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Boursin Chicken

August 21, 2023 by Chris Collins

This Boursin chicken uses a handful of ingredients and makes for a truly delicious dinner!

My love for Boursin runs deep, but I think this recipe might just take the biscuit. Boursin is awesome because it’s packed with so much flavour. Here it creates a gorgeous creamy garlic and herb sauce, without the need for heaps of ingredients. You’re gonna love it! Follow me…

close up shot of Boursin chicken in frying pan

Chicken Breast

For this recipe we will be using boneless skinless chicken breast. To prepare the chicken, I recommend slicing each breast horizontally through the centre to create 4 even-sized breasts. This will not only allow the chicken to cook faster but also more evenly too.

Dredging the chicken through flour

Once you’ve sliced the chicken you’ll want to dredge it through seasoned flour. This is important to not only give the chicken a nice golden crust, but it’ll also help the chicken absorb the sauce and cling to it.

Cooking the chicken

We will fry the chicken in a pan with oil and butter. The butter adds a nice rich flavour, whilst the oil helps prevent the butter from burning.

Process shots: add chicken to chopping board (photo 1), slice (photo 2), add to seasoned flour (photo 3), coat (photo 4), add to pan with oil and butter (photo 5), fry (photo 6).

6 step by step photos showing how to prepare chicken breasts

Boursin Sauce for Chicken

The beauty of this sauce is that it requires such few ingredients!

Boursin Chicken Ingredients

  • Shallots – Very finely diced, just to offer a little more flavour.
  • Spinach – This is optional, but it helps bulk out the dish and adds an extra layer of flavour.
  • Boursin – You’ll find this in most supermarkets. Make sure it’s the ‘garlic and herb’ flavour.
  • Chicken Stock – This creates the base of the sauce.

Sauce Consistency

The Boursin will blend into the chicken stock best if it’s at room temp. At first it’ll look a little grainy, but it will soon come together as you stir. It’ll start off quite a thin sauce but it will thicken (and quite quickly too). If you over-thicken the sauce just thin it out with a dash of stock. If it’s too thin, just continue simmering to reduce it.

Process shots: fry spinach then remove (photo 1), fry shallots (photo 2), simmer stock and Boursin (photo 3), add spinach and chicken resting juices (photo 4), stir (photo 5), add chicken back in (photo 6).

6 step by step photos showing how to make Boursin chicken

Boursin Chicken FAQ

How do I know when the chicken is cooked?

It should be golden on the outside and white all the way through the centre. It won’t take long – a few minutes on each side (4 max). It’ll continue cooking slightly as it rests and when placed back in the pan.

What else could I add to the sauce?

I did test this with tomatoes (both cherry and sun-dried) and whilst they worked okay, personally I don’t feel like they were needed. I haven’t tried it myself but I imagine mushrooms would go really nicely.

Can I use a different meat?

I haven’t tried it myself but I think pork chops would go perfectly with this sauce!

overhead shot of Boursin chicken in large frying pan

Serving Boursin Chicken

Here I serve with Mashed Potatoes, but rice or Roasted Potatoes would work great! I’ve also garnished it with a couple of pinches of cracked black pepper and fresh parsley, but that’s completely optional.

Looking for more recipes using Boursin? Check out my Boursin Mashed Potatoes and 10 Minute Boursin Pasta!

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this Boursin chicken shall we?!

close up shot of Boursin chicken on small white plate with mashed potato

How to make Boursin Chicken (Full Recipe & Video)

Spinach Boursin Chicken on small white plate with mashed potato and silver fork

Boursin Chicken

This Boursin chicken uses a handful of ingredients and makes for a truly delicious dinner!
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Servings (click & slide): 4
Course: Dinner / Main Course
Cuisine: Western
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories per serving: 351kcal
Cost per serving: £1.50 / $2


  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Large Shallow Dish (for dredging chicken)
  • Large Pan & Tongs
  • Wooden Spoon

Ingredients (check list):


  • 2x 250g/9oz Chicken Breasts, brought close to room temp
  • 40g / 1/4 cup Plain/All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp EACH: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp EACH: Olive Oil, Butter (preferably unsalted)


  • 2 Shallots, very finely diced
  • 100-120g / 3-4oz Baby Spinach Leaves, optional (see notes)
  • 180ml / 3/4 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1x 5oz/150g pack of Boursin Garlic & Herbs Cheese, at room temp
  • Olive Oil, as needed
  • Salt & Pepper, as needed


  • Horizontally slice each chicken breast right through the centre to create 4 even-sized breasts. In a large shallow dish, whisk together flour, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper. Dredge each chicken breast through the flour to fully coat, then shake and place to one side.
  • Heat up the oil and butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and fry for a few minutes on each side, or until they've built up a golden crust and are just about cooked through the centre. Remove and place on a plate to one side and lower the heat to medium.
  • Optional: Add the spinach and fry for 30 seconds or so until it just begins to wilt, then remove and place to one side.
  • Add the shallots and fry for a few minutes until soft and golden, adding a dash of oil to the pan if you need to. Pour in the chicken stock then stir in the Boursin until it blends into the stock.
  • Gently bubble away for a few minutes, or until the sauce begins to thicken. Stir in the spinach and resting juices from the chicken and simmer for 30 seconds or so to re-thicken, then add the chicken and baste in the sauce to warm it back through. Stir in a splash of stock to thin out the sauce if needed, or continue simmering if it's still a little thin.
  • Adjust seasoning if needed (go easy on the salt) then tuck in and enjoy!

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Flour - Coating the chicken in flour is important as it helps give it a nice golden crust as it fries. It also helps absorb the sauce and helps it cling to the chicken.
b) Spinach - I add this to just bulk out the dish and add an extra layer of flavour. I fry it and remove it just because it's easier to combine with the sauce at the end. It also removes some of the water before stirring through the sauce. You can then serve anyone who doesn't want spinach then stir it in for those who do. 
c) Serving - Here I serve with Mashed Potatoes, but rice or Roasted Potatoes would work great!
d) Inspiration - Recipe adapted from Salt & Lavender.
e) Calories - Just the chicken, no sides.

Your Private Notes:


Nutrition Facts
Boursin Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 188
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.89g32%
Saturated Fat 9.774g49%
Trans Fat 0.119g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.602g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.086g
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 542mg23%
Potassium 556mg16%
Carbohydrates 8.18g3%
Fiber 1.1g4%
Sugar 2.25g3%
Protein 32.06g64%
Vitamin A 3089IU62%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    Lorna Campbell
    August 22, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Chris, As an avid reader of your recipes( and making them!) I watched your video on Boursin Chicken, which looked amazing.. But I wanted to add to my Pinterest collection of recipes.. So I went on to your website to get recipe for the listed ingredients.. Once I had done that, I continued reading (& saving) other ones, then I came to your announcement about your cookbook.. So I’ve just been on to Amazon and pre ordered it.. I can’t wait till it arrives..
    I’m so happy that your dream of publishing your own cookbook has come to fruition..

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      Chris Collins
      August 22, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      Lorna, this is so lovely to read! So happy you’ve pre-ordered the book. Can’t wait for you to get the copy! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comments 🙂 C.