Get ready to have this Tuscan chicken pasta on repeat! This skillet is quick, cozy, and packed with delicious flavors. It’s also less stressful than other saucy pasta dishes and comes together in about 30-minutes. This is one of those meals that gets even better after a few days in the fridge, making it perfect for meal prep!
The main elements in this meal are chicken, pasta, mushrooms, spinach, fire-roasted tomatoes, and a milk/flour slurry. The spices we’re using are sage, oregano, and pepper. Easy.
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What you can change about this Tuscan chicken pasta
- Swap the chicken for shrimp or chicken sausage! Cooking instructions are the same, but shrimp and chicken sausage generally cook faster than chicken breast.
- Other veggies to add/swap: artichokes, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, red bell pepper, shallots, capers, olives, eggplant, cauliflower, zucchini, summer squash, kale, swiss chard
- Pasta is up to you! We’re using spaghetti, but you can use orzo, penne, rotini, or whatever you have on hand. Farro or quinoa would work here too as a carb.
Can you make Tuscan chicken pasta without milk?
So we’re using milk in this recipe and while you CAN use almond, cashew, soy, rice or coconut milk, note that this will add an um… interesting sweetness to the sauce. You can balance it out with onion or garlic powder, OR you can head over to our vegan version in the WWL Program to see how we achieve a creamy sauce with pasta water, aquafaba (the liquid from canned beans), and a little cornstarch. It’s still made in the same skillet as the recipe is written below, but just with different ingredients. This recipe is pretty simple and straightforward and I hope you love it!
You can also try out this vegan version of the recipe which uses soy curls and cashew milk.
Equipment you’ll need:
- Medium skillet or dutch oven
- Medium pot
- Meal prep containers
- Quality chef knife (Get 10% off with code TALIA)
- Cutting board
Storage & Reheating Notes
This Tuscan chicken pasta can last in the fridge for up to 4 days. It’s not freezer-friendly. I recommend reheating it on the stove or in the microwave. Happy prepping!
Other delicious pasta recipes to try:
Quick Tuscan Chicken Pasta Skillet
- 2 TBSP olive oil sub oil of your choice
- 16 oz chicken breast chopped into chunks, sub chicken sausage
- salt and pepper to taste
- 8 oz baby bella mushrooms sliced
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 clove garlic minced
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 6 oz spaghetti sub any pasta you like
- 1/2 cup basil chopped
- 6 cups spinach chopped
- 1/2 cup pasta water
- 15 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes drained
- 1/2 cup milk of your choice
- 3 tsp all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese optional
- Cook the chicken: Heat up a skillet for 2-3 minutes and pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Add 1/2 of the olive oil to the pan and let it heat up for 1-2 minutes until it looks “shimmery” when you tilt the pan. Carefully add the chicken to the pan and immediately season it with salt and pepper. Let it cook on each side for 3-4 minutes over medium heat. You’re looking for a little golden color on the edges. Remove the chicken from the pan (it’s okay if it’s not fully cooked through – you’ll add it back later).
- To the same pan over medium heat, add a splash of water and scrape any bits of chicken residue with a spatula. Add the mushrooms, chopped onion, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano and sage to the pan. Saute for about 10 minutes, until very fragrant.
- Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the package.
- Add the chicken, drained tomatoes, basil, spinach, pasta water (if you remembered, if not, sub water or broth), milk and flour. Stir and bring the mixture to a low boil. Stir occasionally and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce has thickened to your desired consistency.
- You can add the cooked pasta to the skillet and mix it in with the sauce and divide it between the containers OR you can divide the pasta between 3 containers and add the chicken mixture on top – up to you! Top with parmesan cheese if desired.