Tuscan Chicken

These kinds of dishes are the reason I love cooking…

I tend to stick to a lot of casseroles and easy weekday dinners, but sometimes you need a few special meals that you can whip up in no time… But also give you the feeling of going out to dinner. If you want something perfect for a date night or even a nice dinner party, this one is sure it win them over. 🙂

This tuscan chicken has such complex flavors, starting with browned tender chicken breast that is then smothered in sautéed onions, mushrooms, artichokes, tomatoes and spices topped off with tomato sauce and red wine, simmered to perfection… And finally sprinkled with fresh chives.

Your family will think you have been in the kitchen all day after making this.

Tuscan Chicken - Cooking Up Happiness

Yes, it has wine in it – but a small amount just to add a touch of richness.

Because honestly, there’s nothing like cooking with wine (maybe drinking a little bit, too) while have some great music and creating a delicious mouth-watering dish that will still keep you on track without even thinking about it!

Healthy, simple and delicious meal? Check.

I’m telling you… If you make this once, it will quickly become a favorite in your weekly rotation of meals… I know it has for us.

Tuscan Chicken - Cooking Up Happiness

Ingredients:

2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into strips
1 container of baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 can  baby artichokes, cut in half
1 tomato, diced
1/2 packet stevia ( or a 2 tsp. sugar)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. thyme
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 can tomato sauce
1/2 cup red wine (I used Merlot)
3-5 chives, chopped

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet heat 1 tbsp. olive oil on medium heat. Season chicken strips with salt and pepper.
  2. Add chicken strips to pan and brown for about 3 minutes on each side. Take out of the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, turn heat down to medium, add remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil.
  4. Add mushrooms and onion and sauté for a few minutes, then take out of the pan and set aside.
  5. Add the halved artichokes and garlic and cook for about 1 minute or until fragrant.Tuscan Chicken - Cooking Up Happiness
  6. Add diced tomatoes, stevia, oregano, thyme, tomato sauce and red wine. Stir to combine.
  7. Place chicken back into the pan and spoon sauce over the top. Cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked throughly.
  8. Once the chicken is fully cooked, add mushrooms and onions back to the skillet, then salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Sprinkle with fresh chives and serve.Tuscan Chicken - Cooking Up Happiness

Nutritional Information:

Servings: 4 approx.
Serving Size: 1/4 of the skillet approx.

Calories: 367
Fat: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 3 g
Protein: 54 gTuscan Chicken - Cooking Up Happiness

Emily

EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website CookingUpHappiness.com in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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  1. Mark Hansen on October 15, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Made this for the family this week. The house smelled wonderful as I put together the ingredients. I used some red wine we picked up at a Michigan winery (little more than 1/2 cup)…and the sauce with the garlic, onions and wine was fabulous. Had it ready to go in under an hour and roasted some broccoli in the oven with olive oil and garlic and finished it up with a tomatoe and lettuce salad to complete the dinner. Just wonderful.

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