This delicious Tuscan chicken is, hands down, one of the most flavorful chicken recipes you’ll ever make! Made with simple ingredients like seasoned chicken and thighs smothered in a luscious cream sauce, this fantastic meal will have the whole family asking for seconds! Quick and easy to make, it uses just one pan, saving time in the kitchen with less to clean up. Leftovers (if you have any) are just as delicious reheated the next day for an easy lunch or repeat dinner. Serve your Tuscan chicken over rice, cooked pasta, or quinoa, and add a side of veggies like asparagus or broccoli.
Sear and cook the chicken: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin-side down, and sear until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes. Flip over and sear the other side. Reduce the heat to medium/medium-low and cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid.
Remove chicken: Remove the chicken to a clean plate and set them aside. Cook the aromatics: Return the skillet to medium heat. Cook the onion for 2-3 minutes or until just starting to soften. Add the garlic and fresh thyme and continue to cook for 1 minute more.
Prepare the sun-dried tomato cream sauce: Add in the chicken broth, sundried tomato pesto, chopped sundried tomatoes, and spinach to the onions. Mix well to combine and cook until the spinach has wilted. Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a gentle simmer. Sprinkle parmesan on top.
Return the chicken. Nestle the cooked chicken thighs into the simmering cream sauce. Cook everything, all together, for 2 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through.