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Chicken Mushrooms and Spinach Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, mushrooms, spinach
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs skinless, boneless
  • 10 ounces button mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach cleaned
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half & half or cream
  • ½ cup romano cheese grated, parmesan works too
  • salt and pepper to taste or try a favorite seasoning

Instructions

  • Pat the chicken dry, cut each piece in half,and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat.  When heated, add 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil.
  • When the butter is melted and bubbling, add the chicken pieces.  Cook on each side for4-5 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165° F.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan,cover with foil and set aside.
  • Add another tablespoon of each butter and oil to the pan.  When the butter is melted, add the mushrooms in a single layer. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, until browned.  Remove the mushrooms from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining butter and oil(2 tablespoons of each) to the pan.  When heated,sauté the garlic for about 2 minutes, until light brown.  Then sprinkle on the tablespoon of flour, whisking to blend as a roux.  This will only take a few seconds.  Drizzle in the chicken broth and half & half and bring to a simmer. 
  • Once the sauce is simmering, add in ½ cup grated cheese and stir to blend. Add in salt and pepper to taste. 
  • When blended, add the 2 cups of spinach and stir until the spinach is wilted into the sauce.
  • Return the mushrooms to the pan and stir.  Nestle the chicken pieces into the sauce in the pan, along with the juices from the chicken, and cook for about 3 more minutes over medium low heat.
  • Plate the chicken and smother with sauce. 

Notes

This dish pairs well with rice or egg noodles.
Enjoy!