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Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms

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Introducing Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms, a mouthwatering twist on a classic Italian-American dish that’s guaranteed to delight your taste buds. 


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Imagine tender, juicy chicken breasts coated in flavorful breadcrumbs. 

Then they are smothered in creamy Alfredo sauce, topped with gooey mozzarella cheese, and surrounded by a rich mushroom sauce.

 It’s a symphony of flavors and textures in every bite!

This incredible chicken parmigiana olive garden recipe is not only delicious, but it’s also easy to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner or special occasion. 

It’s a kid friendly dish that has always been a huge hit at our house!

The flavors are rich and satisfying, yet still light and fresh.

The recipe is easy to follow, with step-by-step instructions.

Chicken mushroom parmesan is perfect for impressing your family or guests at a dinner party.


chicken breast being dipped in egg


What is Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan, also known as Chicken Parmigiana, is a popular Italian-American dish.

It’s made with breaded and fried chicken cutlets topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese. 

It is typically served with pasta or a side of vegetables.

I’ve always found that it’s one of those healthy meals that the whole family will enjoy!


chicken breast being dipped in breading after egg


What Ingredients Are in Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms

This tender chicken with a delicious creamy sauce only takes simple ingredients! You’ll know them all! Here’s what to grab:

  • Skinless chicken breasts: the main protein in the dish
  • Egg: helps the breadcrumb coating adhere to the chicken
  • Italian seasoned bread crumbs: adds flavor and texture to the chicken
  • Parmesan cheese: enhances the flavor of the breadcrumb coating
  • Paprika: adds a subtle smokiness to the dish
  • Cheesy Alfredo sauce: provides a creamy, rich base for the dish
  • Tomato: adds a touch of freshness and acidity
  • Sliced mushrooms: adds earthiness and depth to the dish
  • Garlic and green onions: adds flavor and aroma to the mushroom sauce
  • Red wine or cranberry juice: deglazes the pan and adds depth to the mushroom sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese: creates a gooey, melty topping
  • Precooked egg noodles: serves as a satisfying and complementary base for the dish

Pro Tips:

  • Use high quality ingredients for better flavor.
  • Use real grated parmesan cheese, not powdered parmesan cheese.
  • The Portobello mushroom, baby bella mushrooms or button mushrooms are both good choices for your fresh mushrooms.


4 breaded chicken breasts in casserole dish


How to Make Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms

This creamy parmesan garlic mushroom chicken is perfectly golden brown and will be one your entire family can enjoy!

Here’s how to make this great recipe:

  1. Prepare and bake the breaded chicken breasts in the oven.
  2. While the chicken is baking, make the creamy parmesan mushroom sauce.
  3. Top the baked chicken with Alfredo sauce, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes, then add the cream sauce around the chicken.
  4. Return the chicken to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Prepare the egg noodles and toss with the remaining Alfredo sauce, then serve the chicken over the noodles.

Pro Tip: For an even crispier breadcrumb coating, try frying the breaded chicken in a pan with oil before baking.


alfredo sauce poured over breaded chicken breasts


What to Serve with Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms

Wondering what to eat with chicken mushroom parmesan?

In addition to the pasta, creamy mushroom chicken pairs well with a variety of side dishes.

Here are some easy side dish recipes to try:


Mozzarella cheese slices placed on top of chicken


Is Chicken Parmesan Italian

Mushroom Chicken Parmesan is an Italian-American dish that originated from the Italian dish called “Melanzane alla Parmigiana” (Eggplant Parmesan). 

The dish was adapted in the United States using chicken instead of eggplant and became a popular staple in Italian-American cuisine.

Personally I prefer the chicken, but if you’re going more vegetarian, the eggplant is a great option too.

Either way, you’ll find the parmesan garlic sauce adds lots of flavor and pairs well with both.


Diced tomatoes sprinkled on top of chicken and cheese


Can You Make Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms Ahead of Time

Yes, you can make the Best Chicken Parm ahead of time. And it’s a perfect easy prep!

Simply prepare the breaded chicken and mushroom sauce separately, and store them in the refrigerator. 

When you’re ready to serve, assemble the dish with the Alfredo sauce, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes, then bake according to the recipe instructions. 

Be sure to allow the chicken and mushroom sauce to come to room temperature before baking to ensure even cooking.

I find this is a great recipe for date nights! I can prep it early, have it ready to go, and spend my time doing other things instead.


sliced mushrooms being sauted.


Can You Freeze Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms

Yes, you can freeze this creamy chicken mushroom recipe. I love pulling it out for quick meals on busy weeknights.

Allow this chicken recipe to cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and place it in an airtight container or freezer-safe zip-top bag. 

Freeze for up to 3 months and have your delicious dinner ready whenever you need it.

To reheat, thaw the dish in the refrigerator overnight, then bake in the oven at 350°F until heated through.


cooked mushrooms placed all around chicken


How to Store Leftover Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms

This makes delicious leftovers so be sure to save this for later if you have some leftover!

Store leftover creamy parmesan chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. 

To reheat, place the leftovers in a covered oven-safe dish and bake at 350°F until heated through.

You can also reheat in the microwave in short 30 second bursts.


cooked parmesan chicken over a bed of egg noodles


What Pasta Goes with Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms

This Parmesan Mushroom Chicken recipe calls for egg noodles which work really well.

But you can also serve it with other types of pasta, such as spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, or rigatoni.

Choose a pasta that complements the dish and holds up well with the creamy Alfredo sauce and mushroom sauce.


side view of chicken on bed of noodles


More Delicious Chicken and Turkey Recipes You’ll Love…

This Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms recipe is the perfect combination of classic Italian-American flavors and a unique twist on a beloved dish. 

With its tender breaded chicken, creamy Alfredo sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese, and rich mushroom sauce, it’s sure to impress your family and friends. Buon appetito!


Yield: 4 Servings

Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms

side view of chicken on bed of noodles

Introducing Chicken Parmesan with Mushrooms, a mouthwatering twist on a classic Italian-American dish that's guaranteed to delight your taste buds. 

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Combine Bread crumbs and grated Parmesan together.
  3. Dip chicken in egg, then bread crumbs.
  4. Place in a 9x13 dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. While chicken is baking, make mushroom sauce.
  6. Combine sliced mushrooms, garlic, green onions and red wine in a skillet and cook for 4 minutes.
  7. Pull chicken out of oven and top 1/2 jar of Alfredo sauce.
  8. Then top with sliced mozzarella cheese and tomatoes.
  9. Spoon Mushroom sauce around chicken in pan.
  10. Return to oven and bake for 10 mire minutes.
  11. While chicken is baking for second time, cook egg noodles according to package directions.
  12. When noodles are done, pour remaining half jar of Alfredo sauce over them.
  13. Serve Chicken with noodles on the bottom and chicken on top!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 683Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 224mgSodium: 974mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 59g
Recipe by Liz Heath

Originally Posted: July 22, 2014

Photos & Text Updated: August 4, 2023

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Friday 25th of August 2023

In my opinion, adding mushrooms to any recipe makes it so much better! This recipe did not disappoint - we have made it twice now! Thank you!


Saturday 30th of September 2023

So glad it was a hit Michaela! Thanks for the comment.


Sunday 20th of August 2023

This turned out amazing! Loved the combination of flavors and textures! On rotation at our house!


Thursday 28th of September 2023

So glad to hear it Kathleen! Thanks for the comment.

Manori Fernando

Thursday 28th of April 2016

looks yummy. i love mushroom. so i'm gonna try this.Thank you for sharing. If you wanna know about Sri Lankan food drop in a mail.


Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Manori, I hope you love this recipe. It's my Mother-in-Laws recipe and always a hit with company! I'd love to try a few Sri Lankan recipes! Email me a few if you don't mind!

Annette Browning

Wednesday 6th of August 2014

I hated mushrooms until I got pregnant with my first. Asparagus too. Now I love em!

Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014

This looks pretty amazing! I love mushrooms, but only one of my kids does. I will make it anyway, and he and I will eat all the mushrooms ourselves! :) Pinning and stumbling!

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