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one skillet creamy tuscan chicken with wooden serving spoon

One-Pan Creamy Tuscan Chicken

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


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!


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 garlic
  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Place in oven at 400 degrees and bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes. 
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tuscan


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

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