HOW TO MAKE CREAMY GARLIC BUTTER PARMESAN CHICKEN
Breasts of chicken cooked in a garlicky, parmesan-and-cream-based sauce before being sliced and served. This recipe may be ready in about 20 minutes and requires just one pan. Serve it over pasta or with a side of vegetables.
The combination of garlic and parmesan cheese is a marriage made in culinary heaven. Garlic has a strong hold on me. The taste and aroma of garlic which has been slowly cooked in olive oil or butter are one of my favorites. There is in fact no other taste or scent that can compare. When you combine the pungent garlic with the salty, nutty taste of parmesan, you get a flavor profile that is out of this world.
Because it takes so little time to prepare and tastes fantastic, this chicken dish flavored with garlic and parmesan is ideal for weeknights when you are pressed for time but yet want a satisfying meal. Everything is cooked in less than twenty minutes on a single pan. The chicken is first prepared by being sautéed in olive oil and then seasoned with a little more salt and pepper. After the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, take it from the pan and add some garlic that has been minced to the same pan. Garlic should be cooked for little more than 30 seconds, just until it starts to become golden in color.
THE INGREDIENTS LIST:
Medium chicken breasts; I used 4.
Sea salt and ground black pepper.
2 Tbsp.Of olive oil.
Minced garlic; I used 4 cloves.
1 Cup.Of heavy cream or light cream.
1 Tbsp.Of Italian seasoning, you can use oregano instead.
1/2 Cup.Of grated parmesan cheese.
1 Cup.Of chopped spinach.
Add salt and pepper to the chicken before cooking. Warm the olive oil in a big pan or skillet that is heavy.
Place the chicken in the pan and cook for five to six minutes on each side, or until the chicken is golden on the outside and no longer pink in the center (cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts).
Take the chicken out of the pan, turn the heat down to low to medium, add the garlic, and stir it for thirty seconds.
Mix in the cream, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese until everything is well combined. Give everything a good stir. If you want to use spinach, cut 1 cup of it and stir it in. Continue to simmer for another two to three minutes.
Place the chicken back in the pan, continue it to simmer for one more minute, and then turn off the heat, now spread the sauce on top of the chicken. You may serve this recipe with pasta or vegetables.