Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken is the one for dinner on weekdays, that’s what we dream of. It’s simple, creamy and so satisfying.
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
1 tsp. garlic powder
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 c. baby spinach
1 c. heavy cream
2/3 c. low-sodium chicken broth
1 lemon, sliced in rounds and halved
1/4 c. thinly sliced fresh basil
- On a large plate, combine flour with 1/4 cup Parmesan, garlic powder, and lemon zest. Season generously with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly with a fork. Dredge each chicken breast on all sides with flour mixture. Set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until shimmering but not smoking. Add chicken and sear until golden, 6 minutes. Flip and cook until the opposite side is golden, around 6 minutes more. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Turn heat down to medium and add butter to the pan. When butter is melted add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach and cook until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, cream, and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan and season with more salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add lemon slices and bring to a simmer and cook until thickened slightly 3 to 4 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and simmer until chicken is cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes more.
- When chicken is cooked, remove skillet from heat and garnish with basil before serving.