Creamy slow cooker chicken and mushrooms are a delicious dinner dish and are super easy to prepare.
The creamy sauce cooks to be loaded with flavor thanks to the mushrooms, mustard, chicken, and herbs. The chicken itself takes on loads of flavor from the sauce and can be served whole or shredded.
Typically, I will serve one chicken breast per person. So, you should get roughly six or more servings out of a single batch of this recipe. I recommend cooking some side dishes to go with the chicken, for example, I love to serve it with noodles.
The leftovers of this dish will be great reheated for lunch or dinner the next day. I recommend keeping the leftovers in the refrigerator, but you can also keep them in the freezer. They should keep frozen for three months or three days in the refrigerator.
Adjusting the Recipe
There are lots of ways that you can tinker with this recipe. Below are just a couple of ideas on what you can do.
To make this a little cheesy and even creamier, you can add some cream cheese into the sauce. Roughly 250g (8 oz) of cream cheese will be more than enough. It will also thicken the sauce so you might not need the cornstarch mixture.
Any cut of chicken will work nicely in this recipe. I recommend chicken breasts, but something like chicken thighs or chicken drumsticks will also work.
You can tinker with the herbs in this recipe. I only use oregano, but other herbs like thyme or tarragon will work nicely with the rest of this dish’s flavors. Feel free to experiment a little to get the best flavors.
There are lots of other ways you can personalize this recipe. If you have a delicious adjustment that you want to share, then please do not hesitate to leave a comment at the bottom of this page.
What to Serve with Chicken and Mushrooms
Many different side dish combinations will work nicely with this meal. Below are a few ideas on how to serve this dish.
Some freshly cooked pasta will work very nicely with the creamy sauce and chicken. You can shred the chicken so that it works better with the pasta. I recommend cooking the pasta separate from the cream sauce for the best results.
I love to serve this dish over the top of some homemade mashed potatoes. The creamy sauce of this dish and the mashed potatoes match perfectly. I always end up going back for seconds.
Steamed vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower will work very nicely as a side dish. You can also make steak fries, herby baby potatoes, or sweet potato fries to go alongside the vegetables and chicken.
The video right below will take you through all the steps on how to make creamy chicken and mushrooms in the slow cooker. Alternatively, there is a full written recipe just after the video.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe
- 1 kg (2.2 lb) chicken breasts
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- 250 g (8.8 oz) mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp oregano, chopped
- 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) chicken stock
- 125 ml (4.2 fl oz) heavy cream
- 3 Tbsp cornstarch
- 3 Tbsp water
- In a slow cooker, add the onion, garlic, mushrooms, Dijon mustard, oregano, and chicken stock. Next, add the chicken breasts.
- Cook on low for 6 hours.
- Remove the chicken breasts from the slow cooker.
- In a bowl, mix the cornstarch and water until it forms a paste. Stir the cornstarch mixture and the cream into the liquid in the slow cooker. Return the chicken to the slow cooker.
- Switch the slow cooker to high and cook for 30 minutes or until thickened.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve & Enjoy
- The chicken breasts can be replaced with a different cut of chicken, such as chicken thighs.
- Wholegrain mustard is a suitable replacement for the Dijon mustard.
- To cook this dish faster, switch the slow cooker to high and reduce the cooking time by half.
- I recommend using oregano, but other herbs will also work nicely in this dish. For example, tarragon is an excellent match for a creamy sauce.
Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.
The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.
More Chicken Recipes
There are so many chicken recipes that you can do in the slow cooker. Below is a couple that I reckon you would like if you enjoyed this recipe.
The creamy chicken and bacon casserole is always a hit when I make it for friends and family. It features delicious pieces of chicken, potatoes, carrot, and bacon. I also love it as it can easily feed a crowd.
Another creamy style dish that I reckon you will love is the chicken marsala. The dish features a deliciously creamy sauce that is loaded with flavor thanks to the marsala wine. It is remarkably like this dish in a lot of ways.
I hope that the recipe has helped you make some slow cooker chicken and mushrooms. If you have some feedback, then please do not hesitate to leave a comment below.
Just noting: 1kg= 2.2 lb, not 1.1 lb. Gonna try this recipe in the instant pot
Thanks for pointing that out! Not sure how I missed that.
This was very gorgeous and comforting, will be making it again
This is delicious!! Thank you!! I also added 1/4 cup of white wine. Also with Italian herbs and oregano. Only used 2 Tb of cream to keep the sauce rich in flavour.
I also used Italian herbs but added more stock as we like lots of sauce, this is the 2nd time of cooking this delicious chicken and mushroom, thanks for lovely recipe
Should the cream cheese be added with the ingredients at the beginning or at the end?
I was wondering that too. The heavy cream is not included in the instructions. I’m assuming you put it in at the beginning, similar to cream cheese in other recipes
You add the cream in step four alongside the cornstarch and water mixture.
what is heavy cream? for the chicken & mushroom
Heavy cream is also known as thickened cream in Australia or double cream in the UK.
If I add white wine to this recipe, at what stage do I add it.
I would add the wine at the start with the rest of the ingredients. I like to cook the wine a little before adding it to the slow cooker to ensure some of the alcohol evaporates.
Could I use creme fraiche instead of heavy cream?
Yes, you can.