One-pan baked chicken meals are so easy to make and this creamy parmesan and sun-dried tomato baked chicken is really tasty! The basic idea behind this recipe is that you throw the chicken along with some tasty ingredients into a pan and bake everything all at the same time! This chicken is seasoned with a Italian herb blend and it’s baked in a cream based sauce with parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, both of which are just packed with flavour! The sauce is also seasoned with garlic, and red pepper flakes for some heat. I like to add fresh chopped spinach for something green and since it will release some liquid as it bakes, I add some cornstarch to the sauce which will keep it nice and thick! This creamy parmesan and sun-dried tomato baked chicken is amazing served over pasta, rice, mashed potatoes or polenta!
Creamy Parmesan and Sundried Tomato Baked Chicken
An easy to make baked chicken in a creamy parmesan, spinach and sundried tomato sauce!
- 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cloves garlic, minced/grated
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
- 1/3 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
- 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 2 cups spinach, coarsely chopped
- Season the chicken with the Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix the garlic, red pepper flakes, corn starch, cream, and parmesan before mixing in the sun-dried tomatoes and spinach.
- Spread half of the cream mixture over the bottom of a baking pan, place the chicken on top and spread the remaining mixture on top of the chicken.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the chicken is cooked through, about 25-35 minutes.
Option: Garnish with chopped parsley or basil!
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