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Tasty 2-Step Chicken

Tasty 2-Step Chicken
  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 25 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 208 1 serving

This no-fuss recipe for a tasty chicken dinner only requires a skillet and two simple steps. First, brown the seasoned chicken breasts, and then simmer them in a tasty mushroom cream sauce.  Serve it over rice, pasta, or greens for the easiest dinner you’ll ever make. If you prefer, you can switch up the soup base or seasonings in the recipe to give your chicken some Italian or zesty Dijon flavor. However you serve it, it truly doesn’t get easier than this Tasty 2-Step Chicken recipe.


cost per recipe: $5.50

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (4 small or 2 large cut in half crosswise)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup or Healthy Request® Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 cup water (for creamier sauce, use milk)


  • Tips

    • Make it your own!  This recipe is delicious with any of your favorite Campbell's® cream soups.
    • For Italian-Style Chicken, add 1/2 cup chopped Italian plum tomatoes, 1 tablespoon each fresh parsley and basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed, with the soup.
    • For Chicken Dijon, use 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Celery Soup and increase water to 2/3 cup.  Add 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper with the soup.
  • Step 1

    Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook for 6 minutes or until well browned on both sides.  Remove the chicken from the skillet.

  • Step 2

    Stir the soup and water in the skillet and heat to a boil. Return the chicken to the skillet.  Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is done.  Season to taste and serve over hot cooked rice, if desired.


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  • Very easy

    Letty G.
    July 23, 2014

    I tried this for the first time today. It is very easy to make and that helps when getting out of work late. Thank you

  • Excellent Recipe

    June 2, 2014

    I have made something like this for years, but I make a complete dinner with it. I peel and slice potatoes and onions and add this to the recipe.
    1) Spray bottom of 9x13 in. casserole dish
    2) peel potatoes and slice them ( I use 1 baking potato for 2 members of the family) place into sprayed casserole dish, add a little salt and pepper and sometimes I will put garlic powder on
    3) peel and slice onions and place on top of potatoes
    4) add the chicken and season with whatever seasons you want
    5)mix 2 cans of the soup with about 1 can of water, pour soup and water over all
    6) cover with foil and bake until chicken is done. 45-60 min. depending on oven

    Sometimes I will mix a can of peas or mixed vegetables (drained) on top of the onions.

    I have been making this for the family for years and have mixed up the meat, we will have pork chops instead of the chicken.

  • A Favorite - fast, easy and versatile

    Linda O.
    February 3, 2014

    So fast and so easy. I add an additional can of Mushroom soup to make extra gravy for my side dishes including: egg noodles (no yolks), mash potatoes, or rice pilaf. Then serve with green beans, cole slaw or a salad.

  • Family Favorite!

    December 10, 2013

    This has been a "Go-To Recipe" of my family for years. My children were raised on this recipe due to juggling work, school activities, & sports.

  • Simple, Speedy, Savory

    Jacinda C.
    August 20, 2013

    I really enjoyed this recipe, not only was it very easy it was very tasty!! It's a great thing to whip up when you aren't in the mood to cook. I served mine over brown rice, I want to try it over quinoa or mashed potatoes next time.

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    Calories 208
    Total Fat 10.2 g
    Sat. Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 71 mg
    Sodium 568 mg
    Total Carb 4.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 22.7 g
    Vitamin A 0 %DV
    Vitamin C 0 %DV
    Calcium 1 %DV
    Iron 0 %DV
    Calories 184
    Total Fat 7.2 g
    Sat. Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 71 mg
    Sodium 495 mg
    Total Carb 4.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 22.7 g
    Vitamin A 0 %DV
    Vitamin C 0 %DV
    Calcium 0 %DV
    Iron 0 %DV
    Calories 190
    Total Fat 7.5 g
    Sat. Fat 1 g
    Cholesterol 71 mg
    Sodium 291 mg
    Total Carb 4.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Protein 22.7 g
    Vitamin A 0 %DV
    Vitamin C 2 %DV
    Calcium 8 %DV
    Iron 0 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.