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Chicken smothered in a rich and creamy cheddar sauce with parsley is a truly heartwarming , so cozy and a perfect dinner meal. Very quick and easy dinner recipe idea to make from scratch which only takes you 30 minutes to make.- The Yummy Bowl

Creamy Chicken Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Julia | The Yummy Bowl
Creamy Chicken Cheddar Cheese Sauce - Chicken smothered in a rich and creamy cheddar sauce with parsley is a truly heartwarming, so cozy, and one perfect dinner meal. Very quick and easy dinner recipe idea to make from scratch which only takes you 30 minutes to make.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, European
Servings 4 servings
Calories 510 kcal

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 1 lb chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the sauce:
  • 6-7 mushrooms (or more if you love mushrooms)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cup cheddar grated
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves chopped

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Wash chicken breasts, pat dry with a tissue.
  • Cut each chicken breast in half, and then each piece into 3. Which will make a total of 12 chicken pieces. (If you want, you can also cut the chicken breast into long strips. The chicken will cook even faster this way)
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Season the chicken with salt and transfer to the skillet. Cook for 4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Leave it aside. (Cook on high heat, don’t reduce the heat. Cooking this way will result in more tender chicken from the inside and slightly crispy from the outside.)
  • Add 1 tablespoon butter to the same skillet, add sliced mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add cream, take it to a boil, and reduce heat. Don’t boil! Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Top with grated cheddar cheese and chopped parsley leaves, stirring and mixing everything well until cheese is melted.
  • Return chicken to the skillet, add chili flakes and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Taste if you need more salt. The cheddar is quite salty itself, so you may want to leave it as it is.
  • Garnish with parsley and you are ready to serve your delicious dinner!

NOTES

Serve the chicken over steamed rice, salad, mashed potatoes, pasta or steamed veggies of your choice.
Storage. Once properly cooled transfer to an airtight food container and store in the fridge 2-3 days.
If the sauce seems too thick when reheating, add chicken broth, milk, or a bit of water to the sauce.

ADD YOUR OWN PRIVATE NOTES

NUTRITION

Calories: 510kcal
Keyword cheddar, cheddar chicken, chicken dinner, creamychicken, easy dinner recipe
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