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Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken Breast

Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken Breast

A deep and rich yet light, bright and pungent chicken recipe with bold flavors and juices that escape every inch as you chew.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 215kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 1/2 - 2 pound boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • ¾ teaspoon seasoning or more (I used creole seasoning)
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon thyme or ,Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • ¼ cup cream (heavy or whipping cream)
  • ½ -1 cup broth or water
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper or black pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 -1 Lemon Freshly squeezed Juice
  • Lemon slices or wedges , to serve


  • Rinse chicken breast, season with seasoned creole seasoning and salt.
  • Set aside in a large sauce pan or large skillet. Heat oil over medium heat, until hot, and then add the chicken, brown about 3-5 minutes on each side to ensure even brownness . 
  • Remove chicken and set aside.
  • Drain oil and leave about 2 tablespoons.
  • Add onions, followed by minced garlic. Stir for about 5 minutes, then add cream, milk, tomato sauce, paprika, white pepper, thyme, parsley, ½ cup broth, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Then add chicken. Adjust sauce thickness and seasonings with water or broth, salt according to preference.
  • Simmer for a minute or 3-5 minutes .If you have thick cuts of chicken you might have to cook it longer , until chicken is fully cooked . Add lemon slices if desired ,Remove from heat and serve warm.


For the best results, focus on using quality ingredients. Try organic chicken (if you have not already done so), buy quality garlic, and the freshest lemons you can get your hands on. It is very important to make the right selections with simple recipes like this. Quality makes all the difference.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: -13mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.4mg