Creamy Tuscan Chicken and Potatoes
 
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Crisp, herb roasted chicken with potatoes, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes, all in a garlic cream sauce. This tuscan-inspired meal is loaded with flavor!
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Yield: 3-4 servings servings
Ingredients
  • 6 large chicken thighs (bone-in & skin-on)
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. kosher sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 c. spinach, chopped
  • ⅓ c. chopped sun-dried tomatoes (oil patted off)
  • 1 lb. russet potatoes, pelled and chopped into ½" cubes
  • For the sauce:
  • ¼ c. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. dried parsley (or 1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley)
  • ¼ tsp. kosher sea salt
  • pinch ground black pepper
  • ½ c. half and half or heavy cream
  • ⅓ c. freshly grated Parmesan
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Season chicken thighs with Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
  4. Add in the spinach and cook until it begins to wilt, about 2 minutes; set aside.
  5. For the sauce, melt the butter in the skillet. Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt and pepper. Allow the sauce to cook, whisking constantly for about 2 minutes, then whisk in the half and half and parmesan. Cook until thickened until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  6. Place chicken into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place the potatoes around the chicken, then top with the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Pour the sauce over top.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the chicken reaches 160 degrees. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Notes
-This dish would be delicious with bacon crumbles too!


Recipe source: inspired by Damn Delicious
Recipe by Life Made Simple at https://lifemadesimplebakes.com/2016/10/creamy-tuscan-chicken-and-potatoes/