This creamy chicken with sundried tomatoes and spinach is an easy, healthy, and family-friendly recipe for your next dinner. You can also prep this ahead and freeze leftovers or a second batch for those busy weeknights.
I am obsessed with sundried tomatoes and have been using it in most of my fave dishes at home. They taste great in salads and pastas but this chicken dish takes it a notch higher. Other recipes call it ‘Tuscan’ chicken but I just prefer to call it as it is. It’s creamy and have loads of flavor from the sundried tomatoes, spinach, and good quality parmesan cheese. If you want to make it a tad healthier, you can use coconut milk instead of light cream and use nutritional yeast instead of cheese. My boys are not too fond of coconut milk hence it wasn’t the first option for me here.This is also a great meal prep dish and can store in the fridge for a few days or you can also freeze and re-heat. This is perfect with brown or basmati rice, or when thrown over some wholemeal pasta with a little drizzle more of extra virgin olive oil. I hope you love this as much as my family does!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
500 grams chicken thighs (free-range preferably)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper
1 medium onion, minced
1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
1/4 cup white wine or chicken stock
2 cups fresh spinach
1/4 cup light cream
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
juice of half a lemon
Season the chicken thighs with sea salt and pepper. Heat a skillet with about 2-3 tablespoons olive oil. Pan-fry the thighs about 4-5 minutes per side until thoroughly cooked. Set aside the cooked chicken on a plate.
Using the same pan, add the rest of the olive oil and mince the garlic and onions. Cook for a few minutes until translucent. Add the sundried tomatoes, and lemon juice and cook for another minute or so. De-glaze with the white wine or the stock whichever you are using.
Add the light cream, parmesan cheese. Stir for a few minutes until it comes to a gentle simmer. Lower the heat, and add the parsley and spinach.
Lastly, add back in the cooked chicken and turn of the heat. Pour some of the cream sauce over the chicken so the flavor seeps into the chicken.Serve warm and enjoy! I would love to hear from you if you ever get to try this at home. Leave a comment or use hashtag #thefitfoodiemommy if you post your masterpiece.