Chicken in Parmesan Chive Cream Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup shallots, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 teaspoon dried thyme

2 bay leaves

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1/4 cup Parmesan, grated

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Freshly ground black pepper

1 cup rice, regular or instant, cooked according to package directions


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook for 2 minutes stirring with a spoon. Add chicken and cook 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown on all sides. Add thyme and bay leaves and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Add parmesan cheese and simmer for 1 minute or until sauce has thickened. Remove bay leaves and stir in chives. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Spoon all but 1 heaping cup of chicken over rice. Reserve remaining chicken for Penne with Chicken, Wild Mushrooms and Peas, if desired.