Lisa's chicken skillet with mushrooms and parmesan

Lisa’s chicken skillet with mushrooms and parmesan

Chicken is always a week-night favorite. This easy chicken skillet dish has a creamy, cheesy mushroom sauce. It’s a quick keto meal that's ideal for busy evenings because it can be prepared and cooked in less than 30 minutes.

Lisa’s chicken skillet with mushrooms and parmesan

Chicken is always a week-night favorite. This easy chicken skillet dish has a creamy, cheesy mushroom sauce. It’s a quick keto meal that's ideal for busy evenings because it can be prepared and cooked in less than 30 minutes.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1½ lbs 650 g boneless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 oz. 225 g baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 4 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ cups 350 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 2 oz. 50 g parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp fresh parsley

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Over medium heat, in a large skillet, warm the avocado oil. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Fry in the skillet, until browned or cooked through; remove chicken to a plate with a slotted spoon, reserving juices in the pan.
  2. Add garlic to the frying pan and stir-fry until soft; add mushrooms and sauté until softened, for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. On low heat, add heavy cream, stirring well. Allow to simmer for about 10 minutes stirring often. Stir in parmesan cheese until melted. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add chicken back into skillet and coat with sauce. Serve garnished with parsley.

Serving suggestions

Serve with a fresh side salad or steamed low carb vegetables like broccoli, spinach, or asparagus.

Tips

While chicken thighs are flavorful and satiating because of their higher fat content, feel free to make the dish with chicken breasts (preferably skin on) or chicken drumsticks, or a mix of both. You can also substitute pork chops or slices of pork tenderloin.

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23 comments

  1. 1 comment removed
  2. C
    Whay are the ratings not posted?
    Reply: #3
  3. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Whay are the ratings not posted?

    This is a brand new recipe and people may not have had a chance to make it. Please feel free to try it and let us know what you think!

  4. Amanda
    I made this with chicken breasts because I was unable to get thighs. It was very tasty and appealing. Quite easy to make. Turned out like an Alfredo sauce almost.
  5. Sarah
    This is so amazing! This recipe will be made over and over again in our house. So creamy and flavorful! Helps to salt the mushrooms right away so that they cook down and it makes it easier to scrap the yummy stuff off the bottom of the pan. I did reduce the cream to 3/4 cup. And used 4 thighs. Ummmmm!
  6. Kelli
    OMG!! Yummmmmy. The only thing missing was a couple of slices of french bread to sope up all that creamy sauce (just kidding!!) I actually used a spoon to get every little bit of the sauce. This was great. I will be making this every week. It was delicious and filling. It was also super easy and a quick week night meal.
  7. Tanya Lavender
    Oh. So. Good. Thanks for another easy but excellent recipe!
  8. lydia.e.williams
    Super tasty! I made this for dinner and added some spinach to it over shirataki noodles and it was just like chicken alfredo *chef kiss*
  9. Leigh
    Can I substitute heavy cream with full fat, canned coconut milk?
    Reply: #12
  10. Ian
    How much is a serving? It's not helpful to just call it a serving with no weight or other measure posted.
    Reply: #11
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How much is a serving? It's not helpful to just call it a serving with no weight or other measure posted.

    That depends on a couple of factors. If you made this recipe as written and used 8 chicken thighs or breasts, then a serving would be 2 pieces since this makes 4 servings total. As for the sauce, it wouldn't be helpful to give a volume size as the sauce will cook down differently for each person who makes it.

  12. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can I substitute heavy cream with full fat, canned coconut milk?

    We have not tested this recipe with coconut milk. Canned coconut cream may work well as a non dairy option. It tends to be higher fat than the coconut milk which would likely be too thin a liquid for this dish.

  13. Bethany
    Yum yum yum. So delicious. Nice and quick easy recipe.
  14. melissa_m_anderson
    We LOVED the sauce! It's ridiculously good. The only downside is that the servings are small. When I gave it to my husband, and he saw that dinner was 1.5 thighs - it just looked tiny.
  15. RoZan
    I'm in complete agreement with earlier post regarding macronutrients. Not only macros, but calories are equally important. Too many calories equals actual weight gain, and I think some people do not realize calorie counting is critical to weight loss. With all the computer technology utilized to set up this website, I think you have missed a critical tool. It is most likely going to be a no go for me when it's time to pay for this.
    Reply: #16
  16. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I'm in complete agreement with earlier post regarding macronutrients. Not only macros, but calories are equally important. Too many calories equals actual weight gain, and I think some people do not realize calorie counting is critical to weight loss. With all the computer technology utilized to set up this website, I think you have missed a critical tool. It is most likely going to be a no go for me when it's time to pay for this.

    All of our recipes list the full nutrition information in the Nutrition+ tab under the list of ingredients.

  17. Muzo
    Had this last night and it was fab. I did change a few things though: used 3 chicken breasts chopped up for 2 of us, added chopped leeks with the mushrooms and ( crucially) added low fat crime fraiche and a spoonful of cream cheese instead of the full fat cream) Also simmered it for much longer to reduce sauce and intensify flavour. Served with steamed asparagus. An gorgeous- very satisfying and served 2 inc v large hub!! Will defo make again
  18. Jennifer
    So yummy. I was so full it hurt. Can’t eat like this all the time cause I was over on calories for today, but it sure makes keto a little easier to have an indulgent meal in a Friday night.
  19. lisa109
    This was a great meal! I think that it is really important to make sure you brown your chicken in the pan and that there are 'bits and pieces' of the chicken used to make the cream mixture. I was able to scrape up all the small pieces of chicken while the mushrooms were cooking. I believe this made the flavor really, really fantastic. Enjoy!
  20. e.fidziukiewicz
    One of the best meal ideas here. I made some turmeric and butter fried cauliflower on the side and it tastes really good together.
  21. anettevosloo1
    Looks yummy can't wait to make it!
  22. Ian
    I love this recipe. I've made it several times, but I would just point out that according to the nutrition labels on the ingredients I used this recipe would have double the carbs per serving than what's listed here.
  23. szidyhenter
    This was super tasty. I used double cream which was thick. So yummy and filling. First I thought the portion was too small but it was super filling. I will try it next with single cream to see what the sauce consistency will be. For some reason, I found it sweet, so odd.
  24. Adam
    Really nice :D

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