I came up with this recipe because I needed to make something but did not want to take a trip to the supermarket. The chicken breast was thawed so I just needed to figure out what I was going to do with it. I opened the fridge and told myself that I was going to work with whatever I had in there. I make a lot of recipes with parmesan cheese, garlic, and spinach because we keep it in the house. When I opened my fridge those were the first couple of things I saw so I just ran with it. Since chicken breast can be dry I figured I need to make a sauce and that's how this magic came about.
(some ingredients not pictured because I was winging it)
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup half & half
1 cup chopped spinach
1/3 cup white wine
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 tbs Italian seasoning
3 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste
Chop the chicken breast into chunks. The chicken breasts were HUGE so I figured making it into bite sized pieces would be best for cooking.
Season chicken with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Give that a mix to evenly distribute.
Heat the olive oil in a large pan on medium high heat.
Add chicken and cook through for about 7 minutes.
Started to get some color on the chicken. Remove from pan and set to the side.
Reduce the heat to medium low then add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Deglaze the pan with the wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc) and get all that flavor from the bottom of the pan. Let it reduce.
Add in the half & half, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
Stir and let that all come together for a minute.
Add in that spinach.
Mix together and let that cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the chicken and mix together.
You are done and now you can enjoy. Serve it on top of mash potatoes, on the side of some roasted potatoes, over pasta, on rice, next to some veggies, or eat it by itself... no judgement here.
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