This cream cheese chicken is your answer to boring weeknight meals! Seasoned with 5 flavor-packed spices, it’s creamy, indulgent & full of savory goodness.
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?
I have a firm rule of never throwing food or ingredients away if I can help it. You’d think I grew up in the depression era or something because it literally pains me when people throw out food.
I know so many of my food blogger friends do this all the time but I just can’t bring myself to open that trash can. It’d probably be a lot less work to stay fit if I could but…oh well.
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.
So, this creamy cheese chicken dinner that’s maybe a bit more indulgent than my normal chicken dinners was created.
If you like spice, decadent cream sauce and a fast weeknight meal (um, who doesn’t?), this recipe is for you.
How Do You Make Cream Cheese Chicken?
While it may look indulgent and you’re probably thinking this chicken dinner is a calorie bomb, I’ve got good news for you, it’s not really!
This cream cheese chicken recipe uses:
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/4 cup milk (you can even use a non-dairy milk alternative here if you’d like)
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
That’s it. That’s really not so bad when divided into 4 servings yet you’re left with a super indulgent tasting creamy cheese sauce that will definitely put this dinner on the regular rotation.
What Do I Serve with Cream Cheese Chicken?
The side dish options are endless! If you want to keep things healthier, I’d suggest a simple green vegetable like grilled broccoli or basil mint squash noodles and a nutrient packed starch like goat cheese and spinach mashed sweet potatoes.
Roasted potatoes are always an easy option too and these peri peri potatoes have a nice spice level that would go great with the cream cheese chicken.
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