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I would order this Tuscan Garlic Chicken every time I went to Olive Garden. It was my favorite! And then one sad day I went to order it and they didn’t have it anymore. I felt so lost. What would I order now? You can imagine my excitement when I found this delicious copycat recipe. I absolutely loved it! I loved that the sauce was thick and savory. It was so delicious over my chicken and noodles. It really tasted like the real deal and I am so happy I can make it at home!Tuscan garlic chicken on top of noodles and drizzled with a white sauce and spinach and tomatoes all on a white plate.
Rating: 4 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 4 stars


Review: Since I like a little more sauce I doubled the sauce recipe. The original recipe below probably would have been enough but I wanted to have extra. If you double the sauce recipe I would suggest doubling everything but the spinach. There was so delicious and close to the real thing, we will definitely make it again.

Recipe adapted from Mel’s Kitchen


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Tuscan Garlic Chicken

4 from 2 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
It was so delicious over my chicken and noodles. It really tasted like the real deal and I am so happy I can make it at home!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings



  • Preheat oven to 350. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano. Dip each chicken breast in the flour mixture and coat well.
  • In a large skillet, heat 3 Tablespoons oil until hot. Carefully place the breaded chicken in the oil until each side is golden brown. Don't cook all the way through.
  • On a cookie sheet, line with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the chicken breasts on the cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes until cooked through. Set aside until ready to use.
  • While the chicken is cooking, in a large pot cook the fettucini noodles according to package directions. Wipe the skillet with some paper towels and add the remaining 2 T olive oil. Cook the chopped red pepper and garlic for about 2-3 minutes. Stir in 1 T of flour and stir constantly for one minute.
  • Add the chicken broth and bring to a light simmer while whisking constantly until it is starting to thicken. This takes about 3-4 minutes.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and cornstarch. Add the spinach, cream, and milk to the skillet. Bring this to a simmer and continue to cook until spinach starts to wilt. Stir in the parmesan cheese.
  • Add half of the sauce to the coating the cooked and drained fettucini noodles. Top with breaded chicken and spoon more of the sauce on top. Enjoy!


Calories: 802kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 54gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 1094mgPotassium: 1065mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3870IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 329mgIron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Italian American
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Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. This was so delicious! Also, my finished product looked just like the picture–that never happens! Winner recipe. Thank you!

  2. I made this for our Sunday dinner today as requested by my daughter. It was spot on deliciousness! I added 1/2 bulb of roasted garlic to the sauce to kick it up! Loved it!

  3. Made this last night. It’s pretty good. I didn’t measure the parm when adding so maybe I didn’t add enough, but I had to add more to my plate because the sauce was bland otherwise. Would make again but will measure the cheese to make sure I’m putting a full cup.

    1. Yes I remembered that they had whole roasted garlic cloves. I may try adding them in the next time around! 🙂

  4. I just want to let you know that I work for Olive Garden and this dish is actually back on promotion right now for the next 6 weeks.

  5. Oooh, Alyssa! This sounds so delicious!
    Thank you so much for coming by the party, hope to see you again tonight!

  6. Loved this at OG…so glad to have the recipe now since they took it off the menu. This looks WONDERFUL!

  7. You blow me away with your recipes! The kids will be so happy to see a new “way with chicken!” Pinned and shared!

  8. Oh my goodness, Alyssa! This looks AMAZING! Definitely on my recipe to-do list!

    Have a wonderful day my sweet friend : )

  9. I never tried that dish, but your picture definitely has me wanting to!!! I just love creamy sauces on pasta way too much!!!

  10. This looks delicious, I love finding new recipes with pasta and chicken, this one looks like a winner, love creamy sauces! And I like sauce too, so I’ll be taking your tips and doubling it! 🙂