Creamy Herb Chicken

Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Kayla Berman

Creamy Herb Chicken is an easy and delicious 30 minute dinner recipe! Made with boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken broth, half & half, and tons of fresh herbs … this weeknight meal is incredibly flavorful, rich, and creamy. It is the perfect recipe for the whole family to enjoy!

creamy herb chicken in a large pan

Rich, Flavorful, & Delicious One Pan Dinner

I am always down for a one pan dinner! I mean there is simply nothing better than them. They’re incredibly easy to make, but more importantly – easy to clean up afterwards!

And when those low effort dinners are also incredibly delicious, fresh tasting, and full of flavor it is even better.

Creamy Herbed Chicken is just that! This golden brown, perfectly seasoned juicy chicken is smothered in a rich and creamy herb sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Plus this 30 minute meal is low carb, gluten free, and made with minimal ingredients. Pair with a veggie and carb side for a satisfying dinner the whole family will love!

seared chicken breasts on plate covered in creamy herb sauce

Ingredients

This easy chicken recipe is made with only a few simple ingredients!

Chicken breasts, fresh herbs, garlic, and half & half come together to make the best weeknight dinner for the entire family.

Ingredient Notes

  • Chicken: This easy dinner recipe calls for 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts!
  • Olive Oil: You’ll need olive oil here to sear the chicken. I think avocado oil would be great too. Use 1-2 tbsp!
  • Butter: Butter is the base of this creamy herb sauce. It add a rich and delicious flavor! All you need is 2 tbsp.
  • Fresh Garlic: Fresh garlic adds so much flavor to this dish. Mince 5 garlic cloves, or however much you’d like!
  • Seasonings & Spices: This chicken recipe is rubbed with seasonings and spices which gives it so much incredible flavor! You will need 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Chicken Broth: 1/2 cup chicken broth is used in this herb sauce. It lightens it up a bit and adds extra flavor!
  • Half & Half: The main element of this sauce though is 1 cup of half & half! It makes for a luxuriously rich and creamy sauce. So good!
  • Fresh Herbs: Fresh herbs might just be the most important ingredient here! You’ll need 1 tsp each of fresh rosemary, thyme, and sage.

Substitutions & Additions

There are a few substitutions and additions you could make to this delicious recipe for it to meet your personal preferences, tastes, or needs!

Chicken: This recipe calls for boneless, skinless chicken breasts but I think you could easily swap in boneless chicken thighs. The cooking time might just be slightly different!

Fresh Herbs: The fresh herbs use in this recipe are the chicken classics in my opinion – rosemary, thyme, and sage. But fresh parsley or oregano are great options too!

Cream: You could easily replace the half & half here with heavy cream. The results should be very similar.

Parmesan Cheese: I think parmesan cheese would be an excellent addition to this creamy chicken!

creamy herb chicken ingredients

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How To Make This Recipe

Creamy garlic herb chicken is a quick and easy one pan weeknight meal that can be ready in about 30 minutes!

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Start by cleaning and preparing the chicken breasts. Beat the chicken pieces with a meat mallet or heavy kitchen tool to tenderize and create an even thickness.

Step 2: Next coat the chicken breasts with the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.  Rub into both sides of the chicken.

chicken breasts rubbed with seasonings and spices

Step 3: Then add the olive oil to the bottom of a large skillet or pan over medium-high heat.  Once the oil is heated, add the chicken breasts to the pan.  Fry on one side until golden brown, flip, and fry the other side.  This should take about 5 minutes on each side.

seared chicken breasts in a pan

Step 4: Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Step 5: Next add the butter, minced garlic, rosemary, sage, and thyme to the same pan.  Sauté for 1-2 minutes, being careful to not burn the garlic.

Step 6: Then add the chicken broth and half & half.  Combine.

Step 7: Place the chicken breast into the creamy sauce.  Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, to ensure the chicken is fully cooked through and the sauce is thickened.

seared chicken breasts in a cream sauce

Step 8: Top the final dish with extra herbs.

Step 9: Serve and enjoy!

creamy herb chicken

Expert Tips

Use a fresh herb poultry blend! These are sold in most grocery stores and are simply a combination of all the herbs needed for this recipe – rosemary, thyme, and sage.

Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is fully cooked through. The chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F!

Make sure to pound the chicken! This makes for even cooking and perfectly tenderized meat.

overhead shot of chicken breasts in a herbed cream sauce

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use dried herbs in this recipe?

Yes, you totally could! Although the fresh herbs here really make for a delicious elevated meal and I highly recommend using them.

The pre-packaged poultry blend found in most grocery stores is a great way to grab these herbs easily.

What should I serve this creamy herbed chicken with?

This chicken recipe can be served with so many delicious sides!

Here are some of my personal favorites: Chopped Salad, Roasted Frozen Broccoli, Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Crack Green Beans, Crescent Roll Garlic Knots, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Warm Brussels Sprout Salad

How to store this recipe?

The best way to store this recipe is in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should keep for about 5 days!

chicken breasts with cream sauce

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Creamy Herb Chicken

Creamy Herb Chicken is an easy and delicious 30 minute dinner recipe! Made with boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken broth, half & half, and tons of fresh herbs … this weeknight meal is incredibly flavorful, rich, and creamy. It is the perfect recipe for the whole family to enjoy!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 34 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop

Ingredients

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Chicken

Cream Sauce

  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 5 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half & half

Instructions

  1. Start by cleaning and preparing the chicken breasts. Beat the chicken pieces with a meat mallet or heavy kitchen tool to tenderize and create an even thickness.
  2. Next coat the chicken breasts with the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.  Rub into both sides of the chicken.
  3. Then add the olive oil to the bottom of a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat.  Once the oil is heated, add the chicken breasts to the pan.  Fry on one side until golden brown, flip, and fry the other side.  This should take about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  5. Next add the butter, garlic, rosemary, sage, and thyme to the same pan.  Sauté for 1-2 minutes, being careful to not burn the garlic.
  6. Then add the chicken broth and half & half.  Combine.
  7. Place the chicken breast into the creamy sauce.  Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, to ensure the chicken is fully cooked through and the sauce is thickened.
  8. Top the final dish with more fresh herbs.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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