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close up of chicken with tuscan garlic cream sauce in a skillet

Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
A creamy and comforting chicken dinner that cooks in one skillet!
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, split horizontally into 4 pieces total
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 6 to 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large tomato, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Fresh parsley, for serving

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet set over medium heat. Add chicken and season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, then add butter and a splash of water, broth or white wine, deglazing the brown bits from the pan. Saute onions for 5 minutes until translucent, then stir in garlic and cook 30 to 60 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add diced tomatoes and spinach, season with salt and pepper and cook until spinach begins to wilt.
  • Stir in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and summer until the sauce is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and cook until heated through, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve immediately with your favorite side dishes.

Notes

KETO & LOW CARB VERSION
For keto, use 1/2 cup onion and tomato and only 4 cloves of garlic. 
STORAGE
Storing: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. Reheat on the stovetop in a skillet or in the microwave. 
Freezing: You can freeze creamy Tuscan chicken by adding it to a freezer-safe bag with the air removed or an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating and serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 144mg, Sodium: 883mg, Potassium: 546mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 3674IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 225mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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