Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chicken A La Yummy


Is there any food you can do more with than chicken?

It’s the main component of so many different dishes from so many different countries. You can prepare it in a mind-boggling variety of ways.

And my family all eats it! That right there earns it major appreciation.

This recipe, adapted from a Real Simple dish can be made in just minutes. Give this yummy skillet meal a go if you’re looking for something quick and healthy with a short list of ingredients and easy clean-up.

Skillet Chicken with Spinach and


skillet chicken

2 Tbsp olive oil

4 skinless chicken breasts

Salt & Pepper

1 pound button mushrooms quartered

1 red bell pepper diced into small pieces

3 garlic cloves

½ cup chicken broth

6 cups fresh spinach

Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken until browned and cooked through (approx 5 minutes per side depending on thickness). Transfer to a plate and cover with foil.

Return skillet to medium high heat, add 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Sautee mushrooms & red pepper 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and chicken broth until mushrooms are tender and broth is nearly evaporated. Toss in spinach, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes until spinach wilts. Serve with the chicken.

Enjoy! :)

Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig

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  1. This looks good and simple to make. I may make this one, minus the mushrooms.

  2. This looks delicious. Haven't tried chicken with spinach but this makes it look good. Thanks for sharing.

    Thoughts in Progress

  3. Great combination, Elizabeth. You're right -- chicken is so versatile. And this recipe sounds both delicious and healthy. We love spinach and mushrooms. Yum!


  4. A one-pan dinner! I love those. And I'm looking forward to red peppers coming into season again -- six plants just went into the garden. : )

    ~ Krista

  5. I love all of these ingredients -- and now is definitely the time of year to keep things simple and start eating light.

    Thanks, Riley/Elizabeth,
    have a great day! :-)

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  6. Dru--And they're very easy to leave out, too!

    Mason--Thanks! :) Hope you'll enjoy.

    Julie--I think it's pretty healthy. It's nice to have both spinach and mushies in a recipe...I love them both!

    Krista--Oh gosh...I need to plant the garden! Keep meaning to get started on that...

    Cleo--I think so, too...I need to keep life as simple as possible right now! When summer comes, maybe things will slow down a little.

  7. Oh, I love mushrooms and spinach. And you're right about chicken -- it's incredibly versatile!
    This is chicken a la yummy! LOL.