Baked Tuscan Chicken

Baked Tuscan Chicken

Transport your tastebuds to Italian cuisine with this easy baked Tuscan Chicken recipe. A delightful blend of juicy chicken, creamy spinach sauce and topped with sun-dried tomatoes for a burst of flavour! 

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cooking Temp: 200  °C Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F.

  2. Pound the thick part of the breasts to flatten, (this also tenderizes the chicken). 

  3. In a bowl, stir together the spinach, cream cheese and heavy cream. Add half of the minced garlic, onion powder, chilli powder and Italian seasoning.

  4. Now add the parmesan cheese, 50g/1.8oz of the shredded mozzarella and mix well together. 

  5. Lay the chicken breasts on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Season with salt, pepper, paprika and remaining half of the minced garlic. 

  6. Spread the spinach and cream cheese mixture on top of the chicken, top with sun-dried tomatoes and drizzle 2 tablespoons of oil reserved from the tomatoes.

  7. Finish by topping with remaining mozzarella cheese. 

  8. Transfer to oven and bake for 30 minutes loosely covered with foil then uncover and bake 15 minutes more or until it is fully cooked through. 

  9. Enjoy!