Easy 30 Minute Creamy Tuscan Chicken

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Calories
306

This Creamy Tuscan Chicken recipe is a quick dinner idea your family will love! Pan seared chicken nestled in a creamy garlic white wine sauce with spinach and burst tomatoes. This tuscan chicken recipe is a restaurant quality dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes!

Some of my other favorite Chicken dishes are my Cilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa and these Easy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Salsa!

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Ok. Today’s recipe I am completely and utterly obsessed with. I think I’ve eaten it 3 days in a row and I’m perfectly ok with that. Why three days in a row? Well, my husband was gone the week I made this so it was just me and the kids eating it. hehe.

If you’ve made my Tuscan Salmon that you’re going to LOVE this recipe too. Why? Because it’s basically the same recipe minus the protein. I subbed chicken for salmon in this dish. Honestly, that’s the best part about this recipe. You could even use shrimp, bay scallops or pork if you wanted. This recipe is so versatile. It’s also crazy easy to make because it’s another one pan meal and done in 30 minutes. 

So let’s recap. It’s your dream meal! Mkay.

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What makes something Tuscan?

Tuscan style cooking doesn’t use complicated ingredients or elaborate cooking methods because honestly, they’re not needed. Instead tuscan style cooking uses fresh, high-quality ingredients that bring out the natural flavors in each dish, simple or not. That’s exactly what this dish is! Simple everyday ingredients for one amazing flavorful finish!

How to make Creamy Tuscan Chicken

  1. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add avocado oil to the pan and then chicken breast. Sear chicken for 4-5 minutes per side.
  3. Remove from pan and set aside. Then immediately add butter to the pan with minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds, stirring the entire time.
  4. Add in onions and saute until translucent, about 2 minutes. Deglaze the pan with white wine, scrapping with a wooden spoon to get any brown bits from the bottom. Season with salt and 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
  5. Add in cherry tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes. As the cherry tomatoes start to soften, press them with a spoon to make them burst.
  6. Next add in spinach and saute until wilted down, about 2 minutes.
  7. Pour in the coconut milk. Stir and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Then add lemon juice and fresh basil. Stir to combine.
  8. Place the chicken back in the pan and serve!

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Can You Freeze Tuscan Chicken?

Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend freezing this dish. The texture of the spinach and tomatoes will change drastically and become mushy. I recommend eating it same day or will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days if stored in an air tight container.

Is This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe Keto?

Yes! This dairy free Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe is in fact keto. It is high in fat, protein and low in carbohydrates. You’ll absolutely love it!

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I served this meal with roasted asparagus and for the kids on a bed of spaghetti. Let’s just say it was devoured by all parties. The sauce it’s absolutely delicious because it’s flavor layered upon flavor. Anytime you deglaze a pan to capture all the goodness stuck on the bottom of the pan, you know it’s gonna have a good ending. Plus the chicken is incredibly tender! This will definitely be one of those repeat meals.

It would actually be a great recipe to make if you have company as well. It’s simple to make but definitely a show stopper because the colors and flavor pop. 

I can’t wait to hear what you think. Tag me on the GRAM if you make it! I’d love to re-share! Bon Appetit friends!

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Easy 30 Minute Creamy Tuscan Chicken

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4-5 1x
  • category Category: Chicken
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Easy Creamy Tuscan Chicken – pan seared chicken nestled in a creamy garlic white wine sauce with spinach and burst tomatoes. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ( or ghee for dairy free)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chiffon

Instructions

  1. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
  3. Add avocado oil to the pan and then chicken breast. Sear chicken for 4-5 minutes per side.
  4. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Then immediately add butter (or ghee) to the pan and let melt. Add in garlic and saute for 30 seconds, stirring the entire time.
  6. Add in onions and saute until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  7. Deglaze the pan with white wine, scrapping with a wooden spoon to get any brown bits from the bottom. Season with salt and 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
  8. Add in cherry tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes. As the cherry tomatoes start to soften, press down on them with a spoon to make them burst.
  9. Next add in spinach and saute until wilted down, about 2 minutes.
  10. Pour in the coconut milk. Stir and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  11. Then add lemon juice and fresh basil. Stir to combine.
  12. Place the chicken back in the pan and serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast + sauce
  • Calories: 306
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 203 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 19 g
  • Cholesterol: 56 mg

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27 Responses
  1. Doreen

    Oh my gosh, this is AWESOME!! I did not add lemon juice or basil. Served this with garlic and olive oil angel hair pasta.
    My son and his girlfriend (both foodies) loved this. Not kids both in their 50’s and she is Italian. Definitely making again.

  2. Andrew

    This is a delicious recipe! It’s bursting with tomato tang, deep spinach umami, and bright lemon flavor. The coconut milk gives the sauce a rich, creamy texture without a strong coconut flavor. It was a cinch to prepare, too! I served it over white rice and got rave compliments.

    That said, I’d like to suggest a few modifications to the recipe as written. After searing the chicken at medium-high, the pan is very hot and likely to burn the garlic. I suggest lowering the heat to medium and sauteing the onions first. Once they are nearly done and the pan has cooled a bit, then add the garlic for the last 30 seconds.
    The 2 tbs of butter/ghee, plus the 1 tbs of avocado oil was just too much oil for my taste. Personally, I would use maybe half as much butter next time. I also happened to have coconut cream on hand, rather than coconut milk, and it worked out wonderfully and produced a silky-smooth sauce. I think I will continue to use that, though I’m sure it increases the fat content.

  3. Stephanie

    Holy smokes this was amazing! I substituted the coconut milk for heavy cream since I’m not a coconut fan but wow this was so good! This is that recipe that I will pull out whenever I want to 1) impress guests or 2) spoil myself 😅

  4. Syd

    This recipe sound like a great dish, but butter is definitely dairy. If you are advertising it as dairy free you should not include butter in the recipe.

      1. Andrew

        Ghee is dairy. It’s just butter with the milk solids removed. If you want to make this dairy free, you could use vegetable shortening or a bit more avocado oil. I found 2 tbsp of ghee to be way too much anyway, and ended up pouring most of it back out.

        1. Krista

          Ghee is the main butter substitute that paleo and whole30 diets recommend because the lactose is removed. However, if you’re looking for something other than ghee or butter I’d recommend avocado oil.

    1. Krista

      coconut milk does contain alot of fat, you could use heavy cream if you’re ok with the dairy but that will have fat too. Not all fat is bad fat. 🙂

  5. Jim Mann

    Your photos show chicken breasts but your directions say thinly sliced. I’m confused because the photo does not look like thinly sliced. I am a rookie so please help. Want to try it but also want to have it come out great. Thanks, Jim

    1. Krista

      Hey Jim, they are thinly sliced chicken breasts. If you are looking at the grocery store they are usually thin sliced chicken cutlets

  6. Melanie

    Absolutely delicious! All three kids loved it too, which rarely happens. This is entering our regular relation.

    1. Krista

      I wouldn’t recommend doing that because of the coconut milk, spinach and tomato. The texture is going to change and the milk might curdle.

  7. Faith

    This looks fantastic. I am adding it to the grocery list for this week. I have fresh basil growing in the window, this will be great way to use it.

    1. Krista

      I have never tried it as a braise. But you could definitely use bone in thighs, you’d just need to increase the cooking time.

  8. Malissa

    I’ve made this recipe for family and for parties. It’s simple, can be made ahead of time and reheated in a casserole dish. Definitely double the sauce! I serve it over wild rice and always get rave reviews!!

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