Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Creamy Lemon Sauce

A tasty, crispy chicken with a creamy lemon sauce. It’s bound to be a family favorite!

Going out to eat is rare these days with a toddler and a newborn. Plus, since my son has an appetite of a teenager, it gets pricey. I used to enjoy this dish at a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, but now I can have it in the comfort of my own home.

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Plated

Since on any given day I’ll have chicken and some form of pasta in my kitchen, this is always an easy fix. It’s hands down one of my favorite 30 minute recipes for white sauce pasta. It’s incredibly delicious and my whole family enjoyed it. My toddler enjoyed the chicken more than the noodles, however.

Parmesan Chicken in Creamy Lemon Sauce


Parmesan Chicken in Creamy Lemon Sauce


  • 6 small chicken thighs
  • 6 tbs. butter, divided
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs
  • Dash of onion powder
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Dash of italian seasoning
  • 1 c. grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz thin spaghetti noodles
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


  1. Cook noodles per box instructions, set aside
  2. In a bowl, melt 4 tbs of butter in the microwave
  3. In another bowl, mix bread crumbs, dash of onion, garlic, and italian seasoning, 1/2 c. parmesan cheese, and flour
  4. Dip chicken in the melted butter then bread crumb mixture
  5. Melt 2 tbs of butter in a large skillet and cook chicken on medium heat and 165f internal temperature
  6. In a medium skillet, add cream, cheese, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Whisk until it starts to thicken
  7. Add cooked pasta to cream sauce, top with chicken

This recipe was adapted from The Recipe Critic

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