Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Gravy

Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Gravy is bites of tender butter garlic chicken smothered in a creamy garlic parmesan cream sauce with a kick of lemon. Serve this comforting dish over cheesy mashed potatoes with a green on the side. 

Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Looking for a down home meal to enjoy this fall and holiday season? Look no further than this garlic parmesan chicken and gravy. This garlic parmesan chicken dish is easy enough for a quick weekday meal but comforting and decadent enough to serve to guests. 

I’ve become known for my garlic parmesan chicken after these Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers went extremely viral (40 Million) and they continue to be one of my fan-favorite recipes. If you love that chicken, you’re sure to be equally obsessed with this meal. We take everything we love about those skewers and turn it into a comfort food dish.

Why You’ll Love This Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Gravy

  • Cozy, comfort food dinner that warms the soul
  • Easy to make with simple ingredients
  • Loved by everyone. Even people who say chicken is boring – this will change their mind
  • Lighter version friendly – sub heavy cream for evaporated milk and mashed cauliflower for potatoes
  • Tender juicy chicken – my method of cooking this chicken will ensure the juiciest, tender chunks of chicken
  • Dreamy sauce – get ready to smother this cream sauce over everything in your chicken. It’s lemony, garlicky, chock-full of parmesan and cream.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Key Ingredients:

Below is a list of the key ingredients needed to have this Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Gravy on your dinner table. Be sure to review the recipe card below for the full detailed ingredients list and measurements. 

Chicken – chicken breast or tenders work

Butter – I always opt for salted butter

Garlic – lots, as in 10 cloves. Trust me!

Heavy cream – for the pan cream sauce

Parmesan – plenty of parmesan for the cream sauce.

Potatoes – or whatever side you prefer. If making potatoes, I add 1/2 cup mozzarella or pepper jack cheese.

Green Onions & Parsley – adds herby flavor and a beautiful green color. 

Lemon – just a half lemon is all you need for the cream sauce. I like to serve it with wedges though. 

Garlic Parmesan Chicken

How to Make Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Gravy

Step 1: Season and Tenderize Chicken

Clean up chicken by cutting off any fat or “weird” parts. Pound chicken to an even 1/4 inch thickness, then cut into 2-3″ pieces. Rub with olive oil on all sides then season well in all areas, being sure they are well seasoned on all sides. Allow chicken to sit for 10-15 minutes at room temp to remove the chill from the fridge and allowing time for seasonings to penetrate. 

Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Step 2: Prep and Boil Potatoes

Peel potatoes and quarter them. Place them in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes to remove the excess starch. Then place them in a pot of salted water and boil them until fork tender while you cook the chicken. 

Step 3: Cook Chicken

In a large skillet over medium, heat 2-3 tablespoons olive oil and add in chicken pieces. Cook them undisturbed about 3-4 minutes, or until they have a good golden coloring. Flip just once. Continue to cook another minute, then reduce heat to low. and cook another 2 minutes.

Add in 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and saute in the butter until fragrant in the same pan. Toss the chicken in the garlic butter, tossing to coat on all sides. Remove chicken and place in a bowl, tented with foil to keep moist.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Step 4: Make Pan Sauce, Mash Potatoes & Serve

In the same pan with residual butter and garlic, add two more 2 tablespoons of butter and remaining minced garlic. Saute until fragrant. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream and bring to a simmer, allowing it to reduce for 3-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, mash potatoes with butter, cream and shredded cheese. Season to your liking.

Add in red pepper flakes and scallions then the parmesan cheese. Whisk until the sauce thickens, remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Serve by plating the chicken over the potatoes and spooning over the creamy pan gravy.

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Tools I Love

Non-Toxic Caraway Pan

Garlic Minicing Tool

Disposable Cutting Board Sheets

Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Gravy

Smothered garlic butter chicken bites smothered in an easy garlicky parmesan pan sauce. This is a hearty, soulful dish that's easy to make and full of so much flavor.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 670kcal
Author: Mallory Austin

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts or tenders
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil

Chicken Breast Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Parmesan Cream Sauce

  • 5 tablespoons butter divided
  • 10 cloves garlic minced divided
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 2 green onions, diced green and white parts
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2/3 cup parmesan grated/shredded/shaved
  • 1 lemon divided

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

  • 4 lbs russet potatoes
  • 1 cup half and half, warmed
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup monterey jack cheese shredded mozzarella, pepper jack, etc.
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste about 1/2 tsp each

Instructions

Prep the Ingredients

  • Pound chicken to an even 1/4 inch thickness, then cut into 2-3" pieces. Rub with olive oil on all sides then season well on all sides. Allow chicken to sit for 10-15 minutes at room temp to remove the chill from the fridge while preparing potatoes.
  • Peel potatoes and quarter them. Place them in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes to remove the excess starch. Drain, then place them in a pot of salted water and boil them until fork tender while you cook the chicken.

Cook Chicken & Potatoes

  • In a large skillet over medium, heat 2-3 tablespoons olive oil and add in chicken pieces in the hot skillet. Cook them undisturbed about 3-4 minutes, or until they have a good golden coloring. Flip just once. Continue to cook another minute, then reduce heat to low and cook another 2 minutes.
  • Add in 3 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and saute in the butter until fragrant in the same pan. Toss the chicken in the garlic butter, tossing to coat on all sides, cooking another minute. Remove chicken and place in a bowl, tented with foil to keep moist.

Make the Cream Sauce & Serve

  • In the same pan with residual butter and garlic, add two more 2 tablespoons of butter and remaining minced garlic. Saute until fragrant. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream and bring to a simmer, allowing it to reduce for 3-5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, drain water from potatoes and add in the melted butter, cream and mash until no longer chunky. Add in the cheese, seasonings and mix until smooth.
  • Into the sauce, add in red pepper flakes and scallions then the parmesan cheese. Whisk until the sauce thickens, remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Serve by plating the chicken over the potatoes and spooning over the creamy pan gravy.
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