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Serve up a taste of Italy with this Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe. Tender chicken breasts are smothered in a creamy garlic sauce and cooked to perfection. This dish is easy to make and perfect for a quick weeknight meal!

Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe

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Serve up a taste of Italy with this Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe. Tender chicken breasts are smothered in a creamy garlic sauce and cooked to perfection. This dish is easy to make and perfect for a quick weeknight meal!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 909 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 chicken breasts boneless & skinless
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 10 cloves peeled garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium*
  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream 35%
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup bacon chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

Instructions
 

  • Use a sharp knife to fillet both chicken breasts in half (so you have 4 thin chicken breasts in total).**
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over all chicken breasts (top and bottom of each breast).
  • Toss each chicken breast in flour and shake off excess.
  • Place 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in large frying pan over medium high heat until butter has fully melted.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook chicken breasts for 5 – 6 minutes per side or until thoroughly cooked. Use a meat thermometer to make sure internal temperature of each chicken breast has reached 165 degrees F. If chicken breasts are browning too much before they are fully cooked, reduce heat to low medium. Do not overcook or the chicken will start to dry out or burn.
  • When chicken is fully cooked, remove chicken breasts from pan and set aside on a clean plate.
  • Reduce heat to low medium.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan with the garlic cloves (either full peeled cloves, squished cloves or a combination of both).
  • Sautee garlic cloves until lightly browned.
  • Add chicken broth to pan and simmer on low medium for 5 minutes. The chicken broth will reduce by about half during this time.
  • Add in heavy cream, garlic powder and onion powder. Still well to mix. Simmer on low medium for about 5 minutes (stirring often).
  • Add in Parmesan and bacon and stir until Parmesan has completely melted.
  • Add chicken back into pan and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Sauce will thicken during this time.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving. Serve hot.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed food storage container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

Low sodium chicken broth recommended but regular chicken broth would be fine as well. The sauce may taste a bit saltier with regular chicken broth.
** Slice the chicken breasts as evenly as possible so you have 4 pieces that are all relatively the same size/thickness. This will help the chicken to all cook at the same speed.

Nutrition

Calories: 909kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 32gFat: 82gSaturated Fat: 39gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 246mgSodium: 919mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1706IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 236mgIron: 1mg
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