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.
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
Tools for this recipe
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- 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.
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.
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.
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.
More delicious chicken recipes to try
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.
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 medium onion chopped
- 3/4 cup chicken broth (use low sodium if sensitive to salt)
- 1 (5.2 oz/150g) package Boursin Fine Herbs & Garlic cheese softened
- 1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley to taste, optional
- Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise to get 4 thinner pieces. Season them with the garlic powder and some salt & pepper.
- Add the oil and butter to a skillet over medium-high heat and let it heat up for a few minutes. Cook the chicken for about 5-6 minutes/side or until cooked through, then transfer it to a plate.
- To the skillet, add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes or until softened and lightly browned. If the pan seems dry, add a small splash more olive oil.
- Add the chicken broth and the Boursin cheese to the skillet. Stir until you've got a smooth sauce. Let it bubble for 5 minutes, then stir in the chopped parsley if using.
- Add the chicken (and any plate juices) back into the skillet and let it warm through for a couple of minutes. The sauce should be thicker by now (you can always cook it a bit longer if need be). If it's too thick, you can add another splash of chicken broth.
- Season with salt & pepper if needed (I find the sauce fairly salty when using regular broth) and serve immediately.
- Chicken is cooked when an instant read thermometer reads 165F when inserted into the thickest part.
- Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Thanks for all the yummy recipes. Can I use spreadable cream cheese in place of the Boursin cheese?
You're very welcome! I've only tested with Boursin, but I think it's worth a try. Let me know!
Just me says
Enjoyed by all!
I added half white wine and half chicken broth to keep the salt under control .
I threw in a few grape tomatoes and some quartered artichoke hearts to add color and texture. Delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Excellent! You're very welcome!
Added some tarragon and it was delish.
Kerri Strupp says
This is so simple and a hit for the whole family! You can change the flavor with different flavor Boursin.
Fantastic! Thanks, Kerri! 🙂
LOVE this!! Made it for the family and even my pickiest eater had rave reviews after cleaning his plate. This will definitely be added to the regular rotation.
I'm thrilled he enjoyed it!! 🙂 Thank you!
This was DELICIOUS. I added some sliced mushrooms with the onions. It’s going into our rotation for sure!!
Yay!! Thanks for your review, Kathy! 😀
Diana Melnyk says
I added extra Boursin I had in the fridge with the new whole one and an extra 1/4 c chicken boullion. It was very runny so must've been too much liquid.
Wow! Excellent flavours and easy preparation.
Thank you so much!
I had everything on hand and whipped this up like I knew what I was doing. Thanks to you! Perfect meal & sooo quick to put together. After tasting, I did however added mushrooms as I didn’t want them to spoil & it did not change the taste only the texture. Beautiful food & presentation.
I'm so glad it was a hit, Mari!! 😀 Thanks so much for your review!
We love this dish!! I used minced onion to save a few minutes, which worked well. I toss cooked broccoli in the sauce, and the kids gobble it up!
I'm thrilled to hear it, Sarah!
Linda Arnold says
This is absolutely one of the best chicken recipes I've ever made. I did add mushrooms though, because I love 'em in everything. Thanks!
I'm so glad to hear it, Linda!! Mushrooms are definitely a great addition! 🙂
So good! My whole family enjoyed this even my picky eater. Didn’t have any leftovers. And easy to make. Definitely a keeper
Fantastic!! Thank you!!
Amazing recipe! Thank you for sharing.. love. I added mushrooms with onion because I love mushrooms 😄 so delish!
So happy you enjoyed it! 🙂
Marne Holstein says
Love Love Love!! Thank you!!
You're very welcome!! 😀
So good…would order this at a restaurant!
Fantastic!! So pleased you enjoyed it, Erin! 😀
Loved this recipe! It was so simple to throw together and very flavorful! I accidentally overcooked the onions due to kid crisis while cooking but it was still delicious. Even my toddlers scarfed it up! I’m excited to make it again!
I'm so happy it was a hit all around, Jen!! 🙂 Thanks for your review!
Bea priddle says
If the sauce is doubled, would you use 2 pkgs of cheese?
Yes. I would double everything but the chicken.
I made this last night and it was super easy and tasted incredible. Thank you
You're very welcome! 🙂
OMG!!! This was Amazing. Super Delicious! My husband has been bragging to his friends, about what a Great dinner I made. Thank for making me look so good! 😀 Love everything you make.
Yay!! I love that!! 😀 Thanks so much, Karen!
Erika Jordan says
This recipe is delicious!! My only advice to other readers is take the advice on the broth. Mine did turn out salty, but I used regular broth and seasoned my chicken pretty heavily. So, totally my fault and should have listened! It was was amazing though, and so easy. I even dipped my broccoli that I cooked on the side in the sauce.
I'm so glad you liked it, Erika!! 🙂 Thanks for your review! Yup, definitely easy to cut down on the salt next time.
Barbara Mercer says
This recipe was really good with just a few ingredients. Goof for a weekday meal.
Bea priddle says
If doubling the recipe, would you use 2 pkgs of cheese ?
Quick, easy and thoroughly enjoyed!
Wonderful!! Thank you!
Sorry, but pretty tasteless. Would not re-make.
Sorry you didn't like it, but you're definitely in the minority as this is a huge hit for thousands of readers. Not sure what went wrong. Don't like Boursin? Didn't sear the chicken well enough? Didn't add enough salt?
This was delish and easy! I was hoping for leftovers, but hubby went back for seconds. Next time I need to make a double batch! Thanks!
Miranda @ Salt & Lavender says
It's our pleasure! So glad you both enjoyed it, Kimberley.
This was pretty good! I added a bit of lemon juice and some dry white wine to the sauce to balance out the heavy garlic flavor. Bf approved haha thanks for the recipe.
I'm glad you two enjoyed it, Robin!!
So easy to make and my family loved it. Came together so quick. I added spinach and mushrooms when I cooked the onions. My daughter said “mom this taste like something at a restaurant” Love your recipes. This one is a keeper.
That makes me so happy, Ann!! I'm so glad your family enjoyed it. Thanks for your 5-star review!
Susan B. says
Just found this recipe and am looking forward to trying it. Can you tell me how much chicken you used for the recipe, maybe 1-2 pounds? I was curious what the nutritional values included. Thanks!
Hi Susan! It's just an estimate... it's whatever the nutrition calculator decides is the value for 2 chicken breasts. I would agree that it's likely between 1-2 pounds.. probably closer to 1-1.5. I don't put a particular weight in the recipe card since it won't make or break the recipe, and it seems like the packs of chicken breasts at the store always vary in size a bit but are pretty close to that 1-1.5 pounds in general. Hope you enjoy the recipe!
L. Lindauer says
Have made this a couple of times and it's wonderful. So easy and just delicious!!!
Mary Stacey says
Looks delicious! Did you use boneless skinless chicken breast?
Elizabeth Schartung says
Great easy weeknight meal! Hubby loved it!
I'm thrilled to hear it!
GINA BLADES says
Hi! This sounds yummy. Could we do it in the Crockpot?
I have only tested it as written. It's a quick stovetop recipe with seared chicken, so I am not sure how that would work in a slow cooker.
Great recipe...very easy, very tasty! We put the Chicken and Sauce over pasta, and thankfully, I had doubled the sauce amount. With 4 people and the pasta, we definitely needed that extra amount of sauce. Everyone loved the meal.
SO happy you all enjoyed it, Scott!!
This recipe is so incredibly delicious and easy to make!! Wow!! On repeat in our household because everyone loves it SO much!
That's fantastic!! Thanks for letting me know, Pamela!
Jackie B. says
Soooo good and so easy! I sauteed mushrooms with the onion and added them to the sauce and served it all with rice and asparagus. The sauce was so delicious over the rice! Another great recipe-thanks so much!
You're very welcome, Jackie!
Delicious chicken and sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and green beans, wish I had some crusty bread for the leftover sauce. Quick and simple enough for any day of the week. Hardly any prep! will make again.
Thank you!! 🙂
Robin Ann says
This is so delish! Today I’m making it for the second time. When I made this the first time I couldn’t get packaged Boursin so I made some from a copycat recipe. It turned out so good I opted to do that again. (The copycat recipe makes enough for 2 batches. I just kept it in the fridge and used it a few weeks later. So actually I should say this is the third time I’m making Boursin Chicken!) For the sides I made Cauliflower smashed “potatoes” and green beans. Can’t wait for dinner time, my mouth is watering!
I love that! I am now curious about homemade Boursin. Thanks so much for your review!!
Barb Freund says
I made this for dinner tonight, everyone loved it. I had pasta as one of the sides with the sauce from the chicken, delicious. My husband asked for this to be on the regular rotation. Thanks for another great recipe!
Thrilled to hear that, Barb!! Thanks for taking the time to write me a 5-star review. 😀
Linda H says
Made tonight! Easy and delicious! I added 8oz sliced mushrooms.
Served with cafeteria noodles - another good side.
Thrilled to hear it!
Very easy and tasty weekday meal to which I added sautéed mushrooms. Served w baked potato