This Creamy Tuscan Hen is a simple, flavorful dinner recipe that comes collectively in a single pan and pairs with a number of aspect dishes! The peerlessly seasoned hen breasts are cooked to golden brown and coated in a wealthy, creamy garlic parmesan sauce filled with candy and tangy sun-dried tomatoes and contemporary wilted spinach. I lightened up this recipe be lowering the quantity of oil and utilizing fats free half-and-half as an alternative of heavy cream. This makes for a superbly creamy sauce that tastes simply as decadent with far much less energy! Every serving of this Creamy Tuscan Hen is simply 378 energy or between 5-8 WW PersonalPoints (relying in your ZeroPoint meals). To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and monitor it within the WW app or website, click on right here!
What ought to I serve this with?
This Creamy Tuscan Hen pairs properly with so many various aspect dishes. It’s scrumptious with mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, roasted greens, or a aspect salad. It’s additionally nice served over ½ cup or so of pasta or rice blended in with the sauce and sun-dried tomatoes. You may additionally double the sauce elements if you wish to flip it into extra of a pasta dish. So many tasty prospects!
I typically purchase a giant pack of boneless, skinless hen breasts on the retailer after which use kitchen shears to trim them all the way down to make 5-6 oz cutlets to make use of in recipes. Every thing I reduce off to make the cutlets will get reduce into chunks to make hen bites, resembling my Nashville Scorching Hen Bites, Lemon Pepper Hen Bites, or Blackened Hen Bites. It’s straightforward to weigh out 1 lb or 1.5 lb of hen chunks and a few 5 oz cutlets and freeze them for later in quart measurement freezer luggage. That means, I all the time have some cutlets and a few hen bites readily available! Shopping for the majority packs of hen breasts is cost-effective, and reducing them into cutlets and bites ensured I’ve what I would like readily available once I go to make a recipe. I discover that kitchen shears make this activity go faster and simpler than utilizing a knife, so I extremely advocate utilizing shears.
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Creamy Tuscan Hen
This Creamy Tuscan Hen is a simple, flavorful dinner in a wealthy garlic parmesan sauce that pairs with a number of aspect dishes!
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
- ½ teaspoon + ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, divided
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 4 (5 oz every) skinny hen breast cutlets, (when you purchase giant breasts, trim them to five ounces every and pound them skinny)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 oz dry julienne reduce sun-dried tomatoes, (I take advantage of California Solar model)
- 1 cup lowered sodium hen broth
- ½ cup fats free half-and-half
- 1 ½ oz Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
- 2 cups chopped contemporary spinach
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
In a small dish, stir collectively 1 tablespoon of the flour and ½ teaspoon every of black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
Place the hen breast cutlets right into a gallon zip-top bag and dump the seasoned flour combination over them. Seal the bag and toss till the hen is coated on all sides.
Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the oil into a big saute pan and produce to medium-high warmth. Lay the hen breasts in a single layer within the pan. Prepare dinner for 4-5 minutes till golden on the underside. Flip the breasts and cook dinner for one more 4-5 minutes till the hen is cooked by. Take away the hen to a aspect plate and canopy.
Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of oil into the pan and produce to medium warmth. Add the garlic and cook dinner for 30 seconds till aromatic. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and stir to coat. Prepare dinner for one more 1-2 minutes, stirring a couple of instances all through.
Add the remaining tablespoon of flour and whisk it into the tomatoes till coated/mixed. Add the broth, half-and-half and remaining 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper and whisk collectively. Deliver to a simmer and cook dinner for 1-2 minutes to permit the sauce to thicken.
Stir within the Parmesan cheese, spinach, and parsley flakes and stir collectively till the cheese is melted and spinach is wilted. Add the hen again to the skillet and spoon the sauce combination over the hen.
Serve every hen breast with about 1/3 cup of sun-dried tomato/spinach/cream sauce excessive.
Vitamin Info per (1 hen breast + 1/3 cup topping) serving:
378 energy, 20 g carbs, 8 g sugars, 14 g fats, 4 g saturated fats, 41 g protein, 4 g fiber, 441 mg sodium (from myfitnesspal.com)
Weight Watchers Factors Plus:
9 per (1 hen breast + 1/3 cup topping) serving (PP calculated utilizing a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the diet data beneath)
Tailored from The Cookie Rookie and Dinner on the Zoo