It’s no secret that we (and you!) LOVE chicken dinners. Baked chicken, chicken and rice, chicken and pasta, grilled chicken, chicken soup… it’s truly versatile enough to have nearly every night of the week. Though we do like to switch things up in our meal rotation, one preparation we always return to is a creamy chicken dish. There’s something extra special about how savory chicken can soak up a velvety, rich sauce (one of these recipes even prompted the phrase, “OH MY GOD THAT’S MARRIAGE MATERIAL” from just one bite, so you know they’re good). Check out our 33 creamy chicken dinners for ideas—we know you’ll find a new fave among them.
First things first—when we say “creamy,” what do we even mean? It’s true, a lot of the recipes here do include heavy cream as an ingredient, but it’s not as easy as just pouring it into a pan and cooking your chicken in it. Instead, you’re going to want to start by building a base of flavor using aromatics like garlic and onion, then decide which route to take with your creamy sauce. If you want to keep things simple, just add some herbs, spices, and a veggie or two (and maybe a little extra broth or wine for depth of flavor). Our creamy Tuscan chicken, our Marry Me chicken, our creamy basil chicken skillet with corn & tomato, or our creamy garlic chicken all do so to great effect.
If you want to take things a little further, try adding in pasta to help soak up that delicious sauce. One of our forever favorites has gotta be gnocchi. Check out our one-pan lemon Parm chicken gnocchi, our creamy pesto baked gnocchi & chicken skillet, our slow-cooker creamy gnocchi soup, or our one-pan creamy chicken & gnocchi to see just how perfectly it pairs with creamy chicken. Gnocchi not for you? Fettuccine is a close second in our book (you didn’t think we’d snub chicken Alfredo, did you?).
Lastly, though heavy cream is a power player in creamy chicken recipes, it’s not the only option out there. Coconut milk, sour cream, and other dairy (and non-dairy!) options are just as good at adding that creamy texture. Try our chicken madras, our Thai chicken coconut soup, our one-pan green chile chicken & rice, or our one-pan coconut-lime chicken to see just how good it can be, then add these recipes to your dinner rotation to shake things up a bit.
Not a chicken fan? (😱) Not to worry—check out our top steak, seafood, and vegetarian dinners too.
News Source: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/g43315982/creamy-chicken-recipes/