Dreamy, Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Can’t take the Tuscan vacation you dream of? Then make this dreamy, creamy Tuscan Chicken! It’s a one-pot dish, so you can at least take a vacation from dishes.
Pour yourself a glass of red wine before you get started to set the vacation mood for this dish. This entire recipe takes less than thirty minutes to make and even less time for clean-up.

There is flavor in every bite of this easy dish. The fresh intensity of the sundried tomatoes really punches up this traditional Tuscan recipe. This satisfying dish could be considered an end-of-summer entrée that becomes a weekly one-pot staple. Or if it’s Italian dishes you’re craving take a look at our one-pot Chicken Cacciatore or our Easy Chicken Parmesan.

The chicken breast is well saturated in not only its natural juices but chicken broth, chopped spinach and sundried tomatoes, resulting in a wonderful combination of flavors. But don’t think of this as a diet dish as the cream mixture that starts to thicken gives the ingredients something fabulous to swim in.

Tuscan Chicken
Prep: 10 Mins | Total: 25 Mins
Serves: 4 servings
Difficulty: Easy
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Halves
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Cup Heavy Cream
½ Cup Chicken broth
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup Chopped spinach (about 1½ ounces)
½ Cup Sun-dried Tomatoes, sliced thin
8 Ounces Fettuccine or Linguini pasta, cooked (to serve)
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil and sear the chicken until golden brown and mostly cooked, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove chicken and set aside. Add minced garlic, if using, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add heavy cream, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and grated parmesan cheese (if using garlic powder add at this point). Whisk cream mixture over medium high heat until it starts to thicken, about 5-8 minutes. Add the chopped spinach and sundried tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and cook until the spinach starts to wilt. Add the seared chicken back into the pan and toss to coat in the sauce. Simmer chicken in sauce until fully cooked. Serve over pasta, if desired.

Ever wonder what’s so unique about the Tuscan region of Italy? And why do so many wonderful recipes have deep roots here? Tuscan cooking doesn’t use complicated seasonings mainly because they’re not needed. The dishes are made using fresh, high-quality ingredients that bring out the natural flavors. The cuisine is typically hearty.

If you’re interested in Tuscan style dishes, try this delicious Tuscan Bean Soup or if you’re looking for easy one-pot chicken dinner recipes, look no further:

Recipe by Recipecritic.com