Chicken and Spinach in Creamy Paprika Sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Chicken Breasts (boneless & skinless)
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika (for seasoning chicken)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt and Pepper (each for seasoning chicken)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
Creamy Paprika Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 lemon (juice of squeezed lemon)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp paprika

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cooking Chicken: Season the chicken with salt, pepper and paprika, rubbing it evenly over both sides.

  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet (I used cast iron skillet) over medium high heat and cook on the first side for about 3 minutes. Flip, and turn the heat down to medium and cook for another three minutes. Remove and set chicken aside on separate plate.

  3. Making Creamy Sauce: Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the now empty skillet. Add garlic and cook stirring frequently about 2 minutes. Add flour using a sifter until well mixed. Add wine next and cook for 1-2 minutes to allow alcohol to evaporate.

  4. Stir in chicken broth, heavy cream and lemon juice. Add salt and paprika. Mix well. Simmer for 2 minutes. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning (if necessary) at this point.

  5. Spinach: Add in the spinach and cook for additional 2 minutes until the spinach has wilted

  6. Adding Chicken Back: Return the chicken to the skillet and reheat for 2-3 minutes spooning the sauce over the chicken.

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