Tuscan  Chicken Pasta



30 minutes

6 servings


For Chicken – 2-3 chicken breast boneless, skinless and trimmed – sea salt to taste – 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste – 1/3 cup flour plus 3 tablespoons for the sauce Tuscan Sauce – 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil – 10 garlic cloves thinly sliced – 1 small onion thinly sliced – 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes – 1/2 cup white wine – 3 1/2 cups chicken broth homemade – 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated, plus extra for serving – 1 tablespoon lemon juice – 2 cups arugula washed Pasta – 8 oz penne pasta cooked according to the package

Step 1

Season chicken with salt and pepper, dredge in flour and shake off the excess.

Step 2

Add chicken breasts to preheated skillet once the oil is hot, and brown on both sides, cooking until an internal temperature of 160 degrees has been reached. Transfer to a plate and cover with a lid or tent with foil.

Step 3

Cook pasta according to the package.

Step 4

Sauté garlic and onion until translucent and soft for a few minutes 

Step 5

Add in red pepper flakes and flour, creating a roux which will help create a thick full-bodied sauce without any heavy cream. After about 30 seconds it should start to smell nice and nutty.

Step 6

Slowly whisk in the wine, bringing it to a gentle boil while deglazing the bottom of the pan. This means to scrape off all the brown bits that contain so much extra flavor. We like those bits!

Step 7

Remove from heat. Add Parmesan and season with salt and pepper to taste, if needed.  Into the sauce add pasta, lemon juice and arugula, slice browned chicken breasts and add it back into the skillet.

Step 8

Stir everything to combine and serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and black pepper if desired.

This dish will keep stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Tuscan chicken pasta is incredibly easy to make and is one of those recipes that make you realize cooking spectacularly delicious Italian chicken pasta dishes is even better homemade than at a restaurant!



Happy Cooking!