Creamy spinach chicken recipe

Creamy spinach chicken recipe

Creamy spinach chicken recipe

Perfect for a midweek dinner; cook your chicken breasts until tender in a thick, creamy sauce. Adding fresh baby spinach and zingy lemon juice will help you cut through the richness, not-to-mention it’s the ideal way to up the flavour! This healthy option is sure to please the whole family.
Ingredients
100g drained sundried tomatoes, sliced lengthways, plus 1 tbsp oil from the jar
2 x 300g packs chicken breast fillets
5 tsp cornflour
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
½ chicken stock cube, made up to 100ml
250g pack baby spinach
½ lemon, juiced
150ml single cream

IF YOU DON’T HAVE RED ONIONS, TRY USING WHITE, BROWN OR SPRING ONIONS
Each serving contains
Energy
1420kj
339kcal
17%
Fat
16g
22%
Saturates
6g
30%
Sugars
4g
4%
Salt
1.8g
30%
of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8.7g Protein 40.1g Fibre 3g

Method
Put the sundried tomatoes in a small, heatproof bowl and cover with 200ml boiling water; set aside.
Lay the chicken breasts between 2 pieces of clingfilm and use a rolling pin to gently bash the thickest parts to flatten them a little, so the breasts are an even thickness. Season with salt and lightly coat with 4 tsp cornflour. Heat the sundried tomato oil in a large, deep, lidded frying pan over a medium-high heat, then fry the chicken breasts, without turning, for 4-6 mins each side until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the onion and garlic and cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally, until softened; add a splash of water if it starts to catch. Add the stock and sundried tomatoes; simmer for 1 min. Add the spinach, cover and cook for 2 mins, then remove the lid and stir well.
Mix 1 tsp cornflour with 2 tbsp water in a small bowl. Stir the cornflour mixture, lemon juice and cream into the pan and simmer for 2 mins until thickened. Return the chicken to the pan, cover and cook for 2-3 mins more until the chicken is warmed through, then serve.