creamy chicken recipe

Easy Creamy Garlic Chicken Skillet

Chicken breast baked in a delicious creamy sauce with burst cherry tomatoes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken recipe, creamy chicken, easy chicken recipe, garlic chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 413kcal
Author Rena


  • 4 Chicken Breasts, skin on *see notes (halved and pounded to an even thickness, about 1/3-inch)
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning Mix
  • 2 Tbsp Butter or Ghee divided (or use olive oil)
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced
  • 4-6 Garlic Cloves pressed
  • 1 ½ Cup Half and Half
  • 1 ½ Cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Gluten-free flour or Cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Place the chicken breast in a shallow dish, and rub them with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  • Melt 1 Tbsp butter or add oil in a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat and add in the chicken.
  • Sear until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. The chicken doesn't have to be all cooked through, as we will continue to simmer it in the sauce. Set aside on a plate.
  • Add remaining butter/ghee to the preheated pan, together with onion and garlic, and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Next, pour in the half and half, and bring it to a simmer. Stir well to deglaze the pan. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk flour or cornstarch with a couple a Tbsp of water, until well combined. Add it to the sauce in the pan, and stir to combine.
  • At this point, it will begin to thicken. Return chicken to the pan, with all the juices, then gently add in the cherry tomatoes.
  • Continue to simmer until chicken is cooked through and cherry tomatoes are burst
  • Garnish with fresh chopped basil and serve immediately. Enjoy!


Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Additional Notes:
  • You may use Olive oil in place of butter 
  • If you prefer chicken breast without the skin you can use without.
  • The calorie and fat content will be lower if using skinless chicken breast


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 17.8mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg