8 July 2023

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta has a beautiful appearance. And the preparation time is only 30 minutes! When you want to prepare something delicious but don’t have much time, this dish is ideal. You’ll adore the way the garlic, Parmesan, spinach, and sweet-tart sun-dried tomatoes taste combined since the flavors blend so nicely. This chicken and penned pasta dish from Tuscany will win over the family with its creamy sauce. Furthermore, it tastes even better when served with a flavorful spinach salad, some buttered bread, and dipping oil.

What will I need for making the pasta meal in just thirty minutes?

 

Chicken tenders, boneless and with no skin

Sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and fresh spinach with the vegetables.

Pasta of choice: Spaghetti

Ingredient for the sauce are heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, unsalted butter, salt, and pepper.

Cook the chicken. Add salt and pepper to the chicken tenders’ surfaces as well. Cooking the chicken over medium-high heat in a cast iron pan after adding the olive oil to it. Place aside.

crate the chicken. Cut the chicken into cubes once it has cooled.

How to cube chicken tenders after seasoning and grilling them on a cast iron pan.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

How to Make Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

 

Mix the sauce. In a pan over a medium-high flame, sauté the butter, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. Cook the spinach until it wilts.

Pour the cream in. A lot of cream should be added, stirred, and then let to simmer.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Add the cheese and spices. Add the salt, pepper, Italian the seasoning, and the Parmesan cheese after taking the sauce off the heat. Stir everything together completely.

Add the noodles and chicken. Give the dish one last swirl before adding the prepared penne pasta and chicken cubes. Serve alongside some wonderful bread.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Can I make it ahead of time?

 

You can definitely go ahead. Just make the chicken and sauce according to the recipe, and chill them in a sealed container until you’re ready to serve the meal. When you’re ready to serve, warm them and stir with newly made pasta.

Can I use chicken breasts instead?

You can, can. Before cooking, slice the chicken breast into cutlets. More of the chicken will have that crisp, golden-brown exterior thanks to the increased surface area that helps the meat to cook faster.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Can I omit the spinach?

Yes, if you’d prefer, you may omit the spinach. You can also use other vegetables in its place, such broccoli or asparagus.

How to make the Tuscan chicken pasta lighter

Instead of using heavy cream, you might use half-and-half if you like a cream sauce that’s lighter. The sauce stays creamy as a result, though slightly less rich.

Does it freeze well?

This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta freezes nicely, which makes it an excellent dish for making ahead of time. The fully cooled pasta dish can be stored in the freezer for approximately three months if it is simply placed in an airtight container or zipper freezer bag. Simply leave it in the fridge for an entire night or rewarm it in a bowl of water for twenty minutes.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Full Recipe Instructions

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta is garlicky, cheesy, and delicious. And the best part is that it only takes 30 minutes to make!

Course: Main Course Cuisine: Italian Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes minutes Total Time: 30 minutes minutes Servings: 8 Calories: 497 k cal

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast

1/2 tsp. Salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

2 garlic cloves

3 cups baby spinach

8 oz. sun-dried tomatoes in oil drained

3 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 lb. penned pasta

Instructions

On each side, season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.

The seasoned tenders should be cooked on both sides in a sizable cast-iron skillet that has been filled with olive oil over a medium-high flame.

After allowing them to cool, cut them into cubes.

Making the sauce now involves warming up some melted butter, minced garlic, sun-dried tomatoes (with the oil drained), and spinach.

Add the cream & let it to boil once the spinach has began to wilt.

Add the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese after you have taken the dish off the burner.

Then add the chicken cubes and hot, cooked penned pasta back in. Stir it briefly before eating.

Notes

Should I include spinach?

No, if you’d rather, you may omit the spinach. You can also use other vegetables in its place, such broccoli or asparagus.

Does it freeze well?

This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta freezes nicely, which makes it a fantastic dish to prepare ahead of time. The pasta dish will keep in the freezer for around 6 months if it is simply placed in an airtight container or zip lock freezer bag after it has completely cooled. Simply thaw it in a basin of water for about 20 minutes or store it in the fridge overnight to reheat. Then, you may heat it in the microwave or on the stove.

Nutrition

Nutritional information per serving: Calories: 497 k cal; Protein: 35 g; Fat: 26 g; Saturated Fat: 11 g; Cholesterol: 118 mg; Sodium: 501 mg; Potassium: 1113 mg; Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 1 g; Vitamin A: 1911 U; Vitamin C: 34 mg; Calcium: 209 mg; Iron: 2 mg

 

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