Dinner featuring Chicken

Every now and then, you stumble upon a recipe that not only satiates your hunger but also warms your soul. This Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Parmesan Chicken is one such discovery. The first time I prepared this dish, the aroma of herbs and garlic filled the air, promising a delightful feast. As my family gathered around the dinner table, their eager eyes and curious smiles were a sight to behold. The first bite was met with an explosion of flavors – the tender, juicy chicken perfectly complemented by the rich, creamy sauce, and the tangy sun-dried tomatoes adding a delightful twist. It was an instant hit, with requests for seconds filling the air. This recipe has since become a cherished part of our family dinners, bringing everyone together for a heartwarming, gourmet experience.


  • 6 Chicken Thighs
  • Seasonings: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cajun Seasoning, Pepper, Paprika, Italian Herbs
  • Olive Oil

For the Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp White Cooking Wine
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Shredded Parmesan or Italian Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Italian Herbs


  1. Begin by generously seasoning the chicken thighs with onion powder, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, pepper, paprika, and Italian herbs to your liking.
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken thighs on both sides until golden brown, then transfer them to a separate dish.
  3. Using the same skillet, melt butter and sauté minced garlic for about 3 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add chicken broth, sun-dried tomatoes, and whipping cream to the skillet. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian herbs, letting it simmer.
  5. Gradually add shredded Parmesan or Italian cheese, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens.
  6. Pour the sauce over the chicken thighs.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes until the chicken is thoroughly cooked, and the sauce bubbles.
  8. Serve hot, ideally over creamy mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings: 6
  • Calories per Serving: Approximately 350

Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Additional Tips

  • Serving Suggestions: This dish pairs wonderfully with a side of creamy mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a crisp salad.
  • Storing Leftovers: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave.

FAQ Section

  1. Can I use chicken breasts instead of thighs? Yes, chicken breasts can be used, though they may cook faster than thighs, so adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  2. Can I make this recipe gluten-free? Absolutely! Ensure that all your ingredients, especially the chicken broth and cooking wine, are gluten-free.
  3. Is there a substitute for heavy whipping cream? You can use full-fat coconut milk as a dairy-free alternative. It changes the flavor slightly but still delivers a creamy texture.
  4. Can I freeze this dish? Yes, it freezes well. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat gently.
  5. What can I use if I don’t have sun-dried tomatoes? Roasted red peppers are a great alternative, offering a similar sweet and tangy flavor profile.