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Creamy spinach chicken recipe

Creamy spinach chicken recipe

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Perfect for a midweek dinner; cook your chicken breasts until tender in a thick, creamy sauce. Adding fresh baby spinach and zingy lemon juice will help you cut through the richness, not-to-mention it’s the ideal way to up the flavour! This healthy option is sure to please the whole family. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 339 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 100g drained sundried tomatoes, sliced lengthways, plus 1 tbsp oil from the jar for frying
  • 2 x 300g packs chicken breast fillets
  • 5 tsp cornflour
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ chicken stock cube, made up to 100ml
  • 250g pack baby spinach
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 150ml single cream
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 22%
  • Saturates

    6g 30%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    1.8g 30%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8.7g Protein 40.1g Fibre 3g


  1. Put the sundried tomatoes in a small, heatproof bowl and cover with 200ml boiling water; set aside.
  2. Lay the chicken breasts between 2 pieces of clingfilm and use a rolling pin to gently bash the thickest parts to flatten them a little, so the breasts are an even thickness. Season with salt and lightly coat with 4 tsp cornflour. Heat the sundried tomato oil in a large, deep, lidded frying pan over a medium-high heat, then fry the chicken breasts, without turning, for 4-6 mins each side until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the onion and garlic and cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally, until softened; add a splash of water if it starts to catch. Add the stock and sundried tomatoes; simmer for 1 min. Add the spinach, cover and cook for 2 mins, then remove the lid and stir well.
  4. Mix 1 tsp cornflour with 2 tbsp water in a small bowl. Stir the cornflour mixture, lemon juice and cream into the pan and simmer for 2 mins until thickened. Return the chicken to the pan, cover and cook for 2-3 mins more until the chicken is warmed through, then serve.

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