Creamy Parmesan Chicken & Spinach Skillet 

Our Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Spinach Skillet is the epitome of fall flavors, combining tender chicken, earthy spinach, and rich Parmesan cheese in a luscious, creamy sauce.

Fall is finally here, or around the corner depending on where you are in the world, and what better way to embrace the crisp air and golden hues than with a comforting and delicious meal that warms your heart and tantalizes your taste buds? Our Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Spinach Skillet is the epitome of fall flavors, combining tender chicken, earthy spinach, and rich Parmesan cheese in a luscious, creamy sauce. This one-pan wonder is not only a treat for your senses but also a breeze to prepare, making it the perfect addition to your fall recipe repertoire.

For Chicken Thighs
* 6 large organic bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and extra skin
* 1 tsp of Knorr chicken bouillon powder
* 1 tsp onion powder
* 1 tsp garlic powder
* 1 tsp herbs de provence
* Salt and Pepper to taste
* 1 tbsp of olive oil
For Sauce
* 1 tbsp of garlic minced
* 1 small onion, diced
* 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
* 1 tsp of Knorr chicken bouillon powder
* 2 cups of fresh spinach, plus more if desired
* 1 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
* Fresh sprigs of rosemary if desired

Instructions
Heat oven 375 degrees
In a medium bowl, season chicken ensuring you are getting the seasoning under the skin, drizzle with olive oil to ensure seasoning sticks to the chicken

Heat a medium cast-iron pan on medium high heat

Sear the chicken thighs, skin side for 5-7 minutes per side until golden brown
Remove chicken from pan and set aside on a plate to rest
In the same pan to the rendered chicken fat, add onions and sweat for 2-3 minutes until fragrant
Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds
Add spinach and allow it to cook until slightly wilted
Add heavy cream, parmesan cheese and Knorr chicken bouillon powder to taste
Allow the sauce to come to begin to bubble, about 3-5 minutes
Add chicken back to the sauce and spoon the sauce over the top of the chicken
Turn off the heat and add skillet to the oven, uncovered for 30 minutes or until internal temperature registers 165 degrees
Remove from oven and serve hot with creamy mashed potatoes

Yield: 3 servings

Creamy Parmesan Chicken & Spinach Skillet

Creamy Parmesan Chicken & Spinach Skillet

Our Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Spinach Skillet is the epitome of fall flavors, combining tender chicken, earthy spinach, and rich Parmesan cheese in a luscious, creamy sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

For Chicken Thighs

  • * 6 large organic bone-in chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and extra skin
  • * 1 tsp of Knorr chicken bouillon powder
  • * 1 tsp onion powder
  • * 1 tsp garlic powder
  • * 1 tsp herbs de provence
  • * Salt and Pepper to taste
  • * 1 tbsp of olive oil

For Sauce

  • * 1 tbsp of garlic minced
  • * 1 small onion, diced
  • * 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • * 1 tsp of Knorr chicken bouillon powder
  • * 2 cups of fresh spinach, plus more if desired
  • * 1 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • * Fresh sprigs of rosemary if desired

Instructions

  1. Heat oven 375 degrees
    In a medium bowl, season chicken ensuring you are getting the seasoning under the skin, drizzle with olive oil to ensure seasoning sticks to the chicken
  2. Heat a medium cast-iron pan on medium high heat
  3. Sear the chicken thighs, skin side for 5-7 minutes per side until golden brown
  4. Remove chicken from pan and set aside on a plate to rest
  5. In the same pan to the rendered chicken fat, add onions and sweat for 2-3 minutes until fragrant
  6. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds
  7. Add spinach and allow it to cook until slightly wilted
  8. Add heavy cream, parmesan cheese and Knorr chicken bouillon powder to taste
  9. Allow the sauce to come to begin to bubble, about 3-5 minutes
    Add chicken back to the sauce and spoon the sauce over the top of the chicken
  10. Turn off the heat and add skillet to the oven, uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until internal temperature registers 165 degrees
  11. Remove from oven and serve hot with creamy mashed potatoes

Notes

Chicken thighs vary in size, cook time is based off small, organic chicken thighs. If you have larger chicken thighs they can take up to an hour to cook

This Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Spinach Skillet is a delightful way to welcome the flavors of fall into your kitchen. Its creamy, savory, and slightly spicy notes make it a satisfying meal that’s perfect for those chilly autumn evenings. Plus, it’s a breeze to clean up since it’s all prepared in a single skillet! Serve it with your favorite pasta, crusty bread, or a simple green salad for a well-rounded and comforting dinner. Enjoy the magic of fall with every delicious bite of this irresistible dish.

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3 Comments

  1. Marta Thorne
    September 30, 2023 / 12:12 am

    Tried the recipe tonight and it was amazing. The mash potatoes were perfect with it.

  2. Jane Warren
    January 9, 2024 / 12:42 am

    I made this tonight and it is delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except I added some sliced mushrooms before adding the chopped onion. Otherwise followed it to the letter. Will definitely be making this again. We had it with mashed potatoes and broccoli. Thank you for the great recipe! I also just received your cookbook a few days ago and can’t wait to try some recipes in the book. Thanks again.

    • natasha
      Author
      January 9, 2024 / 12:45 am

      I’m so glad, Jane! Thanks for the support!

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