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Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken is the one for dinner on weekdays, that’s what we dream of. It’s simple, creamy and so satisfying.

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken

INGREDIENTS

1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
1 tsp. garlic powder

Zest of 1/2 lemon

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
cloves garlic, minced
2 c. baby spinach
1 c. heavy cream
2/3 c. low-sodium chicken broth
lemon, sliced in rounds and halved
1/4 c. thinly sliced fresh basil

DIRECTIONS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. When chicken is cooked, remove skillet from heat and garnish with basil before serving.

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