Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Breasts Recipe

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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!

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.

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!

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 MORE CHICKEN DINNER SIDE DISH IDEAS?

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.

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!

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY GARLIC HERB CHICKEN BREASTS

  • The chicken breasts 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.

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!

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

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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

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
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.

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Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 7

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 318mg13%
Potassium 581mg17%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 136mg14%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 Responses
  1. Robbie

    This was delish!
    I played around with it the second time of making it and added mushrooms, onions and fried bacon pieced to it and poured it over cooked Barilla Veggie Rotini nooodles and OMG it was so good! A couple of the fire guys came by the house to ask hubby a question and so I fed them too… they all loved it!

  2. Taylor

    this has become one of my favorite dishes to make!! I’m not a fan of chicken so I’ve just been making it into pasta sauce! I add some spinach and extra of the seasoning and it is amazzzinngg!!! Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. Jan

    I made this tonight and it was absolutely fantastic. It was so easy and relatively quick to make, which I love. Even my 2 1/2 year old son gobbled it up. Because I made pasta to go with it, there wasn’t quite as much sauce as we would have liked, so next time I make it, I think I’ll make more of the sauce. Thanks for this delicious recipe. It’s a keeper!

  4. Tina

    What a fantastic recipe! Made it this evening for dinner. My son, who only eats select foods gobbled it up! Next time, i will chunk up the chicken and double the sauce so I have enough for the rice. Definitely a make again recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jeanne

    Beyond delicious! I cut the breast’s into 1:4s so more of the chicken was coated with the sauce. The sauce was fantastic! Definitely a keeper!

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