Tuscan Chicken Pasta Recipe [Video]

Tuscan Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy one-pan dish made with crispy chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, shell pasta, and soaked in a creamy white sauce. It is loaded with irresistible Italian flavors, and ready in about 30 minutes.

I love easy and delicious one-pan meals that can feed the whole family. You can also check out my delicious One-Pan Chicken Alfredo Pasta, Chicken Pesto, and Ultimate Chicken Stroganoff.

Tuscan Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy one-pan dish made with crispy chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, shell pasta, and soaked in a creamy white sauce. #pasta #tuscanchicken #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #onepotmeals

Easy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

This Loaded Tuscan Chicken Pasta is rich, super creamy, and is ready in under 30 minutes. This is a quick restaurant-quality dish, that you can make at home on a budget. Also, you just need a few ingredients to prepare it. Both kids and adults love it, and leftovers taste even better the next day.

In this recipe, I go with shell-pasta, as it absorbs the creamy sauce best. However, it can be made with other pasta types, so feel free to substitute if you desire. Once you make it at home, you will fall in love with this dish.

The flavors are just amazing, and it tastes like it is straight from an Italian restaurant. Give it a try, and you will not be making pasta any other way! It will quickly become your go-to dish.

Tuscan Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy one-pan dish made with crispy chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, shell pasta, and soaked in a creamy white sauce. #pasta #tuscanchicken #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #onepotmeals

How to make creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta?

  • Prepare and cook the meat: In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, add some olive oil. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side until the meat is brown. Once cooked, remove and set aside. Then, cut the breasts into thinner slices.
  • Cook the rest of the ingredients: Add garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and Italian seasoning to skillet and cook stirring over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add liquids and pasta: Next, to make the creamy sauce, add the heavy cream, chicken brown and the pasta. Bring to a boil and after that simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Add the cheese: Next, stir in some of the cheese until fully melted.
  • Garnish and serve: Feel free to garnish with some shredded parmesan cheese. Serve warm.

Recipe Variations:

  • This dish is very versatile and can be adjusted based on your own preference. Some nice substitutions/additions are as follows:
  • Add some crispy bacon at the end of the cooking process and toss everything together. Also, bacon can be used to garnish it.
  • Feel free to use other pasta types. Although I love using shells in this recipe, you can go with spaghetti, penne, rigatoni, or angel hair.
  • Add your favorite veggies. I love how spinach is integrated into this meal and is one of my main greens to use here. But, other veggies can be used as well. Some great additions would be red pepper, bell pepper, or even kale.

Tuscan Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy one-pan dish made with crispy chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, shell pasta, and soaked in a creamy white sauce. #pasta #tuscanchicken #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #onepotmeals

What to Serve with Tuscan Chicken Pasta?

This recipe is a meal on its own. However, you can pair it with a nice Cranberry Apple Salad, or some Green Beans on the side.

Can I use other types of meat in this recipe?

Yes. As state above, this is a very versatile dish and can be easily adjusted. For example, you could add rotisserie chicken to save some time. Also, other meat parts can be used, such as thighs, or darker meat.

How to store Tuscan Chicken Pasta?

If you have leftover, let it cool prior to storing. Then, transfer it to an airtight dish, and store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat prior to serving.

Tuscan Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy one-pan dish made with crispy chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, shell pasta, and soaked in a creamy white sauce. #pasta #tuscanchicken #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #onepotmeals

Recipe Tips:

  • Ensure not to overcook the pasta. Ideally, it should be al dente, as it will later be cooked with the creamy sauce.
  • Also, for a saucier pasta, feel free to add more cream, and more parmesan cheese to achieve that texture.
  • I love using freshly minced garlic here, as it truly gives this dish a nice flavor. Adjust the garlic as per your own preference, or omit it altogether if not a fan of it.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled. If you have a larger family or hosting a party, double the ingredients.

5 from 4 votes
Tuscan Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy one-pan dish made with crispy chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, shell pasta, and soaked in a creamy white sauce. #pasta #tuscanchicken #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #onepotmeals
Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Tuscan Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy one-pan dish made with crispy chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, shell pasta, and soaked in a creamy white sauce.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 843 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning herbs
  • 1 quart low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 pound shells pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese freshly shredded
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parsley
Instructions
  1. Season cubed chicken with 1/2 a teaspoon of kosher salt and some ground black pepper.
  2. Add 2 tablespoon of olive oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, brown the chicken in two batches to prevent overcrowding. Cook the chicken until golden brown.
  3. Once the chicken has been browned, add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil and minced garlic, Italian seasoning and sun-dried tomatoes. Saute for about one minute.
  4. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and uncooked pasta to the pan and stir.
  5. Once the mixture starts to bubble, cover and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  6. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in spinach until wilted.
  8. Stir in 2 cups of shredded Parmesan cheese.
  9. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, remaining 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 843 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 222mg74%
Sodium 702mg31%
Potassium 1500mg43%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 1567IU31%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 394mg39%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tuscan Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy one-pan dish made with crispy chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, shell pasta, and soaked in a creamy white sauce. #pasta #tuscanchicken #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #onepotmeals

9 Comments

  • jade manning

    There is nothing like finding a recipe that the whole family will adore!! This is a must to add to our weekly menu!!!

  • Brook

    This took way longer than 30 mins.. if you cook chicken in two batches and the sauce takes 15 mins to simmer… there’s at least 30 mins right there- let alone the time to cut the chicken, drain/chop tomatoes, etc.

    This is an excellent base recipe. I’m glad I added paprika, cayenne, and more Italian for a more flavorful recipe. I think I could have reduced either the cream or the broth… a lot of liquid left even after I used two cups of cheese (the recipe states 1.5 but instructions say 2.5 after garnish). I would probably start from step three next time and make my sauce/pasta while chicken baked in oven

  • Lisa P

    My dish didn’t look anything like the picture but the flavor is incredible! Will definitely be putting this dish in the dinner rotation!

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