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creamy lemon parmesan chicken

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This creamy lemon parmesan chicken is a restaurant quality chicken dish you can make in under 30 minutes.



For the Chicken:

  • Large chicken breasts ( halved horizontally to make 4)-2
  • All-purpose flour- 4 tablespoons
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese- 4 tablespoons
  • Garlic powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Italian seasoning-1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt and black pepper- to taste

For the Sauce:

  • Oil/ butter- 3 tablespoons
  • Garlic cloves ( minced)-1 tablespoon
  • Chicken stock ( broth)-1 cup
  • Heavy cream or half & half-3/4 cup
  • Finely grated  fresh Parmesan cheese- 1 cup
  • Capers - 2 tablespoons, plus 2 tablespoons to garnish
  • Cornstarch ( mixed with 1 tablespoon of water)- 1 tablespoon
  • Juice of 1 lemon ( adjust to your liking)
  • Fresh parsley ( finely chopped)- 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and black pepper- to taste
  • Lemon slices to garnish


The Chicken:

  • Combine the flour, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl. Season chicken fillets with salt and black pepper. Dredge in the flour mixture and shake off excess. Keep aside.
  • In a large pan or skillet heat oil over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken fillets and fry until cooked through and golden on each side, about 4 minutes per side ( depend on the thickness of your chicken). Transfer to a plate.

The Sauce:

  • In the same skillet cook garlic ( add 1 tablespoon of oil if needed) until fragrant, about 40-50 seconds. Reduce the heat to low medium, add the chicken broth and heavy cream. 
  • Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer. Season with salt and black pepper to your liking.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese and capers. Cook further for 2 minutes. At this point, add the cornstarch mixture if  the sauce is too runny for you. Keep stirring as the sauce will start to thicken immediately.
  • Whisk in the lemon juice and allow to simmer for a minute. 
  • Return the parmesan chicken back to the sauce and cook further for another minute to absorb all the flavors of the sauce.
  • Garnish with the chopped parsley and top with lemon slices. Serve over pasta, steamed rice  steamed broccoli. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Calories: 207 kcal
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 930 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Cholesterol: 49 mg

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