Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Potatoes

Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Potatoes is a hearty delicious meal that is full of creamy bold flavor.  The potatoes are the perfect compliment to the tender and crispy chicken all made in one skillet. 

Chicken is a huge staple in our family, if you enjoy easy chicken meals you should try creamy Italian chicken skilletcrispy honey sriracha chicken, or this creamy garlic mushroom and parmesan chicken skillet.

creamy Tuscan Chicken and potatoes in a skillet-perfect weeknight meal.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

This tuscan chicken recipe has so much going on you will love every bite.  There is nothing better than a creamy garlic sauce packed full of flavor paired with roasted chicken that has a crisp outer layer and moist and juicy inner layer.  The addition of spinach and sun dried tomatoes really gives this meal an amazing tuscan flare.

I can’t help but be excited about creamy garlic tuscan chicken and potatoes in one amazing combination.  This creamy tuscan chicken is a wonderful addition for a tasty family dinner, and there are no complicated ingredients or tricks, just good old fashion home cooking.

How Do you Make Good Chicken?

  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet at medium high heat.
  • Season chicken thighs with paprika, garlic salt, and pepper and place skin side down in skillet.
  • Cook chicken for about 4 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  • Place chicken in a 400 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

What is tuscan chicken?

  • Tuscan chicken is made with an aromatic combination of herbs and spices.
  • The chicken is fried and then baked in the oven to finish cooking and is mixed with an amazing garlic sauce, red potatoes, sun dried tomatoes, and spinach for an amazing culinary flavor experience.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken with potatoes being served out of a cast iron skillet with wooden spoon.

How Do you Make Baked Chicken?

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Coat chicken with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Season chicken with garlic salt, pepper, and Lowry’s seasoning.
  • Spray a sheet pan with a little non-stick cooking spray and place chicken on the sheet pan.
  • Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes until no longer pink and juices run clear.

 

creamy Tuscan Chicken with potatoes and garlic sauce.

How do you make skillet potatoes?

  • Cut potatoes into 1-1-1/2 in pieces
  • Place 3 tablespoons of oil in a medium high skillet and add potatoes
  • Season and stir often until potatoes are soft and golden brown on the outside, about 10 minutes.

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Potatoes

Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Potatoes is a hearty family meal that is full of flavor, is creamy, and tastes amazing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Potatoes, Tuscan chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 865 kcal
Author Shannon

Ingredients

  • 4 large chicken thighs bone-in & skin-on
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter divided
  • 2 c. frozen chopped spinach
  • c. sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 lb. baby red potatoes quartered

For the sauce:

  • ¼ c. 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ tsp. dried parsley or 1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp.garlic salt
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • ½ c. half and half or heavy cream
  • c. freshly grated Parmesan

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Season chicken thighs with paprika, garlic salt, and pepper.

In a large skillet set over medium-high heat melt the butter. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and cook both sides until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.

Add in the spinach and cook until heated, about 2 minutes and reduce heat to simmer.

For the sauce, melt butter in a sauce pan and add the garlic. Cook about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth, parsley, salt and pepper. Allow the sauce to cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes, whisk in the half and half and parmesan. Cook until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Place the potatoes around the chicken in the skillet, then top with sun-dried tomatoes. Pour the sauce over top.

Place skillet in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 865 Calories from Fat 540
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 60g 92%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 243mg 81%
Sodium 860mg 36%
Potassium 2027mg 58%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 10g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 312%
Vitamin C 30.7%
Calcium 46.5%
Iron 37.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

10 comments on “Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Potatoes”

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  2. Please tell me the brand of sun-dried tomatoes you bought in Rome. 

  3. Should the skillet be covered in the oven?

  4. I don’t understand. The ingredients called for frozen spinach, but the directions including having the spinach wilt–which can happen, i thought, only with fresh spinach. So whassup? I’m confuzled. thanks

  5. Can chicken breasts be substituted for the thighs?

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