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A pan of garlic chicken in a creamy parmesan sauce.

Creamy Garlic Chicken

This garlic chicken is chicken breast tenders with plenty of fresh minced garlic in a creamy parmesan sauce. A quick and easy meal that tastes like it came from a fancy restaurant!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 405kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 3 tablespoons butter divided use
  • 1 1/4 pounds chicken breast tenders
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pan over medium high heat.
  • Season the chicken breast tenders with salt and pepper on both sides, then add them to the pan.
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Remove the chicken and garlic from the pan and put on a plate. Cover to keep warm.
  • Wipe out the pan with a paper towel. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. 
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes or until broth is reduced by about half. Add the cream and simmer for another 3-4 minutes or until starting to thicken.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese, keep stirring until cheese has melted and sauce is thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Return the chicken and garlic to the pan of sauce. Spoon some of the sauce over the top of the chicken.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 604mg | Vitamin A: 1275IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 0.7mg