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Easy Cream Cheese Chicken


Posted: September 8

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Serve Easy Cream Cheese Chicken atop rice or pasta for a satisfying meal. The cream cheese and shredded mozzarella make it comforting and rich, while the mushrooms add to the savory flavors. Easy Cream Cheese Chicken packs a lot of hearty, meaty flavor for a dish that’s ready in just 30 minutes. Use the extra time for catching up on some TV and cozying up under some blankets.


Ingredients

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 ounces white button mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, boneless, skinless, and cut into strips
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
4 ounces plain cream cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Optional for serving:
steamed rice
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium heat on the stove-top.

Step 2

Add the olive oil, and heat until shimmering.

Step 3

Add the mushrooms and onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Season the chicken with the salt and pepper.

Step 6

Increase the heat to medium-high, and add the seasoned chicken to the pan.

Step 7

Sear the chicken until golden brown, about 6-8 minutes, turning them over once.

Step 8

Add in the chicken broth and cream cheese, stirring until the cream cheese is melted fully and combined.

Step 9

Sprinkle the mozzarella over the chicken.

Step 10

Cover the pan with the lid, reduce the heat, and cook until the chicken is fully cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Use the salt and pepper to season to taste.

Step 11

Serve the mushrooms and chicken over steamed rice garnished with the parsley.


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