Tuscan Chicken with spinach, white beans, and an amazing tomato sauce. Hearty, delicious, and incredibly easy to make, it’s a guaranteed to be a dinner favorite!
If you want a quick and easy weeknight dinner that’s guaranteed to be a family favorite, this Tuscan chicken packs a lot of flavor without a lot of work. Chock full of juicy bone-in chicken, white beans, spinach, and an amazing tomato sauce, it’s hearty and tasty!
The magic starts by browning the chicken pieces with bacon for a smoky layer of flavor and simmering the nicely seared meat in tomatoes and white wine for a rich tomato gravy. It is then finished off with white beans, fresh spinach, and Parmesan cheese for the perfect stew!
I used bone-in chicken for maximum flavor and juiciness but feel free to swap with diced boneless chicken breast or thigh meat. I love sopping up the tasty tomato sauce with thick chunks of bread but this Tuscan chicken stew is also amazing served with rice or pasta.
Tuscan Chicken with spinach, white beans, and an amazing tomato sauce. Hearty, delicious, and incredibly easy to make, it's a guaranteed to be a dinner favorite!
- 4 strips bacon, chopped
- 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 3 pounds chicken, cut into serving pieces
- 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes (including juice)
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini or white beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, shredded
In a wide skillet over medium heat, add bacon and cook, stirring regularly, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until they begin to release fat.
Add onions and garlic and cook until limp. Drain some of the fat leaving about 1 tablespoon.
Add chicken and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned.
Add diced tomatoes, white wine, water, tomato paste, and Italian seasoning. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Add beans and cook until heated through.
Add spinach and cook until just wilted.
Top with parmesan cheese. Serve hot.