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Garlic Cream Chicken With Spinach

Whip up this scrumptious Garlic Cream chicken With Spinach dish, featuring creamy garlic sauce, potatoes & spinach - perfect for weeknight dinners or special moments.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
40 minutes
SERVES
6-8

About this recipe

Indulge in a mouth-watering and wholesome meal with this garlic cream chicken and Potatoes and Spinach recipe that brings you the perfect combination of flavours and nutrients. This dish is just as easy to prepare as my easy lemon herb Chicken, and if you’re looking for a different twist on chicken, try rolling your chicken fillets with cheese and fillets with my Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Fillets.

The key to this scrumptious recipe is the rich and flavourful garlic cream sauce that perfectly complements the tender chicken and potatoes. With a side of nutritious spinach, this meal is not only delicious but also packed with vitamins and minerals essential for your health. Don’t miss out on trying this amazing dish, which will leave your taste buds craving for more. In this blog, I will guide you step-by-step to create this impressive yet easy-to-make meal, ideal for a family dinner or a special occasion. So, let’s get started and make this delightful Chicken and Potatoes with Garlic Cream Sauce and Spinach recipe that is sure to impress your guests!

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Ingredients

  • 8 thigh fillets with skin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500 grams baby potatoes, halved
  • 120 grams fresh spinach (approximately 4 cups)
  • 300 ml thickened cream
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
  • 2 thyme sprigs
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Notes from Rouba

  •  Ideal to use a pan that is both stove and oven safe
  • Chicken thigh fillets give you a juicier result.
  • Opt for baby potatoes, as they cook faster and absorb the sauce better.
  • Substitute kale or Swiss chard for spinach, if preferred.
  • Experiment with different herbs like basil or oregano for a unique flavour.
  • Serve with crusty bread, pasta, or rice for a complete meal.
  • Reheat leftovers gently over low heat to prevent the sauce from separating.

Method

Step 1.

Preheat the oven to 200°C

Season the chicken thigh fillets with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a large ovenproof pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, until they have a golden-brown crust. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Step 2.

In the same pan, add the halved baby potatoes and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they start to turn golden.

While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the garlic cream sauce. In a bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, crushed garlic, dried thyme, red chili flakes (if using), salt, and pepper.

 

 

Step 3.

Add the fresh spinach to the frying pan with the potatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes, until they start to wilt.

Pour the garlic cream sauce over the spinach and potatoes. Stir gently to combine.

Step 4.

Place the chicken thigh fillets back into the pan, making sure they are partially submerged in the sauce. Add the fresh thyme sprigs. 

Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.

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  1. The garlic cream chicken with spinach dish has become a favorite In our home now. My son would never eat any chicken that I would cook in anyway that it’s made but this is one dish he actually asks me to make which makes me so happy. We all love to dip that crusty bread into the sauce and first in first serve with the last piece of bread haha. It’s quick easy and delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Rouba this dish is one of those dishes that you remember where you were or who was with you when you first made it. It has gone on repeat in our household. My family starts drooling when I tell them what’s for dinner when I plan to make this dish and I have shared this recipe with many in my extended family and encouraged them to give it a go and try some of your other recipes too on your website. Your recipes/ instructions and videos help produce winning dishes everytime. Thank You

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