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Creamy Chicken Breast in Spinach Parmesan Sauce

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Sep 3, 2021
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Creamy Chicken Breast in Spinach Parmesan Sauce
Chicken breasts with Spinach in Creamy Parmesan - #eatwell101 #recipe - An easy #one-pan #dish that will wow the entaire family for dinner!
Chicken breasts  with Spinach in Creamy Parmesan - #eatwell101 #recipe - An easy #one-pan #dish that will wow the entaire family for dinner!

Chicken Breasts in Creamy Spinach Parmesan Sauce – Tender and delicious, our simple and easy chicken breast recipe uses skinless and boneless chicken breasts cooked in a creamy, buttery parmesan sauce with an irresistible garlicky flavor. Keto and low-carb friendly, the chicken recipe is ready in just 25 minutes!

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Ingredients list for the Creamy Chicken breast Recipe

#Chicken with #Spinach in #Creamy #Parmesan Sauce - #eatwell101 #recipe An easy #one-pan dish that will wow the entire family for #dinner!Photo credit: ©

#Chicken with #Spinach in #Creamy #Parmesan Sauce - #eatwell101 #recipe An easy #one-pan dish that will wow the entire family for #dinner!Photo credit: ©

#Chicken with #Spinach in #Creamy #Parmesan Sauce - #eatwell101 #recipe An easy #one-pan dish that will wow the entire family for #dinner!Photo credit: ©

#Chicken with #Spinach in #Creamy #Parmesan Sauce - #eatwell101 #recipe An easy #one-pan dish that will wow the entire family for #dinner!Photo credit: ©

#Chicken with #Spinach in #Creamy #Parmesan Sauce - #eatwell101 #recipe An easy #one-pan dish that will wow the entire family for #dinner!Photo credit: ©


1. To make the creamy chicken breast recipe: Thoroughly season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon oregano on both sides.

2. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter with a bit of oil from the sun-dried tomatoes over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook for about 4 minutes on each side until browned. Once done and no longer pink, transfer grilled chicken breasts to a plate and set aside.

3. To make the creamy spinach parmesan sauce, add the remaining tablespoon butter to the same pan. Cook onion, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon oregano and sun-dried tomatoes. Slowly add chicken broth, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese and mix to combine until smooth while simmering for 2-3 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

4. Add spinach to the mixture and continue cooking until wilted. Add the chicken breasts back to the pan and reheat for 2-3 minutes. Serve the creamy chicken with spinach and parmesan sauce immediately, garnished with fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy!

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Tips for the creamy chicken breast recipe

  • Remove chicken breasts from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before cooking to bring them close to room temperature.
  • Season chicken just before cooking to prevent drawing out moisture and drying out the meat.
  • If you have large chicken breasts, pound them or slice them horizontally to make the thickness even. Chicken will cook faster this way.
  • You can sub crispy bacon instead of sun-dried tomatoes for a nice flavor.
  • For a variant of this creamy chicken breasts recipe, you can use chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts. They’re delicious and cook faster! Just keep an eye on it so they don’t overcook.

What other readers say about this creamy spinach chicken breast recipe

“This is amazing!! Winner in our house! The sauce is so delicious, cannot say enough good things about it. I have given the recipe to all my friends. Thank you!” – Nichole

“Really delicious! I substituted the half and half with Coffeemates natural bliss half and half (almond and coconut) and used thin chicken breasts. First time trying a dairy free half and half and it was definitely a win!” – Leah

‘This is one of the tastiest and easiest recipes I’ve made in a long time. Served with a spinach salad with tangy mustard dressing, walnuts and apple” – Anel

“Delicious! I used chicken thighs since that’s what I had added mushrooms and substituted fresh cherry tomatoes for sun dried” – Susan

“Followed recipe just added 3 tablespoons of pasta water to onion mixture to soften it. Tasted really good will make again” – Kelly

“Good, very rich and customizable. […] Served over rice, but this could go on anything. I had large chicken breasts, so doubled sauce, cooked chicken longer, added more spinach, a few chopped artichoke hearts, and sliced mushrooms. Some substitutions that I did are using grated Parmesan, Romano & Asiago cheese blend, Tuscan seasoning blend, and chicken bone broth. I bet corn and zucchini would be good additions.” – Tanya

How and how long to keep the creamy chicken leftovers?

You can keep the creamy chicken with spinach for up to 2 days in your refrigerator, using an airtight container. Reheat the chicken gently in a skillet with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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  • Georgene Thordsen

    2021-09-12 18:45:26

    This is one of my favorite chicken recipes! I get the sun dried tomatoes at dollar tree! They work perfectly! Enjoy!

  • Sandra

    2021-08-23 19:39:58

    This dish had great potential, however, I made the mistake of using the Costco brand sun-dried tomatoes. The Bella Sun Luci brand was so bitter, it ruined the dish. I usually adore sun-dried tomatoes, and this was a brand new jar, but this jar will be going in the trash. I will make again with another brand of tomatoes. I did measure everything according to the recipe.

  • Thembi

    2021-08-19 16:27:47

    Absolutely beautiful dish. I especially love how quick and easy it is. Definitely a keeper!

  • Julie

    2021-07-13 05:48:58

    Loved it , served mind over gnocchi.

  • Jami

    2021-07-12 23:11:12

    I made this for my family and my husband loved it!

  • Samaa

    2021-07-03 21:59:32

    I made this recipe today & my family absolutely loved it. Thank you!

  • Alice

    2021-06-09 14:45:48

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Added mushrooms as well! GREAT MEAL!!!!!!!

  • Lucinda

    2021-06-05 22:47:55

    Awesome dish. Better the second day. A keeper!

  • Johan

    2021-05-24 12:56:01

    OMW!!!! Absolutely delish. Defnitely one to keep and to make over and over again. Served it on penne pasta and baked butternut sticks

  • Denise

    2021-05-15 12:34:13

    Made this last night. It was excellent and the whole family loved it. I cut down on the sun dried tomatoes quite a bit because my husband isn't a fan of their flavor. But I still added some and I used the oil which I think was key. This is a keeper!

  • Marilyn

    2021-05-04 19:15:34

    I made this for dinner tinight and it was really good. Thank you for sharing .

  • Christine Scheideger

    2021-03-20 20:06:22

    I have made this recipe too many times to count. I’m making it now, but the time on cooking breasts is entirely wrong. I would suggest cutting the breasts in half to cook at that time, otherwise your chicken is raw inside.

  • Brynne

    2021-03-15 19:08:43

    This absolutely delicious! Will keep this in the rotation👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

  • Alexis

    2021-03-14 20:30:34

    Tasted like restaurant quality! One of my favorite meals


    2021-03-08 02:21:43

    I used canned evap milk and used fresh cherry tomatoes it was awesome

  • Dardar99

    2021-03-07 20:21:20

    OMG! Very good. Added a little cornstarch to sauce since didn’t have enough heavy and added more oregano. Perfect dinner for family of four.

  • Marie

    2021-02-20 11:22:23

    Made this the other night for hubby and it was DELISH. Making it again tonight for company. I made a little more sauce and added sweet grape tomatoes.

  • Jennifer

    2021-02-17 11:15:18

    I did not use heavy cream instead I used almond milk creamer. I also used 2 10 oz packages of frozen spinach. This is a winner!!!

  • Kathy

    2021-02-15 17:20:02

    Absolutely delicious! I made more sauce to have over fettuccine

  • Jack

    2021-02-04 19:41:48

    I love this one of my favorites I 3x-4x the sauce to make it into a pasta with how tie noodles 🤤🤤🤤

  • Cathy

    2021-02-03 22:41:56

    I love this recipe. I doubled the sauce and cut back on the garlic. Of all the dinners I’ve ever made this is my favorite.

  • Mia

    2021-02-03 16:31:24

    I made this for the first time last night and all I have to say is wow!! It was so flavorful and simple to make. This is now one of my and my husband's favorite chicken recipes! I can't wait to make it again again!

  • Becky

    2021-01-26 18:37:40

    Made this tonight; double batch of the chicken using chicken tenders, omitted the tomatoes because I have whiners in the house. Made a half batch at the same time, used sea scallops instead of chicken and veggie broth instead of chicken; I'm pescatarian. Both were fantastic and I can't wait to make them again!

  • Bree

    2021-01-19 20:01:21

    I made this tonight and it was amazing! I think next time I might add mushrooms.

  • Jo

    2021-01-12 13:21:17

    Absolutely loved this recipe, really delicious, I had it with fresh pasta and green beans

  • Sheri

    2021-01-12 06:59:52

    My whole family loved this dish. I actually ended up making it at the last minute instead of slow cooking it. Which took about 30 minutes. Easy Peasy. I served it with Cauliflower Breadsticks I found in the frozen section of the market, which was great for dipping in the sauce.

  • Barb

    2021-01-11 20:39:15

    I just made this tonight and it was delicious. I used light cream and a little extra chicken broth. It came out very flavorful.

  • Holly

    2021-01-10 17:52:07

    This dish is fast to put together and a total winner! A “go-to” for me-my family loves it!

  • Cheryl C.

    2021-01-09 18:05:19

    Ridiculously good. My 23 year old son literally licked the plate! I subbed roasted red peppers for the sun dried tomatoes. Will definitely make again!

  • Dean

    2021-01-07 18:45:05

    Amazing dish, we loved it !!

  • Rania mekary

    2020-12-12 12:50:39

    I did it and it’s delicious 👌

  • Toni

    2020-12-02 16:19:57

    This was so easy and so tasty. Also added mushrooms, absolutely delicious! x

  • Brittany

    2020-11-23 16:44:03

    I don’t have heavy cream always on hand, could I switch out for sour cream?

  • Kelly

    2020-11-05 19:03:11

    Do you think coconut cream could work to replace the cream?

  • Rhonda

    2020-11-05 13:22:47

    Can't wait to try

  • Sarah

    2020-11-04 19:05:44

    Made this recipe for dinner tonight, and really enjoyed it! It was pretty easy to make and tasted yummy. I do wish that the instructions told a specific amount of time for cooking the onions/garlic/tomatoes, I cooked them for maybe 3-5 minutes and that seemed to be fine.

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