CREAMY GARLIC CHICKEN BREASTS

Creamy Garlic Chicken breasts in an irresistible garlic cream sauce filled with caramelized onions and garlic is a winner of a chicken dinner! Easy and delicious comfort food at its finest.

Chicken is one of the most consumed ingredients in the world. And everyone likes chicken, and I love to eat chicken everytime.

There are a variety of dishes available in this world and every country has its unique signature chicken recipe. For example, Butter Chicken, African Chicken Stew, Greek Chicken with Green Beans, and many more.

In the same way today we have Creamy Garlic Chicken Breasts and I am sure you all will like this recipe and try this ASAP.

Wanna try some of the more chicken recipes: SPANISH CHICKEN

So let’s take a look at our ingredients.

Chicken: Chicken is full of proteins and a good source of energy and essential nutrients required for our body.

Parmesan Cheese: Parmesan cheese is a well-known cheese used in almost every home, known for it’s nutty and sweet flavor. This cheese is a good source of protein and delicious as well.

Garlic: Garlic is the base of this recipe as we have used a good amount of garlic which adds a strong garlicky flavor to this recipe.

Pepper: Pepper adds a slightly more spicy touch to the recipe and freshly crushed peppercorns are simply amazing.

Olive oil: Olive oil adds a health factor to this recipe which is very important. Olive oil is a good source of vitamin E which helps to strengthen the hair roots and also improves heart health.

Butter: A very important ingredient in almost every important recipe. It’s like underrated ingredient important bit not given a required recognition.

Onions: Onions are important as they add a unique flavor of their own to enhance the flavor of any recipe and in this recipe also they will be doing a great job.

Chicken Stock: An ingredient to make the gravy to the recipe with its unique chicken flavor and this ingredient performs role very well.

Heavy Cream: Heavy cream is perfect for this recipe to make a thick creamy gravy which enhances the flavor of the chicken. And trust me this ingredient takes this recipe to another level.

Parsley: A well-known herb for its fresh aroma and flavor to enhance the flavor and add a final touch or you can say presentation to any recipe.

Products and ingredients I have used are mentioned below:

  • Frying pan: Perfect for frying, non-stick and comes with a non-slip handle.
  • Kitchen tongs: Best for grilling, roasting, and cutting roast meat.
  • Spatula: Perfect for cooking, when using non-stick utensils.

So without any delay let’s get started with our Creamy Garlic Chicken Breasts.

Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and rub to coat well. Repeat this process on the other side of the chicken breasts.

In a bowl, add all-purpose flour, grated parmesan cheese and mix well. This will be our coating for chicken breasts.

Now coat our chicken breasts in the flour mixture one by one.

Heat the pan on medium-low heat, and add olive oil and butter to the pan. As soon as the butter melts fry our chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are cooked well(depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts). And when cooked set aside in a plate.

In the same pan, add finely chopped onions to the pan and saute for 2-3 minutes till they turn soft and translucent.

Now add smashed garlic cloves to the pan and saute well for 30 seconds. And Now add chicken stock and mix well.

Now add heavy cream to the pan and mix well. And then add grated parmesan cheese to the gravy and freshly crushed peppercorns and mix everything well.

Now add our fried chicken breasts to the gravy and let them simmer for 2-3 minutes until our gravy thickens. In this way, our chicken pieces will absorb all delicious flavors of the gravy.

Remove the pan from the heat and serve our Creamy Garlic Chicken Breasts on a plate and garnish it with freshly chopped parsley. You can serve this dish with Cauliflower mash, Zucchini noodles, Rice, or mashed potatoes.

According to the sources, chicken is very beneficial for our health.

Benefits of chicken:

  • Helps build muscles: Chicken is one of the best non-vegetarian sources of protein.
  • Keeps your bones healthy: Apart from protein chicken is also rich sources of minerals like phosphorus and calcium which helps to keep our bones in mint condition.
  • Relieves stress: Chicken has two nutrients which are great for reducing stress i.e Tryptophan and Vitamin B5
  • Helps boost testosterone level: Men should consume foods rich in zinc as it helps regulate testosterone levels.
  • Boosts immunity: The chicken soup has been used as a home remedy for a long time for relieving cold, flu, and other common respiratory infections.
  • Promotes heart health: Chicken being rich in Vitamin B6 plays an important role in preventing heart attack.

Creamy Garlic Chicken Breasts

Lightly floured boneless chicken breasts are pan fried in until golden and crispy before being added to a mouth-watering garlic cream sauce! Filled with caramelized flavour, you will LOVE how easy this is! 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, cheese, chicken, creamy, garlic, gravy, heavy cream, homemade, Parmesan cheese, parsley
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 458kcal

Equipment

  • Frying Pan
  • Spatula
  • A pair of tongs

Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 2-3 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts  halved horizontally to make 4
  • 4 tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Black pepper cracked

For the sauce/gravy

  • 5 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Small onion finely chopped
  • 1 Whole head of garlic peeled and divided
  • cup Chicken broth (stock)
  • cup Heavy cream/ Evaporated milk
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 2 tbsp Parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and rub to coat well. Repeat this process on the other side of the chicken breasts.
  • In a bowl, add all-purpose flour, grated parmesan cheese and mix well. This will be our coating for chicken breasts. Now coat our chicken breasts in the flour mixture one by one.
  • Heat the pan on medium-low heat, and add olive oil and butter to the pan. As soon as the butter melts fry our chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are cooked well(depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts). And when cooked set aside in a plate.
  • In the same pan, add finely chopped onions to the pan and saute for 2-3 minutes till they turn soft and translucent.
  • Now add smashed garlic cloves to the pan and saute well for 30 seconds. And Now add chicken stock and mix well.
  • Now add heavy cream to the pan and mix well. And then add grated parmesan cheese to the gravy and freshly crushed peppercorns and mix everything well.
  • Now add our fried chicken breasts to the gravy and let them simmer for 2-3 minutes until our gravy thickens. In this way, our chicken pieces will absorb all delicious flavors of the gravy.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and serve our Creamy Garlic Chicken Breasts on a plate. You can serve this dish with Cauliflower mash, Zucchini noodles, Rice or mashed potatoes.

Notes

For a stronger garlic flavor, smash all of your cloves with a heavy knife. Place the blade flat on the clove (the sharp side facing away from you) and press the blade down on the clove with the heel of your hand. 
You can use heavy cream, whipping cream, or thickened cream in the sauce.
For a lightened up sauce, use evaporated milk or half and half. If using half and half, be careful not to bring your sauce to a rapid boil or it may curdle.
The sauce will not thicken immediately after adding in your cream. Once you add your chicken breasts back into the pan, the flour from the chicken will thicken your sauce. No cornstarch needed. HOORAY!