One Pan Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken & Potatoes

30 minutes and a skillet is all you need to whip up this incredibly flavorful and hearty one pan creamy garlic herb chicken & potatoes! 

One Pan Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken & Potatoes |

Woo woooooo! It’s Sunday, the weather is gorgeous, I’m in my comfiest sweats, and I have this ^^ really amazing dinner recipe to share with you so yeah… I’m in a pretty good mood.

One Pan Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken & Potatoes |

If you don’t already know this about me, I am a big fat number one fan of garlic. When I first really started experimenting in the kitchen I realized right off the bat how much I loved garlic and how much flavor it adds to a dish. I put it in just about everything because it not only “goes” with just about everything, but I feel like it enhances other flavors and gives a dish a really fantastic boost.

It’s that x-factor, that little extra oomph that a recipe needs to go from good to ohhhhhhhhhgosh that’s yummy.

One Pan Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken & Potatoes |

But today it’s ALL about the garlic. Hence the name creamy garlic herb chicken and potatoes. If you are a garlic hater, that’s okay, we can still be friends. Just browse past this recipe like I would a red sauce ground beef spaghetti recipe (ewe. ewe ewe ewe.) and come back tomorrow for something a little more your style.

If you do like garlic, you are in good company my friend and you should kick back, relax, stay a while and smell the garlic aroma coming from this one pan meal that will change your weeknight dinner routine.

One Pan Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken & Potatoes |

Besides the really really tasty flavor in this dish, I also love that it’s not just a main, but a main and a side rolled into one when you add those potatoes. I could honest to goodness just eat a big plate of this creamy garlic herb chicken and potatoes and be one hundred and seven percent satisfied for dinner tonight. That crispy chicken + browned potatoes + creamy sauce is all I need to be a happy camper. One taste and you will see why so put this on your menu for the week. You need this one pan meal in your life.

One Pan Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken & Potatoes |
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One Pan Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken & Potatoes
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30 minutes and a skillet is all you need to whip up this incredibly flavorful and hearty one pan creamy garlic herb chicken & potatoes meal.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (pounded to even thickness) OR 4-6 chicken thighs + salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup thinly sliced potatoes (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (I added extra whole cloves at the end for aesthetic, completely optional)
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped rosemary (see note)
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon finely chopped oregano
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh herbs for topping (optional)
  1. Grease a large pan or skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken to pan and cook over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  2. Add potatoes, garlic, and herbs to pan and cook for 5-7 minutes until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork and browned on the edges. (make sure to turn the potatoes half way through so they cook on both sides)
  3. Add heavy cream and cook another 4-5 minutes until hot throughout and thickened, being sure to stir periodically. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (for me this was bout ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper)
  4. Add chicken to pan and turn to coat in the cream sauce. Garnish with garlic cloves and herbs if desired and serve hot.
You can use any favorite potato, I used red potatoes in the photographs you see in this post and that is my preference. Gold, yukon, and Idaho or russet potatoes all work great too though. Be sure not to slice them too thick or they will take a long time to cook. They should be thinner than a quarter of an inch.
You can use fresh herbs, as suggested in the recipe OR you can substitute 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning.


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hey girl this looks yummy!

I wouldn’t say, “If you don’t like garlic, pass the recipe by.”

It would still stand on it’s own, with less garlic or none.

You have some nice herbs in this recipe.

For myself, I’ll cut the garlic back in volume, but still use it. My body doesn’t tolerate much.

I am looking forward to making this. It looks delicious!!

Looks like the perfect one pan meal to me. Need to put on the menu ASAP!

I made this last night & it was SO good! This one is definitely a keeper!

Mel, have you tried this recipe with half and half? Cream has way too much fat for me.

I’m sorry. Not Mel, Tiffany.

    Hi Mary, actually yes, I love using half and half whenever I can! Much healthier. It works in this recipe (and pretty much all of my one pan meals that call for heavy cream) but the sauce is slightly less thick.

Is this suitable to be made ahead of time for a dinner party and warmed up

Do you include nutritional information with your recipes?

Just made this for dinner – delicious!

I used two chicken breasts from a pack of six. I used two potatoes to serve 2 of us. Used the full amount of garlic, herbs and cream. I used dry Italian seasoning – I like the small amount of cayenne it contains.

Served with honey glazed carrots. The sweetness was a nice counterpoint to the rich garlicky sauce.. Plates were clean when we finished.

My compliments!

Wow this was really really yummy. I used boneless skinless thighs because they were on sale, russet potatoes instead of red, and had to use dried oregano instead of fresh. The potatoes were out of this world good! I love at a very high elevation so they took a long time to cook but it was way worth it. Thank you for a recipe I will make again and again!

Awesome recipe Tiffany! My whole fam enjoyed it very much. Fresh herbs are simply the best! Hope you and your family are doing well.

    Hey Emily! You are so sweet, my family loves this recipe too! It’s so easy and perfect for busy nights! Hope you’re doing well! 🙂

This recipe is to die for! I made it for dinner last night & it was a huge hit. My 8 year old son even told me that if he had to go live on a deserted island for the rest of his life, he wanted to take a lifetime supply of this chicken, chapstick and twinkies! haha! I added mushrooms to this & more Italian seasonings than the recipe called for and it was amazing! This will definitely be in the weekly rotation!

    That is the BEST comment I have ever received ha!!! You’re son is a kid after my own heart!!! Tell him thank you for the incredible compliment to my recipe, I’m honored! Thanks Julie!! 🙂 🙂

The picture looks so good….but I made this for dinner tonight, and I’m sorry but I’m not totally happy. It looked like a big mess! I added more flavor by throwing in some Chipotle powder, and a bit more Italian spices. I also added chunks of onions. It tasted good, but the appearance left a lot to be desired. If I make this again, I will make everything separate. Chicken by itself, the potatoes separate, and then make the sauce separately to be poured on top as it is placed on the plate. In fact I would probably make roasted potatoes in the oven instead of making them according to the recipe. Everything just turned to mush when I added the cream to the pan.
Oh well, it was dinner, and a learning experience all at once.

    Hi Martina,

    I’m so sorry to hear that you weren’t happy with this dish! I have not had that issue before when making this dish. If you try this recipe again by making everything separate I’d love to hear how it turns out!

Made this and it was sooooo good

    Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

We enjoyed this tonight. I made a couple changes. I deglazed the pan after cooking the chicken, with white wine. I added some sliced mushrooms with the potatoes, and because I thought the sauce was a little too thick, (really a mouth feel thing) I squeezed half a lemon into the sauce to cut the richness and add acid. Pretty delicious

Both my bf and I loved this recipe. I would make it again for sure!!

Another winner, Tiffany! I love the recipes you post! They are super simple and delicious.

I made this with almond milk and used Italian seasoning and it was great! Thanks for sharing!

Made this dish last night. It was amazing!

This was amazing!
Will def be making it aGain. I used extra garlic as i just love the taste.

Can You make this in a crockpot?

    Hi Lauren- for the best results, I recommend it in a skillet!

Made this for dinner TONIGHT. My boyfriend eats like a little kid And its a struggle to find things outside of meat and potatoes he likes haha. This was obviously right up his alley. It was Easy and really tastY (picky pants agreed). PersonallY Id add more garlic because my italian genetics say i must hahaha. But honestly this was a great dish as written – chicken breasts and italian seasoning for us because i never have fresh herbs on hand. 5 stars. 4 bIg thumbs up from the two of us. Thanks for an easy Recipe.

    Hi Morgan! I am doing my best not to laugh at the picky pants comment! That’s just too funny. I am happy to hear that both of you loved this dish!! It’s one of my absolute favorites and staple in this house. I have a few “picky pants” as well, aka toddlers! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

      yeah but the difference between your ‘picky pants’ and mine is that mine turns 30 next month 😂😂