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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

Katerina | Diethood
Pan-seared chicken breasts prepared with a creamy, garlicky herb sauce. Flavorful, quick weeknight dinner prepared in one pan and in 30 minutes!
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

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
  • Season chicken breasts with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  • Add chicken to the skillet and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, undisturbed.
  • Flip the chicken breasts and continue to cook for about 6 more minutes, or until thoroughly cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
FOR THE CREAM SAUCE
  • Return skillet to heat and melt the butter.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for around 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Sprinkle flour over garlic, and continue to stir constantly for 20 seconds.
  • Whisk in milk.
  • Add cream cheese, and continue to whisk until cream cheese melts.
  • Stir in basil, oregano, and thyme; let sauce come to a slow simmer.
  • Return chicken to the skillet and continue to cook for 1 minute, or until heated through.
  • Spoon sauce over chicken.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • Serve.

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Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 7

Nutrition

Calories: 313 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 28 g | Fat: 18 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 100 mg | Sodium: 318 mg | Potassium: 581 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 340 IU | Vitamin C: 2.1 mg | Calcium: 136 mg | Iron: 1.1 mg | Net Carbs: 7 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken breast recipe, cream sauce, creamy chicken, dinner recipes, easy chicken dinner recipe