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Garlic Butter!! Creamed Corn Chicken! Oh my gosh, is there anything better? This chicken is made in under an hour, uses just one skillet, and is beyond delicious. It’s creamy, garlicky, packed with corn, and finished with fresh herbs and parmesan. Perfect cozy, summer dinner for any night of the week.

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This is what I call summer comfort food. As you guys know, come the fall months I’m all about cozy, comfort foods, but I also think that summer can use a cozier recipe or two. Enter this creamed corn chicken.

It’s cozy, but yet totally summery at the same time, and I am in love with it.

Plus, it’s a one skillet, no oven, kind of recipe. So for those of you who don’t want to do a lot of dishes and can’t even begin to think about turning on the oven in the summer heat, this is your dinner.

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Before I dive into all the details, I have to say thank you to everyone who commented on Monday’s post. I was so thrilled to see that so many of you enjoy my stories in addition to my recipes. Rambling on about life isn’t what most people recommend doing within a recipe blog post, but I’ve decided I don’t really care. I’m all about sharing my life stories with you guys!

I was also so excited to see so many of you commenting. Summer typically is a very slow time for the online/digital world, but it really excites me to see so many of you still reading away and commenting. I absolutely LOVE hearing from you guys and your kind words, feedback, and even (constructive) criticism, are what keep me energized and excited to share new content with you guys every single day.

So long story, short, thanks so much for reading and hanging out with me everyday! Hope you guys feel like we are friends cooking together in the kitchen…

Garlic Butter Creamed Corn Chicken with spoon and extra sauce

Speaking of which, I finally posted my first IGTV video and now we can totally can be cooking together in the kitchen. Well kind of!

I made my favorite Blueberry Chamomile Galette and had a lot of fun putting it together…but I’m not going to lie, being on camera is hard, but in a weird way, I kind of love it too. It’s definitely difficult to watch myself though. Like I just can’t do it. Thank God I don’t have to edit these or I would delete everything.

This is just the first video I’ve done, and I am filming solo while using my iPhone, so it’s for sure not perfect, but then nothing in life is perfect! That said, hoping to improve the quality of the videos now that Kai is in town to film!

Anyway, let me know what you guys think and what type of video content you would love to see!

Garlic Butter Creamed Corn Chicken

OK. Garlic. Butter. Creamed Corn. Chicken.

Here are all the delicious details.

Since it’s summer and it’s super hot, I wanted to create a recipe that was quick, simple, easy, required no oven, but was still delicious. That is this chicken.

It all starts with crisping up some bacon in a large skillet. The bacon is our first layer of flavor here, and while you can choose to leave it out if you prefer, I do think it adds so much flavor and pairs perfectly with the sweet corn. It’s up to you but…

I’d use the bacon.

Once the bacon is crisp, you’ll sear the chicken, then cook the corn with some butter, garlic, and herbs until it’s golden and smelling delish. Add a little white wine and simmer that all together until the chicken is cooked through.

Finish things off with some cream, some cheese, and fresh basil, and dinner is complete.

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You see?

Cozy, summer comfort food!

I really could not love this skillet dinner more. It’s simple, but yet so full of flavors that everyone really enjoys. I love serving this chicken over steamed quinoa for a healthy, protein packed grain, but brown or white rice is equally delicious. Make a side salad or some grilled veggies and you’ll have the perfect simple summer dinner.

SO GOOD. I know I say this every single day, but this recipe really is good. It’s one of those recipes that you’ll crave time and time again. Plus the sauce kind of just melts in your mouth. YUM!

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Garlic Butter Creamed Corn Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 512 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme, plus more for serving
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ears corn, kernels removed from cob
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, canned full fat coconut milk, or whole milk
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan or Asiago cheese
  • fresh basil

Instructions

  • 1. Rub the chicken all over with 1 tablespoon olive oil, thyme, and season generously with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour evenly over the chicken and toss to coat, adding more flour if needed to cover the chicken.
    2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain onto paper towels.
    3. Add the chicken to the pan and sear on both sides until golden, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan. 
    4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. When the oil shimmers, add the onion and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, corn, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook another 5 minutes or until the corn is golden. 
    5. Reduce the heat to medium low and pour in the wine and 1/2 cup water. Add the chicken back to the skillet and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer the chicken for 10-15 minutes until cooked through. Stir in the heavy cream and parmesan, cook another few minutes until warmed through. Remove from the heat and top with bacon.
    5. Serve the chicken topped with fresh thyme and basil. Enjoy! 
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  1. 5 stars
    My family LOVED this recipe!! I served it with rice and it was fantastic!! We thought that if it was cooler out serving it with bread would be amazing!! My daughter helped cook it and said she would just eat the corn as is….but then she said that every step of the way. We will definitely be cooking this again!!

    1. Hey Jina,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for trying it out and sharing your feedback! xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      This was fantastic! I made it with coconut milk and used bacon bits as a shortcut, because lol, working mom life, but it was a hit with the whole family, including my 4 and 6 year olds! Thanks Tieghan!!

      1. Hey Jenn,
        Amazing!! I am so glad this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for trying it out! Have the best weekend! ☀️xx

    1. Hi Jeanne,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was a winner! xTieghan

  2. 4 stars
    So good, and very similar to one of my favorite recipes (that uses pasta instead of the chicken…next time I may do both)! It was a little cumbersome to stir the heavy cream and parmesan in with the chicken already in the skillet, I think next time I may add the cream earlier (let it simmer in) and just top with the Parmesan at the end. I also added a little nutmeg in, since that’s been a cream sauce rule in my family ever since I was a little kid. Truly a delicious and quick dinner to put together after a long day at work!

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! I am glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for trying it out! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    This was fantastic!
    I did double the red pepper flake, and served over bow tie pasta and a nice Chardonnay. Mmmmm

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! I am glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for trying it out! xTieghan

    1. Hi Hannah,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try! I like to use a Chardonnay, you could also use chicken broth in place of the wine. I hope this helps for next time! xx

  4. Hi! Is there any substitute for Parmesan cheese? I have a nondairy friend coming to a dinner party but I still wanna be able to make this! The coconut milk rec is great, but would love an alternative for the cheese.

    1. Hi Elisa,
      You could try a dairy free parmesan or nutritional yeast. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope it’s delicious! xTieghan

  5. I am thinking about making this for a small dinner party in a few weeks. Do you think it would do well if I made it ahead and reheated it for my guests? Just trying to save time…but if you think it’s best to just cook the whole thing while we visit, them I’m fine with that too! Thanks!

    1. Hi Carol,
      I think that would be fine for you to do, I would just reheat on low in the oven. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you! xTieghan

    1. Hey Sarah,
      I like to serve this with crusty bread and a big salad. Let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

  6. 5 stars
    Oh Teigan, we giggled with delight- this was SO good. You have forever changed the way we eat.
    Thank you!
    Joy

    1. Hi Joy,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for your review:) Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! xx

    1. Hi Karen,
      Awesome!! Thanks so much for your review:) Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! I probably wouldn’t freeze this dish:) xx

    1. Hi Ashley,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    I made this last night for dinner and it was inhaled by the whole family including 2 picky eating children! My husband said the leftovers were even better the next day. Thank you!

    1. Hey Jaime,
      Awesome!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try and sharing your review! Love to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend!☀️ xx

  8. 5 stars
    This was incredible. Sadly, I didn’t realize my ears of corn had gone bad so I ended up using frozen corn. It was still amazing.

    1. Hi Kay,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and trying this recipe out! Love to hear that it was enjoyed:) xxTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Only Half Baked Harvest could make me like creamed corn! This recipe was a hit with my husband AND toddler.

    1. Hey Kate,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xT

  10. 5 stars
    So flavorful and amazing. I substituted the wine for chicken broth per your suggestion in another comment and it was amazing. My husband practically licked the plate clean.

    1. Hi Carlyn,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xT