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
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 413 kcal
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


  1. Place the chicken breast in a shallow dish, and rub them with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.

  2. Melt 1 Tbsp butter or add oil in a large non-stick pan or skillet over medium-high heat and add in the chicken.

  3. 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.

  4. Add remaining butter/ghee to the preheated pan, together with onion and garlic, and sauté for 3-4 minutes.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. At this point, it will begin to thicken. Return chicken to the pan, with all the juices, then gently add in the cherry tomatoes.

  8. Continue to simmer until chicken is cooked through and cherry tomatoes are burst

  9. Garnish with fresh chopped basil and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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:

Nutrition Facts
Easy Creamy Garlic Chicken Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 556mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 15.8%
Vitamin C 21.6%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 10.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.