Sour Cream and Onion Skillet Chicken

On the table in 25 minutes, our sour cream and onion skillet chicken is as mouthwatering as it is timesaving.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4


tablespoons olive oil
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
tablespoons Italian seasoning
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
tablespoons butter
small onion, thinly sliced
to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
cup sour cream
cup chicken broth
tablespoons cornstarch
medium green onions, sliced (3 tablespoons)
Hot cooked rice

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken pieces with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper; add to skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden. Add butter, onion and garlic. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix sour cream, broth and cornstarch until smooth. Pour over chicken mixture. Reduce heat to low. Cook about 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center and sauce is thickened. Stir in half of the green onions.
  • 3 Serve chicken and sauce over rice. Sprinkle with remaining green onions.

Expert Tips

Add some veggies, such as 1 cup frozen peas or broccoli, to the skillet for the last 5 minutes or so of cooking time. Heat until vegetables are cooked.

There are so many great packaged rice mixes on the market these days. Try a rice pilaf or other rice mix seasoned with herbs. Start it when you start cooking the chicken dish, and both will be ready at the same time.

The chicken and sauce is also delicious served over pasta.