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Parmesan-Crusted Chicken in Cream Sauce

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"Chicken breasts with a cheesy crumb coating are cooked golden brown, then served in a sauce made with cream cheese and chicken broth. Add fresh-steamed asparagus and brown rice to complete your dinner."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Cook rice as directed on package, using 1-1/4 cups of the broth and 1/2 cup water.
  2. Meanwhile, mix cracker crumbs and Parmesan on plate. Rinse chicken with cold water; gently shake off excess. Dip chicken in crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast. Discard any remaining crumb mixture.
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (165 degrees F). Transfer to plate; cover to keep warm. Add remaining broth and cream cheese to skillet; bring just to boil, stirring constantly. Cook 3 min. or until thickened, stirring frequently; spoon over chicken. Serve with rice and asparagus.


  • Variation: Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese and stirring in 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives along with the cream cheese spread.
  • Substitute: Substitute 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen green beans, cooked and drained, for the asparagus.
  • Storing Asparagus: To store asparagus, stand fresh spears upright in a container filled with about 1 inch of water. Cover loosely with a plastic bag and refrigerate. Or, store in refrigerator with a damp paper towel wrapped around base of stalks and cover loosely with a plastic bag. Asparagus is best when cooked the day it is purchased, but will keep up to 3 or 4 days. Wash just before using.


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I have made a parmesan chicken for many years, this was a very very good recipe and an easy sauce (something I never thought to add before). Family of 8 loved this and have already begged for ...

This chicken turned out AWESOME. My boyfriend loved it, I loved it. I didnt' end up making the sauce though. But really the chicken didn't even need it. I served it w/homemade 5 cheese mac & che...

For taste, 5 out of 5 for sure! I'm not a great cook [yet, haha] so the directions were a bit ambiguous for me. I like recipes to hold my hand. :) I also noticed that when I flipped the chicken...

Great flavor! My favorite dish!

Ate this up! The sauce is so easy and makes it divine. How can it be bad with cream cheese?

wonderful flavor. I was short on the sauce. I would double the ingredients making it 2/3 green onion cream cheese and 6-8 oz. chicken broth.