Boursin Chicken

by KetoFocus.com

Boursin chicken is a one-pot skillet dinner recipe that features chicken breasts cooked to perfection in a creamy, flavorful sauce made with Boursin cheese, creating a simple yet luxurious meal your family will love.

This Boursin chicken recipe is an easy weeknight meal your family will want to have on regular rotation. Serve it over your favorite mashed potato replacement or keto noodles so all that glorious sauce gets enjoyed.

A dinner plate with serving of sliced boursin chicken covered in a creamy sauce and lying next to seasoned zucchini noodles.

Tender chicken breasts are pan seared until golden then simmered in a rich, cream sauce made with a surprising ingredient, Boursin cheese.

What is Boursin cheese?

Boursin is a soft, creamy French cheese. It is known for its rich, smooth texture and is flavored with various herbs and aromatics.

What makes this recipe different?

  • The magic ingredient, Boursin cheese, melts into the sauce. It’s flavor is instantly infused and the soft cheese is transformed into a silky sauce so good, you will want to eat it by the spoonful. Using Boursin cheese is a clever culinary hack that helps any home cook achieve restaurant-quality creamy sauce.
  • Boursin cheese comes in a variety of flavors, such as Garlic & Fine Herbs, Caramelized Onion or Shallot & Chive. This makes customization easy!
  • Using only one pot ensures minimal cleanup, making this recipe a practical, delicious option for any day of the week.

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Boursin Chicken Ingredients

  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (5.2oz) package Boursin Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Boursin Chicken Directions

  • Boursin Chicken
  • A wooden spoon holding a piece of chicken smothered in cream sauce in a skillet.

    Variations

    Even though I think this Bousin cheese sauce is fantastic, you might find it boring and need to add some excitement to this creamy, flavorful dish or you may have different dietary needs. Here’s some suggestions.

    Vegetable add-ins

    Adding in vegetables like spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, asparagus or zucchini into the sauce to add pops of color and different flavor.

    Protein swaps

    I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this chicken recipe; however, chicken thighs can be used instead. Or you can swap out the chicken for a different protein like shrimp, pork, salmon or steak. Add crispy bacon or pancetta to the sauce for a salty, smoky flavor. For a vegetarian option, add in the vegetables suggested above or perhaps tofu.

    Experiment with different Boursin flavors

    My favorite Boursin cheese flavors for this recipe are the Garlic & Fine Herbs or the Shallot & Chive; however, they have other bold flavors like Fig & Balsamic, Caramelized Onion, Cracked Black Pepper and Black Truffle & Sea Salt.

    Sliced boursin chicken on a dinner plate next to a bed of cooked zucchini noodles.

    Storage information

    Any leftover chicken and sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. 

    You can freeze Boursin chicken in an airtight container or bag for 1-3 months; however, since the sauce is cream based, the sauce may separate after freezing. This may affect the creamy texture of the sauce.

    Once thawed, reheating the sauce over the stovetop can help to emulsify the sauce. A splash of water might need to be added to thin out the sauce again.

    Boursin Chicken: FAQS

    Where do I find Boursin cheese?

    Boursin cheese is usually kept in the specialty cheese section of larger grocery stores. It may be found in the regular cheese aisle next to the cream cheese as well.

    Can I substitute the Boursin cheese?

    If you can't find Boursin cheese, try using cream cheese, Laughing Cow cheese, goat cheese or gorgonzola cheese.

    What Boursin cheese is the best?

    When it comes making Boursin chicken, I prefer to use the Garlic & Fine Herbs or Shallot & Chives.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Boursin Chicken

    Servings: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 489
    Fat 27g
    Protein 55.1g
    Total Carbs 3.4g
    Net Carbs 2.9g

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