GARLIC CHICKEN WITH SPINACH WITH CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE

This meal has tender chicken in a creamy basil sauce that’s flavored with roasted garlic.

Roasted garlic is great to have on hand because it has many uses. It’s easy to make and when you can catch a sale on garlic, make a batch! I will link up the instructions in the recipe card.

My suggestions for spinach haters is whole green beans, asparagus, kale or peas.

In this I used defrosted frozen chopped spinach. If you use that too, make sure to squeeze out the water. Fresh baby spinach is a better choice because it requires no squeezing, but I didn’t have any on hand.

GARLIC CHICKEN WITH SPINACH WITH CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE


INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs chicken tenders or 4 boneless skinless breasts
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach (thawed and water squeezed out) -OR- 2 cups fresh baby spinach

Sauce:

  • 2 cups half-and-half -OR- light cream
  • 2 tbs flour
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil -OR- 2 tsp dried
  • 1 small head roasted mashed garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbs grated Romano or Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Sprinkle chicken pieces with the ½ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp pepper. Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  2. Place the flour in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the cream so there are no lumps. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients and set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Brown the chicken on all sides; remove from pan.
  4. Pour the sauce into the hot pan and whisk until sauce begins to bubble. Add the spinach and cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken back to the pan, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
GARLIC CHICKEN WITH SPINACH WITH CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE  GARLIC CHICKEN WITH SPINACH WITH CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE Reviewed by maxicode on July 25, 2018 Rating: 5
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