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Lemon Spinach Chicken

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I made this Lemon Spinach Chicken for dinner the other night and it was out of this world! I may have licked the plate clean it was so good! I made it and put it over pasta but the next time I’m going to serve it with mashed potatoes. The chicken has a nice flavor paired with the creamy sauce with a hint of lemon. Delish!

Lemon Spinach Chicken

Lemon Spinach Chicken

Ingredients

  • 6-8 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut each chicken breasts into 2 or 3 smaller pieces. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with paprika.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.Remove from pan and set aside in a 13x9 pan.
  4. Melt remaining tablespoon butter in the skillet. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until starting to brown. Stir in chicken broth, heavy cream, Parmesan,and lemon juice..
  5. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, stir in spinach, and simmer until the spinach has reduced in size and the sauce has slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Pour mixture over chicken in pan.
  6. Place into oven and roast until completely cooked throug about 25-30 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately.

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21 Comments

  1. Looking to make this as a freezer recipe to throw into a crockpot. Any suggestions? I made this and everyone loved it! With school going back need to be able to toss and go! So yummy!

  2. Looking to make this as a freezer recipe to throw into a crockpot. It’s so yummy but would like to have it ready to go! Any suggestions?

  3. super yummy I made it today for dinner over mashed potatoes and yes I was about to lick my plate clean. thank you for sharing

  4. I keep seeing recipes that look delicious but then I come to the dreaded “spinach” part. My husband and I both detest spinach in any form. So what do we substitute for it? Don’t like kale either. Can you help because this looks really good?!

  5. Hi – can you confirm that 3 tablespoons of garlic is correct – seems a bit much.

    Thanks,
    Martin.

  6. Thank you for the recipe. I fully intended to make it as written. I made sure to pick up a lemon on my way home from work. I thought I was all set, turns out that I didn’t have parmesan cheese! Not willing to give up, or to go back to the store, I used feta cheese crumbles instead. Dinner was a hit! I still can’t wait to try it with the parmesan. Thanks

      1. As another person mentioned…I DO lick my plate clean! It is the only dish I have ever likened to eating candy! I’m going to make it for my South Carolina kids this week!

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