Chicken in a Skillet

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield Yield: serves 6 1x
  • Category Category: Dinner
  • Method Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American


Chicken in a Skillet is a simple, one-pot chicken recipe that’s packed with so much flavor! This quick and easy recipe is perfect for busy weeknights.


  • 2 1/23 pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/3 cups tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/21 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped Italian parsley
  • *optional splash of heavy cream (2 tablespoons)


  1. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place the bread crumbs on a plate or in a shallow dish. Coat each chicken breast in breadcrumbs and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, tomato paste, oregano, thyme, red pepper, and garlic. Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a large (10- inch) skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, brown the chicken on each side, 2-3 minutes. Return all the chicken back to the skillet, lower the temperature to medium-low. Add the mushrooms and the chicken broth mixture. Cover the pot and cook for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes to reduce and thicken the sauce.
  4. Add splash of heavy cream if desired, and stir to combine. Garnish with parsley.
  5. Serve over rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.


adapted from all recipes

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