This Creamy Herb Chicken will become your favourite easy chicken recipe! NO heavy cream, dairy free and just over 300 calories per serve!
Imagine this… Juicy, tender chicken breasts, simmered in creamy herb sauce and garlic — best weekday recipe! The sauce is creamy, that makes it a versatile dish to go over rice, pasta, or Creamy Mashed Potatoes. Keep it low carb, try it over cauliflower mash!
- 10 mins
- 20 mins
- Serves 4
For The Chicken:
4 chicken breasts (pounded 1/2-inch thin)
2 teaspoons each of onion powder and garlic powder
1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon each of dried thyme and dried rosemary*
salt and pepper , to season
For The Sauce:
- 4 cloves garlic , minced (or 1 tablespoon minced garlic)
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon each of dried thyme and dried rosemary
- 1 cup milk (or half and half)*
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water , until smooth
Coat chicken breasts with the onion and garlic powders or freshly cut. Add herbs. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken breasts until no longer pink inside (about 5 minutes each side, depending on thickness). Transfer to a plate; set aside.
To the same pan or skillet, heat another 2 teaspoons of olive oil and sauté garlic, with parsley, thyme and rosemary, for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
Stir in milk (or cream); season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Bring to a boil; add the cornstarch mixture to the centre of the pan, quickly stirring, until sauce has thickened slightly. Reduce heat and simmer gently for a further minute to allow the sauce to thicken more.
Return chicken to the skillet. Sprinkle with extra herbs if desired. Serve immediately.
If you don’t like Thyme or Rosemary, substitute these with Basil and Oregano, or use Tarragon.
For a dairy free option, use Cashew milk. You can also use almond milk or rice milk. Yes, heavy cream can be substituted too.