Company Chicken

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Company Chicken

What Is Company Chicken?

Company Chicken is a dish that can be interpreted different ways. One popular recipe for company chicken involves baking chicken breasts in a creamy sauce with mushrooms and onions. Another version of company chicken involves marinating chicken in a flavorful mixture of lemon juice, garlic, and herbs, then grilling or baking it to perfection.


This company chicken recipe is using the creamy sauce with mushroom and onions!

Ingredients For Company Chicken


Fresh Parsley

1 Sweet Onion

8 oz Sliced Bella Mushrooms

2 Garlic Cloves


8 oz Cream Cheese



1/2 Cup of Dry White Wine

10 oz Cream of Mushroom Soup

2 Cups of Rice (Optional)


3 Boneless Chicken Breasts


4 Packs of Italian Dressing Seasoning


How To Make Company Chicken

Step 1

Prep, Season, & Cook Chicken



Start by fileting your chicken in half placing it in something where you can easily mix it around. Add a little olive oil along with the 4 packets of Italian Dressing seasoning.


Italian dressing seasoning is a blend of dried herbs and spices typically used to make Italian salad dressing. The seasoning blend usually includes herbs such as basil, oregano, and thyme, as well as garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Some blends may also include black pepper, red pepper flakes, or Parmesan cheese. Italian dressing seasoning can be used not only for making salad dressing but also as a seasoning for marinades, pasta dishes, roasted vegetables, and other recipes to add an Italian-inspired flavor profile.

Good Seasons sells 4 of them in a small box, which is pretty convenient.



Mix the chicken up thoroughly to make sure it’s evenly coated, and let it sit in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before cooking.


Allowing chicken to sit in seasoning before cooking is a simple technique that can have a big impact on the flavor and texture of the final dish. When chicken is allowed to sit in seasoning, the flavors from the herbs, spices, and other ingredients are absorbed into the meat, enhancing the taste and making it more flavorful.


Additionally, the salt in the seasoning helps to break down the proteins in the chicken, which can make it more tender. As the chicken cooks, the moisture that was drawn out by the seasoning is retained, resulting in a juicier and more tender chicken. By taking the time to let the chicken sit in seasoning before cooking, you can create a dish that is more enjoyable and delicious to eat.



After the chicken has had some time to marinate, cook the chicken in a large skillet on medium high heat for roughly 5 minutes on each side.



Once you’ve cooked the chicken, set aside for it to rest while you begin to build your creamy sauce.


Step 2

Make Sauce



Begin making your creamy company chicken sauce by sautéing your onions and mushrooms on medium heat for roughly 3 minutes. Then, add in some minced garlic, along with some fresh ground pepper, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.



Once your onion and mushrooms have cooked down, add in 1/2 cup of dry white wine, and continue to cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes stirring occasionally.



Once the alcohol has cooked from the wine, add in 1 can of 10 oz cream of mushroom soup.


Cream of mushroom soup is a popular ingredient for making sauces due to its rich flavor, ability to thicken, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. The mushrooms in the soup provide an earthy and savory taste that can add depth to a sauce, while the cream and starch in the soup can thicken the sauce, making it more satisfying.


Additionally, cream of mushroom soup is readily available in most grocery stores, making it a quick and easy option for making sauces without having to start from scratch. It can be used as a base for a variety of different sauces, such as stroganoff and gravy, and can be a cost-effective alternative to using fresh mushrooms and cream.



Once the cream of mushroom soup has cooked down into the vegetable and wine mixture, it’s time to thicken the sauce even more with some cream cheese.


Cream cheese is a versatile ingredient that can enhance the richness, creaminess, and flavor of sauces. It is a dairy product with a high fat content, which makes it an excellent choice for sauces that require a smooth and silky texture. Additionally, cream cheese has a slightly tangy flavor that can add depth and complexity to sauces, which is particularly useful for sauces that are otherwise quite bland.


In addition to its flavor and texture benefits, cream cheese can also act as a thickener in sauces, helping to emulsify the sauce and prevent separation. Cream cheese is also a versatile ingredient that pairs well with a variety of flavors, including garlic, herbs, and spices, making it a great choice for many different types of sauces.


Step 3

Combine Chicken & Simmer



Once the cream cheese has fully melted into the sauce, add the chicken to the skillet to completely coat it.


Adding chicken to a sauce can be important for several reasons, one of which is to enhance the flavor of the sauce. When chicken is added to a sauce, it can absorb some of the flavors and aromas from the sauce, which can help to deepen its flavor and make it more complex. This is especially true if the chicken is browned first, as the browning process can create a layer of caramelized flavors that can infuse the sauce.



Since we want this chicken to absorb as much flavor as possible, lower the heat to simmer and let it sit for roughly 20 minutes. This will give you some time to get your rice ready, which you will serve the chicken over as the final dish.


Step 4

Make Rice



This is an optional step to include the rice with this recipe, but it’s highly recommended to serve this company chicken over some sort of pasta or rice. This will allow you to enjoy the sauce against other textures aside from just the chicken.


The rice I typically go with is success boil-bag white or brown rice, I find their brand extremely convenient. Of course, you can choose whichever type of rice you’d like for this, I don’t really have as strong preference to either one…they are fine.


Brown rice is a whole grain, which means it contains all parts of the grain, including the bran, germ, and endosperm. This gives it a higher nutrient content than white rice. Specifically, brown rice is a good source of fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, and B vitamins. The fiber in brown rice helps promote healthy digestion and can also help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.


White rice, on the other hand, is a refined grain that has had the bran and germ removed. This process removes some of the nutrients, such as fiber, magnesium, and B vitamins. However, white rice is often enriched with nutrients such as iron and B vitamins, making it a decent source of these nutrients.


In terms of how they affect health, brown rice may be more beneficial due to its higher fiber content, which can help regulate blood sugar levels, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, and promote satiety. Brown rice may also be associated with a lower risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.


But sometimes health is overrated, so today I opted for white rice. You really don’t need to do much to the rice prior to serving, there is so much flavor from the sauce itself that adding anything ore is completely unnecessary.


Boil the rice in the bag for roughly 10 minutes and pour into a bowl for serving.

Step 5

Enjoy Your Company Chicken!



Scoop about 6 tablespoons of rice onto a plate, and top with 2 chicken breasts from the mixture. Sprinkle some of the parsley on top if you’re feeling fancy.






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