This Creamy Parmesan Basil Chicken Recipe is a quick chicken breast recipe that tastes like it came from a restaurant! This one pan chicken dish is easy to make for a weeknight dinner, and is full of so much flavor!
1cuppacked fresh basil leaves plus more for garnish
1cupfresh grated parmesan
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
1/2cupwhite wineor chicken stock
black pepperto 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.
To pound chicken breasts, I slice them in half lengthwise (like a book), then place them in a sealed ziptop bag. I use a rolling pin to pound them to an even thickness.This is great served with pasta, but if you want to keep it low carb, it tastes great with roasted cauliflower!