Creamy Garlic Chicken

"This simple recipe developed by my father is delicious to any garlic lover. This is a great one dish meal when served over pasta or rice."
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  • Melt butter in skillet over medium/low heat and add garlic.
  • When garlic becomes fragrant add the chicken and sour cream, increase heat.
  • Cook until chicken is cooked thoroughly and sauce has slightly reduced.
  • Add parsley and salt and pepper and allow flavors to blend.
  • Serve chicken over rice or pasta with extra sauce.

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  1. We absolutely adore this! I printed it out in 2006 and have used it many times since, just getting around to rating it now. I like to make it with the following adjustments: first, I use about twice the garlic and cut up the chicken into chunks so it will cook faster; also I add the chicken before the sour cream (I use low fat to save calories) and do not increase the heat at this point because I do not want to scorch the garlic and make it bitter; I usually put some fresh cut up mushrooms in to cook with the chicken. One thing I read in another review is to use basil pesto instead of fresh parsley so I often do that just using about one tablespoon, or I've used fresh julienned basil before, too. I like to serve it over pasta. Cooking this dish gives an aroma to the whole house. Easy and fabulous this is a great way to make a chicken dish fast! Thanks for posting and introducing me to a new favorite recipe!
  2. Didn't care for this at all...
  3. This is a yummy comfort-food recipe. I sauted the garlic and added onion. Then, browned the chicken breasts for a bit of color. I put it all together with a little cream cheese in a casserole dish and baked for 45 minutes or so. It was easy and tasty. Served it with plain cous cous - which was flavored well with the extra sauce. Thanks for a simple, tasty meal.
  4. This was delicious! I added pesto and a little half and half, and served it over lightly braised greens (chard, kale, etc) and caramelized onions. It was still comfort food, but without the guilt and calories that come with pasta. This makes it a winner in my book, and I look forward to making it again sometime! :)
  5. I really enjoyed this! Made it on a bed of quinoa and added fresh steamed broccoli. Yum!!


  1. Very easy and quick! We really enjoyed it. I used basil instead of parsley, just because we are basil lovers!! But other than that everything else the same and it tasted great. Thank you for the easy recipe!
  2. This was fantastic. Going to make it when my son returns home but use shrimp instead of chicken! Thank you for this recipe. The base sauce is so very flexible, meat, no meat, veggies, parmesan, wow! One of those comfort foods.



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