Chicken with Garlic and Spring Onion Cream

Spring onions (aka chives) are everywhere this time of year- I even have them popping up in my lawn of all places! This sweet, tender member of the onion family adds incredible flavor to low carb cooking and is the centerpiece of this Chicken with Garlic and Spring Onion Cream dinner.

This simple, one pot meal is so incredibly rich and delicious you'll hardly believe that it is not only low carb, but approved for many diets (including Optavia 5&1, Weight Watchers, South Beach Diet and more.)

Pair this dish with your favorite greens like steamed broccoli, green beans or even wilted spinach. You'll want the simple preparation of the veggies to complement the WOW factor of the sauce.

Imagine taking a bite of this warm, rich chicken, bathed in garlic cream with just a touch of lemon. As the combination of flavors rolls over your tongue, you'll be pleasantly delighted, not only in the richness, but in the ease with which you got it done. Give this one a try- I promise, it's divine!

Happy Cooking-


Chicken with Garlic and Spring Onion Cream

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: ~4 Serving 


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 3/8" thickness

  • 1 teaspoons  Stacey Hawkins Dash of Desperation Seasoning (or nnatural sea salt and black pepper)

  • 1 C low sodium chicken broth

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 Tablespoon (1 capful)  Stacey Hawkins Garlic and Spring Onion Seasoning (or fresh garlic, chives, salt, pepper and lemon)

  • 4 Tablespoons lowfat cream cheese 

  • 2 Tablespoons butter 

  • fresh basil, parsley and/or lemon wedges for garnish if desired


  1. Pound chicken into 3/8" thickness. The easiest way to do this is to place one breast in a large plastic bag and hit with the back of a small frying pan. Be careful to do this on a cutting board, or other safe surface. You do not want to crack your countertops!

  2. Spray a large, nonstick pan with cooking spray and place the pan over medium-high heat.

  3. Season each chicken breast with a pinch of Dash of Desperation Seasoning. When the pan is hot, place chicken in the pan.

  4. Cook chicken for 5-7 minutes one one side then flip to the other side. Cook an additional 5 minutes more.

  5. Add the broth, lemon juice and Garlic and Spring Onion to the pan. Stir well to combine. Using a spatula, scrape all the yummy brown bits off the bottom of the pan.

  6. Let the mixture come to a simmer and continue to cook for 10-12 minutes until the sauce is reduced to only about 1/3 of a cup.

  7. Add the cream cheese and butter to the pan and whisk to combine.

  8. Remove from stove and sprinkle with fresh basil or other herbs and fresh lemon wedges or slices if desired. Serve hot with your favorite side dish.

    Serving Size 6 oz. chicken with 1 T sauce and is 1 Lean, 1 Healthy Fat and 3 Condiment options.

Nutrition Facts


Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 -  Lean

1 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

0 - Green

3 - Condiments

1 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

2 Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.