One Skillet Italian Chicken & Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe

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One Skillet Italian Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe. Easy Sunday dinner for the family that provides restaurant quality taste!

This one skillet Italian chicken in garlic cream sauce recipe has quickly become a favorite in this household. I made it last Sunday when my sister was over for dinner and she just raved and raved about how it was better than the pasta dishes at our local restaurants. I have to agree that it is really good. If you want to wow the crowd at your next Sunday dinner (or your average weeknight meal!) then this recipe is sure to be your secret weapon.

One Skillet Italian Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe. Easy Sunday dinner for the family that provides restaurant quality taste!

Start out with a large skillet and heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil in it until hot. Add chicken and cook on one side to sear it for about a minute. Sprinkle it with Italian seasoning and paprika and then flip over. Sprinkle the other side with Italian seasoning and paprika as well. Then reduce your heat to medium and cook covered until no longer pink in the center. Continue flipping it as it cooks so it doesn’t burn. Then remove the chicken from the pan to a cutting board to slice it.

One Skillet Italian Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe. Easy Sunday dinner for the family that provides restaurant quality taste!

Now in the same pan you cooked the chicken in, add chopped tomatoes, spinach, garlic, crushed red pepper, and bacon and mix everything.

One Skillet Italian Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe. Easy Sunday dinner for the family that provides restaurant quality taste!

Next add the half and half and bring to a boil. Once the half and half has begun boiling add Parmesan cheese and reduce to a simmer. Stir frequently while simmering until the cheese has melted and sauce gets creamy. Then add the sliced chicken into the pot.

One Skillet Italian Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe. Easy Sunday dinner for the family that provides restaurant quality taste!

Top with grated parmesan cheese and serve over bow tie pasta. Provide extra crushed red pepper for those that like their food a little more spicy! I only add a little to the pot so that my kids can eat it too. I sprinkle extra on my plate!

One Skillet Italian Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe. Easy Sunday dinner for the family that provides restaurant quality taste!

Then gather around the table for Sunday dinner as a family. We have joined the #DarkForDinner movement and I would LOVE if you joined us! Going #DarkForDinner means putting all of your devices and phones away for the duration of dinner and getting back to being a family and having discussions around the dinner table. We went #DarkForDinner on Sunday and it was awesome! We no longer allow phones at the table ever. This is a forever rule in our house! It’s amazing the things you learn about one another when you have family discussions and no one is distracted by phones or TV. Dinner time conversation has become a lost tradition in our society and I’m joining the movement to take it back!

I also created this really fun family talk jar filled with conversation starters to get the table talk going! It was full of fun questions and allowed us to learn things that wouldn’t come up in normal everyday conversation. You can grab the free conversation starters printable here.

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Yields 6-8

One Skillet Italian Chicken & Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe

One skillet meal that delivers restaurant quality taste and serves a crowd!

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3-4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp Dry Italian seasoning
  • 5 Medium Tomatoes, diced
  • 1 C Spinach, raw
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1# Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 Pint half and half
  • 1 1/2 C shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated or shredded (for serving)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over high heat.
  2. Add chicken breasts (I cut them in half) and cook on one side for 1 minute to sear it. Season the top with paprika and Italian seasoning. Flip over and season and sear the opposite side.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook until center is no longer pink, flipping occasionally to prevent burning.
  4. Once completely cooked remove from pan and put on a cutting board to slice.
  5. To the same skillet (do not add chicken back in yet) add chopped tomatoes, spinach, garlic, crushed red pepper, bacon and mix together.
  6. Add half and half and bring to a boil. Once the half and half is boiling add in 1 1/2 C shredded Parmesan cheese and stir until cheese melts and sauce becomes creamy (about 2 minutes).
  7. Return the chicken to the pan and mix well.
  8. Serve over bow tie pasta and top with shredded Parmesan cheese.
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Comments

  1. Laura J says:

    Oh that looks really good! We love pastas! I am going to have to try this one and see how everyone likes it!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That sounds absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to make this for my family!

  3. This looks like a quick, easy, and delicious family dinner. I LOVE one skillet anything.

  4. This is so perfect for me! I HATE to cook, so I’m always on the lookout for one skillet meals. Thanks!

  5. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This looks so delicious. I will have to try making it on the weekend. I am sure my family will love it.

  6. Mmm this sounds like a lovely dinner. I’d love to pick up some fresh veggies from the farmers’ market and make this.

  7. I love one pot dinners. This pasta and chicken dish looks delicious. I think my family would love it, too.

  8. This looks delicious! I love the garlic sauce!

  9. What a great recipe. I am going to try this. I have never heard of bringing half and half to a boil but I guess you can and it might just change my life. I love the way you cook the chicken and it looks delicious.

  10. I think this looks very tasty. I can’t wait to try it out.

  11. The addition of the colorful tomatoes and the spinach just tops this off for me. I love Dixie campaign about Dark for Dinner. It’s something anyone can embrace.

  12. Oh my goodness, I am drooling over here. I love, love, love Italian meals and this one sounds perfect. Plus, seems super-simple too… Thanks for sharing

  13. This looks absolutely delicious. I love meals that can be made in one skillet. Less mess to clean up later!

  14. That looks delicious! I have to try it out!

  15. Your pasta dish looks delicious! I love this movement. Now I just have to pry the phone out of my husband’s hand.

  16. I love creamy pasta dishes. This looks like it would be a home run for my family too!

  17. I love garlic chicken and this dish looks delicious! My family would enjoy this.

  18. This looks delicious! I might just be making this for dinner!

  19. THIS LOOKS WONDERFUL AND MAYBE SOMETHING i COULD HANDLE TOO! PINNING!
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPE WITH US AT BRAG ABOUT IT!
    !LAURIE

  20. vickie couturier says:

    that looks so good

  21. One skillet?! I’m in!! Thanks for sharing your post at our very first #LivingwithStyle Linky Party! I hope that you will link up again next Wednesday! ~Dianne

  22. This looks amazing and I love that it is a one-skillet meal. Thank you so much for linking it up at This Is How We Roll Thursday!

  23. Loving this one skillet dish! More time for sharing during mealtime if you’re not worried about clean up. 🙂 I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!

  24. Robin W says:

    You definitely rocked this meal! We absolutely love Italian food and the more garlic the better. The half and half is an awesome addition and served over bow tie pasta is perfect! Some crusty Italian bread and your done. PS: I love that large skillet you have!

  25. loved this , you should add it to our link party

    http://mountaintopchef.blogspot.com/2015/09/friday-finds-1.html

  26. I love recipes like this and I am going to make this recipe tomorrow for dinner. I am going grocery shopping today and will be picking up some of the ingredients! Thanks for sharing an awesome recipe with your readers!

  27. This looks so yummy and I love the #darkfordinner idea. My kids aren’t home anymore but sometimes my husband and I are on are phones. I think we should try this too even if it is just the two of us. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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