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BOURSIN CHICKEN

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This easy Boursin chicken recipe comes together quickly with a handful of everyday ingredients and has a deliciously creamy and cheesy herb sauce!

Can’t get enough Boursin cheese? Try this Ridiculously Easy Boursin Pasta or my Boursin Orzo with Chicken.

Boursin chicken plated with peas and mashed potatoes

Why you’ll love it

Ok guys, Boursin cheese might just be my favorite cooking shortcut EVER. Since it’s so readily available at grocery stores and tastes delicious, it just makes sense to use it often. It melts beautifully, so it’s ideal for transforming into a creamy sauce for pasta or chicken. Or try my Boursin Pork Chops.

If you were wondering, this post is NOT sponsored. People just love Boursin and for good reason, so I am here to provide recipes for it. You’re going to devour this skillet chicken recipe. I feel like it’s a well-kept secret how good Boursin cheese is! Totally happy to share it with you, though.

What does Boursin cheese taste like?

  • It’s a soft and light mild cheese that’s infused with herbs and garlic. There’s a hint of saltiness, a tiny bit of tang, and an overall very satisfying creamy quality. It’s easily spreadable, which makes it perfect for melting into this tasty sauce for chicken.

What you’ll need

  • Chicken – we’re pan-frying boneless skinless chicken breasts in this recipe
  • Garlic powder – this is added to the chicken itself to infuse flavor. We’ll also add a little salt & pepper.
  • Olive oil and butter – essentials for pan-frying the chicken to make it golden brown
  • Onion – one of my favorite foundational ingredients for any sauce
  • Chicken broth – it’s a simple way to enhance flavor in sauces instead of just using water
  • Boursin cheese – the star of the show! I recommend taking the Boursin out of the fridge about 30 minutes or so prior to starting the recipe so it melts into the sauce more easily
  • Fresh parsley – I can’t resist adding a pop of freshness with a little bit of parsley
Boursin cheese on a marble backdrop

Tools for this recipe

Check out Natasha’s favorite kitchen essentials, gadgets, and cookware!

  • Chicken is cooked through at 165F. Easily measure the temperature with an instant read meat thermometer.
  • A cooking spoon that doesn’t scratch the surface of your pan is always handy for stirring the sauce.
  • Angled measuring cups are perfect for measuring out the broth and other liquids.
  • This Le Creuset cast iron skillet is the one I used.

How to make Boursin chicken

This is an overview with step-by-step photos. Full ingredients & instructions are in the recipe card below.

pan frying chicken and sauteing onions

Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to make 4 thinner pieces, and season them with garlic powder and salt & pepper. Pan fry them until they’re cooked through and golden, then transfer to a plate. Add the onions to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes.

making boursin sauce in a skillet and adding in chicken

Pour in the chicken broth and add the Boursin. Stir until the sauce is smooth, and let it reduce for 5 minutes. Add the chicken back to the skillet along with some fresh parsley, and let it warm through. So easy!

Substitutions and variations

  • You could add in some fresh spinach towards the end of the cooking time to sneak in some greens.
  • The Boursin sauce is fairly salty, so you could sub in a low-sodium chicken broth if you’re sensitive to salt.
  • I used the original Boursin cheese, but some of their other flavors could work too if you want to try! They’ve got lots of creative varieties.
close-up of Boursin chicken in a skillet

What to serve with Boursin chicken

  • You can’t go wrong with Mashed Potatoes. Rice or pasta will work too.
  • You could also serve it with essentially any vegetable side dish, like these Easy Glazed Carrots or Easy Roasted Cauliflower.
  • Or serve it with a side salad. Try making a simple green salad with this Homemade Ranch Dressing, or make this Parmesan Arugula Salad!

Leftovers and storage

  • It’s best fresh, but you can store leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container.
  • Reheat in a small saucepan over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until warmed through.
  • We don’t recommend freezing leftovers of this recipe.
creamy Boursin chicken in a white cast iron skillet

Questions about this Boursin chicken recipe? Let me know in the comments below, and please leave a review and star rating! You can also find me on Instagram.

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