How to Make One-Pan Creamy Tuscan Chicken

This creamy Tuscan chicken is so good, seconds are a must.

When it comes to weeknight dinners, you want a recipe that comes together quickly and doesn’t require any hard-to-find ingredients.This creamy Tuscan chicken will have the whole table raving. It’s a flavorful one-pot meal, made by simmering chicken breasts in a creamy Parmesan sauce—and bonus points, you’ll get to pack in some greens as well!

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe


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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, optional
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small onion, halved & sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup julienned soft sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)


Step 1: Season chicken

On a clean cutting board, use a sharp knife to halve your chicken breasts horizontally, so you have 4 thinner chicken breasts.

Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. If desired, dredge chicken in flour, shaking off any excess flour before searing.

Step 2: Sear chicken

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sear chicken on one side, resisting the urge to move it around! Once you can move it easily and it’s browned, flip and sear the other side.

For the best sear, make sure your chicken has been out of the fridge for at least 1/2 hour before cooking.

Step 3: Make the creamy sauce

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Remove chicken from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, melt butter. Add onion and cook for a few minutes until tender. Then add garlic and cook for one more minute.

Add broth, stirring to loosen browned bits from the pan. Bring to a boil, then stir in cream, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Reduce to a simmer and cook over medium-low heat until the sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes.

Step 4: Finish & Serve

Return chicken to the pan. Add spinach, tomatoes and the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan. Cover pan and cook around 15 minutes, until a thermometer inserted in the chicken reads 165°F. Serve while still warm.

Tips for Creamy Tuscan Chicken

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What do you eat with creamy Tuscan chicken?

This goes great with all the delicious carbohydrates. Serve it over rice, any pasta shape or even mashed potatoes. You can also enjoy it with a green salad or slice of crusty bread.

What else can you put in creamy Tuscan chicken?

This dish is delicious as-is, but you can always change things up a bit. It would go great with extra vegetables, like seared mushrooms or fresh tomatoes. And you can always substitute a different leafy green for the spinach, such as kale or chard.

How do you store creamy Tuscan chicken?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge, and use it within a week. Freezing this dish is possible but it could affect the creamy texture, so eat it before you have to freeze it!

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Risa Lichtman
Risa Lichtman is a chef and writer living in Portland, Oregon. She is the owner/chef of Lepage Food & Drinks, a small food company featuring Jewish seasonal foods, providing takeaway all around Portland. She has previously published poems in Poetica Magazine, the anthology The Art of Bicycling, Maggid: A Journal of Jewish Literature, and The Dos Passos Review. She lives with her wife Jamie, their dog Isaac, and their cat Sylvia. Follow her at @risaexpizza, or find her delicious food offerings on @lepagefoodanddrinks.