Juicy chicken doused in a creamy sun dried tomato and spinach sauce, this creamy Tuscan chicken is quick, easy, and oh-so full of flavor. Get dinner on the table in a flash with creamy chicken recipes like this one skillet wonder.
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Creamy Tuscan Chicken Ingredients
Here’s what to collect for this incredible flavor packed Tuscan chicken, and some variations you may want to consider.
- The chicken: 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts are the perfect amount of protein for this Tuscan sauce. You can sub breasts for chicken thighs, just keep in mind the cooking time will vary.
- The sauce: butter, garlic, heavy creamy, chicken broth, Italian seasoning and parmesan. Perfection.
- The veggies: fresh sauteed spinach and sun dried tomatoes, please.
What I love most about this dish is the sauce; creamy garlic, butter, and parmesan sauce can hide just about anything, meaning this is a great dish to sneak in some veggies you may otherwise hate. Here are some thoughts:
- Sneak in more veggies: think sauteed kale, sauteed green beans, or even sauteed mushrooms (like my champagne chicken). Just be sure to cook them so they don’t release liquid into the sauce.
- Try a different protein, such as Tuscan salmon or shrimp.
- Adjust the sauce to your liking: you can add a bit of heat with additional crushed red pepper flakes, or mix in different herbs and spices.
- Lower the carbs by skipping the sun dried tomatoes; similar to my chicken florentine recipe.
How to Make The Best Tuscan Chicken Recipe
Let this delicious combination of ingredients do the heavy lifting! Tuscan chicken comes together with little effort despite how flavor packed it is:
- Season your chicken.
- Sear each breast is butter and oil. Then place a lid on top to cook the chicken through–this can be the only tricky part of making this creamy Tuscan chicken. If you have a super thick chicken breast, I suggest a meat mallet to thin it out; this will help with the flavor, texture, and cooking time. Set cooked chicken aside and tent with foil.
- Saute the garlic.
- Add remaining sauce ingredients.
- Add veggies and continue to cook until the spinach has wilted.
- Serve with sauce spooned over each breast and enjoy.
This creamy Tuscan chicken can be served a handful of ways. Here are some serving ideas for this saucy dish:
- Pasta or grains: Drizzle this sauce over your favorite noodles, orzo, or rice.
- With a side of toasted bread or a delicious baguette for dipping.
- Keep the carbs down: Over a bed of roasted vegetables, cauliflower rice, cooked spaghetti squash, or zucchini noodles for a low carb dinner.
- A simple side salad is a great compliment to this dish; think arugula salad or kale salad.
Storing, Reheating, and Freezing
Make the most of your leftovers by stashing them in the fridge and easily reheating… here’s how!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge, with fresh herbs on the side.
- Reheat in the microwave with a damp paper towel on top.
- I don’t recommend freezing cream based sauces, as they typically don’t reheat well.
More Easy Chicken Recipes
- Pizza Stuffed Chicken Roll
- Pesto Chicken Salad
- Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken
- Lasagna Stuffed Chicken
- Chicken Crust Pizza
Tuscan ChickenPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 4 small chicken breasts boneless + skinless
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable or avocado oil divided
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 cup fresh spinach chopped
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes julienned, packed in oil, and drained
- Pat chicken dry with paper towels and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper.
- Add butter and 1 tablespoon oil to a large pan over medium high heat. Once shimmering, add the chicken breasts, and sear on each side until golden, and easy to flip–about 4-5 minutes. Once the chicken is almost totally seared on the second side, reduce the heat of your pan to low and place a lid on top. Continue to cook until your chicken reaches an internal temp of 165 F at the thickest part. Set aside on a plate and tent with foil.
- Increase the heat of your pan to medium. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil and the garlic, and continue to saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese, and stir. Use the back of a wooden spoon to loosen any brown bits that have accumulated on the bottom of your pan, and stir to incorporate them into the sauce. Continue to cook until the cheese melts.
- Add the spinach and sun dried tomatoes, and stir just until the spinach wilt. Remove from heat. Place a piece of chicken on eat place and drizzle sauce on top. Enjoy!