Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipe

April 27, 2023
Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipe


  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast, equal to 1 lb.
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine, see notes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato Paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ¼ cups half and half, (half cream/half milk)
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • ½ lb. pasta, any kind. I used pappardelle
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Romano cheese, grated
  • 2 cups spinach


Season and sear the chicken:

Slice the chicken into 3 thinner slices and pat completely dry. Season each side with Italian seasoning and salt/pepper.

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear on each side for 4-5 minutes, until a golden brown crust has developed. Set aside once cooked through. Remove any leftover oil but keep the brown remnants in the pot. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, then cut into bite-sized pieces. Add any juice from the chicken plate to the pot.

Prepare the sauce and cook the pasta in it:

Melt butter over medium heat. Add the garlic, wine, tomato paste, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Use a silicone spatula to “clean” the bottom and sides of the pan to incorporate more flavor into the sauce. Cook until thickened and reduced by half, 3-4 minutes.

Add the chicken broth. Slowly stir in the half and half. Add the sundried tomatoes and bring to a gentle boil. Add the pasta and submerge it into the liquid. Let it come to a boil again and cook according to package instructions. Stir a few times throughout cooking to ensure pasta doesn’t stick to the bottom. Taste test a noodle for doneness before proceeding.

Reduce heat to low. Slowly sprinkle in the cheese and stir to incorporate until smooth.

Finish the Meal:

Add the chicken and spinach and stir to combine. Heat 1-2 minutes, until chicken is heated and spinach is wilted. Serve!

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