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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!

Updated October 25, 2019
Olive Garden Copycat Tuscan Chicken
Olive Garden Copycat Tuscan Chicken
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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!
 


Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 pound fettucini noodles, cooked according to package directions

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Place the chicken breasts on the cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes until cooked through. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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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This recipe said it was for two people so I read it. What kind of people are you talking about that can sit down and eat all of this?!

Stir in Chicken Broth????????????? Where is the broth listed on the ingredients! Can't ANYONE proof read anymore??????????????

I see chicken broth but not how much.

I really hate it when I feel people write recipes slapdash without double and even triple checking their work. I made this last night. First, I had printed off the recipe a few days ago. It said in the ingredient list "3 TBS" of olive oil. Later, in the instructions, it said to add the butter. There had been no butter listed. I checked other recipes and saw that most were 2 TBS. olive oil and 1 TBS. butter. Now I see that it has been corrected. As another poster pointed out, also incorrect is the chicken stock, an ittem NOT listed in the ingredients. Suddenly, it just says to add it, with no amounts listed. Again, I looked up other recipes and guessed it should be 1/2 cup. It did work. Just makes me angry to have to stop cooking to go in and try to find the amounts somewhere else. Busy people don't have time for that and the writer needs to keep in mind that people are investing their time and their money to have the recipe not turn out. Ina Garten checks and rechecks her recipes and you never find any that are inaccurate. Take a page from her book.

Mmmmmm what a yummy looking Tuscan chicken recipe. I am definitely making this for myself. I love spinach so adding that to any dish, for me is a plus. We are heading for winter here in South Africa and I am going to be making plenty of 'comfort' meals like this.

Your video shows you add chicken broth but yet in your recipe it does not mention chicken broth at all or how much to use. Is this recipe incomplete? It sure looks good.

This is really easy to make. You could make this in under an hour. Sun dried tomatoes pack a really good flavor punch. I don't like cooked spinach on it's own, but is great in chicken dishes. This is a dish that the whole family would love. A whole pound of pasta for four people is a lot of pasta so I cut down on that.

OHH this tuscan chicken looks so good! Although if I make this at home, I'll also need to make Olive Garden breadsticks. You can't have an Olive Garden dinner without the breadsticks!!

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