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Creamy Tuscan Chicken [gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo]

Updated: Sep 17

By: Carleen, Busy Working Mom, Blended Family of 5 Kids, Gluten & Dairy Free Lifestyle

[M.S., OTR/L, Wellness Coach, RYT 500 hr, Reiki Master/Teacher, Endurance Coach]

My obsession this week! Omg, this dish is SO good. The kids all devoured it and I made enough so I could enjoy it for lunch throughout the week. It’s going into the regular rotation for sure! [photo credit to original author]

Bonus: It’s gluten-free and dairy-free!

Here’s how I made it on one of our busiest evenings:

First, I put the chicken in the instant pot with half of the chick broth to cook while dropping off the kids at sports.

Then I came home, removed the chicken, and shredded it with two forks.

I cooked the remaining broth and followed the rest of the ingredients listed in the recipe using the instant pot’s sauté function.

After that, I added the chicken back to the pot and sautéed for a bit longer to heat the chicken up.

Then I screwed on the lid and let it keep hot while we picked the kids up from sports.

Modifications I made:

  • I used chicken breasts instead of thighs (and cooked in the instant pot for convenience)

  • Didn’t add nutritional yeast (bc I didn’t have any)

  • Used the regular type of coconut milk we always buy

  • Used Namaste GF flour blend instead of tapioca or arrowroot flour (bc that’s what I had).

  • I did a few taste tests and added more Italian seasoning for a richer flavor

Other options:

Swap out the spinach or sun-dried tomatoes for almost any other veggie your family enjoys! I have since made this recipe and added broccoli and cauliflower rice. Mom tip: The sauce will tie it all together...and hide the veggies!

Serve on its own or over:

  • Brown rice

  • Quinoa

  • Gluten free noodles

  • Or on Boston lettuce (think Asian lettuce wrap style!)

If you give this one a try let me know what you think as well as any modifications you made!

Here is the recipe as written by the original author (refer to above for my modifications):

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

  • 1.5 lbs chicken thighs boneless and skinless

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil plus additional if needed

  • Sea salt and pepper

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

  • 1 small onion chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic minced

  • 1 Tbsp tapioca flour or arrowroot

  • 1 cup chicken bone broth

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk full fat, blended before adding if needed

  • 1/2 Tbsp stone ground mustard

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp nutritional yeast optional

  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or to taste

  • 1/8 tsp black pepper or to taste

  • 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes roughly chopped

  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach roughly chopped

Check out the recipe from the original author here to learn more! Thanks, Paleo Running Momma!



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