Jul 24

Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Tuscan Garlic ChickenLet me just say that when I pinned this recipe, I wanted to try it immediately! It was everything I love in a weeknight meal…pasta, cream sauce, and veggies. Perfection.

I didn’t follow the recipe exactly. I made this one night after work, so I needed it to be quick and easy. I’m sure the original recipe, with the breaded chicken and heavy cream, is divine but didn’t want to invest the time to bake it or buy extra ingredients. I opted to make the chicken on the skillet, which fit my dining timing (that rhymes!) perfectly.

Click here for the original recipe. My own rendition is below!


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips or chopped
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 container mushrooms
  • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
  •  2 1/2 cup lowfat milk
  •  2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound fettucini noodles
    1.  In a large skillet, heat 3 Tablespoons oil until hot.  Season chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
    Place the chicken in the oil until each side is golden brown and cooked all the way through.
    2.  While the chicken is cooking, in a large pot cook the fettucini noodles according to package directions.  Wipe the skillet with some paper towels and add the remaining 2 T olive oil.  Cook the chopped red pepper and garlic for about 2-3 minutes.  Stir in 1 T of flour and stir constantly for one minute.
    3.  Add the chicken broth and bring to a light simmer while whisking constantly until it is starting to thicken.  This takes about 3-4 minutes.
    4.  In a separate small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and milk.  Add the spinach, mushrooms, and milk to the skillet.  Bring this to a simmer and continue to cook until spinach starts to wilt.  Stir in the parmesan cheese.
    5.  Add half of the sauce to the coating the cooked and drained fettucini noodles.  Top with chicken and spoon more of the sauce on top. 

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1 comment

  1. Roxanne Tesar

    Sounds like it turned out great. Wish I was there to help eat it 🙂

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