Cheesy Baked Chicken with Mushrooms

Cheesy Baked Chicken with Mushrooms – An easy recipe for baked chicken breasts covered in melty mozzarella cheese and layered with deliciously caramelized mushrooms.


  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • ▢2 tablespoons olive oil, divided


  • ▢8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • ▢1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • ▢salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • ▢3 cloves garlic, minced


  • ▢4 (1-pound total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded down to 1/4-inch thickness
  • ▢salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • ▢1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ▢4 ounces shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • ▢1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • ▢chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1/2 tablespoon butter and add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and sliced onions to the skillet; season with salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Transfer half of the mushrooms mixture to the prepared baking dish; set the rest aside for later.
  • Return skillet to heat and add the rest of the butter and olive oil.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and Italian Seasoning.
  • Add chicken breasts to the hot oil – you may have to do this in batches if skillet isn’t big enough – and cook chicken breasts for 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned.
  • Remove chicken breasts from skillet and arrange over mushrooms in the baking dish.
  • Return skillet to the stove; add chicken broth and scrape up the browned bits. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until liquid is reduced.
  • Top chicken breasts with the rest of the mushrooms mixture, add cheese over the chicken breasts, and pour in the prepared chicken broth.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve.

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