With just a Boursin cheese wheel, you can whip up an incredibly delicious dinner in a flash! This Boursin Chicken features tender, pan-seared chicken coated in a super creamy sauce made simple with Boursin. It's fancy enough for guests but also perfect for a speedy weeknight dinner.
What is Boursin chicken?
Boursin chicken is a yummy pan-fried chicken with a creamy sauce, but guess what? Instead of cream, we use Boursin cheese. If you're new to cooking with Boursin, it's like a quick and easy way to make a creamy sauce without using flour. The Boursin cheese melts smoothly, making the sauce all velvety and adding a tasty twist!
😍 What Makes This Creamy Boursin Chicken Recipe So Good
- It's a speedy, no-fuss dish bursting with delicious flavors. The secret is in the Boursin cheese, which transforms into a creamy, herby sauce all by itself.
- The best part? You can switch up the flavor of Boursin cheese to make a unique meal each time. Our personal favorite is garlic & herbs, but shallot & chive, cracked black pepper, or caramelized onion & herbs are equally fantastic choices!
- It pairs perfectly with a wide range of sides. Think salads, pasta, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, rice, veggies like mushrooms, broccoli, or green beans, and even spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, or carrots.
✅ Boursin Chicken Ingredients
- Chicken Breasts: You'll need 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. Halve them horizontally to make 4 thinner pieces. This ensures even cooking and a quicker cook time.
- All-Purpose Flour: Use ¼ cup of all-purpose flour to coat the chicken. This gives the chicken a light breading and helps thicken the sauce later.
- Seasonings: Enhance the flavor of the chicken with 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, onion powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon of black pepper.
- Olive Oil: You'll use 2 tablespoons of olive oil for searing the chicken.
- Onion: Dice one small onion very finely. It adds a subtle sweetness and depth of flavor to the sauce.
- Baby Spinach (Optional): If desired, include 4 oz. of baby spinach leaves. This is an optional ingredient that adds a fresh, vibrant element to the dish.
- Chicken Stock: You'll need ¾ cup of chicken stock or chicken broth for the sauce. It provides a savory and aromatic base for the creamy cheese sauce.
- Boursin Garlic & Herbs Cheese: The star ingredient! Use one 5oz pack of Boursin Garlic & Herbs Cheese, and ensure it's at room temperature for easy blending and a smooth, creamy finish.
- Salt & Pepper: Taste and adjust the seasoning to your taste.
🔪 How To Make Boursin Chicken
Take each chicken breast and slice it horizontally, making 4 evenly sized pieces.
In a spacious shallow dish, combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
Dip each chicken piece into this flour mixture. Shake off any excess, and then set them aside.
In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken for a few minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Place them onto a plate, and reduce the heat to medium.
In the same pan, add the spinach and sauté for around 30 seconds until it begins to wilt. Then, remove it from the pan and set it aside.
Sauté the onion for a few minutes until it becomes soft. If necessary, add an additional tablespoon of oil to the pan.
Make the Creamy Boursin Sauce: Pour the chicken stock into the pan and blend it with the Boursin until combined. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.
Return the wilted spinach and the chicken, simmering for approximately 30 seconds to further thicken the sauce. If the sauce appears too thick, consider adding a bit of stock; if it's too thin, simmer a bit longer.
Video: Watch How to Make Boursin Chicken
- Sun-Dried Tomato Boursin Chicken: Swap out the Garlic & Herbs Boursin for Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Boursin for a rich, tangy twist. The sun-dried tomatoes will infuse the sauce with robust flavors.
- Bacon-Wrapped Boursin Chicken: Wrap the chicken breasts with crispy bacon slices before searing. The combination of creamy Boursin and smoky bacon is heavenly.
- Mushroom and Swiss Boursin Chicken: Sauté sliced mushrooms in the pan before adding the Boursin and chicken stock. Top the chicken with Swiss cheese and broil until bubbly.
- Pesto Boursin Chicken: Stir in a dollop of pesto to the Boursin mixture for a burst of basil and nutty goodness. It pairs exceptionally well with chicken.
- Cajun Boursin Chicken: Season the chicken with our homemade Cajun Seasoning before searing and add the Garlic & Herbs Boursin for a spicy, creamy kick.
- Boursin Chicken with Caramelized Onions: Sauté onions until they caramelize and turn sweet and brown. Add them to the Boursin sauce for an added depth of flavor.
🗄️ Storing and Reheating
Store: Place the leftover Boursin Chicken in an airtight container. Ensure the container is tightly sealed to prevent moisture and air from entering. Store in the refrigerator. Leftovers can be kept for 3-4 days.
Reheat: When you want to eat it again, warm it up gently in a small saucepan on low heat, stirring every now and then until it's warm.
What to Serve with Boursin Chicken
Boursin Chicken pairs wonderfully with a variety of side dishes. Here are some ideas:
- Mashed Potatoes: Our Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes are a classic choice, and they go perfectly with the rich Boursin sauce.
- Rice: Instant Pot Jasmine Rice serves as a great base for soaking up the delicious sauce.
- Pasta: Serve it over pasta, like Cacio e Pepe, fettuccine or penne, for a hearty meal.
- Steamed Vegetables: A side of Steamed Broccoli, green beans, or asparagus adds a healthy element to your plate.
- Mixed Greens Salad: A fresh salad with a light vinaigrette provides a refreshing contrast to the creamy chicken.
- Roasted Vegetables: Roasted carrots, Brussels Sprouts, or Roasted Cauliflower in the Oven offer a slightly caramelized flavor that complements the dish.
- Crusty Bread: This Air Fryer Garlic Bread is perfect for mopping up the extra sauce.
- Sautéed Spinach: Another option is our Steakhouse Creamed Spinach for a simple and nutritious side.
❓ Recipe FAQs
Absolutely! While the Garlic & Herbs flavor is popular, you can experiment with other Boursin flavors like Shallot & Chive, Cracked Black Pepper, or Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil for unique variations.
Yes, boneless chicken thighs can be substituted. Just adjust the cooking time as they may require slightly longer to cook through.
Halving the chicken breasts horizontally helps them cook evenly and reduces the cooking time. If you prefer thicker chicken pieces, you can skip this step but adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Yes, you can make it in advance and reheat it just before serving. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat gently on the stovetop.
We don't recommend freezing leftovers, as dairy-based sauces like Boursin cheese can change in texture and consistency when frozen and thawed.
Absolutely, the spinach is optional. You can substitute it with other greens like kale or Swiss chard if you prefer.
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