Garlic chicken with creamy sauce & spinach

Crystal Russell


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. ;)

pinch tips: How to Mince Garlic


10 Min


45 Min


boneless chicken breast
1/2 Tbsp
each of salt, basil, oregano
1 tsp
3/4 c
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
red pepper, chopped
1 c
1 lb
fettuccine noodles
1 c
grated parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano. Dip each chicken breast in the flour mixture and coat well.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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