Garlic chicken with creamy sauce & spinach

Crystal Russell

By
@mamafor65roses

My kids eat this pretty well, and I had a friend over for dinner who just loved it! It's definitely a favorite meal for when I have company!

The time is a rough estimate, I am a slow cook in a nearly microscopic kitchen with limited resources, so everything takes me longer. ;)


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Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

4
boneless chicken breast
1/2 Tbsp
each of salt, basil, oregano
1 tsp
pepper
3/4 c
flour
5 Tbsp
coconut/olive oil;divided
2 Tbsp
garlic, minced
4 1/2 oz
fresh spinach
2 Tbsp
corn starch
1/2 c
heavy cream (heated milk& butter works well as a substitute)
1/2 c
chicken broth
1
red pepper, chopped
1 c
milk
1 lb
fettuccine noodles
1 c
grated parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano. Dip each chicken breast in the flour mixture and coat well.
2
In a large skillet, heat 3 Tablespoons oil until hot. Carefully place the breaded chicken in the oil until each side is golden brown. Avoid cooking all the way through!!
3
On a cookie sheet, line with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the chicken breasts on the cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes until cooked through. Set aside.
4
While the chicken is cooking, in a large pot cook the fettucine noodles according to package directions. Add the remaining 2 T olive oil to the skillet (after cleaning it) and cook the chopped red pepper and garlic for about 2-3 minutes. Stir in 1 tbsp of flour and stir constantly for one minute.
5
Add the chicken broth and bring to a light simmer while whisking constantly until it is starting to thicken. This takes about 3-4 minutes.
6
In a small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and cornstarch. Add the spinach, cream mixture, and milk to the skillet. Bring this to a simmer and continue to cook until spinach starts to wilt. Stir in the parmesan cheese.
7
Add half of the sauce to the coating the cooked and drained fettuccine noodles.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy