Creamy chicken

45 min.
With our creamy chicken recipe, enjoy the taste of juicy chicken with a rich, velvety cream cheese sauce. The sauce is infused with Middle Eastern flavors that add a touch of warmth and elevate the dish to new heights of deliciousness. With every bite you take, you will savor the delicious combination of delectable flavors and textures. Serve the dish with plain steamed rice for a filling meal for iftar.


4 portions



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One of the most important tips for creamy chicken is to know when the chicken is fully cooked. The best way to tell if it is done is to use a meat thermometer. Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of about 74°C. When the thermometer reads this temperature, it should be fully cooked and safe to eat. If you do not have a meat thermometer, you can do a ‘poke test’ and gently press on the thickest part of the chicken with a fork or your finger. If it feels firm and no longer gives when you press it, it is a clear indicator that the meat is fully cooked. Additionally, you can also cut into the thickest part of the chicken to check for doneness. If the juices run clear and the meat is no longer pink, it is done.

Questions about creamy chicken

The combination of juicy creamy chicken and Middle Eastern spices is a classic that never goes out of style. If you follow our recipe for creamy chicken, you will end up with a delicious and flavourful dish that will impress your family and friends. Read below to learn more!
How to make creamy chicken?

In a blender, mix milk, cream cheese spread, onion, mint and coriander, spices, and salt until everything is well combined. Transfer it to a baking tray and place the chicken breasts on top. Bake in a preheated oven at 180-200°C for 45 minutes.

What sauce is used for creamy chicken?

The sauce used for the creamy chicken dish is a type of cheese sauce made by blending milk, cream cheese, onion, salt, herbs, and spices. The cream cheese adds a smooth and creamy texture to the sauce, making it luscious and rich. The result is a flavourful and creamy sauce that complements the tender and juicy meat.

What to serve with creamy chicken?

Rice is a good option to serve with creamy chicken because it provides a neutral and complementary base that allows the flavours of the sauce and chicken to shine. Additionally, the creamy sauce pairs well with the fluffy and tender texture of the rice, creating a balanced and satisfying meal. Rice also has the advantage of being versatile and widely available, making it a convenient choice to serve along with the meat.

What spices to use for creamy chicken sauce?

For this creamy garlic chicken recipe, we use a combination of black pepper, cumin, coriander, and mint. These spices provide a warm and savoury flavour that enhances the richness of the sauce and complements the tender meat. Additionally, they offer an aromatic depth to the dish, making it more flavourful and appealing.

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Easy, baked creamy chicken with cream cheese sauce

Creamy chicken with cream cheese sauce is a fuss-free and delicious dinner option that is very easy to make and bake to perfection in the oven. The sauce is made with a blend of cream cheese, milk, spices, and fresh herbs, creating a rich and flavourful addition to the tender and juicy chicken. The cream cheese bestows a luxurious richness, while the spices and herbs add deep and intricate flavours to the dish. If you are looking for a comforting meal that requires minimal effort but offers maximum taste, creamy chicken is a great choice.

If you want to try other cream cheese spread-based dishes, we have a myriad of cream cheese dishes from snacks and suhoor dishes to desserts. For example, try our cheese sambousek, shakshuka with cream cheese and egg, mushroom and cream cheese omelette, or mini cheesecakes.

Juicy chicken breast with Middle Eastern spices

The juicy and succulent chicken breast has a delicate flavour that is elevated by the use of Middle Eastern spices and herbs added to the creamy sauce, creating a rich and complex flavour profile. The cumin provides a warm, earthy flavour that pairs well with the fresh and vibrant mint. The coriander contributes a lemony and slightly bitter taste that helps balance the flavours. Together, these spices and herbs create a delicious and well-rounded dish with each flavour and aroma complementing the others to create a harmonious blend of aromas that will satisfy even the most discerning of palates.

How to serve creamy chicken

Creamy chicken and rice are a classic combination that is both satisfying and delectable. The dish itself has richness and flavour, while the rice acts as a neutral base that complements the tender meat perfectly. The rice acts as a blank canvas, absorbing the delicious flavours and aromas of the creamy chicken and sauce. The mild rice helps to balance the richness of the creamy chicken bake, making each bite more enjoyable and filling.

Long-grain rice, such as basmati or jasmine, is a great choice for creamy chicken as it absorbs the sauce well. Both basmati and jasmine rice have a delicious nutty flavour with subtle floral notes. Alternatively, you can use flavoured rice, such as lemon, garlic, saffron, or herbed rice to add another dimension of flavour.

Make it your own

You can experiment with the cream cheese garlic sauce by using different herbs and spices. For example, try using herbs like basil or thyme for a fresh and fragrant twist. Additionally, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a spicy kick. If you love cheese, you may even want to add some grated parmesan or blue cheese to the cream cheese sauce for added taste and texture and to make it even more gooey and cheesy. Think about flavours when choosing the cheese for the cream cheese sauce, for example, parmesan gives off a nutty, slightly salty flavour with sharp and tangy notes, while blue cheese provides a more pungent and earthy taste with a subtle bitter note. You can also try using lemon juice to brighten the flavour or add a touch of honey or mustard for a hint of sweetness or tanginess.

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