Creamy Garlic Chicken

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  • Am I the only one who is perpetually on the hunt for chicken recipes for dinner? I feel like I can never have enough on hand that aren’t too boring or we don’t tire of easily.

    Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes. #chickendinnerideas #chickenrecipesfordinner www.savoryexperiments.com

    Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes.

    Creamy Garlic Chicken is an adaptation from a cream of mushroom chicken recipe. I really dislike those (no offense cream of something users.) The canned soups have way too much salt and lack flavor.

    I know we are all thinking they look like the same thing which I won’t mention in the article about delicious food.

    Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes. #chickendinnerideas #chickenrecipesfordinner www.savoryexperiments.com

    I don’t know why people use those when making a homemade cream sauce for chicken, or any other dish, is so gosh darn easy and limits the salt. All it takes is a simple roux and fresh cream.

     

    For this chicken dinner idea, the cream sauce is also mashed with a whole head of roasted garlic. I know what you are thinking… I’m going to be peeling the paint tonight!

    Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes. #chickendinnerideas #chickenrecipesfordinner www.savoryexperiments.com

    But that isn’t really true. Whole roasted garlic doesn’t have the same pungency that a crushed raw piece would. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll still get a good amount of garlic, but not keep the vampires away levels.

    You can easily roast your own garlic up to a week ahead of time for cheap, but you can also buy roasted garlic in the produce section of your grocery store.

     

    Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes. #chickendinnerideas #chickenrecipesfordinner www.savoryexperiments.com

    One step I recommend not skimming over is tenderizing the chicken. Not only will it tenderize the fibers of the chicken, but is simplifies the cooking process.

    I’m sure we’ve all been victim to the chicken breast that wasn’t fully cooked on the thick side, but dry and mealy on the thin end. Pounding it out to equal thickness ensures you will get even cooking and juicy chicken breast.

     

    Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes. #chickendinnerideas #chickenrecipesfordinner www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes. #chickendinnerideas #chickenrecipesfordinner www.savoryexperiments.com

    5 from 6 votes
    Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes. #chickendinnerideas #chickenrecipesfordinner www.savoryexperiments.com
    Creamy Garlic Chicken
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    Creamy Garlic Chicken is an easy chicken recipe for dinner using a homemade cream sauce, parmesan cheese, bacon, peas and sun dried tomatoes. A chicken dinner idea ready in just 30 minutes. 

    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: Italian
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 1149 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 4 boneless chicken breasts , pounded to equal thickness
    • fine sea salt and pepper
    • 1 tablespoon light extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon flour
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 1 head roasted garlic , mashed with a fork
    • 2 cups cream
    • 1/2 cup frozen peas
    • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes , drained and chopped
    • 1/4 cup bacon , cooked and crumbled
    • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
    • 4 cups pasta or rice , cooked
    Instructions
    1. Season both sides of chicken breasts with fine sea salt and pepper. Heat light extra virgin olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.

    2. Cook chicken for 4-6 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned and fully cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. This can range greatly depending on the size of your chicken breast. Remove chicken, set aside.

    3. In the same large skillet, melt butter, scraping up the browned bits from the chicken. Add flour and roasted garlic, mashing to make a paste. 

    4. Add cream, stirring well to blend into a smooth (with the exception of the pieces of garlic) sauce. When incorporated and flour paste (roux) has blended, add frozen peas, sun dried tomatoes, bacon and parmesan cheese. 

    5. Stir to coat and then cook for an additional 3 minutes. Return chicken to the sauce mixture, coating evenly and allowing to reheat for 2-3 minutes. Correct seasoning with additional fine sea salt or freshly ground pepper. 

    6. Serve over your choice of pasta or rice. Top with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Creamy Garlic Chicken
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 1149 Calories from Fat 306
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 34g 52%
    Saturated Fat 17g 85%
    Cholesterol 164mg 55%
    Sodium 251mg 10%
    Potassium 1218mg 35%
    Total Carbohydrates 163g 54%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 6g
    Protein 43g 86%
    Vitamin A 25.5%
    Vitamin C 20%
    Calcium 15.8%
    Iron 20.1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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