Tuscan Garlic Chicken




INGREDIENTS
· 1 pound fettuccine noodles 

· 1 1/5 pounds chicken tenders (or halved chicken breasts) 

· 1 Tablespoon olive oil 

· 1 Tablespoon butter 

· ¾ cup all-purpose flour 

· 2 teaspoons salt 

· 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

· 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 

· ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves 

· ¼ teaspoon onion powder 

For the sauce: 

· 1 red bell pepper chopped (about 1 cup) 

· 1 Tablespoon garlic , minced 

· 2 Tablespoons olive oil 

· 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour 

· ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth 

· ½ cup heavy whipping cream 

· 3/4 cup milk 

· 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves roughly chopped 

· ½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 

· 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 

· 1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning 

· salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Instructions
· Cook fettuccine noodles according to package instructions. 

· In a large bowl whisk together 3/4 cup flour, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, dried basil, oregano, and onion powder. 

· Dip chicken breasts into bowl and flip to coat completely. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. 

· Once hot, add chicken to the pan. Cook chicken for a few minutes on each side, flipping only once, until golden brown and just cooked through. 

· Remove chicken to a plate and cover with tinfoil to keep warm. 

For the sauce: 

· While chicken is resting, prepare the sauce. Add a little more oil to the pan, if needed. 

· Add bell pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. 

· Add 2 tablespoons oil the pan. Add flour and whisk until smooth. 

· Add chicken broth and whisk until smooth. Bring sauce to a boil. 

· Slowly whisk in cream and milk and reduce heat to a simmer. Season sauce with garlic powder, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper, to taste. 

· Simmer until just slightly thickened. Stir in fresh spinach, parmesan cheese and cook for 2 more minutes. 

· Place a serving of fettuccine noodles on a plate, add a piece of chicken on top and top with sauce. 

· Garnish with extra fresh parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.

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