Chicken Skillet:  When you only have 20 minutes to make dinner.

This recipe for Chicken Skillet with Mushrooms and Slivered Parmesan is delicious and versatile. Whether you’re looking for a quick recipe for lunch or something to take center stage on the dinner table, the combination of flavors in this dish are tried and true. The chicken breast comes out juicy after being cooked in white wine and extra virgin olive oil, which are two staples of the Mediterranean Diet.

A traditional Mediterranean chicken meal would have small amounts of chicken with lots of vegetables, extra virgin olive oil and herbs.  Simplicity is a hallmark of the Mediterranean diet (5 ingredients or less), but freshness is important.  If you can, get free range chicken that has eaten grass and herbs.  This will make the chicken both tastier and healthier with an abundance of omega 3 fatty acids.  A recipe such as chicken skillet would be served with a large salad on the side and some bread.  The wine is optional.

Cooking tip:

As with any chicken dish, the longer you marinade the better.  If you can marinade in the morning and let the chicken infuse with flavor during the day, you will get a more tender chicken.  If you do marinate the chicken in the morning, you would want to cover the bowl and place it in the fridge.  This is only if you have the time.  If you are making this recipe last minute, don’t worry, even a few minutes of the chicken marinating will help make it tender.

20 minute vegetables to serve with the skillet chicken:

While you are making the chicken skillet you can also have a vegetable cooking on the side.  This way you will have a full meal in under 30 minutes.  Here are a few suggestions:

Lemony Asparagus with Garlic

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic

Zaalouk (Warm Moroccan Eggplant and Pepper Salad

Diane Kochilas’ Warm Zucchini Salad with Roasted Citrus and Basil

Chicken Skillet with Mushrooms and Slivered Paremesan

Chicken Skillet with Mushrooms and Slivered Parmesan

4.41 from 30 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 360 kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 onion, sliced into rounds
  • 10 ounces Portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1-2 ounces parmesan from a block of parmesan, sliced thinly


  • Cut chicken breast into ½” strips. Add to bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, thyme and white wine. Mix well with chicken and let marinade for a few minutes.
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the skillet. Add onions to pan and sauté for 1 minute on medium heat.
  • Add mushrooms, vegetable broth and ¼ teaspoon of pepper and ¼ teaspoon of salt to pan. Let cook until mushrooms are tender.
  • Remove mushrooms and onions from pan and add marinated chicken and marinade to skillet.
  • Let cook for 2 minutes on one side. Flip and cook until done.
  • Add mushrooms and onions back into pan. Serve hot.
  • Top with slivered parmesan slices.


Calories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 41gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 729mgPotassium: 955mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 180IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 109mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Destiny W. October 25, 2022 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Thanks for this recipe! It was great!
    The ingredients were pretty easy to find for me. However, I used the some smaller mushrooms that were available, and rosé I already had. I bet it would have turned out even better if I followed this exactly, but still!

    It even tastes good after it’s heated in the microwave–perfect for my busy student life.

    I also added tomato, carrots, and a baguette on the side.
    Thanks again!!

  2. Donna Dean April 1, 2022 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    This is sooooo delicious! It’s become one of my go-to recipes for chicken :)

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