Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Servings: 4
This is another amazing one-pan meal with lush chicken and spinach smothered in an impressive creamy paprika sauce. The combination of flavors of this chicken dish is to die for!
2 tbsp unsalted butter
4 Chicken Breasts (boneless & skinless)
1 tsp Smoked Paprika (for seasoning chicken)
¼ tsp Salt and Pepper (each for seasoning chicken)
Creamy Paprika Sauce:
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour (sifted)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice (juice of squeezed lemon)
½ c. dry white wine
½ c. heavy cream
2 c. fresh spinach
½ c. chicken broth (sodium-free)
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp salt
How to make Chicken and Spinach in Creamy Paprika Sauce
Step 1: Season both sides of the chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika. Evenly rub the seasonings.
Step 2: In a large skillet or cast-iron skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the chicken to the skillet and sear the first side for about 3 minutes. Flip the chicken and adjust the heat to medium. Continue to sear the other side for 3 minutes more. On a plate, transfer the cooked chicken and set it aside.
Step 3: To make the creamy sauce, start by melting 1 tbsp butter in the same skillet. Then, add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a sifter, add the flour and mix well. Pour in the wine and continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. This will let the alcohol evaporate.
Step 4: Next, whisk in the chicken broth followed by the heavy cream and lemon juice. Season with salt and paprika. Stir well and let everything simmer for about 2 minutes. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
Step 5: To the skillet with the sauce, add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes more or until wilted.
Step 6: Add the chicken back to the skillet. Put the lid on and continue to cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes (if using thin chicken breasts) or 5 to 7 minutes (for thick chicken).
Step 7: Remove from the heat when done and serve the chicken and spinach in the creamy paprika sauce right away. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories 330, Calories from Fat 180, Fat 20g31%, Saturated Fat 11g69%, Cholesterol 128mg43%, Sodium 726mg32%, Potassium 624mg18%, Carbohydrates 6g2%, Fiber 1g4%, Protein 25g50%, Vitamin A 2585IU52%, Vitamin C 15.8 mg19%, Calcium 51mg5%, Iron 1.4 mg8%