Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Recipe


Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Recipe – Pan-seared chicken breasts prepared with a creamy, garlicky herb sauce. Flavorful, quick weeknight dinner prepared in one pan and in 30 minutes!

Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken

One pan meals are my jam, as you know. When you add chicken breasts and cream sauce to the equation, we are well on our way to a new favorite recipe.

Simple, but delicious one pan meals are my absolute go-to during the week because the less the cleanup, the sooner the Netflix marathons can begin.

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This Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken is packed with flavor, thanks to the garlic and herbs, and with a delicious side dish of, say, Garlicky Steamed Broccoli, you’re getting a full on meal in no time.

Looking for a different side dish?

Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken can certainly be served with other sides, including One-Pot Caprese Pasta OR, keep it lighter with Pasta Carbonara with Zucchini Noodles.

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HOW TO MAKE CREAMY GARLIC HERB CHICKEN

The chicken breasts in the dish are pan seared in a skillet before we make the sauce. This should take no longer than 15-ish minutes.

The creamy sauce in this dish is prepared in the same pan where we cooked the chicken, adding in all the delicious browned bits to the herb sauce. In as far as the herbs, depending on what I have on hand, I’ve previously used a combination of rosemary, or thyme, as well as basil and/or oregano.

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This chicken was inspired by one of my popular recipes – Creamy Garlic Basil Chicken. This one is a similar to that one, but prepared with chicken breasts, herbs, and cream cheese.

Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken

The more involved part of the recipe is just the stirring around to make the creamy sauce. SO worth it!

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ENJOY!

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Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Recipe - Pan-seared chicken breasts prepared with a creamy, garlicky herb sauce. Flavorful, quick weeknight dinner prepared in one pan and in 30 minutes!

Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Recipe

Pan-seared chicken breasts prepared with a creamy, garlicky herb sauce. Flavorful, quick weeknight dinner prepared in one pan and in 30 minutes!

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: Italian

Keyword: cream sauce, creamy chicken, dinner recipes

Servings: 4 Serves

Calories: 313 kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN BREASTS

  • 1 pound about 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

FOR THE CREAM SAUCE

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 4 ounces low fat cream cheese, cut up into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • freshly shredded parmesan cheese, for garnish (optional)
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

FOR THE CHICKEN BREASTS

  1. Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.

  3. Add chicken to the skillet and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, undisturbed.

  4. Flip the chicken breasts and continue to cook for about 6 more minutes, or until thoroughly cooked through.

  5. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

FOR THE CREAM SAUCE

  1. Return skillet to heat and melt the butter.

  2. Stir in garlic and cook for around 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

  3. Sprinkle flour over garlic, and continue to stir constantly for 20 seconds.

  4. Whisk in milk.

  5. Add cream cheese, and continue to whisk until cream cheese melts.

  6. Stir in basil, oregano, and thyme; let sauce come to a slow simmer.

  7. Return chicken to the skillet and continue to cook for 1 minute, or until heated through.

  8. Spoon sauce over chicken.

  9. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley.

  10. Serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 7

Nutrition Facts

Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 313 Calories from Fat 162

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18g 28%

Saturated Fat 6g 30%

Cholesterol 100mg 33%

Sodium 318mg 13%

Potassium 581mg 17%

Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%

Sugars 4g

Protein 28g 56%

Vitamin A 6.8%

Vitamin C 2.5%

Calcium 13.6%

Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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