Chicken with Boursin Mushroom Sauce is an incredibly easy weeknight dinner with chicken breast as the star. The Boursin mushroom sauce takes this dish to a whole new level. Upscale your chicken dinner with a creamy, garlic mushroom sauce made in under 30 minutes!
I get tired of making the same things over and over again. Don’t you?
I am always on the lookout for recipes that are easy to prepare, take less than an hour, and use ingredients that I keep on hand. I hate buying a spice or ingredient that I will most likely never use again.
That’s certainly not the case today with this Boursin chicken recipe! Boursin cheese is an ingredient I just about always have on hand, but we will discuss that in a bit.
The real inspiration came from America’s Test Kitchen 30-Minute Suppers magazines. They come out a few times a year and as soon as I see one, I buy it. I cook from them all of the time. You can tell because there are a lot of splatters on the pages. It just means that it is well-loved.
Do yourself a favor and pick one up the next time you are in the grocery store. America’s Test Kitchen recipes are foolproof, especially this simple Boursin chicken with a creamy mushroom sauce made in under 30 minutes!
This easy, creamy Boursin chicken recipe is made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, vegetable oil, mushrooms, butter, shallot, white wine, Boursin cheese (Garlic and Fine Herbs) and parsley.
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts. The original recipe called for bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, but I much prefer the simple swap of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. They cook faster and are much easier to eat, which is especially good for my kids!
Boursin Cheese. Boursin cheese is a unique pantry ingredient that is made with fresh cream and soft cheese, flavored with herbs and spices. This creamy, dreamy, delectable cheese spread is incredibly versatile. It’s already pre-seasoned and adds TONS of flavor to the chicken dish for nearly zero effort.
It’s also one I almost always have in my fridge. It is a perfect snack to spread on crackers and enjoy with a glass of wine. It also makes a ridiculously easy mushroom sauce, like this Boursin chicken!
How To Make – The Steps
Dry your chicken breasts with paper towels and season well with salt and pepper. Flip them over and season the other side.
Pretend this a picture of chicken cooking in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken in a large skillet on medium-high heat with the vegetable oil until brown on one side, about 5 minutes.
Flip over, reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook about 15 minutes more, or until the chicken reaches 160 degrees F. Transfer to a plate and cover with tin foil to keep warm. (If you used chicken with skin, pour out all but 1 Tablespoon of the fat). Add the mushrooms and butter to the pan.
Add the shallot and cook until it begins to soften, about 1 minute.
Add the wine to the pan and scrape up all of the bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until the wine cooks almost all of the way out.
Look how brown and gorgeous the mushrooms are. Now, it’s time for Boursin!
Take the pan off of the heat and whisk in the Boursin cheese and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Pour the Boursin sauce over the chicken. Enjoy!
How To Serve
I served the chicken with simple steamed green beans and rice pilaf. There you have a perfect, quick, chicken recipe that only takes 30 minutes to get on the table. And it is delicious!
This quick Boursin chicken recipe is fast becoming a new staple in my weekly meal plans.
Uses For Boursin Cheese
Besides this incredible Boursin chicken dinner, use this French Gournay cheese spread for:
- Spreading on toast, bread, crackers or vegetables (my favorite is celery sticks!)
- Melting on beef, pasta and potatoes
- Eating with a spoon!
- If you use bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts, there will be extra fat from the skin. Make sure to remove all but 1 Tablespoon of the fat before adding the mushrooms and butter.
- If you can’t find Boursin cheese, an equal amount of Laughing Cow or Herbed Goat cheese would be a great substitute.
- Use any of your favorite fresh herbs for garnish, such as tarragon, basil, dill or chives. It really brings out the herb flavor in the Boursin!
- For a stuffed chicken breast with Boursin cheese, I really like this recipe.
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Originally published in May 2010, updated March 2020 with updated images and updated recipe card. I still make this all the time and it’s still amazing.