Chicken With Sour Cream Sauce

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This delightful chicken with sour cream sauce recipe is a testament to the beauty of simplicity in cooking. With just a handful of ingredients and a few easy steps, you can create a dish that’s sure to satisfy any palate.


The heart of this recipe lies in the tender chicken breasts, which are cooked to perfection in a rich and creamy sour cream sauce. The sauce itself is a symphony of flavors, combining the tanginess of sour cream with the savory notes of chicken broth and the aromatic hints of garlic and onion. This harmonious blend creates a creamy gravy that coats the chicken, infusing every bite with an exquisite taste.

Serving this succulent chicken on a bed of egg noodles is the perfect choice. The noodles provide a comforting and hearty base that soaks up the luscious sauce, creating a delightful contrast of textures. Each forkful offers a mouthwatering combination of tender chicken, creamy sauce, and perfectly cooked noodles.

Not only is this dish delicious, but it’s also incredibly versatile. It’s a fantastic option for both casual weeknight dinners and special occasions. The ease of preparation and minimal ingredients make it a go-to recipe for those times when you want a satisfying meal without a fuss.

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out in the kitchen, this chicken with sour cream sauce is a recipe that’s sure to become a staple in your repertoire. Its simplicity, combined with its delectable flavor, makes it a dish that’s bound to please everyone at the table.

Simple, quick, but absolutely delicious! That’s my kind of weeknight supper. Keep scrolling for notes and serving suggestions. But I can never resist sour cream chicken with fresh green beans. Alright, let’s get cookin’!

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Ingredients Needed To Make Chicken With Sour Cream Sauce

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Unsalted butter
  • Chicken broth
  • Sour cream
  • Garlic powder
  • Flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How to Make Chicken With Sour Cream Sauce

Melt butter in skillet and cook chicken.

Melt your butter in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat.

Add your chicken breasts and cook until lightly browned on each side, but not cooked through.

Add chicken broth to skillet and simmer.

Add chicken broth to the skillet and reduce heat to low.

Simmer for about 10 minutes or so, until the chicken is cooked through.

Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Remove chicken and whisk together sauce ingredients in skillet.

To that skillet (and broth), add sour cream, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Stir with a wire whisk until smooth.

Now we need to thicken this a bit. Combine broth and flour and then slowly add to skillet until sauce thickens.

Remove about 1/2 cup of chicken broth and stir your flour into it until smooth and all the clumps are gone.

Pour that back into your skillet and return to low heat. Stir with a wire whisk until the gravy is thickened.

Chicken with Sour Cream Sauce and Egg Noodles

Return chicken breasts to skillet and stir to coat.

At this point, you can serve your chicken with sour cream sauce as they are atop a bed of egg noodles or cut them into pieces and place them on the noodles.

Either way, spoon extra gravy on top!

Plate of chicken with sour cream sauce.

This chicken with sour cream sauce is so good! 

How To Store Chicken With Sour Cream Sauce

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. I recommend reheating them on low heat on the stovetop. Add a little bit more sour cream or broth if needed to loosen the sauce.
  • I personally don’t recommend freezing dishes with creamy sauces.

Tips and Variations

Here are some tips and variations to consider when making this dish:

  1. Flavorful Additions: For an extra burst of flavor, consider caramelizing a chopped onion with additional butter and a minced garlic clove. You can also incorporate a chopped bell pepper. Simply remove them to a plate before cooking the chicken, and then reintroduce them to the skillet when adding the chicken.
  2. Enhanced Sauce: To elevate the taste of the sour cream sauce, try adding a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. This small addition can bring a delightful depth of flavor to the dish.
  3. Sour Cream Choice: It’s recommended to use full-fat sour cream rather than the low-fat version. This is because low-fat sour cream can sometimes separate or curdle when exposed to heat. Opting for the full-fat variety ensures a smooth and creamy sauce that complements the chicken perfectly.

Commonly Asked Questions

The sour cream sauce is made from simple pantry and fridge staple ingredients: butter, flour, stock, sour cream, and seasoning. In this instance, we’re using garlic powder, salt, and pepper for the seasoning.

What do you serve with chicken and sour cream sauce?

Here are some serving suggestions for your chicken with sour cream sauce.

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Chicken With Sour Cream Sauce

This easy chicken and sour cream sauce recipe includes tender chicken breast cooked in a flavorful creamy gravy and served on a bed of egg noodles.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, gravy, sauce, sourcream
Servings: 4
Calories: 317kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until very lightly browned on both sides but not cooked through.
    4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • Add chicken broth to skillet and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from the skillet and place on a plate.
    2 cups chicken broth
  • Leaving chicken broth in the skillet, add sour cream, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. While still cooking on low, stir until sour cream is melted and fully incorporated.
    1 cup full-fat sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
  • Remove about 1/2 cup of liquid and stir flour into it until smooth. Pour back into the skillet and stir with a wire whisk until the gravy thickens and is smooth again.
    2 tablespoons flour
  • Add chicken back and turn to coat. Serve chicken and sauce immediately over egg noodles.


Calories: 317kcal
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    We’ve been married 54 years. Still best friends and say I Love You every day. We’ve had hard times and good times but wouldn’t change one minute being together.
    Love your post. Great advice for young people.
    Linda from Missouri

  2. If more couples spent as much time and energy on their marriage as they do their weddings, I don’t think we would have so many divorces. They seem to treat the wedding as the ending rather than the beginning of the rest of their lives. Another great recipe with my favorite chicken and noodles!!! Thank you so much!!

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    I certainly do enjoy your delightful blog! Thank you for all you stand for and all of your delicious recipes!!

  4. Is this the same recipe to use for the velvet pork chops? Every link from Pinterest for those sends me here. Help! I’m dying to make those chops!

  5. I personally thought this was a terrifically delicious recipe, but my husband greatly thought otherwise, sorry, Christy. However, I have enough leftovers that I divided them out for my lunches for much of the week! Thanks for sharing, as I will be making this again in the future, but for myself.

    Happy belated anniversary! This was a really great post!

  6. Looks like a great recipe and I have everything I need to make it!!! I remember one of the times in your life that was closer to wine then to grape juice…after your horseback ride. However, like always, your sweet spirit just kept on shining!

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