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Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta is garlicky, cheesy, and delicious. And the best part is that it only takes 30 minutes to make!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword tuscan chicken pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 497kcal
Author Dina from SimplyHomeCooked.com

Ingredients

Instructions

Seasong and cook the chicken

  • Season the chicken tenders with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Fill a large cast-iron skillet with the olive oil and cook both sides of the seasoned tenders over medium-high heat.

Chop the chicken adn set aside

  • Now set them aside to cool, then dice them up into cubes.

Make the creamy Tuscan sauce

  • Now make the sauce by sautéing the butter, minced garlic, sun-dried tomatoes (oil drained) and spinach over medium heat.
  • Once the spinach has wilted, add the cream and let it come to a simmer.
  • Now remove from heat and add the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and grated Parmesan cheese.

Add chicken and pasta in the sauce

  • Then add your cooked hot penne pasta and cubes chicken back in. Give it a quick stir and serve.

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Notes

Do I have to add spinach?
No, you can leave out the spinach if you prefer. You can a lso substitute it with other veggies, such as broccoli or asparagus.
Can I freeze it?
This Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta does freeze well, making it a great make-ahead meal. Just place the fully cooled pasta dish in an airtight container or ziplock freezer bag and it will keep in the freezer for about 6 months. To reheat it, just place it in the refrigerator overnight or in a bowl of water for about 20 minutes to thaw. Then, you can either microwave it or heat it on the stovetop.

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 1113mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1911IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 2mg