Sour Cream Chicken and Mushroom Rice Skillet

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3 minutes
January 30, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

This creamy rice skillet dinner is loaded with chicken, mushroom, and peas in a sour cream sauce. it is a perfect dinner for busy nights!

This creamy rice skillet dinner is loaded with chicken, mushroom, and peas in a sour cream sauce. it is a perfect dinner for busy nights!

Hi! Did you have the day off yesterday? How was it? I ended up taking the boys for an overnight trip a little ways north of San Francisco. It was fun, but we got stuck in major traffic on the way there. We stopped for dinner at a Mexican place to try to let it die down, which worked! By the time we were stuffed and got back on the road, it was smooth sailing.

The restaurant was pretty good and had some dishes on the menu I hadn’t seen before. I ordered chicken and mushroom simmered in sour cream sauce because I love the words mushrooms and sour cream. They brought me a HUGE plate with at least three cups of mostly chicken smothered in a very rich sauce. It was scrumptious, but I couldn’t have eaten all that food even if I wanted to.

I got to thinking about that creamy chicken dish and wondered how I could do my own version as a skillet meal. The restaurant served their sour cream chicken with rice, beans, lettuce, salsa, guacamole, and tortillas. It was delicious made into tacos, but it didn’t really taste like Mexican food exactly. This skillet dinner is closer to stroganoff than tacos.

This creamy rice skillet dinner is loaded with chicken, mushroom, and peas in a sour cream sauce. it is a perfect dinner for busy nights!

Before I get to the recipe, let’s talk about rice for a minute. There are different ways you can make this depending on what rice you choose. These are some options:

  • Use white rice or quinoa as instructed in the recipe.
  • Use instant rice, and reduce the amount of broth. Follow the instructions on the label; it’s usually one part rice to one part liquid. This will cut down the cook time. Simmer the rice as long the label specifies.
  • Use brown jasmine rice. As it turns out, this brown rice cooks about as quickly as white rice! It uses less liquid, so check the label. My bag recommends one part rice to one and a half part liquid (so a cup of rice and 1 1/2 cups broth in this case).
This creamy rice skillet dinner is loaded with chicken, mushroom, and peas in a sour cream sauce. it is a perfect dinner for busy nights!

Not only does this quick meal make a great dinner for busy nights, it’s really good leftover too. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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This creamy rice skillet dinner is loaded with chicken, mushroom, and peas in a sour cream sauce. it is a perfect dinner for busy nights!

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, mushrooms, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to coat. Saute, stirring often, until chicken is mostly cooked through.
  2. Stir in rice and chicken broth. Bring to a low boil, and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in frozen peas, and replace cover. Continue cooking for approximately five minutes or until peas are heated and most of liquid is absorbed.
  4. Stir in cream cheese and sour cream until cream cheese is melted. Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until evenly heated.

 

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30

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Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

22 comments

Fiona
2 years ago

This worked so well. The mushrooms though strong were a really good flavour and the absorption amount was perfect.
Thanks from Down Under

Rosie
1 year ago

Hi, Fiona! Great! And it was perfect; that was my son’s exact word when I asked him how it tasted. How about sharing a photo of this recipe? How does it look?

Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
9 years ago

This has my family’s name all over it! Such comfort in that bowl.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

This is our kind of dinner too. Thanks, Michelle!

Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
9 years ago

I love anything reminiscent of stroganoff and the fact that this is so easy is a huge bonus! Thanks for giving the different options for the grains… I love to be able to just use what I have on hand!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Michelle!

Angela
9 years ago

Is there a particular kind of mushroom which you’d recommend for this dish…. one which has a lot of flavor? This sounds very delicious, and I’d like to use the best tasting mushrooms possible.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Hi, Angela! I like using baby bella mushrooms. I can find them pre-washed and sliced at my grocery store, which makes the recipe even easier. Thank you for your question!

Lisa
9 years ago

So glad I received this email today. I wanted to make something new & easy for dinner 2mrw night! Best part, I already have everything, thx!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, Lisa. I really think you will enjoy this dinner. Have a good Sunday!

Megan {Country Cleaver}
9 years ago

I’m making this ASAP, I love rice skillets!!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I hope you like it, Megan. Thank you!!

Joanie @ Zagleft
9 years ago

Andi, this looks like the perfect meal and so easy to make too. I need to put this on my menu next week!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I hope you love it if you get a chance to make it. Thanks, Joanie! xo

Maris (In Good Taste)
9 years ago

Great winter comfort food. Love it!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I appreciate that so much, Maris. Thank you!

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
9 years ago

I love creamy rice dishes and always look for more chicken skillets! Loving this!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Anna. I’m a big fan of skillet dinners too :)

Lora
9 years ago

What a fun way to make chicken! I’m always looking for chicken recipe inspiration. So easy and lovely for a busy weeknight supper!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Lora!

Liz
9 years ago

Thank you Andi for the nice recipes.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

You are very welcome, Liz. Thank you!

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