Treat your loved one to this delicious chicken entree topped in a cream sauce with spinach and parmesan cheese. Add buttered pasta, a salad and a bottle of your favorite wine. Enjoy!
Keyword: chicken, spinach
Method: Stove Top
Skill Level: Intermediate
2packages10 ounces each frozen chopped spinach
1clovegarliccrushed and minced
dash dried basil
dash ground thyme
1/3cuphalf-and-half or whipping cream
5cupscooked chickensliced or diced
3/4cuphalf-and-half or whipping cream
salt and pepper
1cupgrated Parmesan cheese
Cook spinach according to package instructions, drain well.
In a skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter; add minced garlic, basil, and thyme. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon flour and blend well. Add 1/3 cup half-and-half and the spinach; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Spoon the spinach mixture into the bottom of a lightly buttered 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Cover with cooked chicken slices.
Over medium low heat, melt remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and blend in remaining 3 tablespoons of flour, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in 3/4 cup half-and-half and 3/4 cup chicken broth; continue cooking and stirring until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Pour sauce over chicken.
Cover all with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with buttered pasta of choice and your favorite wine!
Bake at 400° for 20 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned.