Creamy Tuscan Chicken (Paleo & Keto)

This Creamy Tuscan Chicken recipe is what dreams are made of! This easy weeknight dinner is creamy without any dairy, with bacon, sundried tomatoes and spinach and so delicious. This dish is Paleo, Keto and Whole30 friendly and bound to be a new family favorite! Made in partnership with my friends at Shenandoah Valley Organic!

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken

We had a vision of what we wanted this dish to be: we wanted the creamiest and dreamiest weeknight dinner loaded with salty bacon, briny sun-dried tomato, veggies for health and the best chicken we could find. We are so happy to say we think we hit the mark with this Creamy Tuscan Chicken dinner!

Making this recipe was both thrilling and stressful because we were so set on this creamy dish not containing any cream and it went through several rounds of recipe testing to get it just right: 5 to be exact! We started off using almond milk as the creamy component. While the resulting dish was tasty it wasn’t creamy and the almond milk was overpowered by the strong flavor of bacon and sundried tomato. Next up we tried coconut cream. This one was a no-go for me because I have a strong aversion to food tasting like coconut when it’s not supposed to. And then, after that second failed attempt I had an epiphany: cashew cream! Cashew cream is what dreams are made of! It doesn’t take on a strong cashew flavor, it doesn’t separate, it’s easy to make, nutritious and it makes the dish so creamy.

Once we went in that direction we tested it a few more times to makes sure it’s JUST RIGHT for you, and well, because we wanted to eat more of it!

How we serve this:

We served this easy weeknight dinner up with cauli-rice, but it would be equally delicious over pasta, with white rice, cauliflower gnocchi (our Trader Joe’s favorite right now), or even a bed of sautéed greens!

Creamy tuscan chicken keto

I am so happy to partner with my friends at Shenandoah Valley Organic to bring you today’s Creamy Tuscan Chicken recipe! Shenandoah Valley Organic is my go-to trusted chicken company because they pride themselves in producing the highest quality chicken grown on family-owned farms. I love the quality so much, and everyone in my family who tries it agrees! It’s the best, and I love supporting their farmers and a company that is working hard to do things right!

SVO chickens are humanely raised and fed a diet free from animal byproducts, pesticides, and antibiotics. On their website you can see where all of the farms are located, so you know just where your chicken was raised! Pretty cool if you ask me! You can also use their easy store locator to find where you can get this amazing quality chicken near you!

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How do I Make Cashew Cream

We have a whole post dedicated to this! Check out How to Make Cashew Cream for all the details!

What is Cashew Cream Used For?

We love using it as a dairy-free sub to make things CREAMY! Unlike coconut cream or coconut milk that can often leave a taste, cashew cream makes things instantly creamy, without any coconut taste! It’s totally dairy-free, and delicious! You can use it in savory or sweet dishes!

Other uses for Cashew Cream:

This recipe makes a bit more cashew cream than is needed, as it’s easier to blend a larger amount than a smaller amount. There are endless ways to use cashew cream, basically use it in any place you would use heavy cream! Here are some ideas:

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Creamy Tuscan Chicken (Paleo and Diary Free)

This Creamy Tuscan Chicken recipe is what dreams are made of! This easy weeknight dinner is creamy without any dairy, full of bacon, sundries tomatoes and spinach and so delicious. This dish is Paleo, Keto and Whole30 friendly!


Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a large saute pan over medium heat cook bacon until crisp, remove, drain oil except for 1 tablespoon.
  2. Add chicken, in batches if necessary, and cook on each side until lightly browned and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side minutes. Remove from pan.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons oil if the pan is dry.  Add onion and garlic, and lower heat to medium low and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in chicken stock and sundried tomato and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan and bring up to a boil.
  5. Stir in cashew cream until smooth.
  6. Add spinach, bacon  and return chicken to pan and continue to cook until the sauce spinach has wilted and everything is combined. If your sauce is too thick, add a bit more chicken stock to thin it out.
  7. Serve immediately with cauli rice, pasta or zoodles.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you don’t have tenders, simply slice chicken breasts in half horizontally and then slice in half to get the correct size. If using thighs leave as is.
  2. To make the cashew cream: Place 1 cup of cashews in a bowl and cover with cold water for at least an hour, or up to 8. Drain the soaked cashews and place them in a small food processor or high-speed blender. Puree with 1/4 cup water of and ½ teaspoon of salt. Blend until smooth.  Keep it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days! See post for more information about cashew cream!

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This post is sponsored by Shenandoah Valley Organic! All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!

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November 28, 2018

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31 responses to “Creamy Tuscan Chicken (Paleo & Keto)”

  1. I took a serious break from cooking after all the Thanksgiving shenanigans. But now I’m ready to get back in the kitchen and make some real food! This looks like the perfect dish to start with!

  2. gerry speirs says:

    Looks delicious Lexi! and good to know this chicken is available!

  3. Mary says:

    What is a replacement for cashew cream? My son has an allergy. Thanks

  4. Erin says:

    I need SVO chicken in my life (and this recipe specifically!)

  5. Gaby Dalkin says:

    Talk about weeknight dinner goals!

  6. Carolyn says:

    When do you add the sun dried tomatoes?

  7. Debbie Carr says:

    This looks delicious! I love creamy chicken recipes!
    Debs @ https://tiger-mint.com

    5.0 rating

  8. Chastity says:

    Looks delicious! Can you buy already prepared cashew cream?

  9. Courtney McGrale says:

    Oh girl! I made this tonight, and it was so warm, savory and satisfying. I doubled the sundried tomatoes, because that’s one of my fave ingredients. Five star!

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  10. Chandra says:

    Could I use plain cashew yogurt for the cashew cream?

  11. Theresa says:

    Served this over cauliflower gf gnocchi. Was amazing!

  12. Bryan says:

    This looks soooo good!! I meal prep on mondays so I’ll have to get I’ll the ingredients today so I can make it tomorrow. Thank you!

    5.0 rating

  13. Michele Hansen says:

    I made this recipe tonight and my husband raved about it. Simple and absolutely delicious. Thanks Lexi! This is a keeper!

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  14. Felicia says:

    What can I sub for cashew cream if there is a cashew allergy?

    • Kelli Avila says:

      Hi Felicia! Kelli here, part of the LCK team. If you tolerate dairy you can sub heavy cream 1-1. If you don’t tolerate dairy you can sub a mixture of coconut cream and almond milk, but you’ll need to thicken it with a bit of arrowroot (maybe 2 teaspoons or so?) and it will change the flavor of this dish a bit. Happy cooking!

  15. Chastity says:

    This recipe is soooo good!! I was skeptical about the cashew cream, but it really did turn out well. My super picky kids did not even notice that it wasn’t regular cream. WIN!! Thank you for all of the great recipes!

    5.0 rating

  16. Danielle says:

    This recipe is amazing! Cashew cream is so smooth and creamy (and so easy to make!) This is my first lexis clean kitchen recipe and now I’m hooked. Will definitely be thinking of more recipes where I can use the cashew cream

  17. Abigail says:

    This is beyond delicious, like an Italian restaurant in your own home!! I served over pasta, so I added a little extra cashew cream and chicken broth for extra sauce. I haven’t been a fan of cashew cream in other recipes I have tried, but this recipe changed my mind!!! SO GOOD!!!

    5.0 rating

  18. Julie Harkey says:

    Where do I find the nutritional information such as calories, carbohydrates, etc?

  19. Kathy says:

    This is such a delicious and easy recipe! I have made this twice now for my family and everyone loves it. We served it on sprouted brown rice. The 2nd time I added in artichokes and mushrooms! So delicious Lexi thank you!
    PS – and added a huge amount of spinach the 2nd time around and no one noticed 🙂

  20. Nora Massey says:

    Lexi! This recipe is fantastic. I made it last night and both my husband and I loved it! I am gluten, grain, dairy, refined-sugar, and soy free and he eats all of the things so it can be challenging to find meals that fit both our dietary needs/wants that are also delicious. This fit the bill! Also I saved the extra cashew cream and have used it today as a dip and sauce on a turkey wrap. So excited to try more of your recipes!

  21. Nora Massey says:

    Lexi! This recipe is fantastic. I made it last night and both my husband and I loved it! I am gluten, grain, dairy, refined-sugar, and soy free and he eats all of the things so it can be challenging to find meals that fit both our dietary needs/wants that are also delicious. This fit the bill! Also I saved the extra cashew cream and have used it today as a dip and sauce on a turkey wrap. So excited to try more of your recipes!

    5.0 rating

  22. Julie says:

    It was really good. Will make it again.

    4.0 rating

  23. Richenda says:

    I made this for dinner, adding fresh sage and aubergine, it was amazing. You would not know there was no fresh cream in it!

    5.0 rating

  24. That creamy tuscan chicken looks delicious, I just want to devour it off the screen! Thanks for sharing, Lexi!

  25. Legit speechless, that creamy tuscan chicken recipe looks unreal! Definitely I will make it on the weekend for my family. Thanks, Lexi

  26. Sharon says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe.
    I will need to swap on the cashew cream tho as we have allergies to cashews in the family.

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