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Chicken with lemon garlic cream sauce in a white saucepan topped with parsley and lemon slices.

Chicken with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


This quick and easy chicken with lemon garlic cream sauce is bursting with rich citrus flavor and is ready in 20 minutes!


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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Red pepper flakes to taste


  1. Wrap the chicken breasts in plastic wrap and pound into 1/2″ thickness.
  2. Pat the chicken dry and season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Over medium-high heat, melt butter and add 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Pan-sear the chicken breasts until browned on one side, about 5 minutes.
  5. Lower heat to medium and flip the chicken to the other side.
  6. Cover and continue cooking for 10 minutes or until internal temperature is 165°F and juices run clear. Remove chicken from skillet.
  7. Combine the sauce ingredients and stir to mix.
  8. Pour sauce into the skillet and scrape up any browned bits from the chicken.
  9. Simmer until sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  10. Stir in heavy cream and mix.
  11. Return chicken to the pan and stir to coat with the sauce.
  12. Dish and serve hot with lemon wedges and parsley (optional).
  13. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins