This Creamy Lemon + Herb Parmesan Chicken is just savory + over the top in flavor! This is truly an unforgettable dish that makes for an amazing dinner to enjoy with a good glass of wine or lemonade if you’re anything like me. The lemon cream sauce in addition to the chunks of parmesan and pinches of herbs, marries together well with the juiciness of the chicken breasts as well as the kale, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes which add an even better touch and lightness to it all.
When it comes to food recipes, Orchids + Sweet Tea has begun a newly arrayed set of options to offer. Unlike most sweet treat recipes, food recipes can be a bit more complex in flavor, BUT that doesn’t mean that time and effort has to be sacrificed, right? EXACTLY.
With this chicken dish, the ingredients used included: chicken breasts (of course!), paprika, butter, garlic cloves, chicken stock, heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, lemon, white wine vinegar, thyme, spinach, kale, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, black pepper, parsley.
To start, you sear your chicken breasts in a pan heated with butter for 2-3 minutes on each side and then you remove them to let them “rest”. While the chicken rests, you add more butter to your pan and sauté the chopped garlic cloves for 1 minute or so before adding your chicken broth, white wine vinegar, juice of a lemon, and thyme. next, you allow the mixture to boil a bit and the simmer until it has thickened.
Soon enough, you add the heavy cream and sliced parmesan cheese, stirring everything until the sauce has thickened even more. I love to use a brick of parmesan and add slices to create little silky chunks in my sauce, however, if desired, you can always use the powdered parmesan. At this point, you’re at the “highlight” of your sauce, therefore, after it boils for 3-4 minutes, you simply add your kale and spinach as well as return your chicken breasts to your pan and top with a few sliced sun-dried tomatoes. Place your pan directly in the oven on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes and WALLAH!
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Creamy Lemon + Herb Parmesan Chicken
This Creamy Lemon + Herb Parmesan Chicken is just savory + over the top in flavor! This is truly an unforgettable dish that makes for an amazing dinner to enjoy with a good glass of wine. The lemon cream sauce in addition to the chunks of parmesan and pinch of herbs, marries together well with the juiciness of the chicken breasts as well as the kale, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes which add an even better touch and lightness.
- 2 large boneless chicken breasts
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 3 Tbsps unsalted butter
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- 1 thyme leaf
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup kale
- Juice of 1 lemon (Equal to 1Tbsp of lemon juice)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Start by seasoning your chicken breasts (after slicing each breast in a "fan-like" pattern) with sea salt, pepper, dried parsley and paprika. Set aside.
Next, melt 2 Tbsps of unsalted butter in an cast iron skillet (or a regular skillet if that's what you have!) over medium-high heat.
Add your chicken breasts and sear on both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Then remove chicken breasts form pan and set aside on a plate for them to "rest".
While the chicken breasts are resting, melt the remaining 1 Tbsp of butter in the same skillet as previously used. **NOTE: Make sure that there aren't any burned bits. If so, clean out skillet before re-using.** Add garlic cloves and sauté frequently about 1 minute until fragrant.
Stir in the chicken stock, white wine vinegar, lemon juice and thyme and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly before reducing heat and letting the sauce "reduce" and thicken, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the heavy whipping cream, grated Parmesan cheese and turn the temperature down and simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
Add in the spinach and kale and simmer until the spinach has wilted and the sauce has slightly thickened some more. Next, return the chicken breasts back to the skillet and topping each breast with sliced sun-dried tomatoes.
Finally, place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes until chicken looks full cooked through.
Once done, remove your chicken from the oven and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving. Serve with your personal favorite sides and enjoy!
Creamy Lemon + Herb Parmesan Chicken.