Creamy Boursin Cheese Chicken

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You’re going to love this Creamy Chicken Recipe. Did you know it’s super easy to make and only takes 30 minutes?

This delightful creamy garlic chicken dish is the ultimate in cosy comfort food! Imagine tender chicken breasts coated in a luscious cheese sauce that’s simply irresistible.

It’s served alongside sautéed, buttery mushrooms and perfectly cooked al dente pasta.

Creamy Boursin Cheese Chicken

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Creamy Boursin Cheese Chicken served with pasta and sautéed mushrooms, garnished with fresh parsley

Expert Tips

Get a Good Sear: Pat the chicken dry before seasoning. Cook undisturbed on each side for 10-15 minutes to achieve a golden-brown crust.

Perfect the Sauce: Adjust the sauce consistency by adding more milk or chicken broth if too thick, or simmering uncovered if it is too thin. Stir continuously to prevent sticking.

Creamy Boursin Cheese Chicken

Ingredients

Chicken Breasts: Choose fresh, high-quality chicken breasts, preferably organic or free-range for better taste and texture. Pat them dry with paper towels before seasoning to achieve a good sear.

Boursin Cheese: Cut the Boursin cheese into smaller pieces before adding it to the pan to help it melt evenly. Stir continuously once the cheese is added to ensure it blends smoothly with the milk, creating a creamy, luscious sauce.

Milk: Use room-temperature milk to prevent the sauce from curdling, as cold milk can cause the cheese to seize and become lumpy. Adjust the consistency of the sauce by adding extra milk gradually if needed, ensuring a smooth and creamy texture.

Olive Oil: Opt for extra virgin olive oil for better taste and a higher smoke point. Ensure the oil is hot but not smoking before adding the chicken to get a good sear and prevent the meat from sticking to the pan.

Pepper, Salt, Paprika, Garlic Granules: Mix these spices in a small bowl before seasoning the chicken to ensure an even distribution. Adjust the amounts based on your preference, and if you like more heat, consider adding a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Optional: Chopped Parsley: Use fresh parsley for the best aroma. Chop it finely just before garnishing to retain its vibrant green hue and sprinkle over the dish just before serving to add a fresh, herby note and a pop of colour.

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Substitutions

Chicken Breast: You can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs for a juicier, more tender option. For a vegetarian alternative, use firm tofu or seitan.

Boursin Cheese: Cream cheese mixed with garlic and herbs makes a great alternative, like Philadelphia Garlic & Herbs Soft Cream Cheese. You can also use soft goat cheese or creamy blue cheese for a different taste profile.

Milk: Any unsweetened dairy-free milk, such as almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk, can be used. For a richer sauce, use half-and-half or heavy cream.

Olive Oil: Use any other cooking oil like vegetable oil, canola oil, or avocado oil. For added richness, you can use butter or ghee.

Pepper, Salt, Paprika, Garlic Granules

  • Pepper: Use white pepper or a pinch of red pepper flakes for a bit of heat.
  • Salt: Sea salt, kosher salt, or a salt substitute can be used.
  • Paprika: Smoked paprika adds a nice depth, or you can use chili powder for a bit of heat.
  • Garlic Granules: Use garlic powder or freshly minced garlic. Adjust the amount to taste.

Optional: Chopped Parsley: Fresh basil, cilantro, or chives can be used for garnish. Dried parsley can work in a pinch, but fresh herbs will provide the best aroma and appearance.

Creamy Boursin Cheese Chicken

Storage and leftovers

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • Reheat gently on the stovetop over low heat or in the microwave, adding a splash of milk to maintain creaminess.
  • For longer storage, freeze in freezer-safe containers for up to 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • Note that the sauce’s texture may change slightly upon reheating, but the dish will still be delicious.

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Creamy Boursin Cheese Chicken

Creamy Chicken

Claudia
This easy recipe features succulent chicken breasts seared to perfectio then simmered in a creamy Boursin cheese sauce. Paired with sautéed mushrooms and served over your favorite pasta, it's a quick, delicious dinner that's perfect for any night of the week. Garnish with fresh parsley for a burst of color and flavor. Ideal for busy weeknights and is sure to become a family favorite!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine European
Servings 4
Calories 599 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 pack Boursin cheese 5.2 oz
  • 300 ml milk 1 1/4 cups
  • 4 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • Optional: chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the chicken breasts for about 10-15 minutes on each side. Season the meat with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic granules.
  • Remove the cooked chicken from the pan and set it aside on a plate.
  • In the same pan, add the Boursin cheese and milk. Stir until the cheese is melted and well combined.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and cook over low heat for 5 minutes with the lid on. If desired, garnish with chopped parsley.
  • While the chicken simmers in the creamy sauce, prepare pasta according to the package instructions.
  • Serve the creamy Boursin cheese chicken over your choice of pasta.

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Notes

  • Ensure chicken breasts are cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C) for safety.
  • Adjust sauce consistency by adding more milk gradually if too thick, or simmering uncovered to thicken if too thin.
  • Sauté mushrooms separately until golden before adding them to the sauce for maximum flavor.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley just before serving for added freshness and color.
  • Customize seasoning to taste preferences, adjusting salt, pepper, and other spices accordingly.
Keyword Boursin, cheese, chicken recipe, creamy, Philadelphia

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So creamy and delicious!!! I’ve stuffed chicken breasts with Boursin, but using it for sauce was even better!!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh la la! This chicken dish is delightful. Creamy and full of great seasonings – and the added bonus is how simple it is to create.

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner and the whole family loved it. It was so flavorful and I can’t wait to make it again.

  4. 5 stars
    You can never have too many delicious chicken recipes. That cheesy sauce sounds amazing. Perfect for rice, pasta or potatoes.

  5. 5 stars
    What a great idea to use Boursin cheese for this instead of cream. What a great flavor, the sauce is so creamy and the chicken juicy. Loved it.

  6. 5 stars
    Wow! This chicken dish looks incredibly delicious! Plus the creamy sauce makes this so enticing and very tempting! I just love flavorful and tasteful chicken dishes! An instant favorite for me!