Creamy Garlic Chicken Breasts

by 247tasty

Total Time: 35 mins | Yield: 4

If you are looking for another easy meal, then this creamy garlic chicken breast is a must. Enjoy these lush chicken breasts in a luscious garlic sauce packed with garlic and cheese over mashed potatoes or steamed broccoli for a satisfying weeknight meal any time!



3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 – 3 chicken breasts (skinless and halved horizontally to make 4-5 pieces)
2 tsp garlic powder
4 tbsp fresh grated Pecorino Romano cheese
4 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper


13 -14 garlic cloves
1 onion (finely chopped)
1 ¼ cup half & half or heavy cream
1 ¼ cup chicken stock or broth
2 tbsp fresh parsley (finely chopped), or as needed
½ cup fresh grated Pecorino Romano cheese

How to make Creamy Garlic Chicken Breasts

Step 1: On a cutting board, place the chicken fillets. Pat them dry and sprinkle both sides with ground black pepper, salt, and garlic powder.

Step 2: In a shallow bowl, place the flour and Pecorino Romano cheese. Mix well. Coat the chicken in it, shaking the excess off.

Step 3: Heat the vegetable oil and butter in a large non-stick pan/skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the pan once the oil is hot and fry for about 5 minutes on each side until golden and completely cooked. If needed, fry the chicken in batches. To a plate, transfer the chicken when done and set aside.

Step 4: Add the onion to the same pan/skillet and saute over medium heat until translucent and soft.

Step 5: Smash about 7 to 8 garlic cloves using a heavy knife. To the pan, add the smashed garlic and saute for about 3 minutes until aromatic.

Step 6: Pour in the chicken stock and deglaze the pan. Let the mixture simmer over medium-low heat for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then, add the half-and-half and simmer for 2 minutes.

Step 7: To the pan, add the Pecorino Romano cheese and continue to cook to melt the cheese. To taste, season with black pepper.

Step 8: Add the chicken to the pan, then garnish with some fresh parsley.

Step 9: Serve the creamy garlic chicken breast immediately over mashed potatoes, cacio e pepe, Instant Pot basmati rice, or steamed broccoli. Enjoy!


Calories: 452 kcalSugar: 1 gSodium: 1205 mgFat: 36 gSaturated Fat: 12 gCarbohydrates: 10 gProtein: 20 gCholesterol: 85 mg

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