Today, we’re going to whip up a delightful dish of creamy garlic chicken, adorned with mushrooms and spinach, and served alongside beautifully sliced potatoes. A scrumptious feast, this is sure to become one of your favorite meals. So let’s get started!
- 1 large chicken breast
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, to taste
- All-purpose flour, for dusting
- 2 tablespoons of clarified butter or good cooking oil
- 1 medium shallot or onion, finely chopped
- A handful of fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup of fresh spinach, roughly chopped
- 2 medium baking potatoes, sliced
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- ¼ cup of heavy cream
- Start by cutting your large chicken breast in half, ensuring that you have two even pieces. Always remember to clean your knife and cutting board immediately afterward to maintain hygiene in your kitchen.
- Take your sliced chicken and dust it with flour mixed with a pinch of salt, pepper, and your choice of Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese. This flour coating not only seasons your chicken but will also help thicken your sauce later on.
- Now, let’s cook the chicken. Heat up your clarified butter or cooking oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once it’s hot enough, add your dusted chicken. Leave it to cook undisturbed, allowing a nice caramelization to occur.
- While your chicken is browning, let’s prep your potatoes. In a separate pan, heat some more oil and add your sliced potatoes. Sprinkle some salt and pepper, reduce the heat to low, and cover the pan.
- Once your chicken is nicely browned, remove it from the pan. Using the same pan, add your chopped shallot or onion. Cook until translucent.
- Next, add the sliced mushrooms to the pan. Season with a little more salt and pepper. Keep stirring until all the water from the mushrooms has evaporated. This step enhances the flavor of the mushrooms.
- Add the chopped spinach to the pan, stirring it in with the mushrooms and shallots.
- Now it’s time to infuse some garlic flavor. Add your minced garlic to the pan. Stir it quickly with the other ingredients to release its aroma but be careful not to burn it.
- Pour in the chicken broth. This is going to create a beautiful sauce with all the flavors in your pan.
- Return the cooked chicken to the pan, immersing it in the sauce. Let it simmer until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
- By now, your potatoes should be perfectly cooked. They should have a beautiful golden brown color.
- When your chicken is done, stir in the heavy cream. Let the sauce simmer for a few more minutes until it thickens to your desired consistency.
- Lastly, check your seasoning. If needed, add more garlic, salt, or pepper.
And there you have it, a delectable creamy garlic chicken with mushrooms and spinach, served with pan-fried potatoes. This simple, yet impressive meal is perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion. Enjoy your homemade feast, and remember, cooking is a joy that is meant to be shared. Stay tuned for more delicious recipes from the Ineskohl Kitchen!