January 26, 2014

Easy Creamy Chicken

We are all looking for quick and easy weeknight meals, right?  I am always finding it difficult to come up with new ideas for chicken, but to have a quick chicken dinner is ideal.  This one fits the bill - easy, quick and best of all it's delicious!  I served it with a side salad, but you could put this over some pasta, or pair it with a baked potato and veggies.  Whatever you serve it with, just try it...you will not be disappointed!

Easy Creamy Chicken

2 large chicken breasts, each cut in half to make 4 pieces
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning (can substitute parsley - 1 tsp dried or 1 tbsp fresh chopped)
1/2 tsp salt
couple dashes of cayenne pepper (this is really to taste - if you like it spicy, add more)
2 tbsp butter

Combine the garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt and cayenne pepper in a small bowl and mix to combine.  Coat all sides of the chicken with the seasoning mix.  Melt one tbsp of butter in a large skillet on medium-high heat.  Once butter is melted and pan is hot, place your chicken in the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, then turn the chicken over and cook another five minutes, or until juices run clear and they are cooked through.  Add the remaining tbsp of butter and the heavy cream, mixing to combine.  Turn heat to medium-low and let the chicken simmer until the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.  Serves 3-4, depending on how large the chicken breasts are. 

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