Creamy Garlic Chicken

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.  

 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.

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

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! 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

If you liked this easy chicken dinner recipe, you’ll also love these:

Tools for making Creamy Garlic Chicken:

Meat Mallet – Use this bad boy for tenderizing meats, but also crushing whole spices, nuts and candies.

Heavy Bottom Frying Pan– this will be one of your most used kitchen tools. Having something that is heavy bottom will distribute heat better and prevent burning whether you are using an electric or gas range.

Wood cutting board – wood won’t dull your knives like plastic and if treated properly, has natural antimicrobial properties.

Good knife – Global is my favorite! They are worth the price, I promise. I am kind of obsessed with them and store them tucked away so no one else can use them. Including hubby. Hands off my good stuff!

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 at Savory Experiments
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.

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 Advertisement

Comments

Kelly @ Mostly Homemade Mom

This look so yummy, and really easy!

Shell

This sounds so easy! I love any help in getting a dinner done faster!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Us too!

Sandra Roberts

That recipe sounds great! I love simple, easy recipes 🙂

April @ My Real Food Family

This looks really easy to make! I always like to keep easy to prepare meals on hand for busy weeknights.

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    Us too! They are a necessity around our house!

Amanda H.

Yum – that dish looks like restaurant quality. I’d love to make that for my family!

    Jessica at Savory Experiments

    It is totally restaurant quality!

Jaymi Fillier

This looks delicious, and so quick too. Perfect for those crazy worknights

agatapokutycka

It really looks great.
Bookmarking for further reference 🙂

Pauline C.

Okay, this looks really yummy!! Bookmarking for later, thanks for the recipe! 😉

Amber K

Get in my belly! This looks so good I can’t wait to try it myself.

Christie

What an easy meal. And it looks delish!

Choya

This looks so good. I want to try it out for myself.

Emily

yum! That meal looks amazing and like something I could handle ;o) Pinned!

Nicole Brady

This sounds (and looks) delicious! Love easy options for dinner!

Dina

I am so printing that recipe. It looks amazing. I am hungry now!

Rosey

Homecooked deliciousness, without a lot of dishes? Sign me up! 🙂

    savoryexperiments

    One dish… and maybe a cutting board depending on what you put into it! Easier clean-up I’ve ever had in my kitchen!

Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt

Yum! This looks so good!!

Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

I’m in need of some easy weeknight recipes – thanks for the idea! Looks yummy!

melinda

i much prefer my meals from scratch. but these would come in handy on really busy nights

Tracey

Great recipe. Looks fast and easy too!

Robin (Masshole Mommy)

Oh wow, I need to get my hands on a couple of those. They sound great.

    savoryexperiments

    They were so easy!!! Perfect for busy weeknights!

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