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Creamy Tuscan Chicken

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Creamy Tuscan chicken is a quick and easy 30 minute chicken dinner recipe that is delicious, flavorful, and comforting. Juicy and tender is seared then smothered in a creamy, garlicky, and buttery sauce packed with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. This Italian favorite is fancy enough for Date Night or Sunday Dinner, but easy enough to serve on busy weeknights.  If you want to keep it paleo, serve it as is.  If not, serve it over pasta, rice, or potatoes for a balanced meal.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Cuisine: Italian, TuscanDifficulty: Easy


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Creamy Tuscan chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach is a quick and easy 30 minute Italian chicken dinner that is delicious, flavorful, and comforting.


  • chicken breasts - use boneless and skinless breasts. You could also substitute with boneless skinless chicken thighs if you want.

  • salt and pepper

  • Italian seasoning

  • vegetable oil - use any kind of vegetable oil such as olive oil, avocado oil, or sun-dried tomato oil.

  • butter

  • garlic

  • heavy cream

  • chicken broth

  • tomato paste

  • Parmesan cheese

  • baby spinach

  • sun-dried tomatoes - you can substitute with fresh cherry tomatoes and cook until they've burst.


  • Sear chicken. Use a paper towel to pat the chicken breasts completely dry. Season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until the hot oil sizzles, about 1-2 minutes. Add chicken and sear until golden brown, 6-8 minutes per side. Set aside on a plate.
  • Make the sauce. In the same skillet, add butter and garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add heavy cream, chicken broth, tomato paste, and Parmesan cheese. Mix well until smooth and bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in spinach and sun-dried tomatoes and cook until the spinach has wilted, about 1 minute.
  • Add chicken. Return the chicken to the skillet and spoon some sauce over to coat. Let the chicken simmer in the sauce until the sauce has thickened to a desired consistency, about 3-4 minutes. Season with salt to taste.
  • Serve. Serve immediately with pasta, rice, or potatoes.

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