Chicken in creamy garlic sauce

Chicken Breasts: 4 boneless, skinless
Salt and Pepper: to taste
Olive Oil: 2 tablespoons
Butter: 2 tablespoons
Garlic: 6 cloves, minced
Chicken Broth: 1 cup
Heavy Cream: 1 cup
Parmesan Cheese: 1/2 cup, grated
Fresh Parsley: 2 tablespoons, chopped
Optional: Red pepper flakes for a bit of heat
Prepare the Chicken:
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
Sear the Chicken:
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
Make the Garlic Sauce:
In the same skillet, reduce the heat to medium and add the butter. Once melted, add the minced garlic and cook for about 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
Add the Chicken Broth and Cream:
Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Allow it to cook for about 5 minutes, reducing slightly.
Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a gentle simmer.
Add the Parmesan Cheese:
Gradually add the grated Parmesan cheese, stirring continuously until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. If you like a bit of heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
Combine Chicken and Sauce:
Return the seared chicken breasts to the skillet, nestling them into the creamy garlic sauce. Spoon some sauce over the chicken and simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
Garnish and Serve:
Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley over the chicken and sauce for a burst of color and freshness.
Serve the chicken in creamy garlic sauce hot, with a side of rice, pasta, or steamed vegetables.

For a richer sauce, you can use half-and-half or whole milk instead of heavy cream, but the consistency will be slightly thinner.
Add sautéed mushrooms or spinach to the sauce for extra flavor and nutrition.
This dish pairs wonderfully with garlic bread or a fresh green salad.
Enjoy this comforting and flavorful chicken in creamy garlic sauce for a delightful and satisfying meal!

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