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Overhead image of a large skillet filled with 6 cooked chicken thighs in a creamy tuscan sauce with sundried tomatoes and spinach.
4.72 from 25 votes

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

This one-pan Creamy Tuscan Chicken is made with tender, juicy chicken thighs simmered in a mouthwatering sundried tomato and spinach cream sauce. On the table in just 30 minutes, the whole family will love this easy and delicious weeknight dinner recipe. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 575kcal

Ingredients

For the Chicken

For the Cream Sauce

  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp O Organics® sundried tomato pesto
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 large bunch fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • O Organics® quick-cook quinoa for serving

Instructions

  • Transfer chicken thighs to a clean plate and pat dry with a paper towel. Generously season both sides with salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin-side down, and sear until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes. Turn over and sear the other side for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Continue to cook the chicken until the internal temperature registers 160°F as measured with a digital meat thermometer, approximately 15 minutes.
  • Remove chicken to a clean plate and set aside.
  • Return the skillet to medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until just starting to soften. Add the garlic and fresh thyme. Continue to cook for 1 minute more.
  • Add the chicken broth, sundried tomato pesto, roughly chopped sundried tomatoes, and fresh spinach. Mix well to combine with the minced onions. Add the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and salt, to taste.
  • Nestle the cooked chicken thighs into the simmering cream sauce. Cook everything, all together, for 2 minutes, or until chicken is heated through.
  • Serve with your favorite sides (like quinoa, cooked pasta, or farro) and garnish with fresh thyme and red chili flakes, if desired.

Notes

  • For a faster cook time, use boneless, skinless chicken thighs, boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been cut in half lengthwise, or chicken cutlets. Always check to make sure your chicken is fully cooked by using a digital meat thermometer.
  • Keep leftovers stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave for approximately 1 minute, or until reheated.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 575kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 1014mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6170IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 4mg
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