smothered chicken with creamed spinach

Smothered chicken with creamed spinach

This recipe combines tender chicken breasts smothered in a creamy spinach and mushroom sauce, creating a comforting and flavorful dish that is sure to impress your taste buds.

The combination of savory chicken, crispy bacon, creamy spinach, and earthy mushrooms creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. This dish is easy to make yet looks and tastes like a gourmet meal, making it perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Additional Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for garnish

Directions:

  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the skillet.
  • Add mushrooms to the skillet and sauté until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Stir in spinach and cook until wilted. Lower the heat and add heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and nutmeg. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Return the chicken and bacon to the skillet. Spoon the creamed spinach and mushroom sauce over the chicken. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, ensuring the chicken is reheated and everything is well combined.
  • Serve hot, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
Kcal: 650 kcal per serving | Servings: 4 servings

Storage:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through.

Recipe Tips:

For added flavor, you can sprinkle some red pepper flakes or a pinch of cayenne pepper into the creamed spinach and mushroom sauce for a hint of heat. Additionally, you can serve this dish with a side of mashed potatoes or crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.”