The Best Grilled Chicken with a Creamy Garlic Sauce

Get ready to satisfy your taste buds with a mouthwatering dish that is sure to take your culinary experience to the next level! Grilled chicken with creamy garlic sauce is the perfect blend of juicy chicken breasts and a simple but delicious creamy garlic sauce. 

Whether you’re looking to impress your guests at a dinner party or just craving a delicious and satisfying meal, this recipe is a must-try. So fire up your grill, grab your ingredients, and get ready to indulge in a culinary masterpiece that will leave you begging for more!

4 grilled chicken breasts on a plate with a bowl of creamy garlic sauce in the middle of the plate for serving.

The creamy chicken garlic sauce is served as a dipping sauce for the grilled chicken and is optional, but I know you will love it on your chicken! The chicken is coated in a seasoning before being grilled and has a great flavor on it’s own.

You can pour the sauce over the chicken just before serving or serve it at the table and allow your guests to use it as a dipping sauce. You do not want to put the sauce on the chicken before grilling, it is best after it is cooked.

We have used the garlic sauce for dipping with our parmesan grilled boneless chicken thighs too, it is a big hit in our house.

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Ingredients prepped for making the grilled chicken and the garlic sauce.

This grilled chicken with creamy garlic sauce recipe has a homemade seasoning and a homemade creamy sauce. They are both super simple to make!

The chicken and seasoning

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – try to use chicken breasts that are all the same thickness for an even cook time. You can pound them down to an even thickness.
  • Oil – we prefer olive oil or avocado oil, but you can use your favorite.
  • Parsley – we used dried, but you can use fresh. If using fresh up it to a Tablespoon.
  • Oregano – we used dried, but you can use fresh. Also up this to 1 Tablespoon if using fresh.
  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

The creamy chicken garlic sauce

This can be used as a dipping sauce for many different foods, not just grilled chicken. It is best prepared at least a half hour before serving, but we like to make it about an hour before. It gets more flavor as it sits in the fridge.

  • Mayo – mayo is best, do not use Miracle Whip for this garlic sauce.
  • Greek yogurt – we use whole milk plain Greek yogurt, but you can use a lower fat if you prefer.
  • Garlic cloves – fresh minced garlic gives it an amazing flavor, but you can use garlic powder in place of the cloves. You would use about half a teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Lemon juice – you can use fresh lemon juice or from the bottle. We used fresh lemon, you will need half a lemon.
  • Salt and pepper

Making grilled chicken breasts with creamy garlic sauce

This grilled chicken with garlic sauce recipe is really easy to make so there is nothing complicated here, no worries!

The sauce

Ingredients for the garlic sauce in a prep bowl ready to be mixed.

You want to make the chicken garlic sauce first so it gives the garlic time to flavor the sauce throughout since you are using fresh garlic. I make it about an hour ahead of time for flavor.

As a note for the garlic, if you carefully smash it on your cutting board before mincing (or chopping) it releases more flavor. If you have a garlic crusher, you can crush the garlic into the sauce too but you do not need to buy one for this recipe.

In a prep bowl add in all the garlic sauce ingredients – mayo, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Stir well and place in the fridge until the chicken goes on the grill.

I take it out of the fridge right before I put the chicken on the grill so it gives it time to come closer to room temperature.

The chicken

4 chicken breasts on a plate after being coated in the oil/seasoning mixture ready to grill.

While we recommend serving this grilled chicken with the creamy garlic sauce, it does have a great flavor and mix of seasonings on it’s own.

Mix oil, parsley, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a small prep bowl.

I like to use a bag to coat the chicken, but you can use a large bowl. We quite often use chicken thawed from a freezer so we use the freezer bag (or Foodsaver bag) that it was frozen in.

Pour the seasoning/oil mix over the chicken breasts and toss to coat. Set aside until the grill is hot and ready.

Grilling and serving

seasoned chicken breasts cooking on the grill before flipping and after flipping.

Preheat the grill to medium high heat. I like it to be about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Please note these instructions are for a gas grill, adjust accordingly for charcoal. We have not made them on charcoal so I am sorry to say we cannot offer cook times.

Once the grill is heated to about 400 degrees, add the chicken breasts to the grill. You want to cook them for about 6-7 minutes on each side. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once the chicken is up to temperature, remove from the grill and allow it to rest for about 5-10 minutes before serving. You can pour the creamy garlic sauce on the grilled chicken breasts after resting or serve at the table as a dipping sauce (we recommend using it as a dipping sauce.)

Other grilled dishes you might enjoy:

4 grilled chicken breasts on a plate with a bowl of creamy garlic sauce in the middle of the plate for serving.

Grilled Chicken Breasts with a Creamy Garlic Sauce

Grilled chicken with creamy garlic sauce is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the flavor of juicy grilled chicken with the richness of a creamy garlic sauce. It's a perfect choice for a quick weeknight dinner or a summer barbecue!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Course Dinner, Grilled dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 524 kcal



  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon parsley
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika smoked or regular
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Garlic Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper adjust to taste


  • Make the garlic sauce first for best flavor.
    Mix the mayo, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a small prep bowl. Place in fridge if making ahead of time and remove from fridge when the chicken goes on the grill.
    ½ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup Greek yogurt, 2 cloves garlic, 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Mix together the oil, parsley, oregano, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and onion powder.
    Coat the chicken breasts with the oil/seasoning mix, allow to sit while heating the grill.
    4 chicken breasts, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon parsley, ½ teaspoon oregano, ½ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Turn the grill on and heat over medium high heat (about 400℉.)
  • Place the chicken on the hot grill with direct heat. Close the lid and cook for about 6-7 minutes each side, until the internal temperature reaches 165℉.
  • Remove the chicken breasts from the grill and allow to rest about 5-10 minutes before serving.
    Serve with the garlic sauce poured over top or as a dipping sauce (we prefer as a dipping sauce.)


Nutritional values are estimated.
The garlic sauce is best if it is made ahead of time, at least an hour ahead up to 1 day ahead.  But you can make it before coating the chicken if you are in a hurry.  If you made it ahead of time, you can bring it out of the fridge right before adding the chicken to the grill.  This allows it to start to come up to room temperature before serving.
Chicken breasts are different sizes so yours may take a little longer or less time.  If your chicken pieces are all different thicknesses, pound them down to an even thickness so they cook the same.


Calories: 524kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 50gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 882mgPotassium: 887mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 217IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
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