Million Dollar Chicken: Creamy, Garlic Chicken Thighs

Losing weight while savoring delicious recipes might seem like an impossible dream, but today, I’m excited to share one of my all-time favorites that has been a key part of my 80-pound weight loss journey. This creamy garlic chicken recipe not only satisfies your taste buds but also fits perfectly into a low-carb lifestyle. Plus, it’s ready in just 20 minutes!

garlic chicken recipe

Creamy Garlic Chicken

This 20-minute Creamy Garlic Chicken with crispy skin is bathed in a luscious garlic sauce – perfect for a quick and satisfying meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 420 kcal


  • 4 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream


  • Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel.
  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Rub this flavorful seasoning mixture all over the chicken thighs, ensuring they’re evenly coated on both sides.
  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add the avocado oil.
  • Place the seasoned chicken thighs skin side down in the hot skillet and let them cook for about 5 – 8 minutes until the skin becomes wonderfully crispy. Flip the chicken thighs and continue cooking for another 8 to 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Once cooked, transfer the chicken to a plate.
  • In the same skillet, add the butter, minced shallot, and garlic. Sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, lemon juice, dried oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. Reduce the heat to low and incorporate the heavy cream into the mix. Allow the sauce to simmer for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it reduces and thickens slightly.
  • Return the cooked chicken thighs to the skillet, letting them soak up the flavorful creamy garlic sauce. Baste the chicken with the sauce, allowing the flavors to meld for a few more minutes.
  • Garnish your creamy garlic chicken with some fresh parsley for an extra pop of flavor and vibrant color.


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Calories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 20gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 226mgPotassium: 324mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 603IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg
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Serve: Pair this delightful creamy garlic chicken with some Parmesan broccoli and cauliflower rice for a well-rounded, low-carb meal that’s both satisfying and guilt-free. Enjoy the journey to a healthier you, one delicious bite at a time!

Discovering the perfect balance between flavor and nutrition is the secret behind my 80-pound weight loss journey. This creamy garlic chicken recipe is a testament to how you can achieve your goals while savoring every bite. So why wait? Dive into a world of health and flavor with this quick and delightful recipe!

Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carrico
Exploring the art of graceful aging, I share my journey and tips on wellness, beauty, and nutrition for women embracing their vibrant 40s and beyond.

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