Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe

You’re sure to love this creamy tuscan chicken skillet recipe. Tender chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and creamy sauce, all in one irresistible dish!

Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe

This Tuscan Chicken Breast Recipe is seriously a MUST MAKE! The combination of delicious flavours and fresh ingredients are spot on.

I always have a list of new recipes waiting for me to try out. If they are quick, easy, and use staples that I already have on hand (no additional cost!), they tend to find their way to the top of the pile. Today’s recipe for Tuscan Skillet Chicken hits all those marks.

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This easy meal can be made on the stove top with only a single skillet or cast iron pan. With simple ingredients and just a few minutes of prep, this chicken dish turns out perfect every single time!

Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe

So pour yourself a glass of white wine and let’s get started!

Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe Ingredients

Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, oil drained
  • Parmesan cheese, garnish
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe Process

Directions:

1. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.

2. Season the chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper then place in the hot skillet.

3. Sear the chicken for 4-5 minutes on one side, then flip and continue to cook for 4-5 more minutes.

Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe Process

4. Add the chicken broth to the skillet and increase heat to medium-high.

5. Once the chicken broth is simmering, add the heavy whipping cream and then reduce heat to medium.

Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe Process

6. Allow the liquid to simmer until reduced by half, about 8 minutes.

Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe Process

7. Add the spinach and sundried tomatoes to the skillet until spinach is completely wilted.

8. Add the Parmesan cheese to taste, then finish off with the lemon juice.

Makes 4 servings.

Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe

Sides for skillet chicken:

  • Serve over angel hair pasta or spaghetti.
  • Add a side of green beans. Roasted sweet potatoes, skillet mushrooms or black beans would also make good side dishes for this chicken dinner. 
  • Serve over white or brown rice. 
  • Soak up all that creamy sauce with thick slices of sourdough bread. 
  • Put a few extra lemon slices on the table for those who enjoy a little extra tartness. 
Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe

Optional ingredients:

  • Substitute chicken thighs for the boneless skinless chicken breast.
  • Chop up some fresh herbs to add into the sauce or use as garnish. Fresh thyme is an excellent choice. 
  • If you don’t have fresh garlic, use garlic powder instead. You can also add onion powder or a sprinkling of chili powder to your seasoning. 
  • Vegetable oil or a tablespoon of butter can easily replace the olive oil. 
Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe

The best way to store your leftover chicken is in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for up to five days. 

Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe

Tips and tricks:

  • A meat mallet can help with uniform cooking. Use it to pound the thickest part of the chicken until the meat is an even thickness. 
  • Avoid dry chicken breasts by using a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meat. Chicken should be cooked to 165 degrees F. Depending on the size of your chicken breasts, and whether they are thick or thin, cooking time will vary. 
  • Getting a nice sear on your meat ensures you end up with really juicy chicken. All of those brown bits left on the bottom of the pan add great flavour to the pan sauce too. 
  • Pat chicken dry with a paper towel before you season it. Removing any excess water helps create that golden brown colour when searing. 
  • Be sure to use a clean cutting board after working with raw meat. You want to avoid cross-contamination.
Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe

This easy chicken recipe is one the whole family will love and is sure to become part of your regular rotation. 

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Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe

Tuscan Chicken Breast Skillet Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Tuscan Chicken Skillet Recipe is seriously a MUST MAKE! The combination of delicious flavours and fresh ingredients are spot on.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, oil drained
  • Parmesan cheese, garnish
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

1. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.

2. Season the chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper then place in the hot skillet.

3. Sear the chicken for 4-5 minutes on one side, then flip and continue to cook for 4-5 more minutes.

4. Add the chicken broth to the skillet and increase heat to medium-high.

5. Once the chicken broth is simmering, add the heavy whipping cream and then reduce heat to medium.

6. Allow the liquid to simmer until reduced by half, about 8 minutes.

7. Add the spinach and sundried tomatoes to the skillet until spinach is completely wilted.

8. Add the Parmesan cheese to taste, then finish off with the lemon juice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 522Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 172mgSodium: 448mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 41g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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