Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken (Low-Carb/Keto)

Chicken cooked in a creamy garlic parmesan and sun-dried tomato sauce all in one pan in under 30 minutes. Serve with zucchini noodles, veggies or a salad for a low-carb protein packed lunch or dinner! Creamy Garlic Parmesan Sun-dried Tomato ChickenA few years ago I shared my favorite garlic parmesan chicken and today I’m sharing this sun-dried tomato version of it. Sun-dried tomato, garlic, and parmesan make the BEST cream sauce and with the addition of skillet grilled chicken, you’ve got yourself a dish that is to die for!

The trick to making this chicken super flavorful is using lots of garlic. I usually opt in for at least 3-4 cloves but if you’re not a fan of garlic I suggest using at least 2 cloves. For the base, I like to use heavy cream (great keto option) but half & half or substituting half the heavy cream with chicken broth or water will also work. I also like to add in a cup or two or baby spinach to the sauce for some added color and texture but that’s completely optional.

To serve: You can add 2-3 cups of cooked pasta into the saucepan and mix it through with the sauce for a complete “one pan” meal or serve the chicken on top of the pasta.

For low carb or keto: Steam zucchini noodles in the microwave for 2 minutes on high and serve the chicken on the zucchini noodles. You can also serve the chicken with a side of steamed vegetables or greens. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Sun-dried Tomato Chicken

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Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Chicken

Chicken cooked in a creamy garlic parmesan and sun-dried tomato sauce all in one pan in under 20 minutes. Serve with zucchini noodles, veggies or a salad for a low-carb protein packed lunch or dinner! 
4.67 from 15 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, garlic, keto, low-carb, one pan, parmesan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4-6 (about 6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded thin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Butter or olive oil
  • 3-4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1-2 cups chopped spinach optional
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream see note for lighter option*
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated


  • Pound the chicken thin using a rolling pin or cut horizontally in half to about ½ inch thickness and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat, and add chicken and sear on both sides for 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat and remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the same pan.  Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds or until garlic begins to brown; Add sundried tomatoes, spinach, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and mix through. 
  • Return chicken to the pan and simmer for another minute and remove from heat. Serve immediately with pasta, zucchini noodles, steamed vegetables, salad or rice. 


For a lighter saucesub ½ cup heavy cream with chicken broth or half & half. 

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    morgen e

    This was a fast and easy recipe. I used chicken tenders to avoid the pounding. I probably doubled the garlic, as I usually do in any recipe. Used pre-washed baby spinach and chopped it pretty good. Used half and half instead of the heavy cream just because I had it on hand and didn’t want it to expire. And then added the 1/4 cup of good chardonnay that I was drinking as I made the recipe. Oh, and threw in leftover pre-cooked pasta from last night’s dinner. yum!


    i had some heavy whipping cream to use up and came across this recipe. it took me about 50 minutes to make including prep. but it was very simple and in one pan which i love. i added more garlic, tomatos, and spinach cause i wanted more veggies but it was sooo yummy


      Thanks for the feedback and 5 star review, Amanda! <3

    Diana Seebode

    I had a jar of sundried tomatoes I wanted to use so I tried your recipe. I DIDN’T have heavy whipping cream so I SUBSTITUTED alfredo sauce from a jar for the cereal and parmesan. Turned out great, everybody loved it!

    Debbe D Moore

    This Recipe was Mouthwatering just watching the Video. So I had to Try it.



    Thanks for the nutritional content – very helpful.


    I didn’t have spinach, so I used a bag of power greens (kale, spinach, and baby chard and it was delicious. I would double or triple on the greens if you like veggies.

    Ashley Boyd

    Please tell me the NUTRITIONAL Vales for this RECIPE.


    hi i am trying to work out the nutritional value of this menu as I am on keto ….. for 2 servings is it:

    Servings: 2
    Amount per serving
    Calories 648
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 55.5g 71%
    Saturated Fat 35.9g 180%
    Cholesterol 247mg 82%
    Sodium 230mg 10%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.8g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Total Sugars 0.2g
    Protein 20.9g
    Vitamin D 8mcg 40%
    Calcium 242mg 19%
    Iron 1mg 6%
    Potassium 644mg 14%

    thanks for any help


      Thanks for the nutritional content – very helpful.


    Really delicious. Added a chilli just for an extra bite

    Pam gordon

    O my God this recipe is so Incredibly fantastic! I only added a 1/4 cup of chardoonay!!❤️❤️


    This was delicious. I might double the sauce next time. IUsed half chicken broth.

    Sunnie patat

    This is so delicious!!


    when do you add the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese?

    We loved this recipe, but I made it without the cheese because I wasn’t sure when to add it. we ate this over broccoli, delicious!


      Thanks for the 5 stars! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe even without the parmesan cheese, Nikki. The parmesan cheese is added with the spinach and heavy cream!