Olive Garden Copycat Tuscan Chicken
Just because they've taken the recipe off the menu at Olive Garden, doesn't mean you can't still enjoy this fabulous chicken dish at home!
We're convinced that this Copycat Tuscan Chicken is one of the best chicken dinner recipes to ever be taken off the Olive Garden menu. This delightful copycat recipe is easy to make any night of the week, and it's ultra satisfying, so get ready to drool.
The creamy alfredo-like sauce perfectly coats the chicken and pasta, while other ingredients like garlic, spinach, and sundried tomato add even more flavor to this simple, yet classic chicken dish.
Don't fret about not be able to get this item at Olive Garden any longer. Make it at home and make everyone else jealous!
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
- 6-7 sun dried tomatoes, cut into thin strips
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 pound fettucini noodles, cooked according to package directions
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning. Dip each chicken breast in the flour mixture and coat well. Reserve 1 Tbsp flour mixture.
In a large skillet, heat 3 Tbsp olive oil until hot. Carefully place the breaded chicken in the oil until each side is golden brown. Don't cook all the way through.
Place the chicken breasts on the cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes until cooked through.
While the chicken is cooking, add garlic and sun dried tomatoes to pan chicken was cooked in. Cook while stirring for about 2-3 minutes. Stir in 1 Tbsp of reserved flour and stir constantly for one minute.
Add the chicken broth and bring to a light simmer while whisking constantly until it starts to thicken (about 3-4 minutes). Add heavy cream and continue to simmer until the mixture thickens even more. Add the spinach and continue to cook until spinach starts to wilt. Top with breaded chicken, serve with pasta and spoon more of the sauce on top. Enjoy!
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