Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup (75 g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup (60 g) baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Season the chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning on both sides.
  2. Cook the Chicken:
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Make the Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
    • Reduce the heat to medium and pour in the heavy cream and chicken broth. Stir to combine.
    • Add the grated Parmesan cheese, Dijon mustard, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using). Stir continuously until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  4. Combine and Simmer:
    • Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, nestling them into the sauce.
    • Add the chopped baby spinach and sun-dried tomatoes (if using).
    • Let the sauce simmer for about 3-5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the spinach to wilt.
  5. Serve:
    • Transfer the chicken breasts to serving plates.
    • Spoon the creamy garlic Parmesan sauce over the chicken.
    • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

Tips:

  • Serve this creamy garlic Parmesan chicken with pasta, rice, or crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.
  • For a lower-calorie version, you can substitute half-and-half for the heavy cream.
  • Add mushrooms or asparagus for extra vegetables in the dish.

Enjoy your delicious and creamy garlic Parmesan chicken!