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One Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)

Tuscan Chicken with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in coconut milk sauce made in just one skillet! This easy paleo-friendly recipe is dairy-free, low-carb, keto, and whole30 compliant. PLUS it has show-stopping flavor!

Crispy yet tender chicken cooked to perfection in a creamy sauce with cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and basil? Throw in perfectly toasted gluten-free bread with a slathering of butter and a self-driving vehicle, and our lives are complete!

This is where dreams come to flourish.

For those of you who love your animal protein, this simple, straight-forward skillet chicken recipe is crazy easy to prepare and results in mouth-watering rustic flavor. One bite, and you’ll be transported to the romantic rolling hills of the Italian countryside. 

Recipe Highlights:

  • Made in one pot or skillet
  • Dairy-free yet creamy
  • Crispy, finger lickin good tender chicken
  • Gluten-free, grain-free
  • Paleo
  • Keto
  • Low-Carb
  • Low-FODMAP
  • Whole30

Let’s stop talking about it and make it already!

How to Make Creamy Tuscan Chicken:

Heat the avocado oil in a cast iron skillet to medium heat.

Sprinkle the chicken with sea salt, paprika, and oregano. Place chicken on the hot skillet skin-side down. Cook 7 minutes, flip, then cook another 7 minutes, until both sides are crispy and browned.

Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a plate. Drain the fat from the skillet.

Add the coconut milk, spinach, cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped basil and sea salt. Stir well and bring mixture to a full boil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes.

Add the chicken back into the skillet and return to a full but gentle boil. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook 35 to 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

Recipe Adaptations:

  • If you don’t follow a Low-FODMAP diet, add ⅓ cup chopped onion and 4 cloves garlic. If adding onion and garlic, saute them in the skillet after browning the chicken and before adding the coconut milk.
  • Don’t like coconut milk? Swap it out for heavy cream or half & half.
  • Add your favorite herbs, like parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme! And oregano 😉
  • Add ¼ cup dry white wine if you enjoy cooking with alcohol!

More Healthy Chicken Recipes:

I hope this easy chicken recipe is as much of a staple in your household as it is in mine! Enjoy!

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

One-Skillet Creamy Tuscan Chicken with sun-dried tomatoes is a healthy paleo, keto, whole30 dinner recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the avocado oil in a cast iron skillet to medium heat. Sprinkle chicken with sea salt, paprika, and oregano. Place chicken on the hot skillet skin-side down. Cook 7 minutes, flip, then cook another 7 minutes, until both sides are crispy and browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a plate. Drain the fat from the skillet.
  2. Add the coconut milk, spinach, cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped basil and sea salt. Stir well and bring mixture to a full boil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken back into the skillet and return to a full but gentle boil. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook 35 to 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Serve with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

One Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken with basil and sun-dried tomatoes. An easy, healthy dinner recipe that is paleo, keto, and whole30

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Ken Warren

Thursday 29th of October 2020

I tried this and there wasn’t as much of the yellow sauce that was in your picture. In fact there was none of it by the time I got done cooking lol maybe I need to use a smaller pot or something.

Marry

Thursday 14th of January 2021

@Ken Warren, Yes, I think a smaller skillet would be better. I made mine in my 10" cast iron and there was a perfect amount of sauce. I only used a 1 lb. breast but used the full amount of everything else and a bit less spice.

Kimberly Brown

Friday 7th of February 2020

This is my favorite recipe of yours. I've already made it 3 times! I've made it without the sun dried tomatoes and it still tastes great. It goes really well with arborio rice cooked in chicken broth and a side of lacinato kale.

Margaret D Sax

Saturday 4th of January 2020

I just made this, it wasn't that hard and it tastes delicious. Thank you so much I'm so glad it is FODMAP as well.

Julia

Sunday 5th of January 2020

I'm so happy you like it, Margaret! Thanks so much for sharing! xo

Mike Polay

Friday 3rd of January 2020

If using chicken breasts, would anything in the recipe change?

Julia

Sunday 5th of January 2020

Hi Mike!

Yes, chicken breasts won't require as much cook time. I would brown the breasts for 3 to 5 minutes per side (just until it begins turning golden-brown), and cook it covered for 20 to 30 minutes, as opposed to the recommended 35 to 45. The chicken is cooked through when it reaches 165 degrees F :D Let me know how it turns out!

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