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    Chicken in Poor Man's Rich Cream Cheese Sauce

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    25 mins

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    CookETC's Note:

    This tastes rich and looks like an expensive gourmet entree, but is actually ready in about 30 minutes and is super easy on the wallet. You probably have all the ingredients on hand.

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    1. 1
      Sprinkle chicken with seasoning salt and garlic powder, and set aside.
    2. 2
      In a microwaveable bowl, mix cream cheese, milk, garlic powder and pepper.
    3. 3
      Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, checking and stirring until cream cheese is melted.
    4. 4
      Heat olive oil in a saute pan.
    5. 5
      Add chicken to pan and saute at medium heat adding small amounts of water to pan, as needed, so that chicken doesn't get too dry or stick to pan. The chicken will release juices that blend with the water.
    6. 6
      When chicken is cooked through, but there is still some of this "juicy water" in the pan, add the sauce to the pan and cook until heated through.
    7. 7
      Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and arrange on a bed of white rice.
    8. 8
      Spoon or pour sauce over the chicken and then sprinkle with parsley or chives.
    9. 9
      NOTE: I usually serve this dish with a side of steamed broccoli drizzled in heated olive oil (I season the heated olive oil with lime juice and garlic powder). YUMMY!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 01, 2009


      This was good and easy to make. I used boneless skinless chicken breasts. I used a bit more seasoning salt when seasoning the chicken. I would cut back on the olive oil and only use a tablespoon of olive oil and I didn't add any of the water as I didn't need it. We liked the sauce but it was real thin. I used 8 ounces of cream cheese which gave it a better taste but it was still thin. I served with egg noodles and corn. Hubby combined the chicken, noodles and corn and topped with the sauce. He really enjoyed it that way. I would make again but next time I would cut the milk in half.

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    • on September 10, 2012


      Quite good! We made it together, my honeybunny made the rice, my good friend had just given me some fresh chives from her garden and off we went. I never use the microwave as it alters the properties of things and not in a good way, so we just put the sauce in a small sauce pan on very low flame and stirred constantly. Very tasty, thank you for the recipe.

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    • on February 01, 2012


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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken in Poor Man's Rich Cream Cheese Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (175 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 505.7
    Calories from Fat 370
    Total Fat 41.1 g
    Saturated Fat 15.7 g
    Cholesterol 171.7 mg
    Sodium 268.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 28.5 g

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