Creamy Herb Chicken


May 06

The original recipe I found required a PhD in engineering and one in astrophysics to produce. This one is so simple your five-year-old could do it with a little help. This one though, is made for an air fryer (we sure are getting our money’s worth out of ours).


For The Chicken:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons each of onion powder and garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of dried oregano, basil, tarragon
  • Celtic sea salt and pepper to taste

For The Sauce:

  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of dried oregano, basil, tarragon
  • 1 cup coconut cream ( ¾ cup water to ½ cup coconut milk powder)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Konjac Flour (Glucomannan)
  • Celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions for the Chicken

Coat chicken breasts with the onion and garlic powders and herbs, and salt and pepper. We put everything in a Tupperware bowl, cap it, and shake. Set air fryer on “Crisp” and the timer to 11 minutes for medium thick chicken breasts. Adjust for thickness.

A Note: I’ve never allowed garlic or onion powder in my kitchen, until I started making baguettes. Sure, I’ll put cloves and chopped onion into my breads, but to thoroughly saturate with these spices, the dried do come in handy, so in this case, to coat the chicken, use the powders.

Directions for the Sauce

As mentioned at the opening, the rigmarole they went thru, frying up the garlic and preparing the spices was just too much. I’ve never found that frying garlic added anything to its flavor, so just mix everything well in a bowl, using a submersion blender. Add the Konjac flour ( Glucomannan ) last and using the submersion blender really mix that in well.

Heat is not required to thicken Konjac flour. The thickening starts when you finish blending. So place the cooked chicken in the bottom of a deep frying pan, add the sauce, mix it all up and fry on the top of your stove top till the sauce starts to bubble. If your sauce is not thick enough for you, you can lightly sprinkle the Konjac flour over everything and stir it in. Just be careful. You don’t want it to completely solidify.

Sprinkle with herbs, if you want, and serve.