20 Creamy Chicken Dinner Ideas

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If you are tired of the same old chicken recipes but still want something comforting and delicious, look no further than these 20 creamy chicken dinner ideas! This list has something for everyone, from rich and indulgent pesto chicken to light and fresh lemon chicken. With creamy sauces, delicious seasonings, and tender chicken, you’ll find it difficult to choose only one recipe for your weeknight dinner.

20 Creamy Chicken Dinner Ideas

There’s nothing like a creamy chicken recipe to satisfy your hunger and warm your soul. We’ve rounded up 20 of the best creamy chicken recipes out there, featuring tender chicken smothered in rich, velvety sauces. 

So whether you’re in the mood for something classic like chicken florentine or want to try something new like coconut lime chicken, these recipes will satisfy you. Plus, they’re easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights.

So get ready to indulge in some seriously creamy goodness!

What Are The Best Cuts Of Chicken For Creamy Dishes?

When making creamy chicken dishes, the choice of chicken cut can make a significant difference in taste and texture. So here are some of the best cuts of chicken to create the best creamy dishes:

  • Chicken Breasts: Chicken breasts are the best choice for making creamy chicken dishes since they are lean, tender, and versatile. 
  • Chicken Thighs: Chicken thighs are also great for this type of dish since they tend to be juicier and more flavorful than chicken breasts. They also have a slightly higher fat content, making them a better choice for dishes requiring a longer cooking time, such as creamy chicken stews or casseroles.
  • Chicken Tenders: Small, thin chicken strips are perfect for recipes that require bite-sized pieces, such as creamy chicken wraps or salads. 

Tips For Making Creamy Chicken Recipes

  • Choose The Right Type Of Chicken. As mentioned before, the choice of chicken cut can make a big difference in the final result of this type of dish. So make sure that you are using the best type of meat.
  • Use High-Quality Ingredients. For the best flavor and texture, use fresh, high-quality ingredients. This includes the best quality of heavy cream, meat, and spices.
  • Don’t overcook the chicken. When making this type of recipe, brown the chicken for a few minutes on each side, then simmer it for another couple of minutes into the sauce.
  • Use low heat. Cook the dish on low heat to avoid curdling the cream and becoming grainy.
  • Use boneless chicken. This type of chicken cooks faster and more evenly than bone-in chicken, which can help prevent the cream from overcooking.

Creamy Chicken Spinach

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A low-carb Creamy chicken spinach recipe that’s easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes. Tender and juicy chicken breasts nestled in a creamy parmesan spinach sauce that’s so delicious it will become a weeknight favorite.
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Easy Creamy Chicken Florentine

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Creamy Chicken Florentine recipe is the definition of comfort food. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this pan-seared chicken is smothered in the best garlic and spinach white wine sauce. A classic and easy dinner recipe that everyone will love.
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Creamy Mushroom Sauce Chicken Thighs

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These Creamy Mushroom Sauce Chicken Thighs are a delicious, low-carb, and 30-minute meal that can be whipped together in just one pan!
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Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala Recipe

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Easy Creamy Chicken Marsala is an insanely delicious Italian inspired recipe that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Enjoy a dish of tender golden pan-seared chicken smothered in a rich marsala wine mushroom sauce.
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Keto Chicken Alfredo Recipe – One Skillet!

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This Keto Chicken Alfredo recipe is a delicious one skillet dinner the whole family will love! Tender chicken covered in a creamy, Low Carb Alfredo sauce. Bring this Italian favorite back to your keto table tonight! 
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Baked Pumpkin Parmesan Chicken

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This easy dinner recipe is something your whole family will enjoy. I improved the nutrition on classic baked Parmesan Chicken by substituting a large component of the fat with pure pumpkin puree.
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Creamy Tomato Chicken Skillet Dinner

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This Creamy Tomato Chicken Skillet is a super quick, one-pan chicken recipe ready for dinner in just 30 minutes. Juicy Chicken breast is smothered in ultra-creamy tomato sauce. It's an easy Tomato Chicken recipe that pairs well with many side dishes for a flavourful meal.
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Tender juicy chicken thighs braised in an Italian mushroom and white wine tomato sauce!
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Creamy Pesto Chicken Recipe

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This creamy pesto chicken is an easy and quick recipe that's ready in only 30 minutes. Perfect for a quick dinner, this chicken recipe consists of pan-seared chicken breast smothered in a delicious creamy pesto sauce loaded with tons of flavors. And the best part – it's made in only one pan.
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Coconut Lime Chicken (Paleo, Keto)

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Coconut Lime Chicken is a bright fresh chicken recipe with only 10 ingredients, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner! The light coconut sauce is bursting with lime flavor and cilantro. Dairy free, gluten free, keto, paleo, and Whole30 compliant.
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Keto Creamy Chicken Thighs

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Keto Creamy Chicken Thighs take less than 30 minutes to make and are incredibly satisfying. This simple dish features a rich cream sauce that pairs perfectly with crispy chicken thighs. This hearty meal is keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free! 
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Marry Me Chicken Recipe

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This Marry Me Chicken Recipe features bone-in chicken thighs with a sun-dried tomato luscious sauce infused with aromatic garlic, herbs, and parmesan. It's a quick and easy crowd-pleaser chicken recipe.
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This recipe is a great, one-pan meal, and it’s also keto-friendly. Dress it up or down however you’d like by adding different veggies, or even a different protein. 
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Creamy Keto Skinless Chicken Thighs With Artichoke Hearts

This Creamy Keto Skinless Chicken Thighs With Artichoke Hearts recipe features chicken thighs coated in a flavorful spice mixture before being seared until golden brown. 
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Creamy Lemon Chicken Scallopini

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Scallopini is a super quick recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to put on the table and has a delicious lemon sauce that you'll want to drink straight from the pan! Studded with capers, this dish looks fantastic and tastes great. Its gluten free, and keto friendly.
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Cream Cheese Chicken with Bacon

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A rich and creamy cheesy sauce pairs so well with chicken breast.  This Cream Cheese Chicken with Bacon will be a family favorite.  Serve it with mashed cauliflower and green beans for a complete meal.
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Creamy Lemon Chicken with Garlic

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Our Creamy Lemon Chicken is a low carb, decadent dish that cooks in just one skillet in about 20 minutes! Our lemon sauce for chicken is hard to resist and adds so much flavor!
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Creamy Garlic Chicken

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Looking for the perfect weekday meal? My less than thirty minute Creamy Garlic Chicken recipe is the no-fuss recipe you need on those busy days! 
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Easy Everyday Keto Butter Chicken

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This keto butter chicken is so easy and quick to make, it's sure to be a staple in your weeknight meals! It's creamy, delicious and great with a side of your favorite low carb rice or naan! 
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Keto Chicken Tikka Masala

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Filled with amazing flavors and a rich, creamy sauce, keto Chicken Tikka Masala is a humble and delicious dish. Loaded with succulent chunks of marinated chicken, this keto chicken recipe is a guilt-free dish that’s packed with flavor.
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