Creamy Parmesan Basil Chicken Recipe

Nice easy midweek meal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 661 kcal


  • Pot
  • Deep frying pan


  • 1 pounds chicken breast 2 large breasts
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves large garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely minced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup fresh grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken stock
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Cut breasts in half lengthwise, pound to even thickness
  • In a large non stick pan on medium-medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then sear, 4-5 minutes on each side, until just cooked. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same skillet add 1 tablespoons butter. Add onion, garlic, peppers, paprika, red chili pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Saute for about five minutes, until onions and peppers are softened.
  • Add wine to deglaze the skillet and bring to a gentle simmer until reduced by half.
  • Reduce heat to medium low. Add cream to the skillet and stir until a creamy sauce forms. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Add Parmesan, stir until melted into sauce. Stir in basil, simmer until wilted, 1-2 minutes.
  • Add chicken back to the skillet, allow to warm up if needed. Serve.


My simplified version of this recipe:
Keyword chicken, pasta