Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Chicken breasts cooked in a creamy garlic parmesan cream sauce. This quick and flavorful one skillet 20-minute dish is great on with pasta or a side of veggies! 
Creamy Parmesan Garlic Chicken Garlic and parmesan are a match made in heaven. I’m addicted to garlic. I love the smell and flavor of garlic simmering in olive oil or butter. There really is no better aroma or flavor. Add parmesan to the fragrant garlic and you’ve got yourself a flavor combo that is out of this world.

This quick and tasty garlic and parmesan chicken is super easy to make so it’s great for busy weeknights when you just need to whip up something fast. It’s all made in one pan in under 20 minutes. The chicken is first cooked in olive oil and seasoned with just salt and pepper. After the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the pan and add some minced garlic to the same pan. Cook the garlic for no more than 30 seconds just to until it begins to turn golden.

The next step is adding the cream, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. I used light cream but half & half or heavy cream will work too! If you’re a fan of spinach like we are, toss in a cup of chopped spinach at this point! Simmer the sauce for a few minutes then return the chicken to the pan. Enjoy this creamy chicken on pasta or with a side of veggies!
Creamy Parmesan Garlic ChickenCreamy Parmesan Garlic Chicken

4.79 from 52 votes

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla


  • 4 small-medium chicken breasts or 2 large halved
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup light cream or half & half, or heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoons Italian seasoning or oregano
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup spinach chopped (optional)


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet or pan. Add chicken to the pan and cook for 5-6 minute 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).
  2. Remove chicken from the pan, reduce heat to low-medium, and add garlic; stir for 30 seconds. Add the cream or half and half, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. Stir in 1 cup of chopped spinach if desired. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  3. Return chicken to the pan and simmer for another minute then turn off heat. Spoon sauce over chicken. Serve with pasta or veggies.

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Chicken


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    Amy Burke

    This was a hit with teens and a preschooler. It really is good and its keto approved too!

    Laura Ross

    Made this tonight and it was a huge hit with the whole family. THank you for an amazing recipe.


    Does anyone have the nutritional information for this recipe?

    Diane Trezise

    Great flavour in the sauce, I added Italian herbs and the spinach. delicious, will make many more times i’m sure. thanks

    Sarah Mckenzie

    So deliciois and super easy!! Have made this a few times now


    Not a favourite, italian seasoning takes over, won’t make again following recipe


    Reall loved it it was Fast fun and delicious

    Regena Jones

    High praise. So simple and very delicious. Hubby invited me to “fix this dish anytime! I did pound the chicken a bit so that it would be done a little quicker. I added a tables of capers. Perfection!


    need more details with instructions it might be confusing for beginners who don’t know how to cook!


    I made this, I didn’t have any light cream or half and half so I used chicken broth and a little cornstarch to thicken and it was really good.

    Christina Carideo

    Can you cook this in a cast iron skillet?

    Sarah Browning

    This chicken was pretty amazing I didn’t use any NOODLEs just made asparagus on the side and diced potatoes super good!

    Tamika Daniels

    Yum yum yummy! I made this dish and it was so amazing. Instead of spinach i added mushrooms. I will be making this again! Thanks for the wonderfuL recipe