30 Minute Tuscan Chicken Skillet30-min

A rustic Tuscan chicken skillet that is full of flavor and ready in under 30 minutes.  Don’t forget to serve with a chunk of bread to sop up the sauce!

How was everyone’s Halloween?  We took Kai trick-or-treating for the first time ever and let’s just say…he’s a natural.

It was SO cute to watch him enthusiastically running up the steps to ring the door bell and skipping back down.  He wasn’t even worried about eating the candy, he was just 100% preoccupied with collecting it.

But eventually we came home and he lined up all of his treats and picked the one he wanted to try: Smarties.  Only problem?  He can’t pronounce ‘sm’ yet.  It comes out as ‘f’.  So Kai politely asked if he could eat the ‘farties’.

Then he looked at Mom and Dad and wondered why we were laughing so hard that tears were running down our faces.

30 Minute Tuscan Chicken Skillet

Guess what day it is today?  It’s 30 Minute Thursday, HURRAY!

For today’s recipe, I set out to recreate the flavors of this Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken Stew in skillet form…but the carrots and celery remained tough and the flavors didn’t develop well in just 30 minutes.  So for round 2 it kind of morphed into a recipe similar to this One Pan Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes & White Beans.

Although today’s chicken skillet is definitely saucier.  Bread dunkers, rejoice!

30 Minute Tuscan Chicken Skillet

I love recipes like this because it’s so rustic.  You don’t have to worry about perfect chopping technique, you just coarsely chop everything up and it all gets cooked through.

That plus you get an amazing amount of flavor considering how simple it is.  I like to thank some white wine (you cook it down so the alcohol should be no problem), some fresh rosemary, and the sun dried tomatoes for that.

And despite this Tuscan chicken skillet being what I classify as ‘comfort food’, there are a lot of veggies hiding in here: at least 5 cups worth!

Perfect cold weather food.  Happy 30 Minute Thursday, friends!  Don’t forget to check out these amazing looking 30 Minute Recipes from my blogging amigos:


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30 Minute Tuscan Chicken Skillet
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Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 7 oz/200g cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • salt & pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ cup sun dried tomatoes, drained and rinsed thoroughly, and sliced thinly
  • 2 cups loosely packed tuscan kale, chopped
  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened slightly.
  3. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 more minutes. Remove the onions and mushrooms from heat and place them in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon flour and ¼ teaspoon salt, and toss to coat.
  4. Add additional oil to the pan if necessary. Add the chicken breasts and season with salt & pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until there is no pink when you cut into one.
  5. Add the white wine and rosemary, and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken stock, sun dried tomatoes, and return the mushrooms and onions to the pan.
  6. Cook, stirring for 3-4 more minutes, until sauce is slightly thickened.
  7. Stir in the kale and stir until wilted.
Nutritional Information:
Calories 244 // Fat 8 g // Saturated Fat 1 g // Cholesterol 70 mg // Sodium 358 mg // Carbohydrate 12 g // Fiber 3 g // Sugars 5 g // Protein 30 g

Serve with a rustic chunk of bread to sop up extra sauce.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ batch Calories: 244 Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 12 g Sugar: 5 g Sodium: 358 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 30 g Cholesterol: 70 mg

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