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Chicken with Creamy Garlic Sauce

A dinner for garlic lovers! Succulent chicken topped off with a creamy garlic and Parmesan sauce. One-skillet easy!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Chicken, skillet dinners
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipe, garlic
Servings: 4 -8
Calories: 859kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half -OR- light cream
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups Italian flavor bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp finely minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup cream heavy cream preferred
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper


  • Using a meat mallet (smooth side), pound each breast between sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper to 1/4-inch thickness. This will give you a pretty large piece of chicken, so what I do is cut each pounded-down breast in half lengthwise.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat; add 1 tbs of the olive oil.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the cream, letting excess cream drip off, then dredge in the Italian bread crumbs. You will probably have to cook the chicken in 2 batches.
  • Place chicken in hot skillet, browning well on each side, about 5 minutes each side, until chicken tests done (175 degrees F or juices run clear when you cut.
  • Add remaining 1 tbs of oil and repeat browning with remaining chicken.
  • Place chicken on a platter, cover and keep warm in a 200 degree F oven.
  • Wipe out the skillet, if desired.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat and add the garlic.
  • Cook garlic until it becomes fragrant--about 3-5 minutes--don't let it brown!
  • Add the flour and blend it well into the butter/garlic. Let this cook about 1 minute.
  • Slowly add the chicken stock stirring constantly until there are no lumps.
  • Slowly blend in the cream then add the salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the Parmesan and cream cheese and stir until the cream cheese melts and blends into the sauce.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and serve immediately.
  • Serves 4 hearty appetites, 8 light appetites


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 859kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 1477mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1437IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 4mg