Everyone’s been singing the praises of and passing the word about the Talk-of-the-Town Tuscan Chicken! It’s easy to see how this dish got to such a lofty position. The chicken is extra tender, as it essentially braises in a savory, garlic-infused cream sauce with vibrantly sweet sun-dried tomatoes and sharp parmesan. Then for a full Tuscan experience, it throws in some wonderfully wilted spinach! Talk-of-the-Town Tuscan Chicken will certainly have you gabbing… when your mouth isn’t busy taking another bite!


For the chicken:

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

For the cream sauce:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2 –On a cutting board, lay out the chicken breasts and cover them with a piece of plastic wrap.

Step 3 –Using the flat side of a meat mallet or a heavy-bottomed pan, pound each piece of the chicken to an even thickness.

Step 4 –Remove the plastic wrap and place the chicken breasts in a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 5 –In a small bowl, add 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the Italian seasoning, the paprika, and 1/8 teaspoon of the black pepper.

Step 6 –Drizzle the chicken with the canola oil. Rub the chicken with the seasoning mixture on both sides.

Step 7 –In a bowl, add the heavy cream, the garlic, the cornstarch, the remaining salt, and the remaining pepper and whisk until combined.

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Step 8 –Add the sun-dried tomatoes and the parmesan to the cream mixture and stir until combined.

Step 9 –Pour the cream mixture around the chicken in the baking dish.

Step 10 –Bake until the chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 16-20 minutes.

Step 11 –Transfer the pan from the oven and stir the spinach into the sauce.

Step 12 –Cover the pan and allow the chicken to rest while the spinach wilts, about 10 minutes.

Step 13 –Serve.