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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken

This Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Spinach and mushrooms recipe will quickly become a new family favourite! You can make it in a skillet or in a casserole dish, the choice is yours! The marinade gives the chicken tons of flavour and paired with the delicious parmesan sauce it's a winning combination. It's wonderful on rice, pasta and/or with a side of veggies. Make sure to check out our recipe video below!

4 chicken breasts, mushrooms, baby potatoes and spinach all cooked in a cast iron pan on a dark background

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PIN this Creamy Chicken Breast in Spinach Parmesan Sauce Recipe

This Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Spinach and mushrooms recipe will quickly become a new family favourite! You can make it in a skillet or in a casserole dish, the choice is yours! The marinade gives the chicken tons of flavour and paired with the delicious parmesan sauce it's a winning combination. It's wonderful on rice, pasta and/or with a side of veggies.

This Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe can be ready in an hour or less (excluding marinating time) but whether you marinate the chicken for 20 minutes or a few hours it's totally worth the time. The Parmesan sauce is just so delicious, my family loves it and puts it on almost anything. Rice, pasta, veggies etc...

Ingredients

With the added spinach to the sauce you get the benefits of that lovely greens leafy stuff. Even my picky eater of a daughter who won't eat spinach in anything else loves this sauce, spinach and all.

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4 photo collage left to right, spices, yogurt, , lemon juice, honey, olive oil, minced garlic,oregano, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a glass bowl, 2nd photo all ingredients mixed, chicken breasts in a ziploc bag, chicken breasts with the marinade in the ziploc bag

Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Garlic, parmesan, spinach and mushrooms in a creamy sauce paired with the chicken breasts and potatoes are a match made in heaven. When this dish is being cooked, my kitchen smells amazing. I had the family coming into the kitchen to ask what smelled so good lol

Photos left to right of a 4 photo collage uncooked marinated chicken breasts on top of baby potatoes in a cast iron skillet, cooked chicken and potatoes in cast iron skillet, mushrooms in a pot, sliced mushrooms and spinach mixed in the pot.

Cast-Iron Skillet or Casserole Dish?

You can bake the chicken baby potatoes in a cast iron skillet like I've done or a casserole dish. It's whatever you prefer. I generally love the flavour and golden colour I get on the chicken in a cast-iron skillet (this one is a 10" deep pan) but if I'm feeling lazy and don't want to have to clean the cast-iron skillet (cause we all know it's a bit more work) I use a casserole dish.

Vertical top down view of cast iron skillet with 3 chicken breasts in view with spinach, mushrooms and baby potatoes in the parmesan sauce

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creamy garlic parmesan chicken

This creamy garlic parmesan chicken is super easy to make and just so scrumptious. This recipe for my family of three usually is only enough for one meal for us. It's become so popular with the family that I have to double the recipe now so that we have enough leftovers for the next day! I'm not complaining it's so yummy and the sauce is just so good on everything.

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creamy parmesan garlic mushroom chicken

Sour Cream or Heavy Cream for the Parmesan Sauce?

I've used both sour cream and heavy cream for this recipe and both have their advantages. If you want the sauce to be a bit thicker use sour cream but it does give you a bit of a tarter taste. If you want a "creamier" sauce but not as thick use a heavy cream like one with 35% fat such as a whipping cream. I like them both but they each produce slightly different flavours but the whipping cream version is my favourite of the two. They are both delicious and it's personal preference.

close up vertical photo of chicken breast with mushrooms, spinach and parmesan sauce with asparugs to the right on a black plate. lemon in the background.

You can use a lighter fat content cream of course and it will still be yummy but as with any changes to ingredients keep in mind it will change the taste of the recipe.

close up vertical photo of chicken breast with mushrooms, spinach and parmesan sauce with asparugs to the right on a black plate. lemon in the background.

Fresh spinach or frozen?

You can use either. If you do use frozen spinach, I would defrost it first and squeeze some of the liquid out of it so it doesn't make your sauce runny.

 parmesan garlic mushroom chicken in a cast iron skillet

As promised here's our creamy parmesan garlic mushroom chicken video!

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. When reheating, either microwave it or reheat it on the stove in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until heated through.

creamy parmesan garlic mushroom chicken

Note: Cream-based dishes can separate and become watery when reheated. To avoid this, try reheating it gently over low heat and stirring frequently to keep the sauce from breaking.

Juicy cut chicken breast.

Let's get to this yummy recipe now shall we? If you try this recipe let us know how you liked it and any changes you made that you loved.

Yield: 4

Creamy Parmesan Chicken Recipe

4 chicken breasts, mushrooms, baby potatoes and spinach all cooked in a cast iron pan on a dark background

This Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Spinach and mushrooms recipe will quickly become a new family favourite! You can make it in a skillet or in a casserole dish, the choice is yours! The marinade gives the chicken tons of flavour and paired with the delicious parmesan sauce it's a winning combination. It's wonderful on rice, pasta and/or with a side of veggies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup (120ml) plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup baby potatoes, halved
  • 1 ½ cups (180g) baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup (120g) sliced mushrooms
  • 1 ½ cups (354ml) heavy cream (or sour cream)
  • ¼ cup (30g) grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, honey, olive oil, minced garlic, oregano, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using).
    2. Place the chicken breasts in a large resealable bag (or an airtight container) and pour the marinade over them.
    3. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 hours.
    4. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking dish or a cast iron skillet (mine was a 10" skillet) with cooking spray.
    5. Arrange the baby potatoes in a single layer in the baking dish. Place the marinated chicken breasts on top of the potatoes. Bake the chicken and potatoes for 25 minutes.
    6. While the chicken and potatoes are baking, in a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the sliced mushrooms until they are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the baby spinach leaves and sauté until they are wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
    7. Add the heavy cream to the skillet and stir to combine with the spinach and mushrooms.
    8. Simmer the cream for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese.
    9. Remove the chicken and potatoes from the oven and spoon the creamy spinach and mushroom sauce over the chicken. Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through (chicken should have an internal temp of 165ºF and the potatoes are tender.

Notes

Note: Cream-based dishes can separate and become watery when reheated. To avoid this, try reheating it gently over low heat and stirring frequently to keep the sauce from breaking

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 43g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

By on April 11th, 2023

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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2 thoughts on “Creamy Parmesan Chicken Recipe”

  1. This looks so yummy. I would probably omit the potatoes and add broccoli to try and keep it more keto-friendly for me.

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  2. This recipe is a pin for me. It sounds and looks delicious. I will probably make it without the potatoes and put it over pasta. The family is going to love this one.

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