Tuscan Chicken

Full of flavors ,this one pot creamy Tuscan Chicken lunch made on the stove top, in less than 30 minutes.No extra pots or pans to wash up, and minimal work with simple ingredients.

The creamy, flavorful sauce decked out with mushrooms, spinach and red tomatoes the perfect accompaniment to the lightly breaded chicken.

tuscan chicken dinner olive garden

Tuscan Chicken Recipe:

Although this Tuscan Chicken is made in one pot, consider frying the chicken first, removing it, then starting on the sauce. But I also know how much my readers love easy recipes that you can just throw together in one pot.

tuscan chicken one pot

Silky, creamy, super cheesy…this Tuscan Chicken will become your new favorite! Almost near to the garlic Tuscan chicken olive garden.

Variations and Add Ins:

There are endless options for adding in and variations:

  • Chicken: Instead of using chicken breast , you can also use chicken thighs and the dish as Tuscan Chicken Thighs.
  • Vegetables: Wide variety of veggies can be added like mushrooms , spinach , zucchini, bell peppers , broccoli, eggplant etc.
  • Cheese: Cheddar , mozzarella and Parmesan can be used in combination.
  • Creamy Sauce: You can use thick cream , heavy cream , light cream , evaporated milk , full fat milk and cooking cream.
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One pot Tuscan Chicken:

This one pot Tuscan Chicken lunch made on the stove top, in less than 30 minutes.No extra pots or pans to wash up, and minimal work with simple ingredients.This Tuscan Chicken recipe or instant pot Tuscan Chicken could be your forever go to recipe , as it comes up with easy kitchen staples and ready in minutes with three easy steps.

Easy steps of Tuscan Chicken:

  • Chicken frying
  • Creamy sauce
  • Addition of veggies

Chicken frying:

If the chicken breasts you are using are overly thick, you can butterfly them, cutting all the way through so you end up with two thinner cuts of chicken breast.

boneless chicken breast

Season the Chicken pieces , and saute each side in butter and garlic for few minutes and cook it until done or looks golden.

chicken frying

Once your chicken is done set it aside and use the same pan for the further process.

Creamy Sauce:

This sauce is luxurious and creamy and makes the creamy Tuscan garlic chicken,oh! so delicious.

First saute the garlic and green chilies in the same pan until flavors comes out. Then add in the cooking cream with some herbs and seasoning and simmer it until thickens.

bechamal, white sauce

If you don’t want to use any type of creams , then you can simply make your own white sauce / bechamal, to avoid making it rich.

Addition of Veggies:

Once your creamy dreamy sauce is ready, then add in your fried Chicken pieces along with all of its juice , favorite chopped vegetables for making healthy Tuscan chicken and cook it for couple of minutes.

creamy tuscan garlic chicken

At last Sprinkle some dry herbs,mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and simmer for a couple of minutes or until cheese is melted.

cheesy tuscan chicken

Have fun with the cheese you choose, or follow the recipe and use the combination we used. Remember to taste test and adjust salt and pepper to your tastes (If needed)!

What to Serve with Tuscan chicken?

There are few options to make it a complete meal. You can serve some amazing desserts like Strawberry Trifle or Blueberry Cheesecake after your creamy Tuscan garlic chicken at dinner or lunch along with the following;

  • Mac and cheese Pasta
  • Steamed Rice
  • Steamed vegetable like broccoli or peas
  • Naan , chapati , khubus , bread .
  • Pita bread
  • Cheesy garlic bread
  • Salad bowl

Keto Tuscan Chicken:

The creamy, flavorful sauce decked out with mushrooms, spinach and red tomatoes the perfect accompaniment to the lightly breaded chicken.

This is the keto Low Carb Creamy Tuscan Chicken, you guys this recipe is the business! The sauce is cheesy, creamy and very moreish, we couldn’t get enough of it!

It feels so pleasant when your diet changes and you enjoy some easy keto friendly recipes.

How to Reheat & Store Tuscan Chicken?

If you have any leftovers of this Tuscan chicken (lucky you!),then store them in the fridge in a lidded container for up to three days.

Like most recipes with cheese or cream or white sauce, I don’t find that those recipes freezes well.  Although, you could make the fresh white sauce by itself to pour on top of previously cooked leftover chicken .

Tuscan Chicken Recipe

Silky, creamy, super cheesy…this Tuscan Chicken will become your new favorite!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

For Chicken:

  • 200 gm Boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil for grilling
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Chopped garlic

For Creamy Sauce:

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp Green chilies chopped
  • 1/2 ltr Cooking cream
  • 1 Chicken cube
  • 1/2 tsp Chili flakes
  • 1 tsp Mixed herbs

For veggies:

  • 7 meduim Mushrooms chopped
  • 5 tbsp Spinach boiled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tomato chopped

For Garnish:

  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Oregano

Instructions

  • First season the Chicken pieces with Salt, Black pepper powder, and Garlic powder.Then saute each side in some olive oil and butter along with some chopped garlic for few minutes and Cook it until done or looks golden, set aside.
  • Then saute the some chopped garlic and green chilies in the same pan until flavors comes out. Then add in the cooking cream with some mix herbs , Chicken cube & Chili flakes and simmer it until thickens.
  • Then add in your fried Chicken pieces along with all of its juice , chopped vegetables and cook it for couple of minutes.
  • At last Sprinkle Oregano ,mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and simmer for a couple of minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve hot with rice , salad or bread.

Pro Tips:

  • If you make your own white sauce then full fat milk is preferred for maximum flavor, but low fat milk is OK. You can also use a light cream, heavy cream or evaporated milk.
  • Instead of using chicken breast , you can also use chicken thighs for a more juicy version.
  • Green Chilies are optional , they gave a more spicy flavor.

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