Ahhhh….Chicken with Creamy Parmesan Mushroom Cream Sauce over Polenta– this recipe tastes just as amazing as it sounds. And guess what? It’s SO easy. Maybe it’s because we almost always have these ingredients on hand- and a quick trip to the store for a rotisserie chicken is totally worth it!
I love this cream sauce so much that I would pour it over everything if I could! A little heavy cream, a little chicken broth…some bacon, mushrooms and parmesan– it has so much flavor! Add to it chicken and spoon it over polenta (or rice or pasta) and you have a dish that will instantly earn a place in the weekly dinner rotation (:
How to Make Chicken with Parmesan Mushroom Cream Sauce
I like to use rotisserie chicken from the store, and just slice it into smallish pieces and set aside. (Of course you can bake chicken breasts or tenders if you would rather not buy a pre-roasted chicken!) Doing it this way, I feel like every bite of chicken is smothered in sauce and I love it!
In a skillet, cook 4 slices of bacon until crisp and set aside. Keep the bacon drippings in the pan. (You can remove a little if you like, but don’t take it all away, you’ll love the flavor that it adds!)
Add a little butter to the skillet and saute the sliced mushrooms until they are tender. Sprinkle on a little salt and pepper.
Next, add 3/4 cup chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Then, add the heavy cream and stir to combine. Add the chicken and bacon, then simmer for about 4-5 minutes until thickened. Finally, add the grated cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Yum!
*This is a very forgiving recipe– if you prefer more sauce, or if the chicken absorbs too much of your sauce and you need a little more, just pour a little more cream and chicken broth to make up for it as it simmers.
This sauce is wonderful over rice or pasta…but my favorite is to serve it over polenta–either creamy style, or a slice of warm polenta. Mmmmmm….
Here’s another night, with creamy polenta instead… yum!
For the Polenta (this is from our perfect polenta recipe) For the Chicken & Cream Sauce Assembly Spoon chicken over warm polenta. Enjoy! Makes about 4 servings This is a great sauce to serve with pasta and rice as well. Need a little more sauce? You can adjust amounts as you go. This is a very forgiving recipe!
For the Polenta
For the Cream Sauce
For the Polenta (this is from our perfect polenta recipe)
For the Chicken & Cream Sauce
Spoon chicken over warm polenta. Enjoy!
Makes about 4 servings
This is a great sauce to serve with pasta and rice as well. Need a little more sauce? You can adjust amounts as you go. This is a very forgiving recipe!