This creamy Tuscan chicken pasta recipe is even better than the Olive Garden's! You can quickly make this easy chicken, spinach, and sun-dried tomato pasta with a creamy garlic sauce at home in under half an hour!

Tuscan Chicken Pasta

This Tuscan chicken pasta is fast, easy to make, and full of flavor! You'll love the amazing sauce that's flavored with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, spinach, garlic, lemon, and a delicious herb blend.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword Tuscan chicken pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Natasha Bull


  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta (I used linguine) 
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 cup baby spinach (loosely packed)
  • Small handful fresh basil chopped finely
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste


  1. Boil a salted pot of water and cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
  2. Add the chicken pieces to a skillet, along with the olive oil. Sprinkle the chicken with the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, and salt & pepper. Give it a good stir and cook over medium-high heat for 4 minutes, stirring often, until the outside of the chicken is no longer pink. 
  3. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the chicken broth, Dijon mustard, flour, and lemon juice to the pan. Stir until well combined and let it bubble for a minute or so.
  5. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and cream to the pan. Let it simmer for 2 minutes. 
  6. Add the chicken back into the pan. Cook for another few minutes until the chicken is cooked through (be careful not to overcook).
  7. Stir in the basil and spinach. Let it cook for a minute or so until it wilts. Give the sauce a taste and season with extra salt & pepper if needed. 
  8. Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce. Serve immediately with some freshly grated parmesan. 

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