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Creamy Garlic Sauce Chicken
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Creamy Garlic Sauce Chicken Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 15
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Tender chicken breasts smothered in a mouthwatering creamy garlic sauce!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 487

Ingredients

  • 4 (1 pound altogether) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth , (or, you can also use white wine)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness of 1-inch. Generously spray each chicken breast with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cheese, salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, basil, parsley, and sweet paprika. Take the seasoning mixture and rub it all over the chicken breasts.
  • Heat olive oil with 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the hot oil and cook for 5 minutes; flip and continue to cook for 5 more minutes, or until golden brown. Remove chicken from pan; set aside and keep covered.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining butter; let it melt. Stir in the garlic cloves and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until they are lightly browned on the outside. Stir often so you do not burn the garlic.
  • Add chicken broth or wine to the skillet and let cook for 3 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and add chicken back into the skillet. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the sauce is reduced and chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from heat. Garnish with fresh parsley, and serve.

Notes

HOW TO STORE 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container AND in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
 
CAN YOU FREEZE CREAMY CHICKEN
  • Yes, but the texture of the creamy sauce will change once defrosted. Dairy products tend to split when frozen and end up grainy when reheated. I think it helps if you can stir in more cream while heating up the defrosted chicken. 
 
IF USING BONELESS, SKINLESS CHICKEN THIGHS, cook the thighs for a bit longer; about 7 minutes per side.
 
WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 15
TO REDUCE your POINTS down to 9, use Half & Half in place of Heavy Cream.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Sauce Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 ounces)
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Cholesterol 180mg60%
Sodium 551mg23%
Potassium 535mg15%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1315IU26%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 203mg20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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