Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta recipe is such a delicious meal for busy weeknights. Your family will fall in love with this meal.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

This restaurant quality dish is a simple recipe that is guaranteed to wow anyone. Make Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta for any day of the week for a nutritious and tasty meal.

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What We Love About This Comfprt Food Recipe

  • 30 Minute Meal: Have a great dinner on the table in 30 minutes.
  • Family Friendly: Creamy Tuscan Chicken will quickly before a family favorite meal.
  • One-Pot Meal: This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipe only dirties one skillet, making clean up super easy.
Closeup on the chicken.

Ingredient Notes for Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipes

  • Oil: You will need a neutral oil, vegetable, canola, olive, or avocado oil will all work.
  • Chicken: I used skinless chicken breasts, you could also use chicken thighs for this recipe as well.
  • Italian Seasoning: You can use a pre-made blend or make your own.
  • Chicken Broth: Use regular or low sodium chicken broth.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: You will need 35% percent cream.
  • Spinach: Fresh spinach or frozen spinach will work. Baby spinach is great.
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes: For that tuscan flavor, you will need sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Lemon Juice: You will need fresh lemon juice.
  • Garlic: Fresh minced garlic cloves work best for this great recipe. You could also use garlic powder but it will not give the same flavor.
Chicken, cream, herbs etc for the dish.

Equipment Needed

  • Skillet or Dutch Oven
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Lemon Juicer
  • Tongs
  • Wooden Spoon

How to Make Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipe

These are the basic steps for making Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

CreBrowning the chicken in the skillet, then adding the cream.

STEP 1: COOK CHICKEN

In a large skillet over medium heat with oil add seasoned chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes per side.

STEP 2: ADD THE CHICKEN BROTH

Add the chicken broth and turn the heat up to medium-high heat. Once you have brought the chicken broth to a simmer, add the heavy cream and reduce back to medium heat. Allow to simmer until about half of the liquid has cooked off and thickened.

STEP 3: ADD SPINACH AND SUN-DRIED TOMATOES

Add sun-dried tomatoes and spinach, cook until the spinach is completely wilted then remove from heat and add lemon juice and parmesan cheese to taste. Before serving check to make sure the internal temperature of the chicken has reached above 165 degrees. Serve with your favorite pasta and enjoy!

Finishing the dish and adding the vegetables to the pan.

Prep and Storage Tips for Tuscan Chicken Bake

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, follow the instructions as usual and store in airtight container for 1-2 days until you are ready to serve.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze tuscan garlic chicken, add to a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Allow chicken to thaw fully before reheating.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

You can reheat creamy tuscan chicken in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or reheating on the stove top over medium heat until warmed.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tuscan Garlic Chicken

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE LOW SODIUM

To make this creamy tuscan chicken lower in sodium by using a low sodium chicken broth.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE TURKEY BREASTS IN PLACE OF CHICKEN?

If turkey breasts were on sale at the store, you could adapt this recipe to use chicken in place of turkey.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can just as easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

WHAT IS TUSCAN CHICKEN?

Tuscan chicken is traditionally a parmesan cream sauce paired with chicken, spinach, and sundried tomatoes.

A white bowl of the Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Extra Creamy Sauce: For an extra creamy sauce, you can also add cream cheese along with the chicken broth and heavy cream.
  • Instant Pot: Make Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta an instant pot recipe but cooking on the sauté setting.
  • Add Heat: To make this recipe spicier add crushed red pepper flakes to taste.
  • Wine: Try adding a splash of your favorite white wine.
  • Tomatoes: Cherry tomatoes are wonderful in this restaurant quality meal.
  • Crusty Bread: Serve with a nice bread to dip in the creamy parmesan sauce.

What to Serve with Tuscan Chicken Pasta

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
5 from 1 vote

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta recipe is such a delicious meal for busy weeknights. Your family will fall in love with this meal.
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream, 35%
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • ½ cup Sundried Tomatoes, oil drained
  • Parmesan Cheese, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Season the chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper then place in the hot skillet.
  • Sear the chicken for 4-5 minutes on one side, then flip and continue to cook for 4-5 more minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth to the skillet and increase heat to medium-high.
  • Once the chicken broth is simmering, add the heavy whipping cream and then reduce heat to medium.
  • Allow the liquid to simmer until reduced by half, about 8 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and sundried tomatoes to the skillet until spinach is completely wilted.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese to taste, then finish off with the lemon juice.

Expert Tips

 
  • Extra Creamy Sauce: For an extra creamy sauce, you can also add cream cheese along with the chicken broth and heavy cream.
  • Instant Pot: Make Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta an instant pot recipe but cooking on the sauté setting.
  • Add Heat: To make this recipe spicier add crushed red pepper flakes to taste.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 1177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1833IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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