These 16 Chicken And Mushroom Recipes Go Way Beyond Marsala

Chicken and mushrooms go together like PB&J.

copycat cheesecake factory madeira chicken
Andrew bui

When you think of chicken and mushrooms, you might immediately think of creamy chicken marsala. And for good reason; it's savory, rich, special, yet easy enough to make for a weeknight dinner. But this combination of chicken and mushrooms might just be better than PB&J as far as we're concerned, and it's the key to so many of our other new favorite dishes, like skillet chicken cacciatore, Thai chicken coconut soup, and chicken scallopini.

In all these recipes, tender, juicy chicken cooks alongside the mushrooms, which absorb all that flavor as they're rendered. You'll feel like a professional chef whichever recipe you cook up, yet there's no need to be intimidated by any of these easy recipes. Chicken fricassee is as fun to say as it is to eat, and has a sauce that's basically drinkable. Craving chicken cacciatore but in a set-it-and-forget-it mood? Look no further than our slow-cooker chicken cacciatore. And if you're a Cheesecake Factory fan, you'll freak out how good our copycat Cheesecake Factory Madeira chicken recipe is.

When the weather gets cool, chicken and mushrooms are the basis of some of our favorite comforting soups. It doesn't get much better than a steamy bowl of chicken and wild rice soup or creamy chicken and mushroom soup. But if you're trying to break out of your usual soup rut, you'll love shaking things up with our Thai chicken coconut soup or our coconut zoodle soup.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

We love slow cookers because they do all of the work for us, meaning we can do literally anything else while the chicken cooks. Need dinner faster? Make our classic chicken cacciatore instead.

Get the Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe.

chicken scallopini
Parker feierbach
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Chicken Scallopini

Thinly sliced chicken scallopini can be cooked in a variety of sauces and flavors. We departed from the lemony-caper piccata herd and went instead for tender mushrooms and a hint of wine, lemon, and broth, capped off with a dash of rich cream: scaloppine ai funghi. Cheers to a perfectly light yet hearty weeknight dinner.

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creamy chicken marsala
Parker feierbach
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Creamy Chicken Marsala

Chicken marsala is a classic Italian American dish that's creamy, quick, and irresistible. The creamy sauce made of mushrooms, marsala wine, and heavy cream is straight-up drinkable, and we love serving it over a big pile of spaghetti or angel hair. It's the perfect weeknight dinner, and we don't even feel guilty making it three nights in a row.

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chicken fricassee
Parker feierbach
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Chicken Fricassee

With a cream and white wine sauce that's made in the same pan as the chicken and veggies, this chicken thigh dish is simple and indulgent all at the same time. The sauce in this dish is pure heaven—it might just rival the one in our Tuscan butter gnocchi, which is one of our most popular sauces ever.

Get the Chicken Fricassee recipe.

thai chicken coconut soup
Parker feierbach
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Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

Known as Tom Kha Ghai, this creamy Thai coconut soup paired with ginger and lime gives this soup its unique and delicious flavor. The thighs cook right in the soup to make them extra tender and flavorful. Looking for more soup inspo? Check out all of our favorite soup recipes!

Get the Thai Chicken Coconut Soup recipe.

copycat cheesecake factory madeira chicken
Andrew bui
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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Madeira Chicken

Famed for their namesake fortified wine, Madeira is a teeny-tiny island belonging to Portugal. Far away and famed for many things, The Cheesecake Factory is worshipped for their chicken madeira. Chicken madeira is a saucy dish served with asparagus and topped with lots of mozzarella and our one-pan copycat recipe comes together in no time.

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chicken and wild rice soup
Erik bernstein
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Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

This comforting soup is sort of like an earthy version of chicken noodle soup. Wild rice brings some subtle floral, smokey flavors, while bone-in chicken thighs provide enough fat and flavor for a rich homemade stock. Topped with crispy chicken skin "croutons", we dare you to find a meal that can ward off the blustery cold like this one.

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chicken and mushroom white lasagna
Andrew bui
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Chicken and Mushroom White Lasagna

Few things are more pleasing than a melty, cheesy square of lasagna. This creamy white lasagna, made extra luxurious from a cheesy béchamel-type sauce called Mornay, is packed with chopped chicken, spinach, mushroom, and fresh herbs—and a few time-saving secrets (hint: one is a rotisserie chicken!).

Get the Chicken and Mushroom White Lasagna recipe.

skillet chicken cacciatore
Andrew bui
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Skillet Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore translates to “hunter” in Italian, and it’s thought that this dish arose in popularity during the Renaissance. As the story goes, the dish emerged as a means to feed hunters who’d been away tracking for long periods of time, using the meat, mushrooms, and herbs they’d collected along the way. We love this served on its own with crusty bread for dipping (or garlic bread?), but if you want a fuller meal, try it alongside rustic mashed potatoes or polenta.

Get the Skillet Chicken Cacciatore recipe.

keto bacon chicken thighs with garlic cream sauce
kat wirsing
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Keto Bacon Chicken Thighs With Garlic Cream Sauce

There’s nothing more magical than a juicy chicken thigh topped with a perfect shard of crispy skin. Here, we amp it up even MORE (if that’s possible) by cooking the chicken thighs in bacon fat and topping them in a mushroom Parmesan cream sauce. Rich, creamy, and comforting, this easy skillet dinner will become your next weeknight dinner fave, whether you follow a keto diet or not.

Get the Keto Bacon Chicken Thighs With Garlic Cream Sauce recipe.

japanese curry
Joel Goldberg
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Japanese Curry

Japanese, Thai, or Indian curries get much of their rich flavor from a roux (though no judgment from us if you skip making your own roux). You’re going to want to serve this with something that can sop up the delicious sauce—try it over white rice or brown rice, udon noodles, or with thick slices from a hearty bread.

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creamy chicken and mushroom soup
Ethan calabrese
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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup

As far as we're concerned, if you aren't making creamy, hearty soups when the weather cools down, you're missing the point of autumn. Hungry for more? Check out all our favorite cozy fall soup recipes.

Get the Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup recipe.

chicken stroganoff
Parker feierbach
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Chicken Stroganoff

We recently discovered our love of the old-school classic, beef stroganoff. This chicken version is just as creamy, hearty, and insanely good over a bed of egg noodles. It's a little lighter than the original, but just as comforting.

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chicken tetrazzini casserole
Ethan calabrese
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Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

When we are craving some comfort food for dinner, turkey tetrazzini is one of our all-time favorites. But depending on the time of year, good fresh turkey can be hard to find. This chicken version is just as creamy and delicious, and comes together in under an hour.

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chicken à la king
Parker feierbach
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Chicken à la King

Chicken à la King is basically a crustless chicken pot pie, and we are absolutely here for it. Serve it over pasta, rice, or even biscuits and love yourself for doing it.

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coconut zoodle soup
mike garten
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Coconut Zoodle Soup

Meet our new favorite soup. It's rich with coconut milk and packed with chicken, mushrooms, bell peppers, and zoodles. It's a more festive take on the classic chicken noodle soup, and we might just love it more.

Get the Coconut Zoodle Soup recipe.

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