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.
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? )
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
- 4 chicken breasts
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
- pinch of salt
- pinch of pepper
- 1 ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup white wine
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 Tablespoon Basil Pesto
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- handful of basil chopped
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- Cut chicken in to bite size pieces. season with salt and pepper.
- In a skillet, heat olive oil and add chicken. Cook until just browned
- Remove chicken from pan, but keep pan heated. Pour in white wine and allow to boil and reduce in half.
- Add cream, cheese, pesto, garlic and mix.
- Bring sauce to a simmer and add basil, spinach and chicken.
- Serve over about ½ box of your favorite noodles.
Erin V says
^^ good to know what substitutes to use instead of wine. little ones around me love the creamy
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?
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.
You could replace the cooking wine with broth!