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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 chicken breast recipe, cream sauce, creamy chicken, dinner recipes, easy chicken dinner recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
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.