creamy garlic chicken in a pan

Epic Whole30 Creamy Garlic Chicken

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4
  • category Category: Whole30
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Epic Whole30 Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner for the garlic lover! Juicy pan seared chicken smothered in a dairy free garlic cream sauce for the ultimate bite – all in just 30 minutes.



  • 1.5 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast (usually 2 large chicken breasts)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 whole head of garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 15 oz. can of full fat coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Lay chicken breast on a cutting board, with your hand on top, carefully slice the chicken in half so you have a top and a bottom have. (essentially cutlets)
  2. Season your 4 chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of ghee and add chicken breast to skillet.
  4. Pan sear chicken breasts for 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from pan and let rest.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, then immediately add remaining tablespoon of ghee and all of your whole garlic cloves. Saute cloves for 3-4 minutes, stirring around the pan occasionally to brown the outside.
  6. Once garlic is slightly browned, add yellow onion to pan. Saute for 1-2 minutes, until translucent.
  7. Next, add in chicken broth, lemon juice and fresh thyme. Stir and bring to a simmer, reduce by the mixture by half.
  8. Slowly add in coconut milk and stir until combined. Season with salt to taste.
  9. Add chicken breast back to pan and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Garnish with chopped parsley or basil and serve!


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken + sauce
  • Calories: 392
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 240 mg
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 38 g
  • Cholesterol: 129 mg

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