One Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken

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These creamy garlic chicken breasts are one of my favorite chicken dinner recipes — the best part is that they are made in just one skillet, in just 40 minutes!

Chicken breast and baby carrots on white dinner plate, with skillet filled with creamy sauce in the background

One-pot recipes hold a special place in my heart.

Only having to worry about one skillet is much easier than juggling a pot, a skillet, and a hangry toddler.

Plus, less clean-up after dinner means more time with my family, which is always a win if you ask me.

Since you all loved this one-pot creamy chicken spinach pasta recipe, I wanted to share another delicious one-pot chicken dinner option — Creamy Garlic Chicken.

Creamy Garlic Chicken Breasts

If you are a one-pot dinner lover like me, or you are just looking for a new chicken dinner recipe to try, you are going to love this creamy garlic chicken. Give this Jalapeño Popper Chicken a try too-it is simple to make in one baking dish!

Made on the stovetop in a single skillet, this flavorful chicken breast recipe is sure to become one of your go-to recipes on busy weeknights.

Want to cook up your chicken along with some veggies on the side? Give this Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner a try.

Creamy Garlic Chicken and carrots on white plate with dark blue napkin

Not only is it easy to make, but it is also quick. From start to finish it takes just about 40 minutes.

Another thing that I love about this one-skillet meal is how easy it is to customize the recipe according to your family’s tastes.

Maybe your children aren’t’ crazy about garlic — just cut down on the amount you use.

Or maybe someone in your family hates onions. No worries, just leave them out.

How to Make Chicken Breasts with Creamy Garlic Sauce

First, gather everything that you will need for this easy chicken recipe:

  • 3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • salt & pepper
  • flour
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • broth
  • heavy cream
  • Parmesan cheese

Left: Chicken breast dipped in flour. Right: 3 browned chicken breasts in skillet.

Dredge your chicken breasts in flour before adding them to the skillet.

Pan-fry the chicken over medium-high heat until it is browned on both sides and cooked through.

Set the chicken breasts aside on a plate while you prep the garlic sauce.

Left: Garlic and onion in skillet. Right: Broth being poured into skillet over garlic and onion.

Using the same skillet, saute the onions and garlic. Then, pour in your chicken broth.

Left: Cream being poured into skillet. Right: Chicken in skillet with creamy sauce.

Next, heavy cream and parmesan cheese are introduced to the mix, to give the sauce its delicious creaminess.

The chicken is then returned into the skillet to simmer in the sauce and soak up all that amazing flavorful.

Chicken breast in a creamy sauce and cooked mini carrots on a white dinner plate.

Plate your chicken, drizzle with extra sauce, and serve with a side of pasta, rice, carrots, or spinach. Enjoy!

More easy chicken dinner ideas:

Creamy Garlic Chicken and carrots on white plate with dark blue napkin
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Creamy Garlic Chicken

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Creamy garlic chicken breasts are one of our favorite chicken dinner recipes -- the best part is that they are made in just one skillet, in under one hour!


For the Chicken:

  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil

For the Garlic Cream Sauce:

  • 1 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion minced
  • 10 cloves garlic 5 chopped and 5 crushed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • parsley optional garnish


For The Chicken:

  • In a shallow dish, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  • Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the chicken breasts and pan-fry until browned on both sides and cooked through (about 4-5 minutes per side). Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and set aside.

For The Sauce:

  • Using the same skillet, add the butter, oil, and onion. Cook onions until translucent, stirring occasionally (about 3 minutes). Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Pour broth into skillet and cook for 5 additional minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the heavy cream; cook for 3 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese and whisk well to dissolve the cheese in the cream mixture (about 3 minutes).
  • Return chicken to the skillet and heat through (about 3 minutes).
  • Serve chicken topped with a spoonful of garlic parmesan sauce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
Creamy Garlic Chicken and carrots on white plate with dark blue napkin

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This recipe was shared on Meal Plan Monday and The Weekend Potluck

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