Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

by Aimee Stock

I have been making this sauce and putting it on just about everything! But this Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe is by far my favorite. You can easily make it keto by serving over riced cauliflower instead of rice. This one is so stunningly beautiful AND delicious!

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How to make Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

The first step is to season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning on both sides. I am using thin cut chicken breasts, but you can also slice a single breast in half and pound to even it out using a rolling pin.

Seasoning the chicken

In a skillet over medium high heat, add small amount oil and/or butter (I almost always use a combination of the two) and brown each side 3-5 minutes or until golden brown and no longer pink inside.

Browning the chicken

Set the chicken aside to rest. It will continue to cook as it sits, but we’ll also be giving it a bit more heat when it rejoins the sauce.

Resting the par cooked chicken

Meanwhile add heavy cream to the hot pan.

heavy cream

I love using Better Than Bouillon bases because you can make them more concentrated than any broth on the market. I typically add 2 teaspoons to 1 cup of boiling water.

Better Than Bouillon

Add to the cream once it comes to a boil.

Adding broth

Add the parmean.

Adding the parmesan cheese

Whisk until smooth and thickened slightly.

whisking the cream sauce

Next up are the chopped sun dried tomatoes.

chopped sun dried tomatoes for Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

And fresh spinach.

Adding fresh spinach

Once the spinach has wilted, about 2 minutes or so, add the chicken back to the pan along with any juices that may have accumulated on the plate.

Adding the chicken and juices back to the pan

Cook until the chicken is fully warmed through. If you are ever unsure, a kitchen thermometer comes in handy in cases like this. Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. After browning and resting the chicken, you should be nearly there if not already and therefore, this step is to simply reheat the chicken prior to serving.

Finish cooking the chicken in the sauce for Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

This is what perfectly cooked and juicy chicken should look like. Melts in your mouth. I just love these thin cut pieces of chicken.

Bite shot of Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

Did you make this Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought!

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories:

Equipment

  • Non-Stick Skillet

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN:

  • 1 Chicken Breast sliced in half and pounded thin
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1/2 c Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 c Vegetable Broth or Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 c Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 c Onion finely diced. OPTIONAL (I didn't use)
  • 1/4 c Sun Dried Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 c Spinach
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish

FOR SERVING:

  • White Rice OR Cauliflower Rice

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, add oil and butter. Season the chicken on both sides with salt, pepper and Italian Seasoning.
  • Brown the chicken on each side for about 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a plate to rest.
  • If you are adding onion, do so here and saute for about 3-5 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the cream, broth and parmesan. Whisk until combined.
  • Add the sun dried tomatoes and spinach, cooking until the spinach is wilted.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan along with any juices that may have accumulated on the plate. Cook until warmed through.
  • Serve over rice or for a keto alternative, riced cauliflower. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

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