4.5 from 6 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
Unit: cup, pound, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 801 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Garlic Chicken
Amount Per Serving (5 people)
Calories 801 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 1368mg 57%
Potassium 842mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 85g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 44.9%
Vitamin C 43.5%
Calcium 21.9%
Iron 20.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.