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one skillet creamy tuscan chicken with wooden serving spoon

One-Pan Creamy Tuscan Chicken


  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Well-seasoned bone-in chicken (drumsticks and thighs) paired with fresh leaf spinach and cherry tomatoes nestled in a creamy, rich sauce make this One-Pan Creamy Tuscan Chicken the perfect anytime meal idea!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 3 whole chicken quarters
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground thyme, divided
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp minced
  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes
  • 15 oz fresh organic leaf spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken leg quarters at the joint to separate the drumstick (leg) from the thigh. Season both sides with paprika, 1 teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Coat evenly with flour.
  2. Heat large pan/skillet to medium. Add olive oil and cook chicken for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set to the side.
  3. Add butter and garlic to the pan and allow to cook for 1 minute. Add cherry tomatoes to skillet and cook for 1 minute before adding the spinach. Cook spinach until it begins to wilt. 
  4. Add heavy cream, parmesan cheese, oregano, parsley flakes, 1 teaspoon ground thyme, onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, and stir. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook for 3 -4 minutes. Add chicken back into the pan. 
  5. Place in pre-heated oven at 400 degrees and bake uncovered for 20 minutes. 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tuscan

Nutrition

  • Calories: 804
  • Sugar: 1.7g
  • Sodium: 592mg
  • Fat: 58.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.2g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Protein: 62.4g
  • Cholesterol: 323mg

Keywords: Creamy Tuscan Chicken, Tuscan Chicken, One Pan Tuscan Chicken, One Skillet Tuscan Chicken, one pan meal