One Pan Keto Tuscan Chicken Recipe

This delicious garlic chicken recipe originated in the Tuscany region of Italy. Tuscan chicken is naturally a keto-friendly option as it is made with heavy whipping cream, butter, and cheese.

Try our delicious recipe when looking for an easy main dish to serve on busy weeknights or to serve to guests. It will taste like you worked far harder than you had to!

Is Chicken Keto?

Meet food items such as beef, pork, fish and chicken are all key components of a keto diet. You can eat as much chicken as you want on a keto diet.

What you need to be wary of are the side dishes or if the chicken is breaded, as those are the aspects that add unwanted carbohydrates.

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

The total time to make this delicious one-pan dish is about 35 minutes.


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 total)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)

  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup dry white wine

  • ¼ cup chicken stock

  • ¾ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese

  • 4 cups baby spinach

  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

  • Crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish

  • ⅛ cup shredded parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Season the chicken generously with salt, pepper, paprika, and onion powder on both sides.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Sear the chicken on each side until golden brown. (About 4 minutes cook time on each side.) Remove the chicken from the pan.

  4. Add butter to the pan you just removed the chicken from. Once the butter is melted, add the onions and minced garlic, and sauté until tender.

  5. Add white wine and chicken stock to the pan. Use a spatula to scrape up bits (this is called deglazing the pan).

  6. Add the sun-dried tomatoes to the pan (cook for about 2 minutes).

  7. Add the heavy whipping cream to the pan, bring to a slow boil, and then reduce the heat to low and simmer.

  8. Add the grated parmesan cheese and stir into the sauce until it is melted.

  9. Add the fresh spinach to the sauce and let cook until it is wilted down and tender.

  10. Add the chicken back to the pan and spoon the sauce over the top.

  11. Taste the sauce and season if needed.

  12. Garnish with fresh parsley, red pepper flakes, and parmesan. 

Nutrition Information

One Tuscan chicken breast is about 400 calories and 6 net carbs. Please be mindful of what you serve the chicken with, as some options add carbs.

Serving Tips, Substitutions and Variations

  • Chicken: Although our recipe calls for chicken breasts, you can substitute boneless chicken thighs if you prefer the taste of dark meat.

  • Serving Suggestions: Tuscan chicken is often served with pasta, but there are delicious low-carb options. Serve your chicken in cream sauce with zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, or low-carb noodles.

  • Reheating: The Tuscan chicken can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days. If the creamy sauce has thickened, add 1/2 cup chicken broth to the mixture as you warm it on top of the stovetop.

  • Fresh Herbs to Try: Many people love to add fresh herbs to recipes. If you have fresh basil, oregano, thyme, tarragon, or rosemary, you can add any of them for a unique twist to this classic recipe.

  • Vegetable Accents: Consider these options while serving your Tuscan Chicken with any veggies you favor. Slice and saute zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, and asparagus in butter and season with fresh herbs. Try roasted asparagus, spaghetti squash, Brussels sprouts, or artichokes.