Creamy Tuscan Chicken

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Looking for a quick and tasty dinner? Try Creamy Tuscan Chicken! It’s our favorite go-to meal, perfect with bread or pasta, and the best part? It only takes 30 minutes and just one pan!

Indulge in the easiest 30-minute dinner that’s always a winner – Creamy Tuscan Chicken! With vibrant colors straight from Italy – tomatoes and basil – this dish is a feast for the eyes. The creamy sauce, rich with parmesan, is absolutely divine. Serve it over pasta or with toasted bread for dipping, and you’ve got yourself the perfect meal!

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course



  • 2 chicken breasts halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

**Tuscan Sauce:**

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated parmesan
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Handful of chopped spinach


**Cook the Chicken:**

  • In a bowl, mix the chicken with olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to marinate evenly.
  • Heat a skillet or pan over medium-high heat with oil.
  • Add the marinated chicken to the pan and cook until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes per side. Reduce heat to low and cook until the chicken reaches 165°F. Remove from the pan.

**Make the Tuscan Sauce:**

  • In the same pan over medium heat, add lemon juice and butter. Scrape the bottom of the pan and add garlic and tomatoes. If desired, add onions too. Sauté for a minute or two.
  • Pour in heavy cream and chicken broth. Whisk and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add cream cheese and parmesan, whisk until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Stir in basil, parsley, and spinach.
  • Add the chicken back into the sauce and serve!

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