This creamy boursin chicken recipe is made with just 4 ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes! An easy weeknight meal requiring minimal prep and easy cleanup, resulting in a delicious chicken dinner that tastes like it took all day! 

What is Boursin Cheese?

Boursin cheese is a creamy, spreadable herb cheese that originated in France in 1957. It is known for its smooth and velvety texture, as well as its rich and savory flavor profile. It comes in many flavor varieties, most popularly Garlic and Fresh Herbs. 

Because it is such a versatile cheese, it can be used in appetizers, sandwiches, pasta, and as an addition to many dishes, sauces, and more! 

What Makes This Recipe Great

What if I told you that you could make a fancy-tasting, delicious chicken dinner with just 4 ingredients and 30 minutes? Would you even believe me?! Could weeknights really be this easy? Welcome my newest delight, Creamy Boursin Chicken

Thinly sliced, tender chicken breasts pan-seared in a cheesy, creamy Boursin sauce– the BEST! All you need are simple ingredients: chicken breasts, flavorful Boursin cheese, fresh spinach, and chicken broth. It comes together in no time on your stove while your sides roast in the oven. Plus, the kids love it too! 

A versatile dish loved by the entire family? Win!

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chicken breasts cooking in boursin sauce in a cast iron skillet

Rescue Recipes: Nat’s Notes

This is a brand new recipe that’s part of my 2023 Rescue Recipes Series – aka lifesaving recipes for busy families! View all the Rescue Recipes here.

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Another easy weeknight meal coming to you with this yummy, easy Boursin Chicken recipe! It comes together in just 30 minutes and only requires 4 main ingredients. 

This dish is easy to customize to various dietary needs– if you’re Keto, serve with cauliflower mash. For the kids, mashed potatoes or white rice works. And a veggie like my roasted broccoli, asparagus, or green beans is always delish! Pan-seared chicken in a deliciously creamy sauce– Yum!

Because this Boursin chicken cooks on the stovetop, that frees up your oven for roasting vegetables. Plus, roasting veggies is great because the prep is minimal, and the oven does the work! 

  • Rescue Recipes Tips: Cheese often has a longer shelf life than other perishable foods, so I recommend keeping a container of Boursin in your fridge for nights when you’re just desperate for something quick and easy (every night amiright?!). The other ingredients are pantry staples, and if you don’t have fresh spinach– skip it! 
  • Kid-Friendly Tips: I serve this chicken cut up with extra Boursin sauce for dipping. My kids love to dip, and I find that something as simple as a dipping sauce makes everyone eat their dinner. The big thing with chicken is that if the breasts are too thick, they cook unevenly and can get rubbery in some parts– which is why kids often freak out about meat. The trick is to butterfly the chicken breast into thinner pieces so it cooks more quickly and evenly and doesn’t get that rubbery texture. 
  • Keto-Friendly Tips: If you’re eating low carb, I recommend making my cauliflower mash and a side of roasted broccoli or green beans. These are keto-friendly sides that keep the net carbs low. 

Ingredient Notes

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  • Chicken: I love this best with boneless skinless chicken breasts, but this would also work with skinless chicken thighs (I prefer boneless!).
  • Boursin Cheese: I love the Garlic & Fresh Herbs Boursin cheese (the green package). You could also use the Shallot & Chive Boursin cheese (the purple package).
  • Spinach: The spinach is very delicious but also optional. If you don’t have fresh, you could use frozen. I would thaw it and squeeze out the water, adding in 1/2 cup packed thawed and squeezed-out frozen spinach. You could also substitute kale or skip the spinach altogether.
  • Chicken Stock: You can use bone broth, chicken broth, or chicken stock. I always opt for bone broth, but use whatever you have on hand. 
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Prep The Chicken: Season the chicken on both sides with kosher salt and black pepper. I like to pound my chicken breasts to an even thickness so they cook evenly.
  2. Cook The Chicken: Heat a cast iron skillet or other large skillet over medium heat. When it is warm, add in the olive oil, then cook the chicken on each side for 5-8 minutes until it is golden brown and has an internal temperature of 165ºF. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate.
  3. Make The Sauce: In the same cast iron skillet, pour in the chicken stock and add the package of Boursin cheese. Break the Boursin apart with a spoon and stir it until it is melted, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. When the Boursin is melted, add in the spinach and toss to wilt gently. Turn off the heat, then add back in the chicken breasts to warm.
  4. Serve this chicken dish warm, drizzled with the Boursin sauce and your favorite sides. You can garnish with fresh parsley if desired. 
creamy boursin chicken cooking in a cast iron skillet

Expert Tips

  • Chicken: I love this best with chicken breasts, but this would also work with chicken thighs. If the chicken breasts are thick, I recommend butterflying them (slicing down the center) to get thinner chicken breasts that cook faster and more evenly. 
  • Boursin: I love the Garlic & Fresh Herbs wheel of Boursin cheese (the green package). You could also use the Shallot & Chive Boursin cheese (the purple package).
  • Dairy-Free: I haven’t tried this, but I’ve seen that Boursin has a dairy-free version. You could use this to keep this dairy-free. If you try it and it turns out, please let other readers know in the comments!
  • Spinach: The spinach is very delicious but also optional. If you don’t have fresh, you could use frozen. I would thaw it and squeeze out the water, adding in 1/2 cup packed thawed and squeezed-out frozen spinach. You could also substitute kale or skip the spinach altogether.

Serving Tips

Serve the chicken warm, drizzled with the Boursin sauce and your favorite sides. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash and a side of roasted broccoli or green beans. Depending on your preferences and dietary needs, there are a variety of side dishes to choose from. 

Storage Tips

Leftovers: Store leftover Boursin chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for at least 6 months. 

Freezing Instructions: Freeze in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight or reheat straight from frozen. Reheat either in the microwave until warm, about 3-5 minutes if thawed, or 6-10 minutes if frozen. Or reheat in the oven at 350ºF for 10-15 minutes until the sauce is bubbling.

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Recipe FAQs

What is Boursin cheese made of?

The classic Boursin cheese recipe typically includes a base of cow’s milk cheese, to which garlic and herbs are added. 

What does Boursin taste like? 

It’s a rich, savory, and creamy cheese with pungent aromatics like fresh herbs and garlic. It’s well-balanced, as the creamy cheese complements the herbs and spices quite well. 

Is Boursin cheese the same as cream cheese?

No, they are not the same. While they are both “spreadable cheese,” cream cheese and Boursin cheese do differ in taste, texture, and ingredients. 

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Easy Creamy Boursin Chicken Recipe

This creamy boursin chicken recipe is made with just 4 ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes! An easy weeknight meal requiring minimal prep and easy cleanup, resulting in a delicious chicken dinner that tastes like it took all day! 
5 from 19 ratings

Ingredients 
 

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons each kosher salt + black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 5.2 ounce package Garlic & Fine Herbs Boursin Cheese
  • 2 cups chopped spinach

Equipment

Instructions 

  • Prep The Chicken: Season the chicken on both sides with kosher salt and black pepper. I like to pound my chicken breasts to an even thickness so they cook evenly.
  • Cook The Chicken: Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. When it is warm, add in the olive oil then cook the chicken on each side for 5-8 minutes until it is golden brown and has an internal temperature of 165ºF. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate.
  • Make The Sauce: In the same cast iron skillet, pour in the chicken stock and add in the package of Boursin cheese. Break the Boursin apart with a spoon and stir it until it is melted, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. When the Boursin is melted, add in the spinach and toss to gently wilt. Turn off the heat, then add back in the chicken breasts to warm.
  • Serving: Serve the chicken warm, drizzled with the Boursin sauce and your favorite sides.
  • Leftovers: Leftovers will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 5 days, or frozen for at least 6 months.
  • See the Recipe Notes below for more tips, FAQ's and ingredient substitutions.

Notes

Expert Tips

  • Chicken: I love this best with chicken breasts, but this would also work with chicken thighs. If the chicken breasts are thick, I recommend butterflying them (slicing down the center) to get thinner chicken breasts that cook faster and more evenly. 
  • Boursin: I love the Garlic & Fresh Herbs Boursin cheese (the green package). You could also use the Shallot & Chive Boursin cheese (the purple package).
  • Dairy-Free: I haven’t tried this, but I’ve seen that Boursin has a dairy-free version. You could use this to keep this dairy-free. If you try it and it turns out, please let other readers know in the comments!
  • Spinach: The spinach is very delicious but also optional. If you don’t have fresh, you could use frozen. I would thaw it and squeeze out the water, adding in 1/2 cup packed thawed and squeezed-out frozen spinach. You could also substitute kale or skip the spinach altogether.

Serving Tips

Serve the chicken warm, drizzled with the Boursin sauce and your favorite sides. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash and a side of roasted broccoli or green beans. Depending on your preferences and dietary needs, there are endless side dishes to choose from. 

Storage Tips

Leftovers: Store leftover Boursin chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for at least 6 months. 
Freezing Instructions: Freeze in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight or reheat straight from frozen. Reheat either in the microwave until warm, about 3-5 minutes if thawed, or 6-10 minutes if frozen. Or reheat in the oven at 350ºF for 10-15 minutes until the sauce is bubbling.
Calories: 175, Total Carbs: 1.6g, Protein: 25.2g, Fat: 6.9g, Fiber: 0.3g, Net Carbs: 1g
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