Easy Cheesy Baked Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms

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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. 

Baked Chicken with Mushrooms


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


  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • 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.

Baked Chicken with Mushrooms




4.9 from 46 votes
Baked Chicken with Mushrooms

Cheesy Baked Chicken with Mushrooms

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cheesy Baked Chicken with Mushrooms - An easy recipe for baked chicken breasts covered in melty mozzarella cheese and layered with deliciously caramelized mushrooms.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 323


  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided


  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


  • 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


  • 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.


  • Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Baked Chicken with Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 345mg14%
Potassium 698mg20%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 246mg25%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

Keywords: baked chicken, baked chicken breasts, cheese, easy chicken dinner recipe, keto dinner idea, low carb recipe, mushrooms

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90 Responses
  1. Bobbi

    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!

  2. Deborah

    Delicious dish but I cooked it for 35 minutes & used a meat thermometer. Fifteen 15 minutes @ 375 degrees just wasn’t enough time for the chicken. I added spinach as well. I had organic chicken thin sliced & glad I used the thermometer . Thanks for a great meal!

  3. Sherrye D.

    This dish was delicious and easy to prepare. I didn’t have chicken breast, so I used boneless skinless chicken thighs. It turned out great.
    Thank you!

  4. Nishie

    Delicious!!! Chicken is moist and very flavourful. Easy weeknight recipe, kid approved from a 3&2 year old and my husband gobbled this up and he usually hates mushrooms!! Did take 25 minutes to cook the chicken through so give yourself time just in case. Served with wild rice! Would add a spritz of some white wine next time!

  5. Mary Ellen

    Very tasty and easy to make. I added fresh spinach to the mushrooms and onions, and served it over gluten-free pasta with marinara sauce. I will definitely make this one again.

  6. Sue

    Wow great dish !!! My husband said as he was eating it Restaurant quality .
    I want to make it again tomorrow night that’s how good this dish is !!!!
    Thank you !!!

  7. Toni

    Delicious! I made this and can’t wait to make again! I don’t really care for chicken but took a bite NOT bad! 😂. The mushrooms, onions, garlic and cheese…. WOW! The mister loved the whole dinner, but said he would of liked to have more of the vegetables.

  8. Maureen Schroeder

    Hi! I made this tonight and it was amazing!! My husband, who doesn’t really care for chicken, said it was restaurant quality!😆
    Thats a huge compliment. The only thing I would change would be to add extra broth to cook down with a little butter and cream for a delicious sauce. I served it with steamed broccoli! Thankss so much!

  9. Seasoned cook

    Made this tonight, came out okay. A 9×13 baking dish is far too big for 4 pieces of chicken (8×8 would be better) and the prep and cooking time was far more than 35 minutes – be warned.

  10. paula.metcaffe@future.ca

    I made this for the first time, on a week night. It was super easy and so good. My husband loved it. We will make this again soon!

  11. Heather

    This is delicious!! I served it over Banza rice. I had some extra mushrooms to use up, so I sautéed them with onions & we ate them with the rice & chicken. You can never have too many mushrooms! The chicken was so tender & flavorful.

  12. Mo Purks

    Wow what a easy quick recipe. I served with roasted potatoes and splashed it with some balsamic glaze to brighten it up. This is a weeknight keeper!

  13. MJ

    I was scrolling through recipes looking to do something different than my usual baked chicken. Stumbled upon this one. We absolutely loved it! My 5 year old actually licked his plate he liked it so much. Definitely a keeper of a recipe!

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Sorry, I do not have that information. There are several free macro-calculators online that can help you with that. The one I have used is the Omni Calculator.

  14. Juhi

    I got chicken breasts from Kroger and sliced them thin evenly to achieve the right thickness. However after all the steps that I followed to the hilt the pieces came out pink and some parts chewy. Any suggestions?
    If decided against leaving them in the oven any longer. I had to finally put them on an iron griddle (after the bake).
    The flavors seemed nice and the family enjoyed the meal after the griddle part. I served this with Brussel sprouts and insta pot whole wheat spaghetti

  15. Christa Prim

    Oh my goodness! This was amazing. I served it with veggie pasta and grilled zucchini sqash. One of the best meals all year. Thankyou so much. Very easy and fast!

    1. Amanda W

      I made this tonight, only changed was that I used Swiss cheese since I didn’t have any mozzarella. It was very tasty!

  16. Christine

    Made it few times with chicken and pork giving the same method it’s just a great recipe so easy and tasty we love it. Thanks for sharing this.

  17. Caren M Nealon

    I’ve made this twice…once with boneless skinless chicken thighs and once with chicken breast. I think I liked the thighs better….good dish either way!!

  18. Sherry Stone

    This dish is so very good. I have made this many times and it is always excellent. This is one of my favorite meals. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.

  19. Shannon

    Absolutely amazing! My husband said he felt like he was at a restaurant. I served this dish with garlic/olive oil spaghetti and a fresh salad. It was out of this world!

  20. Krystyna

    Made this tonight and it was amazing. Except for using swiss cheese, I followed the recipe as written. Even my “I don’t like chicken” husband loved it!!! Will make again soon

  21. Marcie

    I cook almost every night so it becomes difficult to find new recipes. This was so amazing. I cannot wait to make it again. I loved the onion juice/gravy it made. Make sure to serve over pasta or rice so you can use up all that gravy. Yum!!

  22. Jenn

    Sounds delicious! Making this tonight. Would it work to also add a little sautéed spinach to the dish? If not, I’ll just serve it on the side. I feel like my family is more apt to eat the spinach if it’s part of the dish.

  23. Nancy Decker

    I made this recipe for dinner this week and we loved it. It’s fast easy and delicious! My husband said “this is a keeper”

    1. Cathie Gillies

      I made this for supper this evening for my hubby. He said he wanted to lick the plate, lol. It was delicious! I used thawed skinless boneless chicken breasts and followed your recipe to a “T”. Delicious! This one is going into my digital recipe box and will most certainly make it again!!

  24. David Coolwater

    OMG!!! This recipe on Pinterest should have a MILLION PINS. This recipe is so DELICIOUS my whole family LOVES it. Now, I make it a point to have all the ingredients just in case we want to make this again. My kids crave this dish and I have already made it 3 times. 🙂 If anyone is doubting, don’t doubt no more… yes, believe me it is really really tasty especially with Chicken Broth…. YUMMY….

  25. Jerry

    Can’t believe I made this I can hardly boil water. But this dish turned out great. So glad I made it and will do it again and again.

    1. Darlene

      I made this dish tonight and it was very simple and delicious……I will make this dish again.

      P.S. Thanks for sharing! 😋😋❤❤

  26. Sharon

    I’ve been looking for different chicken dishes and this popped up. I love mushrooms, my husband loves onions, so this was perfect. It was delicious! Quick and easy to make! Thanks for a great recipe.

    1. Jeannie

      This recipe was fantastic!!! I served it over sautéed spinach and it was DELICIOUS!! I can’t wait to make it again!

  27. Jacque Hooper

    What a great meal for my family! They will gather around the table fast for this dish; looks amazing!

    1. Jo-Ann C Chauke

      Great recipe… I love mushrooms and onions and have been searching for different types of chicken recipes. I’m going to try the crack chicken as well later in the week 😁😁

  28. Aimee Shugarman

    My dream dinner. I have to make it when my husband (the mushroom hater) isn’t home. I LOVE THIS DISH.

    1. D. Fontaine

      Ah-mazing! I have picky teen eaters, and even they liked it! Sooo much flavor! I even used canned mushrooms, and it was still fantastic. Easy and fairly quick, and the fact that it’s healthy?? Major bonus. (I accidentally used garlic SALT, and I will use the salt again – not powder – as it was so tasty!)

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