • Saute mushrooms – Melt the remaining butter in the pan. Saute garlic and mushroom until softened. Sprinkle onion powder and oregano, mixing well to coat mushrooms.
  • Pour cream of mushroom soup, Worcestershire, and chicken broth. Stir to scrape the bits and pieces off the bottom of the pan. Simmer until the clumps of mushroom soup are completely dissolved.
  • Add back the chicken thighs (skin side up) along with the juices to the pan. Continue cooking until it is fully cooked. Taste test and season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Garnish with fresh or dried parsley. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes & Tips:

  1. Oregano – substitute with similar dried mixed herbs like Italian seasoning, Herbes de Provence, dried parsley, etc.  
  2. Chicken broth substitute – dissolve 1/2 piece of chicken bouillon in hot water. You can also use beef broth if preferred.
Jump to Video
Author : Mella
Course : Main Course
Cuisine : American-Western
Keyword : chicken thighs with cream of mushroom soup, creamy chicken mushroom soup
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken in Mushroom Soup Gravy
Amount per Serving
Calories
262
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Trans Fat
 
0.4
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
78
mg
26
%
Sodium
 
159
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
413
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
5
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
312
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
24
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?I love hearing how you went with my recipes! Tag @rivertenkitchen or leave a comment below!

Riverten Kitchen is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.co

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe