Chicken and Zucchini With Garlic Cream Sauce

  • PrepTime: 15 Mins
  • CookTime: 20 Mins
  • TotalTime: 35 Mins


  1. 1/4 cup butter
  2. 6 chicken breasts
  3. salt to taste (kosher)
  4. black pepper to taste
  5. 3 cups zucchini (sliced 1/8-inch thick)
  6. 1/2 cup green onions (diced)
  7. For the Garlic Cream Sauce:
  8. 2 tablespoons butter
  9. 1 large clove garlic (minced; or 2 medium)
  10. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  11. 3 ounces cream cheese
  12. 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  13. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  14. salt to taste (kosher)


  1. In a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup of butter; add the chicken breasts; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is browned.
  3. Add the sliced zucchini and onions. Continue cooking, stirring until zucchini is crisp-tender.
  4. In 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter; add garlic.
  5. Cook for 1 minute, then stir in flour and cook until smooth and bubbly. Continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  6. Add cream cheese, chicken broth, and pepper and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until sauce is smooth and thickened. Taste and add salt, as needed.
  7. Serve the dish on a bed of rice or pasta. Layer the zucchini and then the chicken breasts on top then pour some of the sauce over each chicken breast.