Five Spice cream cheese chicken

This five spice cream cheese chicken is your answer to boring weeknight meals!

Lately, I’ve taken on a bunch of extra recipe development work which has left me with ingredients I never typically buy in my fridge, like cream cheese and heavy cream.

There could be way more unfortunate foods to be stuck with, right?

5 Spice Cream Cheese Chicken |

After a week of a tablespoon of heavy cream in my coffee (omg, delicious) and a container that was still 3/4 full, I decided something needed to be done because at that rate the cream was going to expire before I came anywhere near to finishing it.

5 Spice Chicken |

So, a chicken dinner with a bit more creamy indulgence than normal was created. If you like spice, decadent cream sauce and a fast weeknight meal (um, who doesn’t?), this is for you.

5 Spice Cream Cheese Chicken |

Just throw some sweet potatoes and broccoli on your plate and the cream doesn’t count. Fact.

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Five Spice cream cheese chicken
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This five spice cream cheese chicken is your answer to boring weeknight meals!
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs (breasts or tenders would work too)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¼ cup milk or almond milk
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  1. Rinse and pat the chicken dry.
  2. Combine the salt and spices in a small bowl.
  3. Sprinkle the seasoning onto both sides of all the chicken pieces, rubbing it into the meat.
  4. Place the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Once hot, add the chicken.
  6. Cook for about 3-5 minutes per side until golden brown.
  7. Once cooked on both sides, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the heavy cream, milk and cream cheese. Stir to combine and coat the chicken in the cream mixture.
  8. Let the sauce thicken for about 3 minutes.
  9. Plate the chicken and pour the sauce over top.
  10. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.



    • Heather says

      Loved this! I altered it a little bit: used coconut cream instead of heavy cream and added a touch of white wine and a little bit more salt. To keep it low-carb, I ate it over the steamed broccoli instead of having the broccoli on the side. Even my carb-addicted boyfriend loved it. :)

  1. says

    Your pictures look great and when I read through the recipe it sounds delish! But I have to confess, when I read the title I thought you were talking about a Chinese Five Spice and creamy chicken combo. Yikes! Haha

  2. says

    You might be horrified to look into my fridge – because today I went to Costco and just bought a whole half gallon of Heavy Cream. I know – it’s awful. But it’s the holidays and it gets used (mostly in things I’m taking to work – because LAWD knows that Ican’t consume all that ish!!) Anyway – I’m so digging this its insane!! Looks gorgeous.

  3. Sarah says

    I made this for the third time tonight! The second time I made it the cream cheese wouldn’t melt completely and the sauce was greasy, so tonight I removed the chicken and made the sauce and it worked great. I also doubled the recipe since I cook for myself, my husband, and our roommate and I need enough for dinner and lunch the next day. Thank you!

  4. Lisa says

    Made this for dinner tonight and it is delicious!!! All 5 of us love it and I, the chef, love how easy and quickly it came together. Thanks for a great recipe!!

  5. Shannon says

    I threw all of this in the crock pot today. I added the milk, cream cheese, and heavy cream for the last half hour. It was absolutely amazing I’ve some pasta!!


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