Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe

This Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe with spinach in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce is delicious over hot pasta.

This Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe with spinach in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce is delicious over over hot pasta.pinterestI’ve teamed up with Land O’Lakes to create this super easy, weeknight dinner that’s buttery, creamy and downright delicious!

Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe

Sear the chicken breast on both sides to create a golden brown crust.

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Sauce

Once the chicken is cooked, you’ll want to wipe out the skillet until it’s clean.

Normally I would suggest NOT doing this because the browned bits on the bottom will add loads of flavor to our sauce, but I really wanted to make sure this creamy garlic parmesan sauce was white and not a muddy brown color. After multiple times testing this recipe, I came to the conclusion that I just needed to clean the pan before making the sauce. The results are a deliciously creamy and buttery sauce that’s gorgeous and still FULL of garlic flavor.

That being said, if you wanted to skip the step of cleaning out the pan, you definitely can. Your sauce will just not be the same color as shown here.

Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe is filled with a creamy parmesan sauce, spinach and ready in less than 30 minutes!

Why Use Butter with Canola Oil?

First of all, I love the convenience of the Land O Lakes® tub butter products. I can quickly scoop out what I need, pop the lid back on and store it in the fridge. It makes cooking easy!

Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil is smooth and creamy and made with just 3 simple ingredients; sweet cream, canola oil and salt. While the ingredient list is short, the flavor is BIG. Really, you can’t go wrong with any of their tub butter products.

My family really LOVES this super easy chicken recipe! Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken with wilted spinach! YUM!

We serve this Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe over a bed of hot noodles, but you can also use cauliflower rice for a low-carb dinner!

I’m sure your family will truly enjoy this super quick weeknight chicken dinner!


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My family really LOVES this super easy chicken recipe! Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken with wilted spinach! YUM!
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Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe

This Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe with spinach in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce is delicious over hot pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 445 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil; divided
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup white cooking wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 handfuls fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice


  • Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder all over. Melt 1 tbsp Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear chicken in the hot pan, for 5 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Once cooked, remove from the pan and set aside. Wipe out pan and return to stove top.
  • Melt 2 tbsp butter with canola oil in the same skillet. Sauté garlic until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Pour in the wine; allow to reduce to half.
  • Reduce heat to low-medium heat, add the cream and bring to a gentle simmer, while stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and allow sauce to gently simmer for a minute or so until the cheese melts and sauce thickens, stir in spinach until wilted.
  • Add the chicken back into the pan, add a squeeze of lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Serve alone, over hot noodles, or a bed of rice if desired. Enjoy!


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1267IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Chicken Breast, Chicken Recipe, Creamy Garlic Chicken, Parmesan Sauce
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Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Land O’Lakes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make I Wash You Dry possible.


This Creamy Garlic Chicken Recipe with spinach in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce is delicious over over hot pasta.

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
65 Responses
  1. Yolanda

    I made this recipe and used regular red wine sunce didn’t have any white and it was delicious. I diced my chicken and served over angel hair pasta.

  2. Danielle

    Hi, I would love to make this meal for my family, but and I would like to know of the type of white wine would you recommend? We’re really not wine drinkers, but My boyfriend and I are up to trying new dishes and I came across yours that looks delicious and from the 5 star reviews, it has to be.

    1. Shawn

      I would only use about 1/3 cup of the frozen spinach in place of the 2 handfuls of fresh. The frozen spinach will most likely turn your cream sauce green, but it should still taste great. 🙂

        1. Precious

          5 stars
          Hey – this turned out well! The spinach was in smaller pieces, and it didn’t turn the sauce green! I made with chicken tenders and served over a bed of penne. I took a picture of it and saved it to pinterest. I have 3 picky little ones (7, 3 and 1) and a picky 40 yr old LOL. (They get it from their dad.) We all loved it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Denise

    5 stars
    Made this tonight and the family LOVED it! The best part was how quick it was to make. We used angel hair pasta and laced the sauce through it before serving. Delicious and can’t wait to make again. Thank you!

    1. Taylor Dibella

      5 stars
      Hi. I can’t get a clear answer on whether heavy cream and heavy whipping cream are the same or different everything online tells you something different can anyone clarify the only thing we can find in our area due to stocking being low from everything happening is heavy whipping cream. will that work? Thanks. We hope to make it by this weekend

      1. Shawn

        Sorry I didn’t get to this sooner, we were out of town camping all weekend. Heavy cream or heavy whipping cream will both work. The difference is in their fat content, both of which are plenty for this recipe. Hope that helps!

  4. Kelly

    Could I leave the spinach out by any chance? I would love to have it in there, but I’m pretty sure my kids wont eat this with the spinach. I’ll be lucky if I can get them to try it without it!

    1. Tracy Lankford

      5 stars
      This was amazing! My 2yr old son is a picky eater and loved helping me cook it and he said it was very yummy.

    1. Shawn

      If you’re planning on not using the Land O Lakes butter, then you’ll want to use 3 tbsp butter as well as just a tsp of oil. Enjoy!

    1. Shawn

      Not a dumb question! They are essentially the same thing. You’ll just want to use a heavy cream that has at least 36% milk fat.

  5. Deb

    Looks delish! Trying to figure out how you got to 8.6 carbs per serving. It looks very Keto friendly- were you including carbs from noodles by chance? Thx!

    1. Shawn

      Hey Deb! I took a look at the ingredients list and the squeeze of lemon juice was calculated wrong, so that’s where the higher carb count was coming from. I’ve adjusted it now and it’s more accurate. Apparently there are carbs in garlic, heavy cream and spinach… who knew?! So that’s where the majority of the carbs are coming from for the rest of the recipe. 🙂

  6. Ann Kurulak

    Made this with sliced fresh mushrooms instead of spinach Very tasty and refreshing with the lemon over the mushrooms Wil do it again with spinach Served with littlee baked potatoes. Easy and delish.

    1. Shawn

      Hi Tiffany, That’s awesome that you are trying to save time with freezer meals! However, this recipe goes together so quickly that thawing time would be longer than cooking time. That said, if you want to try freezing, you could sear the chicken breasts, wrap well and pop them in the freezer. When you are ready to continue, thaw them and continue with the cooking instructions. Another time saver would be to pre-measure ingredients so they are handy when needed. Hope this helps!

  7. Courtney

    I threw some halved grape tomatoes into the pan after the chicken was done then removed and set aside with the chicken to add back with the chicken. Added some bulk and freshness and tasted great!

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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