Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe

I came across this creamy garlic chicken recipe on Youtube and it looked so superb that I had to try it. Now one thing that very often happens to me is that I see something that looks amazing and then I try it and its either a complete flop or it does not live up to my expectations, but this creamy garlic chicken recipe tasted better than I expected so I had to share it with you.

If you love saucy meals and you love garlic then you just have to try it!

The first time I tried this recipe there was no parmesan cheese in stock at the supermarket so I left it out and it was still delicious. I’ve since made it a few times with parmesan and it is even better.

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Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 5 large cloves of garlic chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup cream
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ block chicken stock
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped basil
  • ½ cup fresh chopped parsley


  • Mix the salt, pepper, paprika, basil, thyme and rosemary together in a bowl, then coat the chicken with the spices
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan, then sear the chicken skin side down first then turn it and seat the other side
  • Put the chicken pieces aside for later
  • Remove as much of the oil as possible using a paper serviette while leaving the spices in the pan
  • Melt the butter in the pan and add the onions, cooking them until they are just cooked through
  • Add the garlic to the pan stirring continuously, cook just until the aroma of the garlic becomes prominent (only about 2 mins)
  • Stir in the flour and cook for a minute or two before adding the chicken broth, stirring continuously to avoid it becoming lumpy
  • Add the cream and the milk while continuing to stir
  • Add in the parmesan and the half block of chicken broth, stirring until the block of broth has melted into the sauce
  • Finally stir in the fresh basil and parsley
  • Place the chicken pieces in an oven roof dish without a lid, then our the sauce over the chicken
  • Bake at 200ºC for 45 minutes

The herbs used in the video to coat the chicken were dried herbs, however I have fresh thyme, basil and rosemary growing in my garden – so I used a mixture of dried herbs (Mixed Herbs and Origanum) and my fresh herbs. I also used a full cup of cream rather than a mixture of milk and cream. I also don’t mess around with garlic, so instead of using the 5 cloves in the recipe I just use the entire bulb. Garlic is great for your immune system so more is best during this pandemic in my opinion.

I’ve tweaked the recipe a few times by adding more chicken pieces when we had more guests and also increasing the ingredients in the recipe by adding in half a cup of milk to the one cup of cream and increasing the amount of flour to 3 tablespoons. Even with tweaking the recipe it comes out perfectly every time so feel free to tweak it to your taste and needs.

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  1. Im going to try these recepies as they look so delicious.

  2. Oh my gosh this is soooo yummy, love the creamy garlic chicken!!! I used the chicken with pasta, topped it off with Lays thai sweet chilli chips and cheese, popped it in the oven to brown… WOW!!

  3. Creamy garlic chicken recipe looks so yummy.

  4. Geraldine Grobler

    Definitely this Sundays dinner!!

  5. Zoereena Matthews

    Yummy! This one is a MUST try!

  6. This looks so yummy. I am definitely trying this recipe this week!

  7. This sounds so yummy

  8. Looks delicious, will definitely make this

  9. So Much YUM!

  10. I have to try this recipe looks so yummy

  11. This looks yummy i will definitely try this recipe

  12. I love chicken and i see here are so many recipes to choose from. Thank you so much?

  13. MMM Looks Devine I Will Try It For Sure

  14. Bianca von Meyer

    My family only wants chicken on a Sunday lol. So I am always looking for new inventive recipes. Thank you so much Lynne. Definitely going to try it.

    • This is hands down my favourite chicken recipe Bianca, I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we do!

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