Lemon Mushroom Chicken Skillet

Skillet meals remain a firm favorite in our home. I grew up in a really small town in NorthWestern Pennsylvania, and while we didn’t quite grow up on a farm, I will always consider myself a country girl. To me, skillet meals are the epitome of home-cooking. I learned how to wash and season a cast iron skillet before I learned how to boil water. The first injury I ever got was reaching up to a hot pan on fried chicken without protection.

I’m of the opinion that nothing tastes half so good as it would if you cooked it on cast iron.

I see people all over the internet getting excited about these “one pot meals.” But us country girls know this isn’t a new concept. If you’ve got yourself a skillet, you’ve got yourself all you need for a tasty dish. If you don’t have one, GET ONE.

Anyway, now that I’ve freaked you out with my unnatural love of metal cookware, let me get on the actual recipe. This is one of my favorites. It’s simple and scrumptious, and it is perfect for entertaining. It’s an easy, breezy Lemon Mushroom Chicken Skillet.

Lemon Mushroom Chicken Skillet

Here’s what you’ll need:

4-6 chicken thighs (with the skin on)
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp diced garlic
1 C of sliced mushrooms
3/4 C chicken broth
1/4 C whipping cream
1/2 small lemon, cut into slices
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 C white wine
1/8 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp chopped Italian parsley leaves
1/4 C diced green onions
Salt / black pepper

Lemon Mushroom Chicken Skillet

The trick to a good skillet dish is to make sure your pan is properly seasoned. Then, think about what’s going to taste good together. A skillet picks up flavors from each dish it makes, and it holds on to them. You can use flavored oils and wines, and you’ll taste them in other dishes. It’s kind of awesome. I tend to have different skillets for different meats – I cook chicken in the chicken skillet and beef in the beef skillet. Maybe I’m just odd, but I think it adds so much to keep flavors together.

Anyway, for this dish, you want to start by seasoning your chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Use a good amount, as chicken needs to be seasoned well. In the meantime, heat up your skillet over medium heat, adding in 2 Tbsp of good olive oil. You can use regular EVOO or you can try a flavored variety. I like lemon or garlic flavor for this dish.

Pan fry the chicken until it is nicely browned. This takes about 5 minutes on each side. Then remove the chicken from the skillet.

Lemon Mushroom Chicken Skillet

Add the rest of your olive oil to the pan and then saute the mushrooms and garlic until slightly golden. Add in your chicken broth, heavy cream, lemon slices, cayenne pepper, white wine, salt and sugar, then lower the heat and simmer for a moment.

Add your chicken back into the skillet, and ladle your sauce onto the chicken.

Lemon Mushroom Chicken Skillet

Reduce the sauce until it’s how you like it. Then add the parsley and green onions and serve family style in the middle of the table.

Enjoy!

Lemon Mushroom Chicken Skillet

Lemon Mushroom Chicken Skillet

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Lemon Mushroom Chicken Skillet
is simple and scrumptious, and perfect for entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 chicken thighs (with the skin on)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp diced garlic
  • 1 C of sliced mushrooms
  • 3/4 C chicken broth
  • 1/4 C whipping cream
  • 1/2 small lemon, cut into slices
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 C white wine
  • 1/8 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp chopped Italian parsley leaves
  • 1/4 C diced green onions
  • Salt / black pepper

Instructions

  1. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Use a good amount, as chicken needs to be seasoned well. In the meantime, heat up your skillet over medium heat, adding in 2 Tbsp of good olive oil. You can use regular EVOO or you can try a flavored variety. I like lemon or garlic flavor for this dish.
  2. Pan fry the chicken until it is nicely browned. This takes about 5 minutes on each side. Then remove the chicken from the skillet.
  3. Add the rest of your olive oil to the pan and then saute the mushrooms and garlic until slightly golden. Add in your chicken broth, heavy cream, lemon slices, cayenne pepper, white wine, salt and sugar, then lower the heat and simmer for a moment.
  4. Add your chicken back into the skillet, and ladle your sauce onto the chicken.
  5. Reduce the sauce until it's how you like it. Then add the parsley and green onions and serve family style in the middle of the table.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 601Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 736mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 48g
This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

2 Responses

  1. My husband thinks I’m a queen when it comes to one dish dinners. The truth is that I just hate the clean up. We are huge fans of mushrooms so this recipe sounds good to us. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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