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Lisa’s Creamy Chicken in Garlic and Onions

Creamy Chicken in Garlic and Onions

A comforting, warm dish, this chicken can be served as your main course with a side of sauteéd spinach or a tossed salad. It would also be delicious with a dish of zucchini parmesan. Enjoy in your backyard, eating al fresco!  This sauce is delicious, so Lisa recommends serving the chicken breasts over pasta or rice, so you can use all the sauce!

Lisa’s Creamy Chicken in Garlic and Onions Ingredients:

6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Flour for dredging

6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 large sweet onion

1 extra large green scallion

10-12 cloves of garlic (whole)

1 1/4 cups vegetable broth

1 1/4 cups heavy cream

Lisa’s Creamy Chicken in Garlic and Onions Directions:

Melt the butter with the extra virgin olive oil in a large frying pan. Dredge each chicken breast in the flour, which has been seasoned with salt and pepper. Sauté each chicken breast until it is golden on each side. Place the chicken breasts on a casserole. Set aside.

Creamy Chicken in Garlic and Onions

Place the chopped onion and the chopped scallion (white and green part of the scallion) in the sauté pan and cook until caramelized (golden in color). Add 10 or 12 whole cloves of garlic. Sauté 5 more minutes.

Creamy Chicken in Garlic and Onions

Pour in to the sauté pan the vegetable broth and stir for 2-3 minutes, making sure to scrape up any of the crunchy flour or onions on the bottom of the pan. Stir well.

Creamy Chicken in Garlic and Onions

Add whipping cream. Stir or incorporate well. Pour the liquid mixture from the sauté pan over the chicken breasts in the casserole. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Creamy Chicken in Garlic and Onions


  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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