Healthy creamy Italian chicken skillet is a one-pot, 30-minute meal with an addictive creamy sauce!
Wash hands with soap and water.
Heat 2 teaspoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Season chicken breasts with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. (Do not rinse raw poultry or meat.) Add to the pan and sear for 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Wash hands with soap and water.
Remove chicken breasts from the skillet to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. (They will finish cooking later.)
Reduce heat to medium and add remaining teaspoon olive oil to pan. Add diced onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes, until softened.
Add garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and sauté for 30 more seconds.
Add chicken broth and cream cheese and stir until melted. Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, along with any accumulated juices, and turn to coat them in the sauce. Top the chicken breasts with the mozzarella cheese (about 1/4 cup for each one).
Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 7-9 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165 F on a food thermometer. (Exact cook time will depend on how thick your chicken breasts are.)
Serve chicken breasts with extra sauce spooned over the top and enjoy!
If you want to add a veggie to this, you could either do some sliced mushrooms (sauté them with the onions) or add in some green peas at the end to get them warmed through.
We serve this over steamed brown rice, but you could also serve it with cauliflower rice, pasta or quinoa. You just want something that will soak up some of that yummy sauce!
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 454kcal Calories from fat 224|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 25g||38%|
|Saturated Fat 11g||55%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|