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4.58 from 7 votes

Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Tuscan Garlic Chicken is a family favorite! Tender and juicy crusted chicken served over noodles with a delicious creamy tuscan garlic sauce. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 801kcal
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


  • Cook fettuccine noodles according to package instructions.
  • In a large bowl whisk together 3/4 cup flour, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, dried basil, oregano, and onion powder. 
  • Dip chicken breasts into bowl and flip to coat completely. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  • 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. 
  • Remove chicken to a plate and cover with tinfoil to keep warm.

For the sauce:

  • While chicken is resting, prepare the sauce. Add a little more oil to the pan, if needed. 
  • Add bell pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons oil the pan. Add flour and whisk until smooth. 
  • Add chicken broth and whisk until smooth. Bring sauce to a boil. 
  • 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. 
  • Simmer until just slightly thickened. Stir in fresh spinach, parmesan cheese and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Place a serving of fettuccine noodles on a plate, add a piece of chicken on top and top with sauce. 
  • Garnish with extra fresh parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.


Serving: 5people | Calories: 801kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 1368mg | Potassium: 842mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2245IU | Vitamin C: 35.9mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 3.7mg