Parmesan Tomato Basil Creamy Chicken

Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken is a mouthwatering, one pan, creamy chicken recipe that is ready for dinner in 30 minutes or less!  Chicken thighs or breasts are seared and simmered in a creamy tomato basil and parmesan sauce making for an easy dinner the whole family will rave about!


  • 6 Chicken Thighs or Breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Clove Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 White Onion Chopped
  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tabelspoons Dried Basil


  1. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

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  2. Heat one Tablespoon of olive oil and one Tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.

  3. Add the chicken skin side down and cook for 5-6 minutes, without turning. Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

  4. Remove the chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

  5. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

  6. Stir in the tomato sauce, heavy cream, parmesan, and basil.  Bring to a simmer, return chicken to pan.  Cover and cook over medium low heat for 5-7 more minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Recipe Notes

NOTE:  The chicken is seared on both sides first, then returned to the pan to finish cooking through.  Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees before being consumed.