Main Dish | August 6, 2014

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

creamy tuscan chicken pin

It was one of those evenings where I was begging to go out to dinner and my husband instead was all “oh I’ll go mix a little somethin’ somethin’ up for you baby,” ok, it probably wasn’t JUST like that…but I’m always up going out and he is always so good about staying in and saving money.

I came down and he had mixed up this little dish, it was pretty much all that we had had in the kitchen…some pesto, spinach we keep around for all those green smoothies and almost expired whipping cream. Oh and who doesn’t have noodles hanging out in their cupboard, or frozen chicken in the freezer?…. And thats just about all you need to make this dish. So good.

First I de-thaw that frozen chicken. Cut and brown it in a little olive oil.

chicken cooking on pan

Then, place chicken in a bowl. Keeping your pan really hot still you add the white wine. Let it bubble, reduce and cook off the alcohol while you then mix in the chicken seasonings.

**Now I don’t drink wine, so I’m kinda lost when I start moseying down the wine isle. I found the cooking wines a few years back and they are my go-to when it comes to cooking with it. I don’t use it much, but it is always nice to have in the cupboard. It really ads a flavor that is unmatched. Try it also in these amazing juicy flavorful baked pork chops (everything pork chops are not right? )

Holland House brand white cooking wine

Finish your sauce, add chicken and top over noodles. mmmMmmmm. I’m telling ya, you will be amazed at your gourmet skills.

creamy tuscan chicken pasta on plate with fork nearby

5 from 1 vote
Creamy Tuscan Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

You'll surprise yourself with your gourmet skills after whippin' this guy up!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: creamy pasta, tuscan chicken pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 711 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbs Basil Pesto
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • handful of basil chopped
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken in to bite size pieces. season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil and add chicken. Cook until just browned
  3. Remove chicken from pan, but keep pan heated. Pour in white wine and allow to boil and reduce in half.
  4. Add cream, cheese, pesto, garlic and mix.
  5. Bring sauce to a simmer and add basil, spinach and chicken.
  6. Serve over about 1/2 box of your favorite noodles.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Tuscan Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 711 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 77%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 271mg 90%
Sodium 474mg 20%
Potassium 978mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Protein 52g 104%
Vitamin A 45.7%
Vitamin C 7.6%
Calcium 17.1%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Is there anything else I can use in place of the wine. This looks yummy, but I don’t have wine in the house and I never cook with it so I don’t want to buy any?

    1. Broth will work as a substitute. By the vinegars there are smaller bottles of “cooking wine” I don’t drink either and get overwhelmed just going in that isle! There is a unquie flavor that is amazing that the wine gives it, and the alcohol cooks out.