One Skillet Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms

One Skillet Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms - made with coconut milk, white wine and herbs. Paleo and gluten free!
Sooo…if you don’t know much about my mom Elizabeth, I’d recommend heading on over here to read about her. She’s a gem. Really, she is. But today I’m going to reveal a little secret about her…I’m sure you’re holding your breath now. 😉

The secret?

She hates chicken.

Say, what??? She’s not a vegetarian, vegan or anything like that. She enjoys eating pork, beef, lamb, etc. She just doesn’t dig chicken. Something about getting sick on it while pregnant? So I guess it’s my fault (or one of my sibling’s fault) that she doesn’t fully appreciate this oh-so-versatile protein. Sorry mom.

Me on the other hand…I love chicken.


  1. It’s cheap. I’m a budget shopper.
  2. It’s incredibly adaptable. You can make 5 million+ recipes with a good ol’ boneless, skinless, chicken breast. [BSCB]
  3. It packs a punch of protein.

One Skillet Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms - made with coconut milk, white wine and herbs. Paleo and gluten free!
So today, I’m going to show you one way to dress up your BSCBs in this One Skillet Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms. The greatest thing about this dish is probably the fact that it only requires ONE skillet. I used my brand new Lodge cast iron skillet, which is extremely affordable (back to the budget shopper thing), but has really good reviews and so far, I LOVE it! Ok, tangent there, I’m just so excited about it. Now, back to the good stuff.

This dish is made with very few ingredients, but it has a flavor like wow. That’s probably thanks to the white wine, so please don’t try to make this chicken without it. You’ll be sad, and I will be too. The creaminess comes from the coconut milk, so this recipe is 100% Paleo! The garlicky mushrooms just finish it off, and before you know it, you have a steaming dinner on the table.

One Skillet Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms - made with coconut milk, white wine and herbs. Paleo and gluten free! One Skillet Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms - made with coconut milk, white wine and herbs. Paleo and gluten free!
So next time you find yourself staring at that boneless, skinless, chicken breast, keep this One Skillet Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms in mind. You won’t regret it!

One Skillet Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 heaping cups brown mushrooms
  • 1-2 shallots, diced
  • 1 tsp. crushed garlic (2-3 garlic cloves)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth + more if needed
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • ¼ cup + 4 tsp. white wine


  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat ½ Tbsp. olive oil. Add the diced shallots and allow to cook until soft, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and mushrooms and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes, then add a few spoonfuls of coconut milk and 4 tsp. white wine. Add a pinch of salt and few grinds of pepper.
  3. Cook until mushrooms are soft. Remove from the pan, set aside and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Generously salt and pepper the chicken. In the same skillet, heat ½ Tbsp. olive oil and add the chicken breasts. On medium heat, cook the chicken breasts on one side, allowing to get brown and crispy. (About 8 minutes).
  5. Flip over and cook for another minute and then add the coconut milk, chicken broth, thyme, parsley and white wine.
  6. Cover and cook for another 5-6 minutes, then add the mushrooms and continue to cook until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Serve with the mushroom sauce over the top.


*As depicted in the photos, this dish goes well with roasted vegetables such as asparagus or brussel sprouts. Also great over cooked brown rice or whole-wheat pasta.


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  • Reply candy April 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

    I can’t ever have enough chicken recipes

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Candy, Right? Such a staple! Hope you like this one.

  • Reply Angela Tolsma April 11, 2016 at 11:09 am

    oh gosh this looks amazing!!

    That’s a really interesting fact about your mom. I don’t know too many people who don’t like chicken.

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Angela! I know, it’s kinda funny right? I’m glad you like the look of this chicken! Give it a try and let us know what you think.

  • Reply Cori April 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I hate touches raw chicken, but love cooking with it and eating it.

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      Cori, ya raw chicken can be a little gross, but once you get past that, endless opportunities open up… 😉

  • Reply Kristen April 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Anything with chicken and mushrooms sounds delicious. Can’t wait for my attempt at making this, watch for sirens and plumes of smoke coming from my house later!

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Hahaha Kristen, I love this! You don’t know how many times I’ve set off that dang fire alarm while cooking. Keep the fan on and have fun cookin! 🙂

  • Reply Kim @ Three Olives Branch April 11, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    This looks so incredibly amazing! And I agree, there are so many different things you can make with chicken it is a great blank slate!

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Kim, I’m glad you like the look of it! It tastes even better than it looks…give it a try and let us know how you like it!

  • Reply Joce April 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    This sounds so delicious. I love any meal you can cook in one pan..the less dishes the better!

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Joce, Right? We’re right there with ya. Less dishes = happy me and happy husband. (We have a deal. I make the dinner, he does the dishes). With this meal, we both win!

  • Reply Cynthia April 11, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I love everything about this dish. And I love asparagus. Hungry! Pinning!x

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks for pinning it Cynthia! It’s a yummy one, and the asparagus goes great with it. Love us some asparagus! 😉

  • Reply LaKisha Riddick April 11, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    You’re right! You can NEVER have enough chicken recipes!!! Works for my family!!! Pinned

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      LaKisha, Thanks for pinning! Truly, chicken is the best. Hope you like this recipe!

  • Reply Carrie April 11, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks so much for this!!! We eat chicken – a lot. I get so bored with chicken recipes, so this will be a nice change!!

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Carrie, I’m right there with ya. Chicken is such a staple and can def get boring after awhile. If you end up making this one, let us know how it turns out!

  • Reply Rachel April 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    This looks delicious! I’m pinning this one. I always buy cheap chicken and run out of creative things to do with it so then I dread cooking the same ol stuff with it. This looks great!

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Rachel, thanks for pinning it! It’s always fun to try new chicken recipes…it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut of your usual recipes. If you end up making this one, let us know how you like it!

  • Reply Marielle Altenor April 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Sounds really delicious! I’ve been meaning to get a Cast-Iron Skillet for so long! Would be so nice to try making this recipe with it!

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks Marielle! I’d definitely recommend the cast-iron skillet. They retain heat really well, and last for decades! Such a good investment.

  • Reply Anshula April 11, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    This looks so good…I’m a huge fan of asparagus and I love chicken recipes, so I will definitely be trying this out!!

    • Reply Sarah April 11, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Anshula! If you do end up making it, we’d love to hear what you think of it!

  • Reply Sam@livingthedutchdream April 12, 2016 at 1:36 am

    This is definitely my kind of recipe, it looks and sounds delicious. I have pinned it for later 🙂

    • Reply Sarah April 12, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      Sam, thanks for pinning! It’s a tasty one, hope you enjoy!

  • Reply Bree Hogan April 12, 2016 at 1:59 am

    My husband would love this dish! The mushroom sauce with the asparagus sounds amazing!

    • Reply Sarah April 12, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Bree, I have proof that this is a husband-approved meal…my husband ate it all! haha Hope you and your husband like it too 🙂

  • Reply Klauss April 12, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Sumptuously! You have all the recipes are pretty 🙂 Follow you 🙂

    • Reply Sarah April 12, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks Klauss! I hope you try some recipes out and enjoy them!

  • Reply Angie Scheie April 12, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I’ve actually never heard of anyone who hates chicken before! This recipe looks delicious and I’ll be trying it out when my mushroom phobic husband is away:-)

    • Reply Sarah April 12, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Angie, a chicken-hater is pretty strange isn’t it? Especially one who loves to cook so much! And I’m sure your husband would love this without the mushrooms. Maybe try substituting with another veg or just cut the mushrooms all together! If you do make it, we’d love to hear how it turns out!

  • Reply Dia All The Things I Do April 12, 2016 at 10:14 am

    This looks amazing! I want to try it. I would be shocked that she doesn’t like chicken but I’ve met someone who doesn’t like bacon before so I’ve been shocked for life lol

    • Reply Sarah April 12, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      A bacon hater huh? That’s a sad thing 😉 Hope you enjoy the recipe! (Now that I think of it, this one would be amazing with some added bacon in it haha).

  • Reply Roxy April 12, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Chicken and asparagus are VERY popular at my house. We are always looking for ways to jazz it up. I love that this recipe is inexpensive and easy!

    • Reply Sarah April 12, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Roxy, it seriously is such an easy meal to make. And if your house loves asparagus and chicken, this is a must-try for you! Hope you love it!

  • Reply Jared @ thehesitantchef.com April 12, 2016 at 11:42 am

    I love one pot/skillet/pan recipes and I’d say yours looks like a winner! Looks great!

    • Reply Sarah April 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks Jared! Gotta love any dish that requires ONE dish to make, right?

  • Reply Carrie April 12, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Um this is making me hungry right now! It looks amazing! I am definitely going to add this to our meal plan for next week.

    • Reply Sarah April 12, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks Carrie! Let us know how it turns out 🙂

  • Reply Mitzi April 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

    I can’t wait to try this one–looks delicious!

    • Reply Sarah April 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks Mitzi! Hope you like it 🙂

  • Reply Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple April 13, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Love that you used coconut milk in this! Need to try

    • Reply Sarah April 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Liz, the coconut milk gives it such a creamy texture/flavor. Hope you like it!

  • Reply grace April 13, 2016 at 9:55 am

    i will automatically be drawn to any recipe for which i can break out my cast iron skillet…even if mushrooms are involved! 🙂

    • Reply Sarah April 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Right? Looove those cast iron skillets!

  • Reply Lucy April 13, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I love that this is made with coconut milk. The mushrooms and asparagus make it so perfect for spring!

    • Reply Sarah April 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Lucy, it’s true…this is a fun one for spring! Hope you like it 🙂

  • Reply Toni May 30, 2016 at 11:45 am

    This looks delicious! However, is there anything I can sub for the white wine? I had an alcoholic grandfather, so I’ve just made it a practice to never even buy alcohol. Yes, I know that it cooks out, but like I said, I don’t even bring it into my house!

    • Reply Sarah May 31, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Toni, first off, I really admire you for being so committed to keeping alcohol out of your life and home. Way to go! As for the recipe, you can even just omit the wine and it would still taste great. You could try subbing white grape juice, but I haven’t tried that yet myself. I’ve had a few people make it without the white wine though, and they still loved it! If you do end up making it, we’d love to hear how it turned out! 🙂

      • Reply Toni May 31, 2016 at 12:55 pm

        Will do; thank you very much!

    • Reply Ashley January 24, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Toni- I personally don’t drink alcohol, but have come across some substitutes to still make good recipes without jeopardizing the flavor; mushroom juice from the can works really well for a white wine substitute. Also chicken broth can be substituted if my shroom juice isn’t available. Hope that helps.

  • Reply Laura March 2, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    This looks delish and I will be making soon! But I wanted to point out that the wine means it is not Whole30 compliant.

    • Reply Sarah March 2, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      Thanks for pointing that out Laura! Obviously I am not an experienced whole30-er. 😉 Regardless, you should give it a try! Hope it turns out for you!

  • Reply Gillian March 6, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I just made this last night and it was soooooo good! Only thing, how big of can of coconut milk is supposed to be used? I had so much liquid between the broth and milk, I tried to cook it longer to thicken and cook down. Still a bit thin but so so yummy. Used shitaake mushrooms and caramelized the shallots. And was perfect with the asparagus and some cauliflower rice. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    • Reply Sarah March 8, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Gillian, we just used a 13-oz. can of coconut milk. That’s great feedback though. If it was too thin for you, maybe reduce the broth next time. We’ll try making it again (we posted this recipe a year or so ago) and pay attention to the sauce thickness. Glad you enjoyed it for the most part though! Cheers 🙂

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