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Whole30 Healthy creamy Tuscan chicken with sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and artichoke hearts in a creamy sauce in a skillet

Healthy Creamy Tuscan Chicken with Artichokes (Whole30, Paleo)

A rich and creamy healthy Tuscan chicken with fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. Whole30, paleo, and dairy free, the chicken is so tender, and the sauce is so full of flavor, making it a perfect quick and easy Italian weeknight dinner recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken, dinner, italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 373 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts uniformly sized
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil plus more as needed
  • 1 tbsp ghee butter, or avocado oil, see note
  • 2 shallots minced, about 1/2 cup
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 13.5-ounce can coconut cream or full-fat coconut milk
  • salt
  • 2 cups fresh spinach packed
  • 1 14-ounce can quartered artichoke hearts drained
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes sliced

Instructions

  1. Cook your chicken: sprinkle both sides of chicken with plenty of salt. Heat avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until oil is shimmering. Carefully place chicken breasts in skillet and cook 5-6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the breast, or until chicken is browned and firm. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Clean out your pan if it has browned or burnt residue, then return to medium heat. Add butter, ghee, or avocado oil, and when hot, add shallot. Sauté shallot until soft, stirring occasionally, then add garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds.
  3. Pour in your coconut cream; stir well. Add in your spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts; stir. Simmer until flavors are well combined and the sauce has slightly thickened about 5 minutes. Serve over roasted potatoes (see note), cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, or pasta.

Recipe Notes

If you're on a Whole30 or are strictly paleo, use ghee here. If you're not on any particular diet or include grass-fed butter as part of your paleo diet, use butter. If you're totally dairy free, use avocado oil.

To make roasted potatoes:

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Creamy Tuscan Chicken with Artichokes (Whole30, Paleo)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 310mg13%
Potassium 1441mg41%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 1595IU32%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.