Our garlic chicken recipe takes simple cooking ingredients and turns them into an irresistible main course—succulent chicken breast served with buttery mashed potatoes and snappy green beans.
This epic chicken specialty promises to be a showstopper for any occasion!
Is Garlic Chicken Healthy?
Our garlic chicken dish, jam-packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, deserves a spot on your healthy-eating menu.
Our chefs go with chicken breasts in this recipe, which is one of the leanest cuts of chicken and a rich source of protein.
Our chefs aim for chicken breasts, one of the leanest cuts of chicken, to be a crucial protein source. A 3.5 oz chicken breast portion provides up to 23.1 g of high-quality protein. A protein-dense diet may help prevent muscle loss and support weight loss.
Moreover, we serve chicken with potatoes, green beans, onions, dairy products, and spices for an impactive energy boost. The vegetables are a good source of micronutrients, whereas the dairies supplement your daily diet with calcium.
Overall, each serving has 492 calories, 7.6 g of saturated fat, and approximately 591 mg of sodium, which is quite reasonable.
Ingredients for Garlic Chicken
Grocery shopping has never been easier, as our garlic chicken recipe calls only for some pantry-ready items: chicken breast, potatoes, aromatics, and basic seasonings. Here is what you’ll need:
- Chicken: One of the leanest cuts of chicken, chicken breast is our favorite option to incorporate into a healthy meal. Our tip for selecting the best chicken breast: opt for one with a firm texture and an even, pinkish flesh.
- Potatoes: A spoonful of fluffy mashed potatoes will slowly melt in your mouth, leaving a rich, luscious aftertaste. However, if you’re not a big fan of potatoes, you can try our recipe for mashed cauliflower instead.
- Green beans: Green beans offer more texture than flavor to the dish—crunchiness with a mild, sweet taste.
- Onions: The gentle sweetness of sautéed onions enhances the flavor of other ingredients.
- Garlic: Our chefs opt for garlic cloves, freshly-minced garlic, and garlic powder to intensify the garlicky notes.
- Seasonings: The classic combination of salt, pepper, and paprika is enough to flavor your chicken. If you prefer more heat, blend paprika with a dash of red pepper flakes.
- Sauce: Stir together whole milk, heavy cream, and chicken broth in one pot, and there you have the ultimate cream sauce to serve with chicken, beef, lamb, or seafood.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
1. How to Store
To store your leftover garlic chicken, place it in an airtight container, label the date for storage time tracking, and put it in the fridge. It will remain edible for 3 to 4 days.
Due to the dairy-rich sauce, this dish is not suitable for freezing, as the sauce may separate and become grainy when thawed.
2. How to Reheat
To reheat, place your garlic chicken on a microwave-safe plate covered with a plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
What to Serve With Garlic Chicken
We suggest pairing this garlic chicken with some refreshing salads to balance out the creaminess of the dish.
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How to Make Garlic Chicken
Today's garlic chicken recipe features juicy chicken simmered in a deluxe garlic cream sauce—a gourmet-standard dinner prepared in 40 minutes.
- cook TIME 33 mins
- prep TIME 7 mins
- total TIME 40 mins
- COURSE Main Course
- CUISINE Global
- CALORIES 492 kcal
- 18 oz skinless boneless chicken breast (boneless chicken breast)
- 8 cloves garlic (peeled)
- 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
- 24 oz potatoes (peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes)
- 8 oz green beans (tips trimmed)
- 2 oz onions (diced)
- 0.25 oz shredded parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 5 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp parsley (chopped)
Rinse potatoes under the faucet, then peel off and discard the skin. Cut them into 1-inch chunks.
Wash the green beans with cold water, then trim off the tips.
Slice the onion in half, lengthwise, and peel away the skin. Trim one end and lay the halved onion face down. Make vertical slices, 1/8 inch apart, such that you cut towards the root; leave about 1/8 inch at the end so that the root stays intact. Turn the half 90 degrees and grip the root. Slice the onion horizontally, again leaving 1/8 inch at the end to keep the root intact. Chop the onion into small, even cubes. Discard the root.
Remove the garlic cloves from the bulb. Slice off the root of each garlic clove, then peel away the skin. Leave 8 garlic cloves for later use, and finely mince the rest of the peeled garlic.
Finely chop the parsley.
Cook the potatoes: In a large microwave-safe bowl, add 24 oz cubed potatoes. Cover the bowl tightly with a plastic wrap, then microwave on high for 10 minutes.
Cook the green beans: Place 8 oz green beans in another microwave-safe bowl, covered with a plastic wrap. Microwave the beans on high until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Rinse the cooked green beans under running water, then set them aside.
Marinate the chicken breasts: On a large platter, add 18 oz skinless, boneless chicken breast, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, and half the prepared amount of salt. Mix well.
Coat the chicken breasts with flour: Add 2 tbsp all-purpose flour to a shallow dish. Gently dip to coat both sides of the chicken breast with flour.
Pan-sear the chicken breasts: Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat, and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Pan-sear each side of the chicken breasts for 3 minutes and 30 seconds (7 minutes in total). Remove from heat.
Pan-sear the garlic cloves: In the same non-stick pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil and 8 peeled garlic cloves. Stir to cook for 2 minutes.
Add the onion and garlic: Add 2 oz diced onions and 1 tbsp minced garlic to the pan. Sauté for another 2 minutes.
Add the dairy products, chicken broth, and salt: To the sautéed garlic and onion, pour in 1 cup whole milk, 5 tbsp heavy cream, 1/4 cup unsalted chicken broth, 0.25 oz shredded parmesan cheese, and the remaining salt. Stir evenly until all the ingredients are well combined.
Combine the pan-seared chicken breasts: Turn to low heat and add the pan-seared chicken breasts into the pan. Let them simmer in the sauce for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and sprinkle 2 tbsp chopped parsley.
Mash the potatoes: Add a small batch of cooked potatoes in a fine mesh strainer over a large glass bowl. With a wooden spoon, gently press down on the potatoes to pass them through the mesh. Repeat the process with the rest of the cooked potatoes.
Serve: Transfer your desired portion onto a serving plate. Enjoy garlic chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans.