Monday, July 29, 2013

Pan Seared Paprika Chicken with a Spinach Cream Sauce


There is an endless need for new chicken recipes.
This simple and elegant recipe will help you to get a dinner on the table quickly and it will look beautiful for your family or guests. With just a few ingredients too this recipe can be made on a budget. I hope you try it and love it as much as my family and I did.
Coconut oil
4- Thin sliced or pounded chicken breast
salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika to your personal taste
1/2 cup chicken stock
3/4 cup half and half
2 cups baby spinach
Heat a few tablespoons of coconut oil in a sauté pan. I use a cast iron skillet for my sautéing needs. Season one side of the chicken breasts with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Place the seasoned side down into the pan and season the other side of the chicken. Sauté on both sides until brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken and deglaze the pan with the chicken stock, whisking as it sizzles all the bits of goodness from the bottom of the pan. Add the half and half into the stock then wilt the spinach into the sauce as it bubbles and thickens. Serve with a salad, whole grain brown rice or some whole wheat pasta.
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  1. Oh, this is lovely...sounds divine. I really enjoy the combination of chicken and spinach and a cream sauce.

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. Thank you, Gwen! The only thing that would have made it even more delicious would have been crumbles of crunchy prosciutto! My family ate this with whole grain brown rice. Loving THM!

  3. This would be FANTASTIC over zucchini noodles!!!
    Thank you so much for linking up at Trim Healthy Tuesday! :-)
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  4. Thank you, Stacy! And thank you for the guidance to the link up! That was cool...

  5. Amen to Stacy Makes Cents :) I love all things spinach and am excited to give this a spin! Stopping by from Trim Healthy Tuesdays.

  6. Inspired by your post I made this tonight for our tribe and ate my portion with shirataki noodles - yum!

  7. Thank you for trying it, Rachel! Glad you liked it!

  8. This looks great!!! Since you are adding brown rice, is it an E meal? Is it okay to have half and half in an E recipe?

  9. Carina, I would eat this with a salad as an S. For my family, who has no weight to lose, I would pair it with any healthy side for them.

  10. Oh Carina, I also remembered. I ate it with my Kale and cabbage sauté recipe that I just recently added! :)