This creamy garlic chicken is the easiest, most delicious comfort food ever! Thick, juicy chicken breasts are coated in a flour and parmesan cheese mixture, seared to crispy perfection, then removed from the pan to make room for the tastiest garlic parmesan gravy. Serve alongside mashed potatoes and green beans (if you’d like) for the most incredible meal ever!

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This meal is wildly delicious! Crispy parmesan coated chicken breasts are topped with a decadent garlic parmesan gravy and served alongside mashed potatoes and oven roasted green beans (or any other sides you love) for a restaurant-worthy meal that’s actually incredibly easy to make in your own kitchen.

Looking for more easy chicken dinners? We’ve got you. This homemade chicken scampi is similar (breaded chicken, pan fried to perfection) to this recipe but made with a super light white wine and lemon sauce, this chicken vesuvio is the tastiest bone-in, skin-on chicken recipe you’ll ever make, and this chicken spaghetti is an instant family-favorite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s simple – the list of ingredients needed for this recipe is fairly short and simple, and the process for making it is equally as easy!
  • It’s really delicious – is there anything more delicious than crispy coated chicken breasts and garlic parmesan gravy? I don’t think so!

Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need a handful of ingredients for this recipe, but not much! Find ingredient notes (including substitutions and swaps) below.

  • Flour – we used a gluten-free flour blend for this recipe, but you can use any all-purpose flour that you have on hand.
  • Garlic – you need quite a bit of garlic for this recipe! All of the cloves from a bulb, or about 12 cloves total if you buy your garlic pre-packaged.

A full ingredient list with exact amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

Recipe Variations and Modifications

  • Make it dairy-free – use full-fat canned coconut milk (or a dairy-free heavy cream replacement) in place of the heavy cream and olive oil in place of the butter to make it dairy-free.
  • Make it grain-free – use a grain-free flour blend here to make this recipe grain-free.
  • Make it gluten-free – use a gluten-free flour for this recipe like we did (King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure is our preference, always and forever!) to make this recipe totally gluten-free.

How to Make Creamy Garlic Chicken

This recipe is incredibly easy to make! Follow along below for the full how-to.

Step 1: Dust the chicken breasts with the ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Mix half of a cup of flour and half of a cup of parmesan together in a shallow bowl and then press the chicken into it on all sides until completely coated.

Step 2: Melt the butter into a large skillet over medium/high heat with the cloves of garlic, sear the chicken for 5-6 minutes per side, or until each side develops a golden brown crust and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Step 3: Remove the chicken from the skillet, add the rest of the flour, broth, cream, and Dijon mustard. Whisk to combine until it’s smooth. Add the rest of the parmesan and additional ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper, if needed.

Step 4: Nestle the chicken back into the sauce, and simmer for 10 minutes. Garnish with fresh parmesan and fresh chopped parsley, and serve with mashed potatoes and green beans, if desired.

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure the pan is heated all the way – before you sear the chicken, make sure the pan is heated all the way. This will allow the chicken to get a nice sear on it!
  • Use a meat thermometer – to ensure perfectly cooked chicken (or any protein) every single time, we recommend using a meat thermometer vs. relying on a specific amount of time.

How to Serve

Serve your creamy, decadent garlic chicken alongside mashed potatoes and roasted green beans, like we did, or any other sides you love.

How to Store and Reheat

Store leftover creamy garlic chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Reheat your chicken in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or in a skillet over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the secret to moist chicken?

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the secret to moist chicken (or any moist protein, really) is a meat thermometer! A meat thermometer allows you to pull the chicken off the heat as soon as it’s cooked, so that it’s juicy and delicious and not dry in the slightest!

How long does creamy chicken last in the fridge?

You’ll want to enjoy any leftover creamy garlic chicken within 4 days of storing it.

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Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
This creamy garlic chicken is the easiest, most delicious comfort food ever! Thick, juicy chicken breasts are coated in a flour and parmesan cheese mixture, seared to crispy perfection, then removed from the pan to make room for the tastiest garlic parmesan gravy.

Ingredients  

  • pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • ¾ cup flour, divided
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Fresh parsley, optional, finely chopped, for garnish
  • Mashed potatoes, optional, for serving
  • Green beans, optional, for serving

Instructions 

  • Dust the chicken breasts with the ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
  • Mix a ½ cup of the flour and a ½ cup of the parmesan together in a shallow bowl and then press the chicken into it on all sides until completely coated.
  • Melt the butter into a large skillet over medium/high heat with the cloves of garlic, sear the chicken for 5-6 minutes per side, or until each side develops a golden brown crust and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet, add the rest of the flour (¼ cup), broth, cream, and Dijon mustard. Whisk to combine until it's smooth. Add the rest of the parmesan (½ cup) and additional ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper, if needed. Nestle the chicken back into the sauce, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with the fresh parmesan and serve with mashed potatoes and green beans, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • Make it gluten-free – use a gluten-free flour for this recipe like we did (King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure is our preference, always and forever!) to make this recipe totally gluten-free.
  • Use a meat thermometer – to ensure perfectly cooked chicken (or any protein) every single time, we recommend using a meat thermometer vs. relying on a specific amount of time.

Nutrition

Calories: 569kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 1309mg | Potassium: 679mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1294IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 2mg

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 569
Keyword: creamy garlic chicken

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for dinner (doubled the sauce, tripled the chicken). ALL 7 of us liked it. Both teens and the 7 yo asked for seconds!
    So I of course shared the recipe with all my sisters/sisters-in-law!

    1. AMAZING! What a win! We are so so excited that y’all loved it!

  2. How much of the flour and Parmesan are supposed to be used for each part? I mixed it all together to coat the chicken and that was obviously too much and now I see some of it was supposed to be reserved for later in the recipe.

    1. I’m so glad you asked, Stefanie! I fixed it in the copy and the recipe card. I’m so sorry that wasn’t there for you when you cooked the meal.