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Fast and easy creamy herb chicken takes only 30 minutes to make. This is a delicious recipe that’s low on the calories and is creamy but without the heavy cream!

Easy creamy herb chicken in a pan with a spatula garnished with parsley and basil

Hey there! This is Richa from My Food Story and this creamy herb chicken is rocking dinner times right now!

Because can you ever go wrong with juicy chicken breasts and a luscious creamy herb sauce that takes under 30 minutes to make? I didn’t think so.

This has become such a favourite with everybody already. Because that sauce is so lickable. I mean I go at it with a spoon once everyone’s finished and I’ve come very very close to licking the pan. Don’t judge me till you’ve tasted it.

Closeup of creamy herb chicken

This creamy herb chicken is a one pan dish. It starts with browning chicken breasts that are seasoned with garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. You quickly sear the chicken on both sides till its a nice golden brown and almost cooked through. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and saute garlic and herbs. The sauce can be thickened with either cornstarch or all purpose flour and is flavoured with dried oregano and fresh basil. That combination of herbs is so perfect! But if you wanted to switch things up, you could always do rosemary and thyme or even tarragon. I love love love herb sauces! They have so much flavour with so few ingredients.

I love using chicken breasts here because they cook super fast, and if cooked well, can still remain juicy. But if you prefer, chicken thighs would be great too. The cooking time will be slightly longer though.

Closeup of creamy herb chicken

Trust me, this creamy herb chicken will become an all time dinner favorite. And you’ll never need more than 30 minutes to make it! Serve it with herb rice or mashed potatoes or even a side of buttery vegetables – either way this will be a hit!

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Easy Creamy Herb Chicken

5 from 5 votes
Fast and easy creamy herb chicken takes only 30 minutes to make. This is a delicious recipe that's low on the calories and is creamy but without the heavy cream!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


For the Chicken

For the Sauce


  • Rub garlic, oregano, salt and pepper all over the chicken breasts and set aside for ten minutes.
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a cast iron skillet, and add the chicken to the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or till cooked through and no longer pink based on the size of the breasts. Once the chicken is cooked, transfer it to a plate and cover loosely with foil.
  • In the same pan, heat the remaining butter and olive oil for the sauce and add the garlic. Saute the garlic for a minute till fragrant and add the flour. Cook the flour for a minute and slowly start whisking in the milk till the sauce thickens.
  • Simmer the sauce for 2-3 minutes and add the oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Stir everything together and add the chicken breasts back to the pan. Simmer the chicken in the sauce for 2 minutes and turn off the flame. Serve hot.


Calories: 457kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 52gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 172mgSodium: 365mgPotassium: 997mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 3.2mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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About Richa Gupta

I’m Richa, the cook, writer and photographer behind this little blog. I’ve grown up in the kitchen along side my mum and grandmothers and conversations in my family are always about the next meal. I’ve picked up their love for food along the way, and with this blog, I share my food story with you.

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  1. Just finished making it and it was ok. Not too much flavor unfortunately, felt like you would almost have to double the seasonings used.

  2. 5 stars
    I make this all the time in the winter it’s soooo good. I either use all or half heavy cream instead of milk to make it extra creamy. I either serve it over pasta or with mashed potato’s.

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is miracle!!! It’s fast, easy, yet comes off as sophisticated. Most importantly however, it’s delicious!
    Has been added to my recipe repertoire.


  4. looking very creamy,
    perfect timing makes food tasty.
    this is really a very healthy and tasty recipe.
    keep writing.

  5. 5 stars

    This is Neeraj from F and B Stories. First of all, I would like to thank you for sharing such a delicious recepie, the creamy herb chicken is amazing, delicious, and yumm….!!
    it looks soo simple but its ingrediants was superb…..

    keep sharing
    cheers 🙂