This is the kind of dinner we dream of. Browned and juicy chicken? To verify. Fresh mushrooms and leafy greens? check check Enough sauce to coat everything thoroughly? Ch— well, you get the point. Creamy Tuscan Chicken has it all, which explains why it makes its way to our dinner table at least once a week. Let’s face it – it’s all about that sauce. Make sure you get your fair share and don’t leave any sauce behind. You can thank us later.
Tips and Tricks
Use quality ingredients: Tuscan chicken is all about the taste, so it’s important to use quality olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, etc.
Don’t skimp on the sun-dried tomatoes: Sun-dried tomatoes are a key ingredient in Tuscan chicken – they give the dish a rich, intense flavor.
Use wine to add depth to the flavor: Substitute white wine for half the chicken broth to enhance flavor.
Substitutes for heavy cream
Greek yogurt: You will need 1 cup of Greek yogurt to substitute for heavy cream in this recipe. Greek yogurt isn’t as rich and creamy as heavy cream, so you may need to adjust the amount of liquid in the recipe. You can also thin the Greek yogurt with a little milk or water to make it easier to incorporate into the sauce.
coconut milk: You will need 1 cup of coconut milk to substitute for heavy cream in this recipe. Coconut milk isn’t as thick and rich as heavy cream, so you may need to adjust the amount of liquid in the recipe. You may also want to reduce the heat and cook the sauce longer to allow it to thicken and reduce.
Coconut Milk and Greek Yogurt: Coconut milk has a distinct coconut flavor that can be noticeable. If you don’t want the coconut flavor to be too prominent, you can substitute a combination of half coconut milk and half Greek yogurt. This gives the sauce some creaminess and tanginess without adding as much coconut flavor.
We love mushrooms in this recipe. However, over the years we have learned that many of you do not share this love. In this sense, mushrooms are recommended – but optional in this recipe.
Tuscan chicken is delicious served with a side of pasta, mashed potatoes, or roasted vegetables. Some of our most popular serving pairings are: