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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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This Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken recipe recipe is ready in just 35 minutes. This must be what people mean when they say “winner, winner, chicken dinner!”
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  2. How to Make this Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken recipe
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This delicious Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken is bound to be one of your new favorite recipes! Serve the tender chicken with the Parmesan garlic sauce over rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles for a wonderful dinner.

While you’re here, be sure you also check out our White Chicken Enchiladas and Lasagna Rollups for more great dinner ideas.

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Ingredients for Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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Here’s what you’ll need…

  • 3 chicken breasts, halved horizontally and pounded with a meat mallet to ensure even cooking
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plus 5 tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 tsp garlic salt, divided
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • ½ small onion, finely diced as small as possible
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 3 tsp cornstarch *optional

Ingredient Substitutions and Variations

CHICKEN THIGHS: If you love to cook with dark meat, you can make this dish with chicken thighs instead of chicken breast. We recommend boneless, skinless thighs if possible.

MUSHROOMS: Love mushrooms? They’re wonderful in this dish! Just sauté sliced white or baby bella mushrooms in butter, then add to the sauce during step 7 when you add the chicken back to the sauce.

SPINACH: Try adding a handful of fresh spinach to the sauce right before adding the chicken. Let it wilt in the sauce for just about 30 seconds, then remove from the heat and serve.

GARLIC POWDER: Reducing salt in your diet? Simply replace the garlic salt with garlic powder to cut down on the sodium a bit. You can also opt for unsalted butter instead of salted.

NO ONION: Onion is optional in this recipe, but it does add nice flavor to the sauce. You can easily leave out the onion if you prefer.

How to Make this Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken recipe

STEP 1: Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally. Use a meat mallet to pound down the thicker pieces on the chicken breasts. This will ensure even cooking and browning.

STEP 2: Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally. Use a meat mallet to pound down the thicker pieces on the chicken breasts. This will ensure even cooking and browning.

STEP 3: In a large skillet over medium-high heat add olive oil and butter. Add chicken breasts and let cook 5-6 minutes on each side until evenly browned. Flip each breast over and continue to brown on the other side. Cook until no longer pink and the chicken is 165 degrees inside when checked with a meat thermometer. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.

creamy garlic parmesan chicken

STEP 4: Reduce heat to medium and add onions to the remaining juices and oil in the pan. Cook for 5 minutes stirring often. Add minced garlic to the pan and allow to cook 2-3 additional minutes stirring often.

creamy garlic parmesan chicken

STEP 5: Add chicken broth to the skillet and use your spoon to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Make sure to get all of the brown bits up into the sauce. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.

STEP 6: Pour in the heavy cream and stir well. Simmer on medium-low heat for 3 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese and additional garlic salt. Stir to combine. If your sauce is too thin you can put 3 tsp cornstarch into a small bowl and add 3 tsp of the garlic cream sauce. Use a fork to mix together. Add to the garlic cream sauce and stir well. Let simmer an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring often.

creamy garlic parmesan chicken

STEP 7: Add the chicken back to the pan and let it sit in the simmering sauce until it comes back up to temperature.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store the leftover chicken and sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

creamy garlic parmesan chicken

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken is a satisfying dinner of tender chicken and a creamy homemade Parmesan sauce filled with delicious garlic flavor. Ready in just 35 minutes, this is a really wonderful weeknight family meal!

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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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This Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken recipe recipe is ready in just 35 minutes. This must be what people mean when they say “winner, winner, chicken dinner!”
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 3 chicken breasts   halved horizontally and pounded with a meat mallet to ensure even cooking
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 5 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 small onion finely diced (as small as you can get them)
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 3 tsp cornstarch optional

Instructions
 

  • Cut the chicken breasts in half horizontally. Use a meat mallet to pound down the thicker pieces on the chicken breasts. This will ensure even cooking and browning.
  • In a shallow bowl combine flour, 5 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and ground black pepper. Dredge chicken in the flour mixture, making sure to shake off excess flour.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat add olive oil and butter. Add chicken breasts and let cook 5-6 minutes on each side until evenly browned. Flip each breast over and continue to brown on the other side. Cook until no longer pink and the chicken is 165 degrees inside when checked with a meat thermometer. Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add onions to the remaining juices and oil in the pan. Cook for 5 minutes stirring often. Add minced garlic to the pan and allow to cook 2-3 additional minutes stirring often.
  • Add chicken broth to the skillet and use your spoon to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Make sure to get all of the brown bits up into the sauce. Reduce heat to medium-low and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and stir well. Simmer on medium-low heat for 3 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese and additional garlic salt. Stir to combine. If your sauce is too thin you can put 3 tsp cornstarch into a small bowl and add 3 tsp of the garlic cream sauce. Use a fork to mix together. Add to the garlic cream sauce and stir well. Let simmer an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and let it sit in the simmering sauce until it comes back up to temperature.
  • Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, pasta, or cauliflower mash. Use the sauce as gravy and garnish with parsley.

Notes

  • You want your chicken really browned for this recipe. It is better to cook on a higher heat and sear the chicken on both sides. Since you are using a meat mallet to pound down the chicken so it is the same size throughout it should cook evenly and quickly.
  • I used a nonstick skillet for this recipe. I didn’t end up having a ton of “brown bits” when I deglazed the pan. I would suggest using a silver skillet. That way you will have enough “browned bits” on the bottom that will come up into the sauce and turn the color of the sauce a bit darker.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1844mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 1mg
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