Easy Tuscan Chicken and Farro Skillet


Farro is a wonderful grain that imparts incredible texture in the one-skillet meal. I use cantanzaro herbs from the Savory Spice Shop® because they're a notch above simple Italian seasoning.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Italian seasoning, divided

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic salt, divided

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • 1 ½ cups farro

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

  • ½ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil.

  2. Season chicken breasts with 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt; place in the hot skillet. Sear until golden but not cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate.

  3. Add butter to the skillet. Add onion to melted butter and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have caramelized, 5 to 6 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook, stirring, until mushrooms have softened slightly, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with remaining 1 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning; stir until fragrant, another 30 seconds.

  4. Add chicken broth and farro; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, add chicken breasts back into the skillet, nestling them into the vegetables. Cover skillet and simmer until farro has absorbed all the broth, 40 to 45 minutes.

  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  6. Sprinkle 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over chicken and vegetables in the skillet.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese has melted and is golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with remaining cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
13g Fat
39g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1250mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 647mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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