Creamy Tuscan Chicken

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Saluti amici! You are going to love, love love this Creamy Low Carb Tuscan Chicken Recipe (AKA: Pollo Toscano)! Any beginning chef can pull off this chicken dinner like a pro.

The tender herb chicken enveloped by the creamy sauce and warm spices are comforting and satisfying.

The Pollo Toscano recipe is the winner winner chicken dinner this week for sure!

Served Low Carb Tuscan Chicken

🥘 Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • One pound Chicken thighs * you can substitute 4 small chicken breasts if you like them better.
  • 1 tsp Salt * to taste
  • One tsp Black pepper * to taste

Fresh ground pepper is best but its difficult to measure out. This ingredient is ALWAYS “to taste”.

  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • One tsp basil dried
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped fine
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 cups spinach * Fresh if possible
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Parmesan * fresh grated – to taste

Garnish

  • Lemon wedges and zoodles for for serving if desired

👨🏿‍🍳How to make the “Pollo Toscano”:

  • In a skillet over medium heat add oil and heat until shimmering. Add chicken and season with salt, pepper, oregano and basil. Cook until golden and cooked through, about 8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, over medium heat melt the butter and stir in the garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes and cook until the begin to get soft. Next, add spinach and cook until spinach is starts to wilt.
  • Turn down the heat and stir in heavy cream and Parmesan. Bring the mixture to a simmer but be careful NOT TO BOIL.Simmer until sauce is slightly reduced, about 2-3 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and cook until heated through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and desired sides.

📋Tips & FAQ’s

Can I make this Tuscan Chicken dinner ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

If you need to keep it any longer, just freeze it in an airtight container and use it within two months for best flavor.

What should I serve with the Pollo Toscano?

Any of these low carb sides with go great with this low carb chicken dinner:

That’s all for the Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe!

I hope your family loves this chicken dinner as much as mine does! And, if you want to check out this juicy chicken breast recipe, you will thank yourself. You’ll never have to eat dry chicken breast again.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below!

Cheers!

Brandy

Low Carb Tuscan Chicken

Creamy Low Carb Tuscan Chicken – One Pot Dinner!

Brandy
This creamy, dreamy one pan chicken dinner is like a little taste of Italy. The chicken, fresh spinach, tangy tomatoes and spices make for a satisfying meal that's naturally low in carbs. Save this recipe because you'll be making it over and over.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 515 kcal

Equipment

Frying Pan
Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 pound Chicken thighs Boneless and skinless for ease. * you can substitute chicken breasts if you like them better.
  • 1 tsp Salt * to taste
  • 1 tsp Black pepper * to taste
  • 1 tsp oregano dried
  • 1 tsp basil dried
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped fine
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 cups spinach * Fresh if possible
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Parmesan * fresh grated – to taste

Garnish

  • Lemon wedges for serving
  • fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet over medium heat add oil and heat until shimmering. Add chicken and season with salt, pepper, oregano and basil.
    Cook until golden and cooked through, about 8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
    Cooking Chicken
  • In the same skillet, over medium heat melt the butter and stir in the garlic. Saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
    Add sun-dried tomatoes and cook until they begin to get soft. Next, add spinach and cook until spinach starts to wilt.
    Sauteing garlic
  • Turn down the heat and stir in heavy cream and Parmesan. Bring the mixture to a simmer but be careful NOT TO BOIL.
    Simmer until sauce is slightly reduced and thickening, about 2-3 minutes. Return chicken to skillet and cook until heated through, 5 to 7 minutes.
    Simmering Chicken
  • Serve with lemon wedges and zoodles or other desired sides. See the post for suggestions.
    Served Low Carb Tuscan Chicken

Notes

The nutritional information is based on making 4 servings. The totals include the sauce so eat up and don’t forget the bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 6ozCalories: 515kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 23gFat: 44gSodium: 895mgFiber: 2gNet Carbs: 5gFat Ratio per Serving: 76.89%Protein Ratio per Serving: 17.86%Carb Ratio per Serving: 3.88%
Keyword chicken, gluten free
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The nutritional information for the Low Carb Tuscan Chicken is provided as a courtesy so you can figure out your daily allowance in a snap.

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3 Comments

  1. Hey Leanne! Good to hear from you! Hope you are doing well. Thanks for the question!
    I would suggest 4 oz of cream cheese and a tablespoon or two of water or chicken broth to thin it out in lieu of coconut milk or coconut cream. They both have a different (strong) flavor profile and your Italian dish may end up tasting more like a Thai dish instead.
    Hope this helps!B

  2. 5 stars
    Looks delicious!! I’m wondering if I could use coconut milk or coconut cream as a substitute for the heavy cream? I’ve noticed it’s gone sky high for a litre of heavy cream these days over $11 here in Toronto, ON, Canada! First I started growing my own lettuce hydroponically in our apartment and then I contemplated setting up some bantam chickens indoors because the price of eggs and chickens is getting crazy and now with the price of cream I think I’ll need a goat or a cow…wonder how many pounds our elevator holds and how a cow would feel
    Living on the 34th floor? Lol! Seriously though your recipe sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it.

  3. 5 stars
    This is SO good! Granted, I had no spinach and added palmini noodles…YUM!
    Thanks so much for such a yummy, EASY recipe. Just added this to my fave keto meals board.