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Pan Seared Chicken with Mushrooms

This Quick Pan Seared Chicken with Mushrooms uses chicken thighs, is smothered in a luscious, lemony mushroom pan sauce and is on the table in 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: chicken and mushrooms, chicken dinner, pan seared chicken recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 512kcal


  • 1.5 lbs chicken thighs boneless, skinless (See Note 1)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp flour

Mushroom Lemon Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups thinly sliced Crimini mushrooms (or any small mushroom)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced (optional)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup parsley chopped, divided


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add mushrooms, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Uncover and add garlic (optional), cook over high heat until liquid almost evaporates and mushrooms brown and glaze, about 5 minutes. Add white wine, 1/4 cup broth. Stir to scrape up browned bits in pan. Pour into a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken thighs with salt, pepper and flour. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to skillet and melt over medium high heat. Add chicken to pan and cook until lightly browned, 4 minutes. Turn over and cook for another 6  minutes. Remove to platter, cover to keep warm.
  • Pour cooked mushrooms back into pan and add remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth, 1/4 cup parsley, scraping to release brown bits on bottom of pan. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and swirl in pan until melted. Drain juice from cooked chicken into pan. Pour mushroom sauce over chicken, sprinkle with ­remaining parsley and serve.


1. I use 4 boneless and skinless chicken thighs weighed in about 1 1/2 pounds total. Pound meat with a flat-surface mallet until about 1/4 in. thick.


Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 586mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.8mg