Creamy Garlic Chicken

Creamy Garlic Chicken

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Some nights I just want something creamy and easy for supper. This Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe hits the spot with butter, garlic, and heavy cream, plus Parmesan cheese. So, yummy. And perfect for a weeknight dinner.

(Recipe modified with new photos on 2/22/22.)

Serving Creamy Garlic Chicken with Mashed Potatoes. Garnished with fresh parsley.

I like to serve this dish with a favorite pasta or mashed potatoes and a leafy green salad.

 

Ingredients to Make Creamy Garlic Chicken

  • skinless boneless chicken breast
  • all-purpose flour
  • finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • seasoned salt
  • garlic powder
  • freshly ground black pepper

Garlic Cream Sauce

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • butter
  • medium sweet onion
  • garlic
  • chicken stock
  • heavy cream
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • dried or fresh parsley

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Prep Your Ingredients

Grate the fresh parmesan with a fine-edged zesting tool.

Slice the Onion and Garlic

Using a sharp knife and cutting board, thinly slice the sweet onion. Slice 6-8 cloves of garlic. Set aside until time to make the sauce.

 

Prepare the Chicken

Although not necessary, as an added step, you may flatten the chicken breast for faster cooking by using a meat tenderizing hammer. This will cut your cooking time down by approximately 5-6 minutes.

Preparing the Chicken

When I tenderize chicken, I like to place the chicken pieces in a heavy freezer bag before flattening it to help keep messy splatters to a minimum. 

In a large shallow bowl or plate, mix together the all-purpose flour, grated Parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and freshly ground black pepper.

Dredging Chicken in Seasoned Flour Mixture

Dredge chicken in the flour mixture.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil and butter. Cook chicken until golden on each side, about 7-10 minutes on each side. Transfer to a platter and keep warm. (If using tenderized chicken that has been flattened, you’ll want to cook for approximately 5-7 minutes on each side.)

When I need to brown chicken I like to use my cast iron skillet, which holds its temperature really well and cooks chicken like none other. How many grandmothers have told their family to cook chicken in a cast iron skillet? There’s a reason for that. Believe me.

 

Making the Creamy Garlic Sauce

Sauting Onion and Garlic in Cast Iron Skillet

Using the same skillet, reduce heat to medium, and saute the sliced sweet onion and garlic until tender, 2-3 minutes.

Add the chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Heat on medium low until reduced in half, 5-7 minutes.

Adding Cream to the Onions and Garlic

Lower heat to simmer. Pour in the heavy cream. Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer, stirring to combine. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper as needed.

Adding the Cooked Chicken to the Creamed Sauce

Add chicken to the cream sauce and continue simmering for 3-4 minutes until sauce is at the desired thickness.

To serve, garnish with fresh Parmesan and dried or fresh parsley.

Serving Creamy Garlic Chicken with Mashed Potatoes

Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes, This recipe will serve 4 people.

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Recipe for Creamy Garlic Chicken

Creamy Garlic Chicken

Some nights I just want something creamy and easy for supper. This Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe hits the spot with butter, garlic, and heavy cream, plus Parmesan cheese. So, yummy.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken, Comfort Food, Cream, Garlic, Parmesan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Cutting Board
Knife Set
Meat Tenderizer
Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients

  • 4 whole skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Cream Sauce

  • 6 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 6-8 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prep Your Ingredients

  • Grate the fresh parmesan with a fine-edged zesting tool.
    Using a sharp knife and cutting board, thinly slice the sweet onion. Slice 6-8 cloves of garlic. Set aside until time to make the sauce.

Prepare the Chicken

  • Although not necessary, as an added step, you may flatten the chicken breast for faster cooking by using a meat tenderizing hammer. This will cut your total browning time down by approximately 5-6 minutes.
  • In a large shallow bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, grated Parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and freshly ground black pepper. Dredge chicken in the flour mixture.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil and butter. Cook chicken until golden on each side, about 7-10 minutes on each side. Transfer to a platter and keep warm.
    (If you tenderized the chicken breasts, your cooking time will be 5-7 minutes on each side, approximately.)

Making the Creamy Garlic Sauce

  • Using the same skillet, reduce heat to medium, and saute the sliced sweet onion and garlic until tender, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Heat on medium low until reduced in half, 5-7 minutes.
  • Lower heat to simmer. Pour in the heavy cream. Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer, stirring to combine. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper as needed.
  • Add chicken to the cream sauce and continue simmering for 3-4 minutes until sauce is at the desired thickness.
  • To serve, garnish with fresh Parmesan and dried or fresh parsley.
    Serve with pasta or mashed potatoes, Serves 4. 

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1048mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 982IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 1mg
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