Creamy Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe

Indulge in the creamy goodness of this mouthwatering garlic chicken breast recipe that promises to tantalize your taste buds. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can whip up a gourmet dish right in your own kitchen. Let’s dive into the details of creating this culinary masterpiece that’s sure to impress your family and friends.


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 5-6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (substitute with fresh cream)
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • *1 chicken stock cube (if using water)


Step 1: Preparing the Chicken

Start by pounding the chicken breasts to even out their thickness. Season both sides with salt and pepper, then set them aside for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Meanwhile, mince the garlic cloves, finely chop the onion, and crush the garlic.

Heat olive oil and butter in a pan. Add the crushed garlic cloves and let them infuse into the oil. Then, sear the chicken breasts on both sides until cooked through. Set aside for later.

Step 2: Crafting the Garlic Infused Sauce

Remove the garlic cloves from the pan and add more butter. Sauté the onion until translucent, then add the minced garlic and sauté for a few seconds. Pour in chicken stock or water, along with lime juice, dried oregano, and dried parsley. Simmer until the onions are soft and the liquid has reduced.

Step 3: Adding Creaminess

Pour in the heavy cream and mix well until combined. Continue to simmer until the sauce reaches your desired consistency. Optionally, add a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg for extra flavor.

Step 4: Final Assembly

Add the seared chicken breasts back into the pan with the creamy garlic sauce. Allow them to simmer together for a minute, ensuring the chicken is coated in the flavorful sauce.

Serve hot and garnish with fresh parsley if desired. This creamy garlic chicken breast is perfect for a cozy dinner or special occasions.


1. Can I use other cuts of chicken for this recipe?

Yes, you can use chicken thighs or drumsticks if you prefer. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.

2. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

While the dish is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the sauce in advance and reheat it before adding the chicken.

3. Can I substitute heavy cream with milk?

Yes, you can use milk, but keep in mind that the sauce may not be as rich and creamy.

4. How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

5. Can I freeze this dish?

Yes, you can freeze the cooked chicken and sauce separately for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Enjoy this creamy garlic chicken breast recipe for a delicious and satisfying meal that’s sure to please everyone at the table!

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