Creamy Tuscan Chicken – A Decadent Delight

Indulge in the most incredible Creamy Tuscan Chicken that will leave your taste buds dancing! This exquisite dish is made without heavy cream, yet the sauce is rich, smooth, and bursting with flavor. Imagine tender chicken thighs with crispy skin, bathed in a velvety sauce infused with garlic, pancetta, and white wine. Paired with creamy mashed potatoes, this dish will transport you to comfort food heaven!

An overhead shot of creamy Tuscan chicken in a blue bowl with mashed potatoes and glasses of white wine

You might be wondering how this creamy sauce is made without cream. The secret ingredient that sets this recipe apart is egg yolks! Don’t worry, the sauce won’t taste eggy; instead, it becomes lusciously thick and velvety as the egg yolks cook.

How to Make Creamy Tuscan Chicken with Garlic and Pancetta

Let’s dive into the step-by-step process of creating this culinary masterpiece:

  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet pan over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs, skin side down, and fry until the skin turns brown and crispy. Flip the chicken and cook on the other side for about 8 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add the pancetta and fry until it starts to crisp. Toss in the whole garlic cloves and fry for an additional minute, stirring occasionally.
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  3. Return the chicken to the pan, skin side up. Pour in the white wine along with the fresh thyme and oregano. Allow the wine to reduce by half.
  4. Add the chicken stock and continue reducing until only about one-third of the liquid remains. If desired, you can crisp up the chicken skin under a broiler (oven grill).
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  5. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting, ensuring that the sauce is not boiling. In a small ramekin, whisk together the lemon juice and one large egg yolk. Add the egg mixture to the sauce, whisking continuously until the sauce thickens and turns a pale yellow color.
  6. Return the chicken to the pan to heat through, then garnish with fresh chives and serve.
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What to Serve with Creamy Tuscan Chicken

While a generous helping of mashed potatoes is an excellent choice to savor every drop of the delectable sauce, feel free to explore other serving options. Creamy Tuscan Chicken pairs well with polenta, roasted potatoes, grilled veggies, roasted asparagus, broccoli, or a refreshing salad. The possibilities are endless, and the choice is yours!

An overhead shot of creamy Tuscan chicken with mashed potatoes in a blue bowl

Top Tips for Making Creamy Tuscan Chicken

  • Opt for free-range chicken for the best flavor and results.
  • Use 6-8 thighs to serve 4, accounting for variations in size.
  • Pat the chicken thighs dry to minimize moisture and achieve an extra crispy skin.
  • Ensure the heat is at its lowest or turned off completely before adding the egg yolks to prevent curdling.
  • Be mindful of the salt, as the chicken stock and pancetta already provide ample seasoning.
  • Experiment with different herbs like fresh rosemary, tarragon, or a sprinkle of dried oregano.
  • Store leftovers separately to maintain the sauce’s texture. The chicken can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for later enjoyment.

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Discover More Delicious Chicken Recipes

If you can’t get enough of mouthwatering chicken dishes, try these other recipes too:

  • Italian Chicken Cutlets with Pesto and Spinach
  • One-Pot Chicken With Olives, Tomatoes, And Lentils
  • Breaded Chicken Cutlets – No Flour No Egg
  • Prosciutto Chicken Involtini with Spinach & Ricotta
  • Chicken Cacciatore – Pollo alla Cacciatora
  • Chicken Croquettes with Ricotta and Thyme

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