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 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

4.75 from 177 votes

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Chicken

By: Layla
Prep5 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Total20 minutes
Servings 4



  • 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).
  • Remove chicken from the pan, reduce heat to low-medium, and add garlic; stir for 30 seconds. Add the cream, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. Stir in 1 cup of chopped spinach if desired. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Return chicken to the pan and simmer for another minute then turn off heat. Spoon sauce over chicken. Serve with pasta or veggies.
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  1. Very nice, VERY fast and easy! I added a little chicken broth and some sun dried tomatoes, just because I like ’em.

  2. Will be making several of these recipes in this group of creamy chicken dishes. They all show the nutritional value of these recipes except for this one, Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken. I’m will assume it is approximately the same as the others.
    Two reason why I need the nutritional value is that 1) trying to lose a few pounds. 2) I’m diabetic and I keep a close watch on my carbs.
    If you have this information, will you please e-mail it to me.
    Thank you in advance.

  3. Absolutely delicious! I had very thick chicken breasts so turned the heat lower to cook thoroughly after the initial browning. it took a lot longer than 5-6 minutes per side, not a big deal. will definitely be making again.

  4. So good! And so easy! I had some leftover grilled chicken and it was a perfect way to make a new dish! Yummmmmy!

  5. Please add a print recipe button, the ads are ridiculously annoying….

  6. I love this quick and easy, healthy recipe. I tried it and it was delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  7. This was so good and easy to make! I didn’t add the Italian seasonings and used Heavy cream because that is what I had in the refrigerator after making Penne ala Vodka. I will definitely make it again but use light cream because I found the sauce to be too rich for me and I will also add mushrooms.

  8. This recipe came out amazing 5stars all the way. I ended up halving larger chicken breasts, and had absolutely no problem there. I used a cast iron pan. They cooked perfectly and super tender, full of flavor. I wouldn’t change a thing to this recipe.

  9. This is absolutely amazing! I couldn’t get enough of it. Shared it with my mother and sister. No joke. This will be in my recipe book forever more. Only thing is that I added onion and tomatoes because they’re favorites of mine. Lol

  10. Family all love it! We serve with crispy potatoes and broccoli.
    Just wish I knew the calories in each portion.

  11. Just made this a few minutes ago. Turned out great!!! Husband went back for seconds!!

  12. We love this recipe ! Comes together fast and it’s delicious

  13. I love this recipe. I added mushrooms and red roasted peppers. I also cut up the chicken in bite size pieces and mixed it in with the sauce. Very delicious.

  14. This was delicious and VERY easy to make. We made it exactly as stated! I would make this if you have not yet. We served it over fettuccine noodles. Will definetely make this one again!

  15. This is such a great and easy recipe! It’s so easy and delicious that I showed my daughter how to make it, and even she (who cannot boil water — lol) can do it! Question: what do you think about making it in a crock pot? Would it be OK?

  16. Excellent recipe! I added mushrooms and some lemon juice to the cream sauce. My husband and son ate seconds. Definitely a new one for my rotation.

  17. Super delicious! I added a can of white beans and extra spinach and it was a one-dish meal. Will definitely make again!

  18. Outstanding, quick and easy meal! Even my picky eater loved it! Will definitely make again!

  19. The flavor of this dish is very good. The next time I make it, I will cook the chicken for longer so it is more tender

    1. I agree – chicken Is not really cooked in this short time unless the breasts are sliced horizontally. I also add more of all the sauce ingredients, as it is such a simple, great tasting sauce.

  20. hey thank you for putting this recipe out. i’m 15 and my sister is 13 and this helped us make a dinner for our family because my parents have covid. this meal was delicious, Thank you!

  21. Great recipe! But how do you get the sauce to stay white? It eventually turns kinda brown by the time I’m finished. Possibly due to the oil? Do you transfer the chicken to a new pan after you cook the chicken and before you add the cream?

    1. cook the chicken and then take the chicken out of the pan and put it on a plate and then wash the pan and then make your sauce then put chicken back in. the Browing is from the oil. hope this helps. good luck!

  22. How long before I can cook is I’d like to cook it a couple of hours before hand could I do that and I’m doing it for six people

    1. How long before I could make this dish can you make it earlier and I am making for six

      1. This dish was delicious was a hit with the husband… Easy to make even I didn’t screw it up . Thank you.. It’s a keeper

  23. I loved how fast and easy it was to make ! Especially being. First time mommy and a being a busy wife , I loved the sauce so much I poured it all over my plate . My husband loved how light it was as well , it’s not over powering, it’s not heavy in my stomach.
    I love love love this recipe!