Chicken breast in spinach sauce is a great idea for a dinner, it will appeal to everyone. The spinach sauce is creamy and slightly garlicy in flavour, which makes it a perfect addition for grilled meat. Some people make chicken in spinach sauce in one pan. First they brown the meat, then add the spinach and cream and continue to cook everything together. I prefer making spinach sauce in a separate pan and then to combine it with the grilled chicken. In turn, I bake or grill the chicken until it is golden brown, so that the meat gets an additional flavour. I recommend you the following recipe for chicken in spinach sauce, because this dish is very tasty and also simple and quite quick to prepare.
Ingredients for chicken in spinach sauce.
Ingredients for spinach sauce.
- 350 g fresh spinach leaves
- 3 big cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 200 ml cream (30%)
- 100 ml water
- 1 full teaspoon of potato starch
- 600 g chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 1 flat teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
How to make chicken in spinach sauce.
Put the spinach leaves, mashed garlic and butter on a large frying pan. Fry on a low heat for 5 minutes. Subsequently, add salt and cream and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Mix water with potato starch in a cup, then pour it over the cooking spinach in the pan. Bring it to a boil and from the moment it starts to boil, cook it over a low heat for 2 minutes.
Cut each chicken breast lengthwise in half, wash and dry them with a paper towel. Combine the oil with salt and pepper, and rub the meat with it. Put the grilling pan on the heat, warm it up. Once the pan is hot, arrange the chicken pieces on it. Grill over a medium heat on both sides until the meat is lightly browned.
Put the grilled meat in the spinach sauce or serve it cut into pieces on the spinach sauce. It can be served with rice, groats or mashed potatoes.
Good to know when making chicken in spinach sauce.
Alternatively, fresh spinach can be replaced with frozen spinach. Spinach leaves are best for this dish, not ground spinach.
Do you like dishes with spinach? If so, try our recipe for Spinach rolls.