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Chicken and Spinach in Creamy Paprika Sauce

Chicken and Spinach in Creamy Paprika Sauce is an amazing one-pan dish with an amazing flavor from white wine and mild tang from the fresh lemon juice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and spinach, chicken in creamy sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 330kcal
Author Olga

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 (sodium free)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (juice of squeezed lemon)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp paprika

Instructions

  • Cooking Chicken: Season the chicken with salt, pepper and paprika, rubbing it evenly over both sides.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spinach: Add in the spinach and cook for additional 2 minutes until the spinach has wilted.
  • Adding Chicken Back: Return the chicken to the skillet and cook covered for 2-3 minutes if your chicken breasts are thin; or for 5-7 minutes, if they are thick.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 726mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 51.7% | Vitamin C: 19.1% | Calcium: 5.1% | Iron: 7.8%