Chicken lazone is a quick and easy dinner recipe made with tender, pan-fried chicken breasts and the most delicious cream sauce. You'll love it!

Complete the meal with a side of pasta or steamed rice and some roasted broccoli. And if you love creamy chicken recipes, also check out our healthy chicken alfredo!

Chicken lazone in a pan with a wooden spoon,

This recipe was originally published way back in 2014. We've freshened it up with some new photos and some more information. We now prefer to use chicken breasts instead of thighs but other than that the recipe remains the same.


Chicken lazone

Have you ever heard of chicken lazone before? We've been making this recipe for years after first meeting its acquaintance over at Plain Chicken.

It's a creamy chicken recipe that should really change its name to Chicken la Freaking Delicious. The subtle flavors, creamy sauce, and tender meat make it near impossible not to love.

There seem to be nearly zero variations of this recipe out there. Probably because there really are only a couple of ingredients and only one method of prepping this super simple dish.

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How to make chicken lazone

This whole chicken lazone thing is basically a few spices seared onto chicken then a bunch of cream poured into the pan to create a rich sauce.

  1. Season chicken breasts with some spices mixed with a little cornstarch, which creates a delicious coating on the chicken.
  2. Sear the chicken until nice and golden brown then take it out of the pan.
  3. Quickly saute some garlic in the same pan then pour in the cream.
  4. Now add the chicken back to the pan and let it simmer for a couple of minutes to finish cooking and thicken the sauce.

You've just made dinner!

Full recipe instructions in the recipe card below.

Chicken lazone in a pan with a creamy sauce.

How long does chicken lazone last?

Chicken lazone will keep for 2-3 days in your fridge. You may want to add an extra splash of cream or chicken stock to the pan when you warm it.

Can I freeze chicken lazone?

Cream sauces generally don't do well in the freezer as the cream has a tendency to split. Luckily, this is a very quick recipe to make so it's easy to make for dinner.

If you like to prep ahead, the spice mix can be made and stored in your pantry for several months.

What to serve with chicken lazone?

Chicken lazone is a creamy recipe with the most luscious sauce that begs to be poured over something. Pasta is the obvious choice here. Rice is another great option.

You can also make this a healthy, low-carb dinner by serving this with some cauliflower rice. Some other veggies sides that we love with chicken lazone are:

A close up of chicken lazone pasta on a white plate with a side of broccoli.

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Chicken lazone in a pan with a creamy sauce.

Chicken Lazone

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Chicken lazone is a quick and easy dinner recipe made with tender, pan-fried chicken breasts, and the most delicious cream sauce. You'll love it! 


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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise (so you have 4 thin pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 ¾ cups heavy cream (whipping cream)

Spice blend

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon EACH: smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: sea salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix the spice blend in a shallow bowl.
  2. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large, high-sided frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Dredge the chicken in the spice blend then place it into the frying pan. Reserve any remaining spices. Cook the chicken until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium if the chicken is browning too quickly. Remove the chicken from the pan.
  4. Add the garlic and let it cook for 1 minute. Add any remaining spice blend to the pan and mix it into the garlic. Add the cream and scrape the bottom of the pan to remove any bits that are stuck on.
  5. Put the chicken and any accumulated juices back into the pan. Bring the pan to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cream begins to thicken.

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