Chicken Breasts With Creamy Dill Pan Sauce

chicken with sauce
Diana Rattray
Ratings (14)
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
655 Calories
43g Fat
17g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 655
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 184mg 61%
Sodium 875mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 48g
Calcium 97mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These quick and easy skillet chicken breasts are served with a simple creamy pan sauce infused with dill. Use fresh dill in the recipe if possible. This dinner entree is delicious for a family dinner but elegant enough to serve to guests.

Serve the chicken breasts with the sauce and hot cooked noodles, rice, or potatoes. For side vegetables, add steamed broccoli, green beans, or these simple buttered snow pea pods.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken breast halves (or cutlets, about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half (or light cream)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed (or 2 teaspoons freshly chopped dill weed)
  • Optional: garnish with fresh chopped parsley

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with seasoned salt. If the chicken breasts are quite large, slice each one in half horizontally to make two cutlets. For faster and more uniform cooking, put each chicken breast or cutlet between two sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound with the smooth side of a meat tenderizer.

  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and olive oil.

  4. When the butter and oil are hot and sizzling, add the chicken breast halves or cutlets to the skillet. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is browned. Reduce the heat to low.

  5. Add the chicken broth to the skillet; cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

  6. Remove the chicken breasts from skillet to a hot platter; tent them with foil to keep them warm.

  7. In a small bowl, combine cream or half-and-half, flour, and dill; whisk or blend with a fork until smooth.

  8. Add the flour mixture to the skillet; cook and stir until the mixture has thickened.

  9. Serve the creamy dill sauce over chicken breasts with rice, noodles, or potatoes and your favorite side vegetables.

Leftovers

Store any leftover chicken and sauce, covered, in the refrigerator. You can reheat the chicken and dill sauce in the microwave for a great lunch or dinner the next day.

Recipe Variations

  • For a burst of garlic flavor, after the chicken is removed from the skillet, add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and cook over medium heat, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Add the cream and flour mixture and continue with the recipe.
  • Gluten-free substitutions for the flour in the sauce include using the same amount of sweet rice flour or sorghum flour.
  • To make your own seasoned salt for this recipe and others, combine 1/3 cup of salt with 1/4 cup of onion powder and 2 tablespoons each of garlic powder, white pepper, and paprika. For an herb and salt blend, add 1/2 teaspoon each of marjoram, thyme, and celery salt.