Skillet chicken smothered in a lemon garlic cream sauce made all in one skillet.
Lemon goes so perfectly with chicken and then add in some garlic and cream and you have a rich and creamy flavorful sauce. That comes together in under 30 minutes.
Chicken dinners don’t have to be boring! Smothered in the creamy sauce and served with pasta, rice, or just a delicious roasted veggie. Either way, this dish does not disappoint!
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How to make this skillet chicken with lemon garlic cream sauce.
- Pound chicken breast to 1/2 inch thickness, salt and pepper both sides.
- Heat a skillet with olive oil and sear both sides of the chicken. Remove from pan.
- In the same skillet add onions and garlic, saute 30 seconds. Then add in the chicken stock, lemon juice, red pepper, and simmer 10 minutes or until reduced by half.
- Whisk in heavy cream and butter. Add the chicken back into the skillet and simmer on low 2-3 minutes. Serve with pasta,
- Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
The sauce is so addicting and crazy delicious. my hubby always grabs some bread to slop up any leftovers.
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- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- chopped fresh parsley
- Place chicken breasts in a large ziplock freezer bag (or between two pieces of plastic wrap) and using a mallet or rolling pin pound the chicken until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil and chicken breasts and cook 2-3 minutes and flip and cook another 2-3 minutes. Remove and set aside on a plate.
- Add red onion and saute for 2-3 minutes just until soft then add in the garlic and saute for about 30 seconds more. Whisk in the chicken broth, and cayenne pepper. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 10 minutes or until reduced by half.
- Whisk in the butter, and heavy cream and lemon juice whisk until combined. Add chicken breasts back in and simmer on low another 3-4 minutes.
- Garnish with fresh chopped parsley