Orzo, chicken, and mushrooms in a creamy sauce.

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Skillet Meal

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Skillet Meal is a quick and flavorful meal that's made in a single pan in 30 minutes. Chicken, mushrooms, and orzo are coated in a creamy herb sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy chicken and mushroom
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 446kcal
Author Heather


  • 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 16 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 cup orzo uncooked
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 ounces heavy cream


  • Season cubed chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat saute pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to pan. When hot, add chicken and cook until juices run clear, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add onions and mushrooms to pan and cook until onions are translucent and mushrooms have browned (about 4-5 minutes). Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Add chicken broth to pan, scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Then, add orzo, parsley, and thyme. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until pasta is just al dente (according to your pasta's package directions). Most of the liquid should be absorbed. 
  • Remove lid and add heavy cream and cooked chicken. Stir to combine. Cook for one additional minute, then remove from heat. Allow to set for 5 minutes to allow sauce to thicken.
  • Optionally, top with fresh chopped parsley, or freshly grated parmesan.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 683mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 12.8mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.3mg