Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

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!

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken in a large pan.

One more week left of school. One. As I look back at this last school year it has flown by! I feel like we were just celebrating Christmas and now we are heading into summer. We are all looking forward to the summer time at our house. Bring on the BBQs, s’mores, swimming, and late nights!

We have been so busy with moving into our new house that we have hardly had any time for a home cooked meal. This Tuscan Garlic Chicken was the first meal that I have made in a while and it is TO DIE FOR!!!

Close up photo of Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken.

This meal tastes like it is straight from a restaurant. 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. We all fell in love with the first bite. I couldn’t believe how easy and amazing it was!

Put this meal at the top of your must make list! It was one of the best things our family has had. You can even serve this over pasta making it a delicious meal.

You guys are going to love this just as much as we did!

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

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

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

4.95 from 57 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 Servings

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!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 133mg44%
Sodium 379mg16%
Potassium 821mg23%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1231IU25%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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. I’m making it over pasta and so I doubled the sauce but it’s not getting thick! Wondered if you had any tips! Thanks!

      1. If you’re concerned about nutrition, I would avoid any recipe with heavy cream. This recipe is fantastic however, go back to nutritional concerns tomorrow.

    1. If your on KETO then the thickener I use is xanthan gum. Start with 1/8 tsp and add a little at a time unit you get the thickness you want.

  2. I make this at least twice a month. Now that I’m pregnant it’s one of the few things I can cook and eat that doesn’t make me feel like death lol. I recommend this to everyone as an easy, delicious meal to impress guests and loved ones. I absolutely love this so much. Have served over rice, potatoes and pasta with great success and will be trying with zoodles in the near future. Thank you for posting!!

  3. The sauce never “thickens” beyond a creamy consistency unless you add a thickener to it. When it has had a chance to cool a bit and settle the sauce thickens up a bit more and sticks to pasta quite well. You could add a tablespoon of cornstarch if you like it thicker than that but it doesn’t need it imo.

  4. Not sure what went wrong….followed recipe but sauce was runny and grainy. It was like the cheese was separating. I tried to let it thicken more but it didn’t help.

    1. I use fresh shaved Parmesan from the cold section not the Kraft grated kind from a bottle. I didn’t like the texture of the sauce when I used the bottled parm either. It comes out delicious every time. Also, sauce will thicken after it cools a little. My fiancé requests this often. Happy cooking!

    2. A lot of grated cheese has cellulose added to prevent sticking. It can make a sauce like this grainy. To avoid I always but a block of good cheese and grate it myself.

  5. I have now made this almost a dozen times and it is AMAING every time! One pan and super easy too. I don’t put it over pasta (because keto) and eating this almost makes me forget about carbs. Thank you for this!

  6. Love your recipes! I signed up for your emails and am getting the Tried and True challenge for daily meals. The only thing I might suggest is separating the pasta meals or meals that are so much alike, as yesterday I got the fettuccine recipe which the sauce is so much like this one. I’m going to make this in a few days. I found a Mississippi slow cooker pork recipe of yours I will try tonight instead. Thanks for such delicious easy recipes though!

  7. This dish is absolutely delicious! I used cheese stuffed tortellini with this. It tastes like you would buy it from a restaurant. I did double the sauce and had a little left over. This is a five star recipe!

  8. I loved this recipe! I was patient with the sauce and it turned out perfect. I am Keto so I omitted sun dried tomatoes and paired it with zoodles. Yuuuuum!

  9. Wow!!! This was so easy and SO DELISH!!! Our teenage daughter that’s usually so picky and hesitant to try new dishes even loved it as much as we did! This WILL become a staple dinner in our home. We follow a keto lifestyle here, so we used steamed broccoli in place of pasta and it was a wonderful combo! Anxiously awaiting the nutrition info.

  10. I have a question about the chicken. Are they thinly sliced strips of chicken you cook or the whole breast but pounded thinly ?

    1. For these I purchased the Costco frozen chicken and they are thinly cut like that already. You can pound fresh chicken like that or you can cut them like a butterfly to have two thinly sliced chicken breasts.

  11. I made this dish last night, It was amazing!!! I’m hosting a dinner party for 8 and was wondering if this would taste good made ahead of time?

  12. Yummmmm!! I love sundries tomatoes!! What was I supposed to do with the oil? I added kale instead of spinach (that’s all I had) and I doubled the sauce as you mentioned. Plus I served it over cauliflower gnocchi!! I found it at Trader Joe’s! I have to be Gluten Free so this was a HUGE surprise!! Thank you so much for a great recipe!

  13. I love this recipe. I make it all the time and it always comes out perfect. I am making this as part of a meal train. If I were to make it and give reheat instruction, do you think I should recommend to microwave, or put back in a pan and reheaT or oven?

  14. I used leftover ship bought roast chicken cut into pieces and warmed it up in some of the oil from the tomatoes. I also used light cooking cream and added olives and mushrooms (did a fridge clean out). Yum!!

  15. OMG!! I’ve made this several times but today I altered the recipe a bit. I used fresh minced garlic instead of powder, about 1/2 tsp corn starch to thicken and instead of plain chicken broth, I used chicken tomato bullion (bc I was out of regular) you guys!!!! So freaking good!!

  16. Alyssa you came through for me again! After a long day of washing windows and curtains I needed something quick. I followed your recipe except that I used some grape tomatoes sliced in half instead of the sun dried tomatoes because I had some I needed to use up. I added cooked orzo when I put the chicken back into the pan. This recipe is a winner!

  17. I have made this numerous times. Always turns out perfect. The only change I make i use fresh diced garlic. We will substitute shrimp for the chicken. The sauce is amazing always over rice.

  18. This was a very easy “one pot” recipe but it really lacked flavor. I couldn’t get sun dried tomatoes here in Central America so I used a jar of roasted tomatoes. Maybe sun dried would have given it the extra flavor it needed. I had to add A LOT of extra seasonings because it just tasted like cream. Extra salt, pepper, more garlic, onion, pasta seasoning, basil, thyme. And then it was just OK. Served over zucchini noodles for a Keto meal.

  19. Sauce didn’t thicken. Had to add corn starch. Also didn’t know how long to simmer the dried tomatoes. Very tasty, but had to improvise more than I wanted to :/

  20. 5 stars
    We loved this. Doubled the sauce. It did thicken and I did use fresh Parmesan cheese grated. Also, I did use six cloves of fresh garlic and sauteed it in the pan before adding the heavy cream.

  21. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness!!! This is so amazing!! I will most def make it again. My 4 year old is very picky and he loved it! I just cut up the chicken real small in his and we are all going to town!!! Made it with baked cheesy asparagus!

  22. 5 stars
    Loved it! This is a “lick your plate clean” sauce- so good! My only advice is to double the sauce so you can serve it over zoodles or pasta.

  23. Used minced garlic instead of powdered. Also served over simply seasoned rice so the extra sauce could be enjoyed. Absolutely delicious!

  24. 5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely amazing! I would pay for this in a restaurant and even my 7 year old loved it. We will definitely be making this again soon!

  25. 5 stars
    Loved it. I added red pepper flakes for a “slight” bite and I used broccoli. This is a great simple to make dish that has BIG taste and layers of flavors.

  26. This meal is far better than restaurant quality. I have never been to a restaurant and received a meal this great. This recipe is absolutely amazing. My husband looked at me and said, This recipe is a keeper.” Awesome !!

  27. 5 stars
    Delicious! Made this for dinner tonight and the whole family was in love and asking when we could have it again. The only thing I did differently from the recipe was to double the amount of ingredients for the sauce. Served it with Zucchini “Noodles” and a spinach salad with warm bacon dressing. Yummmmm!

  28. 5 stars
    FLIPPING AMAZING!!!! Felt like a professional Italian chef!
    CHANGE 1: I cooked the chicken in my LaCruset Dutch Oven because at the end I put the chicken back in the sauce and stuck it in the oven for 20 extra minutes. Mainly because I undercooked the chicken slightly.
    CHANGE 2: I added more like 1.5 cups of heavy cream and 1+ cup of broth. I wanted it to be swimming in the sauce and I’m glad I did!

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