WHY THIS CREAMY PARMESAN GARLIC CHICKEN IS A MUST-TRY?
Perfectly seasoned and cooked chicken breasts that are juicy and tender.
The creamy parmesan garlic sauce is easy to make and full of flavor.
The dish can be customized by adding spinach or other vegetables.
It’s a one-pan meal that is ready in under 30 minutes, perfect for a quick and delicious dinner.
4 small-medium chicken breasts or 2 large halved (approx. 1.5 lbs or 680 g)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup light cream or heavy cream
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning or oregano
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup spinach, chopped (optional)
Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet or pan over medium-high heat.
Add chicken to the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until the outside is golden and the chicken is cooked through. (Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.)
Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.
Reduce heat to low-medium and add minced garlic; stir for 30 seconds.
Add the cream, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine.
If using, add chopped spinach and stir to combine.
Simmer for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
Return chicken to the pan and simmer for another minute.
Turn off heat and spoon the creamy parmesan garlic sauce over the chicken.
Serve with pasta or veggies.
To make the recipe more healthy, you can use light cream or half and half instead of heavy cream.
If you want to add some more veggies to the dish, you can add mushrooms, bell peppers, or sun-dried tomatoes.
To save time, you can pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness before cooking to ensure even cooking.
Make sure to cook the chicken thoroughly to an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C) to avoid any foodborne illness.
You can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts for this recipe.
If you don’t have parmesan cheese, you can substitute it with other hard cheeses like pecorino Romano or asiago.
In conclusion, Creamy Parmesan Garlic Chicken is a delicious and easy-to-make recipe that is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a special occasion. The creamy garlic parmesan sauce is the star of the dish, which adds a rich and savory flavor to the tender and juicy chicken. The recipe is versatile and can be customized by adding different vegetables or using different types of cream and cheese. Whether you’re a fan of classic Italian flavors or just looking for a comforting and satisfying meal, this recipe is definitely worth a try!