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

4.97 from 101 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

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
  • Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. 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.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

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 have made this many times. We love it. I sometimes leave out the tomatoes if I don’t have them. Sometimes I add mushrooms. Tonight I shredded my own fresh Parmesan and it was even more delicious and still easy. I used tortellini as my pasta. I buy everything at Aldi so this is very affordable.

    1. First time making this, omg, it’s so good. This beats any restaurant dish.
      I used fresh 3 cloves of garlic, no chicken and used as a pasta sauce. This is a new weekly dish, cheap and easy.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this today and instead of chicken breast I used thighs as thats what was in my deep freezer. It still came out amazing. Thank you 😊 I am a new fan.

  3. 5 stars
    This was delicious! A big hit with even my picky teenage eaters! I had a little more chicken than the recipe called for, so I doubled the sauce. I don’t personally like sun dried tomatoes, so I put diced fresh tomato instead, and it was perfect. For some reason, my sauce did not thicken after quite a bit of time, so I added a little water/corn starch mix, and that worked fine. I absolutely loved this recipe and will definitely make it again!

  4. 5 stars
    Love it! Due to dietary restrictions I used fat free half and half and the recipe was delicious! It’s definitely going into my recipe rotation.

  5. Loved this recipe. So easy to prep and prepare and tastes delicious. Absolutely will be adding this to my family’s dinner rotation.

  6. 5 stars
    Very delicious! Whole family loved! I did not have the sundried tomatoes so I cannot attest to those I would only add a quarter cup broth next time. Mine wasn’t as thick as I would have liked, but that’s just preference!

  7. 5 stars
    Well it’s was very tastie! Super easy to put together! I did add some and onions n garlic plus cherry tomatoes for a boost of flavour! After putting in the Parmesan cheese I still felt it was a bit runny, so I too added a bit of a cornstarch slurry to help thicken! Overall, fabulous! Definitely will go into a regular rotation! Thanks 😊!

  8. 5 stars
    Delish! I made this in the crock pot after browning the chicken and deglazing the pan with chicken broth and coconut milk instead of heavy cream. My boyfriend loved it! I served it with quinoa, roasted carrots and more garlic spinach. Great recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, just made this tonight, such an easy dish to make but this was something that me and my partner would both order at a restaurant and pay a good price for, it smelt good, looked good and tasted good, made it with pasta and I know that I will make this next time we have guests and then do garlic bread with it and some nice wine, thank you so much for sharing this and hope you have a great weekend x

  10. This is a go to meal. Sometimes chicken, sometimes shrimp, sometimes sausage. Definitely a family favorite. Thanks!!

    1. I eat a keto diet. I plan to make soup following this recipe. It’s hard to find low carb soups. I plan to add a little cream cheese for thickening if needed. I make a similar soup using ground sausage and rotelle. YUMMMMM!!!!

      1. Janet,
        This is my go to recipe for keto, I literally can eat it without pasta for breakfast, lunch or dinner!!!! Love this!

  11. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it with the world. The sun dried tomatoes make this dish in my opinion.

  12. 4 stars
    We made a few accommodations for what we had in hand. Used asparagus instead of spinach. And roasted red peppers for the sun dried tomatoes. And it was delicious. Will definitely be making this again.

  13. 5 stars
    Turned out great! Made a double recipe and added paprika. They loved it! I would add a picture but I don’t know how!

  14. I see this recipe serves 6, but do you happen to know what a serving size would be? It’s an awesome recipe, by the way! It’s a rare day when I can find something that every person in my family will eat! Ha

  15. 5 stars
    OMG if i could give you a plus plus, i would. an exceptionally easy and so tasty and presentable tuscan garlic chicken. i made it for the first time for company and i was so pleased. actually i was sorry company was there because i could have had many more servings for myself. my husband even liked it. will have to note when and who i make it for because it will be on my regular company list for sure. thank you.

  16. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. What an amazing new way to cook chicken and it’s healthy and yes, classy enough for company. thank you

  17. I have made this dish multiple times, and it is incredible every single time. I’m serious, this is nice Italian restaurant quality but so damn easy to make! We always serve it over penne pasta, and it goes great with rosemary bread. My family asks me to make it all the time. I never leave reviews, but this one definitely deserves it. This has a permanent spot at our table!

  18. I made this and this was amazing. I will make this my date night meal with garlic bread. I yet to decide on pasta or rice. But the flavors are phenomenal. I will make again for myself. I love this!!!! Thanks.

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