Imagine you’re outside on a moderately warm day, dining at a cute picnic table at a beautiful restaurant in Rome. What’s on the menu? Tuscan Herb Chicken… Stay with me… Your dish has pan-seared chicken breasts smothered in creamy herb parmesan cheese sauce with garlic and sweet red peppers. Ah-mazing and talk about fine dining!
I’m sure you’re ready to book a trip now! If you’re vaccinated, I’m with you, haha! The very best part about this recipe is, YOU CAN make it in 25 minutes right in the comfort of your home and even pair it with your favorite red wine! (I’ve newly become a HUGE fan of Dry Farm Wines, by the way). Let’s get to cooking it, shall we!
Perfecting Your Ingredients in the Tuscan Herb Chicken
For this delicious Tuscan Herb Chicken recipe, here’s how to make the best of the ingredients…
Chicken Breasts: Use chicken breasts over tenders or anything of the like. Additionally, Cut each piece somewhat identical. Another option is to slice the chicken breast in half-vertically. Also, the chicken needs to be thawed and well-seasoned before placing it in the cast iron pan.
Better Than Bouillon: This is a crucial ingredient👌. Usually, most cooks are accustomed to using chicken bouillon or maggie cubes. The ‘Better than Bouillon’ ingredients are subtle and not overbearing where you can’t add other ingredients. 👍
Salt: I always stick with Himalayan Salt if I need salt; it has minerals and is just better all around.
Spinach: Baby Spinach is the best choice for this recipe because it doesn’t take over the sauce; it only helps to add flavor and substance.
Italian Seasonings and Oregano: For this recipe, I used dry seasonings, and with that, use a mortar and ensure the herbs are grounded well. It will help to bring out the flavor!
You can try other variations with this Tuscan Herb Recipe that will work and still make an excellent dish…
Keto Diet: Instead of using heavy cream, use coconut milk.
Mushrooms: Use Portobello mushrooms in addition to all of the recipe guidelines for more texture and flavor.
You can also take out the chicken and only make the sauce pairing it with yummy fresh bread.
Italian Tuscan Herb Chicken
Pan-seared chicken breasts smothered in creamy herb and parmesan cheese sauce, garlic and sweet red peppers.
Ingredients for Chicken
Pre-heat the cast iron pan to medium-high. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and Better than Bouillon. Set aside.
Dice the garlic cloves and onions. Line the cast iron pan with extra virgin olive oil and sauté well. Cook the chicken until golden brown on each side. Deglaze the cast iron pan by pouring in the white wine. Add heavy cream, parmesan, spinach, sweet red peppers and herbs. Gently mix around the chicken. Serve warm, and Enjoy!
Serving Size 4
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 360
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 28g44%
- Saturated Fat 14g70%
- Sodium 250mg11%
- Total Carbohydrate 5g2%
- Sugars 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.