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The finished Creamy Garlic Chicken in a white skillet with a parsley sprig.

Creamy Garlic Chicken

  • Author: Kari
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Perfect comfort food, this Creamy Garlic Chicken is great paired with simple roasted veggies like broccoli or asparagus.



2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 pound, cut in half lengthwise

1/4 cup cassava flour, all purpose, or Einkorn flour

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons ghee, butter, or olive oil

1 bulb garlic, peeled and clove cut in half lengthwise

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 cup chicken broth or stock

1 can coconut milk, 13.5 oz or 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1/21 teaspoon sea salt, to taste it will vary depending on chicken stock

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, to taste

Chopped fresh parsley for optional garnish


Preheat a large, 12″ skillet over medium high heat. Meanwhile dredge the 4 pieces of chicken in the cassava flour.

When the pan is hot, add the tablespoon of olive oil and 2 of the chicken breasts. Cook to brown each side, 2-3 minutes per side, then remove them from the pan and set them aside. Repeat with the remaining 2 chicken breasts.

Lower the heat to medium low, then add the ghee or additional olive oil to the pan along with the halved garlic cloves. Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring as the garlic cloves begin to turn light brown.

Then add the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, chicken stock, and coconut milk to the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

Reduce the heat to maintain a light simmer, and cook until the garlic cloves are completely softened, 15-20 minutes. The sauce will reduce by about 1/2.

When the garlic is done, add the chicken breasts back to the pan and simmer until they’re done in the center, 6-8 minutes, turning once in the middle of the cooking time.

Garnish with a sprinkling of fresh parsley and serve.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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