Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Chicken

This recipe makes the most of spinach and sun-dried tomatoes soaked in a flavorful smooth sauce with braised chicken breast. It’s easy enough for a weeknight main or a great addition to any Shabbat or Holiday table. The sauce is perfect for wiping clean with challah.

When I read Natash’s recipe for Tuscan Chicken on Salt and Lavender, I had to adapt it for my kosher menu. I omitted the dairy ingredients and swapped up the flavorings to give it a sephardic twist.

The sauce gets its richness from one of my most favorite *secret ingredients. (Read the recipe to find out what it is.) It adds a smooth creaminess to the sauce and keeps the chicken soft and tender. Serve it over rice or pasta to soak up every juicy bit.

Chicken with Spinach and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Author: Hana Itzhaki

Equipment

  • large deep frying pan, tongs, whisk, measuring cups, measuring spoons, medium bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast each half cut lengthwise
  • Salt, Pepper, and Paprika for seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 cup White Wine or Chicken Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Harissa
  • 1 tablespoon *Mayonnaise*
  • 5 ounces Fresh Spinach
  • 1/4 cup Sun-dried Tomatoes in oil, sliced I prefer Trader Joe’s

Instructions

  • Season the chicken on both sides with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium heat.
  • Dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess. Discard remaining flour.
  • Sear chicken 3-4 minutes on both sides in batches, until it is browned but not cooked through entirely. Remove the pieces from the pan to a platter.
  • Deglaze the pan with wine or broth, scraping up brown bits from the pan on medium low heat.
  • Add the harissa and mayonnaise, whisking into the broth until incorporated.
  • Taste the sauce checking seasoning. Add salt and pepper according to taste.
  • Add the spinach and the tomatoes to the sauce and stir until combined and the spinach begins to wilt. Sauce should be on a low simmer.
  • Return the chicken to the sauce, spooning sauce over until all the pieces are basted.
  • Cover and simmer on low heat until chicken is cooked through 10-12 minutes.

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