clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
garlic herb chicken with sauce in skillet

Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken | Easy 20 Minute Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This easy 20-minute Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken Breast recipe is deceptively simple and uses only one pan making it the perfect weeknight dinner recipe!


Units Scale

For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  1. Combine the onion and garlic powder in a small bowl. Coast chicken generously on all sides with mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken about 5 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add olive oil, garlic, and herbs to the pan and cook until fragrant, about one minute.
  4. Add chicken broth or white wine to the pan and scrape bottom to deglaze.
  5. Add cream and bring to a boil.
  6. Combine cornstarch with one tablespoon of water and stir until smooth. Add to sauce mixture and stir until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Return chicken to skillet and serve.


Milk can be substituted for heavy cream.

Keywords: chicken breast, garlic herb, creamy garlic sauce

diy christmas ornament wreath

Homemade Holiday 2022

Save money and keep your holidays stress-free with these tips, tutorials, and recipes.