Tuscan Chicken & Potatoes

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On days that I find myself with a little more time to make dinner, I like to challenge myself by making something a little outside my norm. I do not often cook with sun-dried tomatoes because chunks of tomatoes are not really my thing. But I wanted to get a Tuscan flavor profile into some chicken without making a pasta dish. That’s how I came up with Tuscan Chicken & Potatoes – delicious Tuscan flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and spinach in a hearty rustic casserole.

Tuscan Chicken & Potatoes

The silky cream sauce pairs so nicely with the chicken and potatoes. The sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese come together to make a simple but very deep flavor over the potatoes and spinach. By using bone-in chicken pieces, you get that extra layer of flavor and they stay juicy while the potatoes cook all the way through.

Tuscan Chicken & Potatoes

Don’t fret, the chicken and the potatoes are going to be fully cooked and tender by the time you pull this out of the oven. I will strongly suggest that you let it sit for at least 5 minutes before you start to dish it up. This lets the sauce thicken back up a little so that you still get a nice creamy sauce over the potatoes. If you end up with smaller pieces of chicken thighs, you might want to make a few extra so that the bigger eaters can have two.

Tuscan Chicken & Potatoes

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Tuscan Chicken & Potatoes

Delicious Tuscan flavors of sun-dried tomatoes and spinach in a hearty rustic casserole.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Chicken, potato, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 6 Chicken Thighs, bone-in remove skin
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Parprika
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 6 Medium Russet Potatoes 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup Fresh Spinach roughly chopped

For the Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • 2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 8 oz Sun-dried Tomatoes rough chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • In large saute pan over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of avocado. Sprinkle both sides of each piece of chicken with garlic powder, Italian seasoning and paprika. Cook on each side for 3 minutes (just browning them, they will finish in the oven). Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • In the same saute pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil and reduce heat to medium. Whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes, Whisk in chicken broth and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in heavy cream, garlic powder and Italian seasoning and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in parmesan cheese and cook for 2 minutes. Fold in sun-dried tomatoes and remove from heat.
  • In a 13×9 baking dish, add potatoes in an even layer. Then sprinkle spinach over top. Evenly pour sauce over potatoes. Then place browned chicken on top, spaced evenly. Put in oven and bake for 60 minutes. Let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

4 thoughts on “Tuscan Chicken & Potatoes

  1. Looks good. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 62. Pinned and/or shared!

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