Creamy Tuscan Chicken

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// Creamy Tuscan Chicken

Prep Time

8 mins

Cook Time

12-15 mins

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Raise your wine glass! This Tuscan-inspired recipe comes together in one dish, serving up a decadent weeknight dinner in minutes, straight out of the microwave. Chicken cooks to perfection in the creamy, garlicky sauce — great for dipping crusty bread or tossing with hot pasta.

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup (30g) yellow onion, finely chopped
  • teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
  • ¼ cup (50g) sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • cups fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (plus more for topping)
  • 1 6-8 oz (170-215g each) boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Fresh basil or Italian parsley, if desired


  1. Add the melted butter, garlic, onion, chili flakes, sun-dried tomatoes, cream, salt, and pepper, tossing to coat.
  2. Cook uncovered for 3-4 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the onions have softened. Stir in the spinach and cheese.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Nestle the chicken breasts into the sauce.
  4. Cover with the lid (knob lifted) and continue cooking in the microwave at Power Level 6tooltip for 9-11 minutes stirring halfway, until the chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Sprinkle with extra parmesan cheese and garnish with basil or parsley.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • You may substitute the chicken with boneless pork chops or tofu.
  • To bulk up the sauce, add halved cherry tomatoes to cook with the chicken.

Recipe notes

  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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