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

4.74 from 180 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. This was delicious! I did double the batch.
    Instead of spinach I used Baby Bella mushrooms. I fried with the garlic in oil but added 2 tablespoons if butter. This recipe is a keeper for sure and so easy to make! I made spinach ricotta ravioli and the sauce was great on that!

  2. I was looking for simple, quick, easy and flavorful. And this is definitely it! It was a huge hit in my house. Will definitely be making it again. I made it with boneless chicken thighs, mushrooms and spinach with white rice! Yes! Thank you! It was awesome!!! I absolutely recommend this dish. Especially for big families! 😍

  3. This was delicious! Made it with spinach, and I didn’t have pasta so I made rice.

  4. Didn’t substitute anything! Followed the recipe exactly. I just up the servings size to 8. It was sooo delicious! Highly recommend! We like extra sauce so that’s the only thing I will do differently next time, make extra sauce.

  5. It’s amazing how one recipe can be changed so many ways and remain so tasty. I used shrimp, canned coconut milk, goat cheese and threw in broccoli. Delish! It’s the basis for many different meals to come. A little dry white wine didn’t hurt. By the way this is my first post. Wow!

  6. Love this recipe!!! I’ve made it several times and it’s always delicious. I was thinking about trying it in the crock pot tonight but not sure how it will turn out… any thoughts?

    1. I’ve actually only made this in the crockpot and several times. If you add spinach or anything just wait until the last five minutes or so. I also add chopped tomatoes at this time. Otherwise you can dump everything in the crockpot – I prefer to cook low for 6 hours but you can cook it on high instead. I also prefer to cut the chicken in bite size pieces beforehand.

  7. This was super easy and really delicious!!! Will definitely be one of our weeknight favorites.

    1. Easy and nice change for chicken if only I could
      Eat pasta on keto it would have been bliss


  8. OMG…so delicious and keto friendly!! Will definitely make again.

  9. This was amazing! Husband and I both loved the sauce. Will make again.

  10. EXCELLENT! I was afraid there wouldn’t be enough sauce so I scrambled, made a roux with just 1 Tblsp of flour and a Tblsp of flour, threw in half a cup of chicken stock, and then proceeded with rest of the recipe. Served over egg noodles with roasted carrots on the side. Chicken turned out beautifully moist and there was just enough sauce to nicely coat the chicken and the noodles. LOVE this recipe! Thank you!

    1. I made it with strips of chicken breast. Had to adjust the cook time a little though. Delicious.

      1. This recipe is an immediate hit for my family, it’s super yummy and easy to prepare. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us and keep up with the good work.

  11. This recipe is a keeper. Delicious and took little effort. I made this tonight which the family really enjoyed.
    To reduce some fat I substituted evaporated milk for the cream and therefore could enjoy the parmesan cheese with less guilt. I used 2 tsp of basil pesto and 1 tsp of dried oregano which worked out very well. The spinach is a must ingredient. Thanks for this great recipe!

  12. This was so simple to make and so delicious!! One of my favorite recipes I’ve found on Pinterest so far!! Only thing I did differently was bread the chicken ..and used more half and half than called for..maybe I like the sauce thinner. Served it over pasta 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

  13. I made this tonight and my family loved it! It was simple and easy but packed an amazing flavor punch. Next time will double the sauce part of the recipe. Served over pasta shells. Delicious!!!

  14. I served mine with peas & carrots. It was very rich and filling. My mom and I loved it. I will more than likely try again with different veggies. Thanks!

  15. It was the best creamiest chicken I’d ever had.
    Me and my friend made this at 2 am and it was definitely is my favorite late night snack.

  16. Made this tonight, and the whole family loved it! Lots of flavor! Will definitely be making this again.

  17. Delucious! Added spinach and served over penne pasta. I used heavy cream and the sauce was a bit thick I think next time I’ll try half and half

  18. Just made this , can I just say OMG. If I could take a pic and post it I would. It came out awesome!!! Thanks.

  19. I can’t figure out how to pin this recipe on pinterest. Please help!

    1. She didn’t provide a link to pin. You could always look her up on Pinterest and try to find the recipe….. or print it out. Good luck.

  20. This was so easy and convenient. I was able to finish before picking up my eldest from volleyball practice. 🙂 I used olive oil and butter to cook the chicken (used salt, pepper, and paprika to season), added chopped spinach to the sauce, and served with penne pasta.

  21. Made this tonight, my boyfriend and I loved it. Very simple recipe with almost no prep. Delicious!

  22. I made this tonight using pecorino Romano cheese, light cream and garlic. I also used both olive oil, and butter. Awesome recipe. To stay low carb I serve it over a bed of broccoli! Yummy.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Angela! Broccoli sounds like a delicious way to serve the chicken 😀

      1. I made this tonight and It was fabulous. My roomies even loved it. Can you tell me approximately how many calories thus has. I also sent my mom the recipe.
        Thank you

    2. Super easy, quick, and delicious. My family loved it. Great meal to make when you don’t have much time. Will definitely add this to our recipe book.