Creamy Chicken Skillet Dinner

This creamy chicken skillet dinner is just perfect for a weeknight family meal. When you are looking for something that is easy to make, yet scrumptious, this chicken recipe is a go-to recipe for me.

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Creamy Chicken Served over Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Chicken Served over Mashed Potatoes

Chicken for This Recipe

Tonight, I used rotisserie chicken. I cut up the whole chicken and added it. However, you can use chicken breasts (about 4), or any other chicken parts that are cooked.

Sometimes, I am lucky enough to find a rotisserie chicken on sale. I will purchase a couple. I take the meat off the bones and cut up the chicken and freeze the meat from each chicken. Then on weeknights, we are able to have a fabulous dinner like this in just minutes.

Creamy Chicken Skillet Dinner
Creamy Chicken Skillet Dinner

Serving Suggestions for This Creamy Chicken

This evening, we had this over a combination of cauliflower and potatoes mashed. We have had this over regular mashed potatoes. It pairs well with rice and noodles.

However, you can enjoy this with your favorite bread toasted or even a crusty garlic bread. The sauce is great for dipping.

We love having a salad before we eat our meal. It seems to help a bit with our waistlines. This is so hard not to overeat this chicken dish. Here are a few delicious salad recipes we enjoy at our house.

Sometimes, we have a side of vegetables such as, asparagus, corn, or roasted vegetables.

Creamy Skillet Chicken Served with Mashed Potatoes and Homemade Garlic Bread
Creamy Skillet Chicken Served with Mashed Potatoes and Homemade Garlic Bread

So Simple, Yet, So Scrumptious.

The photo above shows this quick chicken recipe served over the mashed potatoes with homemade garlic bread. Perfect for getting up the last of the sauce.

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Altering the Cream Sauce Thickness

If you continue to cook the sauce, it will continue to thicken.  The sauce also will thicken more as it cools. If the sauce becomes too thick, you can thin it by stirring milk, half and half, or cream one tablespoon at a time until the sauce is to the desired consistency.

Easy Weeknight Meal with Chicken
Easy Weeknight Meal with Chicken

Storing Leftovers * If There Are Any

Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. 

This recipe does NOT freeze well; therefore, I recommend only making enough for your meal plus a day or two of leftovers. However, my son-in-law loves this and I always need to make extra for him so he can take it to work.

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One more note about the recipe. If you are not sure what the packet of Italian Seasoning is, you can find it here.

Creamy chicken Skillet Dinner
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Creamy Chicken Skillet Dinner

This creamy chicken skillet dinner is just perfect for a weeknight family meal. When you are looking for something that is easy to make, yet scrumptious, this chicken recipe is a go-to recipe for me.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, Comfort food, Cream
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 906kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbl. Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbl. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Lb. Mushrooms Cleaned and Sliced
  • 1 Small Onion Diced
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken Cut up (any cooked chicken)
  • 1 Large Beef Steak Tomato
  • 2 Tbl. Garlic Minced
  • 1 Packet Italian Seasoning .7 oz.
  • 1 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 Tsp. Paprika
  • 2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, add the olive oil , vinegar. mushrooms, and onions. stir a few times and cook until the onions start to wilt and the mushrooms start to take on the caramelized color.
    Cooking Mushrooms and Onions in Skillet
  • Add the Italian seasoning, garlic and cut up (cooked chicken of your choosing). stir a few times, and let cook a few minutes to get warm.
    Adding Chicken and Garlic to the Mushrooms and Onions in the Skillet
  • Add the chicken broth, paprika, cream, and cheese. Cook a few minutes stirring occasionally, just until starting to boil. Turn the heat down and cook until your desired thickness. Normally just a minute or so.
    Adding Shredded cheese to the Skillet
  • Lastly, add the diced tomatoes. I like them fresh tasting. Therefore, I do not cook after adding them. The heat from the chicken dish will heat them through just fine.
    Easy Weeknight Meal with Chicken
  • Serve right away. Great with a side of mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta.
    Creamy Skillet Chicken Served with Mashed Potatoes and Homemade Garlic Bread

Nutrition

Calories: 906kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 329mg | Sodium: 1078mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2685IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 1mg

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