Easy Cheesy Baked Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms

An easy recipe for baked chicken breasts covered in melty mozzarella cheese and layered with deliciously caramelized mushrooms. This effortless chicken dish is a great dinner for any night of the week. 

ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHICKEN AND MUSHROOMS RECIPES

Oven Baked Chicken with cheese and mushrooms mixed through is a fabulous way to step up your dinner. Packed with flavor with just a handful of ingredients, you are about to have one of the BEST and easiest chicken recipes. It’s also low in carbs, Keto-friendly, with enough protein to keep you going and going.

This meal is simple to make in about 40 minutes, from start to finish, and will hit the spot even with picky eaters. My 9-year old requests it once a week and she is PICK-YYYY! 

It’s a recipe I can count on to yield tender and flavorful mushroom chicken each and every time. Besides, my family is crazy for mushrooms, so we make this recipe quite a lot.

Mushrooms and Onions in a Skillet

HOW TO MAKE MUSHROOM CHICKEN

  • We start with cooking onions and mushrooms in a skillet for 5 minutes. 
  • In the meantime, grab a meat mallet and pound the chicken down to about 1/4-inch thickness. 
  • Transfer half of the cooked mushrooms mixture to a baking dish; set aside the rest because we will use those to top the chicken.
  • Season chicken breasts and add to the skillet where you cooked the mushrooms; cook each chicken breast for 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  • Remove chicken breasts from skillet and arrange over mushrooms in the baking dish.
  • Return skillet to the stove; add chicken broth and scrape up the browned bits. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, until liquid is reduced.
  • Top chicken breasts with the rest of the mushrooms mixture, add cheese, and pour in the prepared liquid.
  • Pop in a 375F preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve. 

Mushrooms and onions overs chicken breasts.

Serve this Mushroom Baked Chicken with a big green salad, or over a bed of rice, pasta, or Zucchini Noodles. It is a total crowd pleaser, and a great choice for a satisfying meal.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BAKE CHICKEN BREASTS?

  • Chicken breasts need 20 to 22 minutes of bake time in a 375F degree oven. However, cooking time also depends on the thickness of the chicken breasts – thicker breasts will need more time to cook. Use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature of the cooked chicken is 165F.

If you follow my brined oven baked chicken recipe, you can bake thicker chicken breasts in a 425F-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. 

IS BAKED CHICKEN HEALTHY?

  • A 3-ounce boneless, skinless, chicken breast has around 140 calories, 3 grams of fat, and only 1 gram of saturated fat.
  • The healthiest way to eat chicken breasts is to bake in the oven or have it grilled. Calories do increase when you add fats and other ingredients to the chicken.

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Baked Chicken with Mushrooms

Cheesy Baked Chicken with Mushrooms

Katerina | Diethood
Cheesy Baked Chicken with Mushrooms - An easy recipe for baked chicken breasts covered in melty mozzarella cheese and layered with deliciously caramelized mushrooms.
4.90 from 46 votes
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
FOR THE MUSHROOMS
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
FOR THE CHICKEN BREASTS
  • 4 (1-pound total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded down to 1/4-inch thickness
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 4 ounces shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1/2 tablespoon butter and add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and sliced onions to the skillet; season with salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Transfer half of the mushrooms mixture to the prepared baking dish; set the rest aside for later.
  • Return skillet to heat and add the rest of the butter and olive oil.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and Italian Seasoning.
  • Add chicken breasts to the hot oil - you may have to do this in batches if skillet isn't big enough - and cook chicken breasts for 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned.
  • Remove chicken breasts from skillet and arrange over mushrooms in the baking dish.
  • Return skillet to the stove; add chicken broth and scrape up the browned bits. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until liquid is reduced.
  • Top chicken breasts with the rest of the mushrooms mixture, add cheese over the chicken breasts, and pour in the prepared chicken broth.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve.

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Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 6
 
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS:
  • Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 323 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 33 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 98 mg | Sodium: 345 mg | Potassium: 698 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 380 IU | Vitamin C: 5.3 mg | Calcium: 246 mg | Iron: 1.1 mg | Net Carbs: 6 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: baked chicken, baked chicken breasts, cheese, easy chicken dinner recipe, keto dinner idea, low carb recipe, mushrooms
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90 comments on “Easy Cheesy Baked Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms”

  1. This recipe turned out just as pretty as your pictures and is sooo delicious! My husband and I both loved it! I will definitely be making again and look forward to trying more of your recipes. Thank you!

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