Creamy Garlic Chicken

  • 10MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 260KCAL

Creamy Garlic Chicken has taken our social media by storm; this rich and indulgent dish is so delicious while still being low in calories and Points!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories260
  • Carbs13g
  • Protein33g
  • Fat5.2g
  • Saturates2.5g
  • Sugars7.2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

One of our most popular recipes EVER in our Facebook group since it was published in our first book, we are delighted to share our delicious Creamy Garlic Chicken. This recipe is so rich and full of flavour, it’s hard to believe it’s been nowhere near a jug of cream!

We’ve packed some mushrooms in for extra variety and plenty of garlic so it even smells fabulous while it’s bubbling away! Using low fat cream cheese is a fantastic way to make this tasty meal feel super indulgent, without the high calories of a traditional, cream-based dish. Using clever swaps like this means you can enjoy a wonderfully decadent dinner without compromising on your diet.

Serve it with rice, pasta, chips, roasties: the possibilities are endless and you’ll fall in love with this slimming friendly dinner in no time!

What diets is this Creamy Garlic Chicken suitable for?

This Creamy Garlic Chicken recipe is suitable for gluten free diets if you substitute the following ingredients for gluten free versions:

  • Stock cube
  • Worcestershire sauce

Henderson’s Relish is a great gluten free alternative you can use to keep it gluten free!

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Garlic Chicken recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Creamy Garlic Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Creamy Garlic Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Creamy Garlic Chicken recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Creamy Garlic Chicken?

Everything should be easily available in the supermarket. Make sure you use the white wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to deglaze the pan – those little browned bits are so flavourful and no need to waste them!

This recipe is featured in our first cookbook on Page 119. You can order your copy here.

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How many calories are in this Creamy Garlic Chicken?

There are 260 calories per portion in this Creamy Garlic Chicken recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Creamy Garlic Chicken is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Season the chicken with a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then set aside

Step 2

Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place on a medium heat

Step 3

Add the chicken to the pan and quickly seal on all sides, then remove the meat from the pan, and set aside

Step 4

Return the pan to the medium heat.  Add the vinegar to the Worcestershire sauce and deglaze the pan with the mixture, scraping and stirring the browned bits from the pan – use some of the stock if you need to. When most of the liquid has evaporated spray the pan with some low calorie cooking spray. Add the onion, mushrooms and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes until they start to brown, then add the Dijon mustard and cook for a minute or two, stirring constantly

Step 5

Add the stock to the pan and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half

Step 6

Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cream cheese, making sure there are no lumps of cheese remaining

Step 7

Return the chicken to the pan, stir well and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked. If the sauce looks a little thick you can add some more water until it reaches the consistency you prefer

Step 8

Sprinkle with the chopped chives and serve

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What could I serve with this Creamy Garlic Chicken?

You could serve Creamy Garlic Chicken with anything! It goes really well with pasta, rice and potatoes. If you need some inspiration, try these sides:

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How long can you keep this Creamy Garlic Chicken in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.

You can keep leftovers of Creamy Garlic Chicken in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Creamy Garlic Chicken?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Creamy Garlic Chicken

Creamy Garlic Chicken has taken our social media by storm; this rich and indulgent dish is so delicious while still being low in calories and Points!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 260
  • Carbs 13G

Ingredients

  • 400 g chicken breast or thigh thinly sliced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 175 g light cream cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced or crushed
  • 250 g button mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 400 ml meat stock made with 1 chicken stock pot and 1 beef stock pot
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh chives chopped, to serve
  • paprika to serve
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Season the chicken with a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, then set aside
  2. Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place on a medium heat
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and quickly seal on all sides, then remove the meat from the pan, and set aside
  4. Return the pan to the medium heat.  Add the vinegar to the Worcestershire sauce and deglaze the pan with the mixture, scraping and stirring the browned bits from the pan - use some of the stock if you need to. When most of the liquid has evaporated spray the pan with some low calorie cooking spray. Add the onion, mushrooms and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes until they start to brown, then add the Dijon mustard and cook for a minute or two, stirring
  5. Add the stock to the pan and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half
  6. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cream cheese, making sure there are no lumps of cheese remaining
  7. Return the chicken to the pan, stir well and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the chicken is cooked. If the sauce looks a little thick you can add some more water until it reaches the consistency you prefer
  8. Sprinkle with the chopped chives and paprika, if desired

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MelanieFriday 25th September 2020

This is really quick, easy and delicious!!

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    HollyFriday 25th September 2020

    It’s one of our favourites too! Thanks for getting in touch!

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