This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Makes Weeknights Feel Special

This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Makes Weeknights Feel Special

Year after year, this creamy Tuscan chicken is at the top of the list of our most-beloved recipes (and it isn’t hard to see why). This chicken dinner comes together in under an hour with minimal effort, but tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. The sauce is simple but flavorful and creamy—there’s a reason why we’ve added it to countless recipes, and why I turn to this chicken again and again.. Serve it when you’re looking for an extra special weeknight dinner, or date night star. Here’s everything you need to know:

Yields: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp.

    extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4

    boneless skinless chicken breasts

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp.

    dried oregano

  • 3 tbsp.

    butter

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 1/2 c.

    cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 3 c.

    baby spinach

  • 1/2 c.

    heavy cream

  • 1/4 c.

    freshly grated Parmesan

  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add chicken and season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  2. In the same skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tomatoes are beginning to burst then add spinach and cook until spinach is beginning to wilt.

  3. Stir in heavy cream and parmesan and bring mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce is slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and cook until heated through, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Serve with lemon wedges.

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