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Tuscan Creamy Chicken Breasts

Tuscan Creamy Chicken Breasts

Looking for an easy recipe for chicken breast? Then try this easy creamy chicken breasts. Here, the stronger flavor of Pecorino Romano is balanced with an equal amount of Parmesan to create a flavorful cream sauce that isn’t overwhelming. Of course, the ratio of Pecorino to Parmesan can be easily adjusted up or down to suit individual tastes.

Pecorino Romano is a well-known and distinctive Tuscan cheese made from 100% sheep’s milk. It is sometimes used interchangeably in recipes with the more mild Parmesan. However, due to Pecorino’s stronger flavor profile, this isn’t really an ideal swap.

Ingredients for this Recipe :

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4-5 large cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 cup chicken broth, preferably organic
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1½ cup baby spinach
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

How to Make Creamy Chicken Breasts :

Step 1 :

Place chicken breasts between two layers of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin to a uniform thickness. Discard plastic and transfer chicken to a clean work surface. Cut into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

Step 2 :

Heat olive oil and garlic in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic for several minutes until golden brown. Remove garlic with a slotted spatula and discard.

Step 3 :

Add chicken to hot skillet and cook until golden brown on each side, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

Step 4 :

Add half & half and chicken broth and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Add oregano and grated cheese to skillet and whisk until cheese is completely melted approximately 3-4 minutes.

Step 5 :

Reduce heat to just below medium and add sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tomatoes are softened and the spinach wilts.

Step 6 :

Add chicken and its juices back to skillet and simmer for another 3-5 minutes, or until chicken is heated through. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Remove from heat and serve this tuscan chicken breast immediately with a side of Tuscan White Beans.

Chicken Breast Recipe

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Tuscan Creamy Chicken Breasts

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Main Course Italian
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes Total Time: 30-35 minutes

Easy boneless skinless chicken breast recipe, Tuscan style, creamy, and super delicious. you can serve these creamy chicken breasts with Tuscan white beans or any side you desire.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4-5 large cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 cup chicken broth, preferably organic
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1½ cup baby spinach
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

1

Place chicken breasts between two layers of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin to a uniform thickness. Discard plastic and transfer chicken to a clean work surface. Cut into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

2

Heat olive oil and garlic in a large high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic for several minutes until golden brown. Remove garlic with a slotted spatula and discard.

3

Add chicken to hot skillet and cook until golden brown on each side, approximately 3-4 minutes per side. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

4

Add half & half and chicken broth and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a spatula. Add oregano and grated cheese to skillet and whisk until cheese is completely melted, approximately 3-4 minutes.

5

Reduce heat to just below medium and add the sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tomatoes are softened and the spinach wilts.

6

Add chicken and its juices back to skillet and simmer for another 3-5 minutes, or until chicken is heated through. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Remove from heat and serve immediately with a side of Tuscan White Beans

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