Chicken with Garlic and Parsley

 On a busy weeknight, there’s nothing better than a quick recipe, like this tasty Chicken with Garlic and Parsley, for dinner. Simple flavors make it a win for the cook and a win for the family!Chicken with Garlic and Parsley | Easy, delicious and flavorful!

Chicken with Garlic and Parsley

I’ve been making this speedy weeknight meal since an on-line foodie friend shared it with me. The recipe originates from Jacques Pepin, the renowned French chef and television personality. Simple is the name of the game. I use a zip-top bag to shake up chicken chunks with Wondra flour, salt and pepper. It’s then sauteed before being tossed with butter, loads of garlic and minced parsley. Easy-peasy. A squeeze of lemon is an optional finishing touch. My family adores this meal!

Chicken with Garlic and Parsley | Easy, delicious and flavorful!

Perfect for Busy Cooks

I love to pour through the dessert sections of cookbooks, tagging only the most decadent recipes to try.  When it comes to the day to day grind of cooking dinner, eh, well, I’m not so enthusiastic.  This is the perfect recipe for after a busy day. It comes together in less than 30 minutes, and it’s fabulous!  I’ve doubled the original recipe to feed my family of 5. This easy chicken flavored with garlic and parsley tastes incredible with little effort.

Chicken with Garlic and Parsley
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An easy, family pleasing recipe that comes together in 30 minutes or less. Adapted from Jacques Pepin
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1½ inch cubes
  • ¼ cup flour (I use Wondra brand, it gives a light crispy coating)
  • ¾-1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ¼+ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup butter
  • Lemon, slices or quartered, to garnish or for a squeeze of juice before serving
  1. Combine flour, salt and pepper and place in bowl or gallon ziplock bag. Dry chicken cubes, then toss in flour. Heat olive oil and saute chicken in batches, till browned and cooked through. Return all chicken to pan and add garlic, parsley and butter. Saute another minute, tossing to coat all chicken with garlic and parsley.
  2. Serve with lemon if desired.


Chicken with Garlic and Parsley | Easy, delicious and flavorful!
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