Baked Tuscan Chicken
What do I cook for dinner when I am too busy, but still want something special? This baked Tuscan chicken comes together in 40 minutes with minimum preparation. My recipe uses chicken breasts, spices, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, spinach, and a creamy sauce.
4 chicken breasts 1 Tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon herbes de provence spice mix ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon paprika 1 pint heavy cream 1 teaspoon corn starch ¼ cup chicken broth optional ⅓ cup shredded Parmesan 8-10 chopped sun dried tomatoes 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 cup fresh spinach
Preheat oven to 425°F. Rub chicken breast with oil, salt and spices. Place the chicken in a deep glass dish. In a large mixing bowl, add cream and cornstarch. Whisk it well until combined. Add cheese, chopped basil and tomatoes. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and the internal temperature reached 165°. Remove from the oven, add fresh spinach right away while the sauce is still boiling. Cover the dish with the foil and let it sit for 10 minutes until the spinach is wilted. Enjoy hot!
if your chicken breasts are big, split them in half.
use other herbs such as basil, thyme, rosemary.