Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup chopped white or yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine (I prefer a chardonnay. You can use all chicken stock if preferred.)
  • ½ cup chicken stock (more if needed to thin out sauce)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (more for garnish)
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • 3-5 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (more for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste, if needed

Instructions 

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to the pan. Sauté on both sides until brown, about 5-6 minutes per side, until the internal temp reaches 165F.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a plate, tent with foil, and set aside.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and the onion to the pan and cook 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  5. Add the wine and chicken stock to the skillet and increase the heat to medium-high, bring it to a simmer, and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese and whisk together until thoroughly incorporated, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the parsley and half-and-half, sauté and stir for 3 minutes. It should thicken up as it cooks.
  8. Fold the spinach into the sauce. Then transfer the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet and simmer for 2-3 minutes until heated through. Flip the chicken in the sauce to coat. If the sauce gets too thick, add a splash or two of chicken stock to thin it out.
  9. Season to taste with salt & pepper if needed, then garnish with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan, and enjoy!