Creamy Spinach Parmesan Chicken Skillet

By Rena Awada |

This Creamy Spinach Parmesan Chicken Skillet is golden brown chicken breasts coated in a creamy parmesan, mushroom, and spinach sauce. An easy chicken dinner option that’s quick enough to put together on a busy weeknight, yet elegant enough to serve to guests.

top view creamy chicken skillet with spinach and mushrooms

We’re always looking for new ways to add flavor and deliciousness to chicken breasts. Some of our favorites include taco stuffed chickenalmond-crusted crispy chicken, and this delicious one-pan creamy spinach chicken. This is one of those recipes that looks and sounds fancy but is actually really easy. It definitely deserves a spot on your regular dinner rotation!

Why you’ll love this chicken recipe

  • Easy to make with little cleanup: This is a really easy recipe to whip up. It’s made with simple methods and cleanup is a cinch, since everything cooks in one skillet.
  • Versatile: This dish pairs perfectly with so many sides! Serve alongside a fresh salad, roasted veggies, or over pasta. To keep it lower in carbs, try it served with zucchini noodles.
  • Family-friendly: This easy and tasty chicken breast recipe will be loved by everyone. Something even the kiddos will enjoy!  
  • Delicious: Once you try this creamy spinach chicken skillet, you’ll find yourself making it on a regular basis. It’s just that good!
Chicken breast cooked in a creamy sauce with mushrooms and spinach.

Ingredients needed

You’re going to fall in LOVE with this low-carb chicken dish! It requires simple, easy-to-find ingredients and comes together with very little effort. Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need:

  • Chicken breast: We use boneless, skinless chicken breasts to keep things on the lighter side, but you can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs, instead, for a richer and juicier flavor.
  • Italian seasoning, salt & pepper: To give the chicken a delicious flavor.
  • Olive oil: For cooking the chicken.
  • Mushrooms: Cremini (or baby Bellas), white mushrooms, or whatever variety you’ve got available will be fine.
  • Garlic cloves: Use fresh garlic for this recipe – the jarred stuff doesn’t have nearly as much flavor!
  • Almond milk: We chose to use almond milk since it is keto-friendly and low in calories. But any other milk of choice will work.
  • Flour: Combined with the almond milk this will make a creamy sauce. We like to use gluten-free flour, but feel free to use regular all-purpose flour.
  • Baby spinach: For best results, use fresh spinach. To use frozen spinach, thaw first and drain before using.
  • Parmesan cheese: We recommend using freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if possible. The pre-shredded kind often contains anti-caking agents and it won’t melt as smoothly in the sauce. You can also try using romano or asiago cheese instead of Parmesan.
Ingredients to make spinach chicken dish divided into small bowls.

How to make this recipe

  • Season the chicken: Rub the chicken on both sides with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken: Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken in 2 batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 12-15 minutes per batch. Set aside.
Chicken breast cooking in a skillet.
  • Sauté the mushrooms & garlic: To the same skillet add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Sauté the mushrooms for 2-3 minutes, then stir in the garlic and continue to cook for a minute longer.
  • Make the sauce: Meanwhile, in a large jug, whisk the almond milk and flour until no visible lumps. Pour the almond mixture over the mushrooms and stir in the spinach and parmesan cheese. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens and the spinach is wilted.
  • Finish cooking & serve: Return the chicken back to the pan and into the sauce and cook for a minute longer, just until hot. Serve and enjoy!
Chicken cooking in a creamy mushroom sauce in a large skillet.

Tips for recipe success

  • We recommend choosing chicken breasts that are approximately the same size so that they cook at the same rate. 
  • Since chicken breasts can vary in size, we recommend using a meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken breast is fully cooked; the temperature should read 165 degrees F.
  • We like to use freshly grated Parmesan cheese, as it has more flavor and melts smoothly.
  • Want to add a garnish before serving? Plate your creamy chicken skillet with fresh herbs. Parsley, chives, basil, or thyme are all great options.

Frequently asked questions

What to serve with this creamy spinach parmesan chicken skillet?

Try pairing this dish with pasta or buttered egg noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice to soak up the cheesy sauce. It’s quite rich, so some veggies would work great. Try our roasted green beans or broccolini. A side salad would be delicious too! One with kale or romaine lettuce and this homemade Caesar dressing would go perfectly.

How do you store leftovers?

You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
For best results, reheat on the stovetop or in the oven so the sauce gets creamy again. Try 350ºF until it’s warmed through. You could also microwave it in small increments.

Creamy chicken with parmesan cooking in a skillet.

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Creamy Spinach Parmesan Chicken Skillet

This Creamy Spinach Parmesan Chicken Skillet is golden brown chicken breasts coated in a creamy parmesan, mushroom, spinach sauce. An easy dinner option that’s quick enough to put together on a busy weeknight, yet elegant enough to serve to guests.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 8 oz brown mushrooms sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp GF flour
  • 8 oz baby spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Rub the chicken on both sides with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken in 2 batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 12-15 minutes per batch. Set aside.
  • To the same skillet add the remaining tablespoon of oil. Sauté the mushrooms for 2-3 minutes, then stir in the garlic and continue to cook for a minute longer.
  • Meanwhile, in a large jug, whisk the almond milk and flour until no visible lumps.
  • Pour the almond mixture over the mushrooms and stir in the spinach and parmesan cheese.
  • Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens and the spinach is wilted.
  • Return the chicken back to the pan and into the sauce and cook for a minute longer, just until hot.

Notes

  • We recommend choosing chicken breasts that are approximately the same size so that they cook at the same rate. 
  • Since chicken breasts can vary in size, we recommend using a meat thermometer to make sure that the chicken breast is fully cooked; the temperature should read 165 degrees F.
  • We like to use freshly grated Parmesan cheese, as it has more flavor and melts smoothly.
  • Want to add a garnish before serving? Plate your creamy chicken skillet with fresh herbs. Parsley, chives, basil, or thyme are all great options.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 761mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3640IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 2mg
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