Cream of Mushroom Chicken is not just your average baked chicken recipe – it’s a delightful and mouthwatering dish that combines tender chicken with sauteed mushrooms in a creamy, delectable sauce. When winter nights turn chilly, nothing warms the heart and soul more than a comforting meal that brings the family together.
Creating a perfect cream of mushroom chicken casserole is easier than you think, especially when armed with the right tips and tricks. Here’s what you need to know:
Using Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
The secret to the rich and flavorful base of our cream of mushroom chicken lies in Campbell’s® canned condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup. Unlike traditional soups, this condensed version offers a richer and thicker consistency. While you would typically dilute it with water, for this recipe and many other casseroles or bakes, it is best to use the soup without additional liquid. Instead, mix the condensed soup with sour cream and chicken stock separately before pouring it over the chicken.
Brown the Chicken Before Baking
To enhance flavor and texture, it’s crucial to brown the chicken before baking it. Start by cutting the chicken in half lengthwise to ensure even cooking. Dredge the chicken in flour and sear it in a skillet with melted butter over medium-high heat. Cook each side for 2 minutes to create a seared crust, which not only adds moisture but also imparts a delicious flavor and helps thicken the sauce. Say goodbye to bland boiled chicken!
Sauté Mushrooms Before Baking
Mushrooms are a versatile and meaty addition to any casserole. In the same skillet used to sear the chicken, sauté sliced mushrooms with a little more butter and black pepper for about 3 minutes. This step adds an extra burst of flavor to the dish.
The creamy and savory base for our Cream of Mushroom Baked Chicken consists of Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, sour cream, and chicken stock. Mix these ingredients in a large bowl and add an envelope of onion soup mix for that extra savory kick. No need to worry about additional spices – this sauce has the perfect amount of salt and flavor to enhance the chicken.
Best Cheese for this Recipe
When it comes to choosing the perfect cheese for our Cream of Mushroom Chicken, quality matters. Packaged shredded cheeses may dry out or lack flavor. To achieve a creamy, melty, and evenly baked topping, opt for thinly sliced cheeses like Muenster or Monterey Jack. These varieties beautifully complement the tender and moist chicken with their mild flavors.
While serving our Cream of Mushroom Chicken over buttered egg noodles is a personal favorite, feel free to pair it with your preferred side dish. Here are a few suggestions to enhance your dining experience:
- Mashed potatoes
- White rice
- Spaghetti noodles
Even if you’ve eaten to your heart’s content, these delectable desserts are the perfect way to conclude your savory meal:
- Coconut Custard Pie
- Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cranberry Orange Bread
- Fruit Salad
Follow the recipe below to make our Baked Cream of Mushroom Chicken. This recipe serves 6 but can be adjusted to meet your needs.
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Remember, cooking is an adventure best shared with loved ones. So gather your family around and indulge in the warmth and satisfaction that our Baked Chicken Mushroom Soup brings. For more delicious recipes, visit Family Cuisine.