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 108 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


  • 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.



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. Some of the best chicken I’ve ever tasted!! Made this for some of our best friends to celebrate their anniversary and it was perfect! I served it with penne and roasted broccoli. I highly recommend doubling the sauce, it’s that good.

  2. I have made this several times since becoming a keto eater…whole family likes it and I love that it is easy and fast without jeopardizing taste!

  3. We love this recipe, and it is a regular at our house. I have never gotten the sauce to thicken. Any suggestions on how to thicken it? Add a little Corn starch? Thanks!

      1. My wife is gluten intolerant, and because of that I also sometimes use instant potatoes. Plain potato flakes do not alter the taste. However the flavored flakes (sour cream and onion, three cheese, etc.) often actually offer subtle enhancement to a recipe. I just add them a little at a time while stirring until the desired thickness is achieved. For me, it turns out so well that now I would often do it because of how it thickens without adding the “raw flour” taste.

  4. 5 stars
    I have made this repeatedly for a few months, it’s in the regular rotation.
    Delicious and simple! Making it again tonight…

  5. 5 stars
    Oh my, this was AMAZING! My son and I wish I would have made more. Only things I did different were: I bake my chicken, added a drizzle of the sun dried tomato juices, and cut up the sun dried tomatoes a bit smaller. Seriously a contender for the BEST keto meal I’ve made yet! Thanks much for sharing this recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    I made this today for dinner.Everybody loves it.I don’t have heavy cream so i use half and half and still delicious,even my picky eater loves it!

    1. 5 stars
      A sleeper recipe. I used minced garlic instead if garlic powder. Tastes like something you would pay a lot of money for in a restaurant.

  7. 5 stars
    My family devoured this dinner. So tasty. I served it over angel hair pasta and we were wishing that there was more sauce so I double the sauce part the next time I made it. Perfect.

  8. 5 stars
    We love this recipe. I’ve made it several times. My only question is do you drain your sun dried tomatoes or just pour in oil and all. I’ve been draining mine.

  9. 5 stars
    We have made this so many times since I found the recipe. I tried the crock pot version first then this one. This is the winner. My daughter-in-law said its better than the famous Italian restaurant that she loves. We double the sauce.

  10. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious! It was a hit with the family and a must to make again!
    No special ingredients is what I like and it has a gourmet flavor. I just so happened to have 3 chicken thighs and 5 chicken strips, and the sauce was delicious on both!

  11. 5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to make. I was serving it over fettucine so made double the sauce and used tenderloins. It was one of the nicest pastas that I have made.

  12. Delicious! Yesterday was my first time making this recipe and it was definitely a winner. The next day, my teen asked for more sauce to put over pasta. I definitely will be doubling the sauce recipe and possibly freezing some for later.

  13. Whooooa My family and I are blown away by this recipe!! My husband won’t stop talking about how amazing it is and how it’s the best pasta he’s had in his life. (He is VERY picky and a little too honest whenever I try new recipes lol). I made a few very small tweaks and double everything (except the chicken and oil) to make extra sauce after reading the comments. I used chopped up garlic cloves and also drizzled in some of the oil from the jar of sun dried tomatoes. I also chopped up a large sweet onion, caramelized it and added it in towards the end. At the very end I added bow tie pasta and tossed it all together!! Thank you for this recipe!!! I’m so happy I have another one to add to the list of options!!

  14. Fabulous flavour. I only had frozen spinach but it worked really well. Served with Shirataki Fettuccini. It was delicious.

  15. I am planning on making this delicious recipe for guests! In your opinion, would caprese salad go well with this, or would that make the meal too heavy?

  16. 5 stars
    I have made this twice and used palm noodles. My family LOVES it!! One thing I would change is more sauce. Next time I will double the recipe and extra sauce.

  17. 5 stars
    This is excellent! I’ve made it several times, but this last time I made it with shrimp and fire roasted tomatoes (rotel)
    And served it over rigatoni for the pasta lovers in the family.

  18. So delicious! I made it last month and it was a hit! I’m currently out of Parmesan— do you think mozzarella would be a good sub?

  19. 5 stars
    Omg sooooo amazing, I added seared cherry tomatoes halves and a tad bit of flour to the sauce to thicken it a little. I also added shrimp. Everyone loved it!~!
    I cannot explain how good it was. MUST TRY!!!

  20. 5 stars
    I may have previously wrote an comment a few years back buuuut…This is a repeat meal for me. So delicious!!! everyone who try it out love it!! Double the sauce is always a good option with pasta or additions.

  21. 5 stars
    DELICIOUS! My husband and I love this recipe. It is so simple and quick to make and hits the spot every time. We double the recipe because we are obsessed with the sauce.

  22. 5 stars
    I have made this several times for friends and family! My favorite go to recipe! It’s all about the parm! LOVe this recipe!

  23. 5 stars
    Delicious!! We made a few tweaks to the recipe (not that it needs it) but just for personal preference.
    We used chicken thigh, just because we prefer boneless skinless chicken thigh. Instead of sun-dried tomatoes, we used sun-dried tomato paste (3Tbs) because we wanted the flavor but not the texture of the sun-dried tomatoes. We used the garlic powder along with minced garlic cloves. Lastly, we added about half a lemon’s juice to the sauce at the end. Served this with couscous. Seriously so good tho! 10/10 recommend making this!

  24. 5 stars
    Made this last night for the first time for my brother and sister in law. We all LOVED IT!!!
    I added pancetta as well.
    I definitely recommend this great, simple, easy and quick recipe to make.

  25. Has anyone made this using an instapot? I’m considering throwing everything together that way. I’ve made it a few times as the recipe calls for and it’s delicious. I’ve even made it in the crockpot and the chicken shredded nicely to put on top of pasta. Just curious about Instapot….

  26. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. Quick, easy, delicious. Easy to break down into a small portion for 1 as well, which is what I did tonight. Pretty much a staple recipe here. Thank you, Alyssa!!

  27. Made this last night…BIG hit with both my husband and my son!! The only substitution I use was fresh garlic sliced as thin discs. Amazing!

  28. 5 stars
    This is my husband’s favorite dinner! We make it often. Definitely double the sauce! Just the other night I thought I would try something different – I cooked and shredded the chicken, made the sauce mix and blended it all together with quinoa. Another win!

  29. 5 stars
    My daughter and her boyfriend absolutely loved this! I did double the sauce as others have suggested. Perfect!

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