Creamy Parmesan Tuscan Chicken is a quick skillet chicken recipe with a creamy sauce. Garlic, spinach, sundried tomatoes, and Parmesan bring an Italian flare to this dish. Serve it with your favorite vegetables or over pasta.
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This Creamy Parmesan Tuscan Chicken would be delicious served over pasta, mashed potatoes, or with any vegetables like asparagus or broccoli. And since the sauce is made with cornstarch, this recipe is completely gluten free. I like to use sundried tomatoes packed in oil. This is one of my favorite brands.
This sauce is just dreamy! I am always a sauce lover and this one just tastes amazing. If you love sauce like me, double up the sauce portion of the recipe to make sure you have enough. Pour it over veggies, pasta, or dip some great crusty bread into it. Yum.
This Creamy Parmesan Tuscan Chicken is a great recipe to use on busy nights. And it is very flexible! Use fresh tomatoes instead of sundried tomatoes, or kale instead of spinach. Add in your favorite vegetables like mushrooms or even some roasted garlic cloves. It also makes a great dinner party meal since it is absolutely delicious but still simple to make for a crowd.
- 4 chicken breasts (approximately 8 ounces each)
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch (or 2 Tablespoons flour)
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes chopped
- 3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach
- 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat a large, deep skillet or shallow pot over medium heat.
- Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
- Add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken. Cook until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes. If too hot, reduce the heat.
- Flip the chicken over and cook an additional 5 minutes until golden brown and also cooked all the way through. If your chicken is browning too fast, reduce the heat to slow browning but continue cooking the chicken. The chicken is done when it is 165F in the thickest part.
- Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. Leave all of the oil and drippings in the pan. Add the butter to the same pan you cooked the chicken in over medium heat and let the butter melt.
- Add the onion and cook until translucent, approximately 3 minutes. Add the garlic, stir, and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add the white wine to the onions. Cook until reduced by half, approximately 2 minutes.
- Mix the cornstarch with 1 Tablespoon of water and stir to combine. Add the cornstarch to the onion mixture. Also add the milk, sundried tomatoes, spinach, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Stir and cook until the sauce thickens, approximately 5 minutes.
- Remove the sauce from the heat. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. At this point, season the sauce to taste with salt and black pepper.
- Put the chicken back in the sauce and coat, if desired. Serve over pasta or with vegetables.
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Hi I just have a question about your recipe. You state to add the butter too the same pan as the chicken, I wanted to know if you throw away the juice and oil from the chicken or do you use it to make the sauce?
Thanks in advance.
I leave all of the drippings and bits in the pan from the chicken in the pan. It adds an amazing flavor to the sauce! 🙂
Made this recipe and it was yummy. I doubled the sauce so i had extra that I froze and took out and used with some meatball. It is a wonderful sauce that you could just put on pasta for dinner. Making it again tomorrow for the family.
I am so glad you liked it! And that sauce really is great on so many things!
Would it be possible to make this recipe ahead of time? I would love to have it ready an hour or two before my guests arrive
I have not tried it, but I think it could work. I would make the sauce a little thinner and keep it warm either in an oven or transfer everything to a slow cooker. That way you don’t need to worry about taking it from cold back to hot. And since you are keeping it warm, the sauce will reduce a little, so making the sauce thinner with some extra milk or water will help.