Garlic is an amazing food, it’s tasty, aromatic and used in so many dishes! It can be a little pungent so it’s generally cooked and cooking mellows it out into it’s magical deliciousness. Normally it’s chopped but it’s also really good whole, you just need to roast it or simmer it until it’s cooked through, buttery and melts into your mouth delicious! In this dish, chicken is seared in a pan before adding a whole head of garlic, to roast until golden brown before finishing the sauce off with cream and plenty of parmesan cheese. It’s a super easy dish and the creamy and garlicky sauce is amazing smothered over a side of mashed potatoes or rice!
Creamy Skillet Garlic Chicken
Skillet chicken in a creamy garlic sauce with whole cloves of mellow garlic!
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 whole head of garlic, peeled
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme (optional)
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
- 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan cheese), grated
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the chicken, seasoned with salt and pepper, and brown, about 3-5 minutes per side, before setting aside.
- Add the onion, garlic, and thyme and cook until the onions are tender and the garlic starts to turn a little golden brown, about 5 minutes.
- Add the broth and deglaze the pan by scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon as the broth sizzles.
- Add the cream and cheese and cook until the cheese has melted, before adding the chicken.
- Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, OR, roast in a preheated 375F/190C, covered, for 20 minutes.
Option: Replace the heavy cream with half and half. Lower the heat before you add the half and half and do not bring it to a boil as it will separate at high heat.
Option: Replace the parmesan with asiago!
Option: Add 1 tablespoon white miso paste to the sauce!
Option: Garnish with chopped parsley.
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