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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!
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Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 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

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.

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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