5 from 4 votes
Tuscan Garlic Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Tuscan Garlic Chicken is a family favorite! Tender and juicy crusted chicken served over noodles with a delicious creamy tuscan garlic sauce. 


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: garlic chicken pasta, tuscan chicken pasta
Unit: cup, pound, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 801 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 1 pound fettuccine noodles
  • 1 1/5 pounds chicken tenders (or halved chicken breasts)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
For the sauce:
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic , minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves roughly chopped
  • ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Cook fettuccine noodles according to package instructions.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together 3/4 cup flour, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, dried basil, oregano, and onion powder. 

  3. Dip chicken breasts into bowl and flip to coat completely. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. 

  4. Once hot, add chicken to the pan. Cook chicken for a few minutes on each side, flipping only once, until golden brown and just cooked through. 

  5. Remove chicken to a plate and cover with tinfoil to keep warm.

For the sauce:
  1. While chicken is resting, prepare the sauce. Add a little more oil to the pan, if needed. 

  2. Add bell pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. 

  3. Add 2 tablespoons oil the pan. Add flour and whisk until smooth. 

  4. Add chicken broth and whisk until smooth. Bring sauce to a boil. 

  5. Slowly whisk in cream and milk and reduce heat to a simmer. Season sauce with garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper, to taste. 

  6. Simmer until just slightly thickened. Stir in fresh spinach, parmesan cheese and cook for 2 more minutes.

  7. Place a serving of fettuccine noodles on a plate, add a piece of chicken on top and top with sauce. 

  8. Garnish with extra fresh parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.