Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

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Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken has the most amazing creamy garlic sauce with spinach and sun dried tomatoes. This is a restaurant quality meal that’s easy to make at home in just 30 minutes!

Also try Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp and Insanely Good Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon.  They are also unforgettable Tuscan Garlic meals your family will be so impressed with!

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken in a large pan.

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

This Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken tastes like it is straight from a restaurant. The first time I made it, I couldn’t even get over how amazing the creamy sauce was!  It has such a delicious creamy garlic taste with spinach and sun dried tomatoes.  The chicken is so tender and juicy every bite just melts in your mouth!  Everyone who eats this chicken falls in love with it at first bite!

Not only does it taste amazing, but this Tuscan Garlic Chicken is so easy to make!!  The creamy sauce whisks together so perfectly and uses familiar ingredients you already love.  You will want to lick your plate clean because it is that good!  This is a must try recipe that involves no-fuss prep with gourmet looking results.  Put this meal at the top of your must make list!

What’s in Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken?

Many of these ingredients are basics you will already have in your pantry or refrigerator.  They come together so easily to make the BEST Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken I have ever had!

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts: Thinly sliced chicken will work best because it will cook evenly and quickly.
  • Olive oil: To cook the chicken in at medium-high heat.
  • Salt: Season chicken breast as it cooks.
  • Heavy cream: The slightly sweet and creamy base of the sauce.
  • Chicken broth: To thin out the sauce a bit.
  • Garlic powder: Adds rich bold garlic flavor to the sauce.
  • Italian seasoning: This is the perfect blend of seasonings that give your sauce unbelievably good flavor.
  • Parmesan cheese: Use freshly grated if possible for the best consistency in your sauce.
  • Spinach: Chop and add to the cream sauce at the end after lowering heat to a simmer.
  • Sun dried tomatoes: The flavor of the sun-dried tomatoes in the cream sauce is amazing!!

How to Make Tuscan Chicken

This is a restaurant quality meal that you can quickly and easily put together at home.  It is effortless, but so impressive.  The taste is SOO GOOD you will be obsessed with this dinner!

  1. Cook Chicken: In a large skillet add olive oil and cook the chicken on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and cooked until no longer pink in center. Then, remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
  2. Whisk together cream sauce: Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Immediately begin to whisk over medium high heat until it starts to thicken. Finally, add in the spinach and sundried tomatoes and let it simmer until the spinach starts to wilt.
  3. Combine sauce and chicken: Lastly, add the chicken back to the pan and serve over pasta if desired.

Close up photo of Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken.

Tips for Perfectly Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Creamy Tuscan Chicken is one of the best things our family has had.  We often serve this over pasta to make it into a delicious meal.  You guys are going to love the flavors and versatility of this creamy chicken just as much as we do!

  • Serve with: Your favorite pasta, Insta Pot Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Cauliflower. Freshly steamed veggies or a light salad are great sides to add freshness to the meal.  Finally, prepare The Best Homemade Garlic Bread, because you will definitely want to be scraping the creamy sauce up with your bread at the end!
  • Protein: Swap out the chicken for salmon or shrimp.  The sweet garlic cream sauce will pair perfectly with these meats as well and give you some variety in your proteins.
  • How to know when the chicken is done: To ensure your chicken is cooked throughout, look for the juices to run clear.  Also, keep in mind chicken must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.  So, use a meat thermometer to be sure you have perfectly cooked chicken.
  • Creamy Sauce: For the most creamy sauce, be sure you’re using freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Already shredded cheeses are coated with preservatives that keep them from melting completely and will result in grainy sauce.
  • Tender Chicken: Make sure your chicken is at room temperature before cooking.  It will cook more evenly than if it is still cold.  Also, dry it completely and season it with salt as it cooks in the oil coated pan.

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken over noodles in a white bowl with a metal spoon.

Storing Creamy Tuscan Chicken:

Leftovers with this meal are extremely unlikely.  However, it can be made ahead to save you time on a busy night.  To store it you will want to let it cool completely.  Then, within 2 hours of cooking, store it in an airtight container.  After storing, it will remain good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or 6 months in a freezer.  To thaw from frozen, heat it up on the stove-top.  You need whisk sauce thoroughly to get the sauce back to its original creamy consistency.  Add additional chicken broth or cream if your sauce is breaking.

Overhead photo of Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken in a large frying pan.

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Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

4.95 from 138 votes
Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken has the most amazing creamy garlic sauce with spinach and sun dried tomatoes. This meal is a restaurant quality meal ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings


  • pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, drained


  • In a large skillet add olive oil and cook the chicken on medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side (or until browned) and until no longer pink in the center. Remove the chicken and set it aside.
  • Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese to the skillet. Whisk over medium-high heat until it starts to thicken.
  • Add the spinach and sundried tomatoes and let it simmer until the spinach starts to wilt.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan and serve over pasta if desired.



Updated on July 20, 2020
Originally Posted on May 20, 2016


Serves: 6

Calories368kcal (18%)Carbohydrates7g (2%)Protein30g (60%)Fat25g (38%)Saturated Fat12g (60%)Cholesterol133mg (44%)Sodium379mg (16%)Potassium821mg (23%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar4g (4%)Vitamin A1231IU (25%)Vitamin C8mg (10%)Calcium150mg (15%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American
Keyword creamy tuscan garlic chicken, tuscan chicken, tuscan garlic chicken
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    I haven’t tasted Tuscan garlic chicken And the amazing is that I cannot cook this recipe myself, But I’ll try to taste it at fast food restaurant.

  2. 5 stars
    I don’t like sundried tomatoes so I used canned garlic basil and oregano diced tomatoes turned out really good.

  3. 5 stars
    Yummy & easy recipe that tastes very sophisticated. I would recommend seasoning the chicken breasts am with S&P prior to cooking, but otherwise very good.

  4. 5 stars
    We loved this recipe! Very easy. We tried it with both boneless chicken breasts and chicken thighs together. Both were equally tasty. Added some marinated peppers in addition to the tomatoes. Served it over egg noodles, with freshly shaved Parmigiano cheese, delicious!

  5. In recipes like this where you list sun dried tomatoes, are you using the ones that are in a jar packed in olive oil or the dehydrated ones that usually come in a foil pouch or plastic bag?

      1. My comments are more questions- #1. What needs to be done to thicken the sauce?
        #2. Is it FRESH Parmesan that is needed, or the container Parmesan cheese? It looks so good, I can’t wait to try it!

      2. This sauce is thick and creamy when you make it as is. Are you looking for it to be a different consistency? You can use parmesan cheese from the container but I always like to try and use fresh ingredients when I can!

  6. 4 stars
    I make this many times a year and always love it. I personally love more bold flavors and extra sauce, so I add a bit to make it so. Occasionally I’ll add crushed red pepper I make from the cayennes in my garden. Thanks!

  7. 5 stars
    I made this dish last night and everyone commented how delicious it is! the only thing I changed is that after cooking the chicken as directe, I cut the chicken into good size pieces and the served over egg noodles!

  8. 5 stars
    This is one of mine and my family’s favorite dishes but I for some reason can never get a handle on the oil in the dish after adding sun dried tomatoes

  9. I’ve made this for years. Mom tip: instead of adding spinach as is, purée 2-3 cups of spinach with the broth and cream and tell your kids it’s monster spaghetti. 🙂 I also use shrimp instead of chicken a lot. My kiddos love it and so do I.

  10. 5 stars
    Yummmmm!!!! 10 Stars ⭐️
    Thank you for this wonderful recipe. No problems with thickening, the sauce was still a bit loose when I put the chicken back in the pan so I let it just hang around in there simmering a bit more so it all came together and warmed the chicken at the same time. I too will be doubling the spinach…and maybe I will use 1 1/2 times the cream sauce recipe just to be indulgent, I could have eaten it all out of the pan!! Delicious! I served it with BowTie pasta, that was fun and a tiny bit more parm. Next time I will do Cauliflower rice for a YUMMY low carb meal, can’t wait!

    1. Thank you for this amazing comment! I love hearing when people cook something that they think is delicious… This recipe is definitely a favorite at our house too. And great idea to serve it with some cauliflower rice! YUM!

  11. 5 stars
    Super! I used to make this often, and forgot about it. This week a friend texted “do you have that recipe I sent you ages ago? I can’t find it!” Luckily I had it bookmarked. I decided to make it this week as well. I forgot how much everyone loves it. I definitely don’t have trouble with the sauce thickening. I use 35% cream and a good quality cheese. It takes about 10 minutes to reduce. Definitely can use more spinach than the recipe calls for!

  12. 4 stars
    Had some trouble with the sauce not thickening so I just kept adding more shredded parmigiana…could have been thicker but the flavor was terrific. Guests asked for recipe.

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