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Parmesan Crusted Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce on a plate with a spinach salad

Parmesan Crusted Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

Parmesan Crusted Chicken is elevated to the next level with a creamy basil sauce. Looks fancy but is ridiculously easy to make. Impress your guests with this delicious meal!
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 397kcal
Author Emily Walker



  • Place milk in one bowl and bread crumbs and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese in a separate shallow bowl. 
    Breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and spices in a shallow pie dish with chicken breasts on a tray in the background
  • Dip chicken in milk, then coat with crumbs. 
    Breaded chicken before it is cooked
  • In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter. When butter is completely melted and hot, add the chicken. Cook chicken in butter until browned on both sides and the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees. Remove chicken from skillet and keep in a 9x13 pan in the oven on warm.
    Parmesan crusted chicken breasts in a glass baking dish
  • Add chicken broth to skillet and stir to loosen up browned bits from pan. Stir in cream, basil, and salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and whisk in remaining parmesan cheese. 
    Basil cream sauce
  • When the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency, pour sauce over the chicken and serve.
    White sauce being poured over a chicken breast on a bed of rice



Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 766mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 649IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 2mg