Chicken Breasts with Spinach, Leek and Saffron Sauce Recipe

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Glen
Glen April 6, 2021
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How To Make Chicken Breasts with Spinach, Leek and Saffron Sauce

Tender chicken breasts are made aromatic with a deliciously creamy saffron sauce, and served with tender spinach and leeks, for a filling dinner meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½cupdry white wine
  • 1tspsaffron threads
  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 6chicken breast halves,boneless, with skin
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • 3large leeks
  • 1large garlic clove
  • cupchicken stock,or low sodium broth
  • 1bay leaf
  • ¼cupheavy cream,plus 2 tbsp
  • 4cupscurly spinach leaves,torn, packed
  • 2tspdijon mustard

Instructions

  1. In a glass measuring cup, warm the wine in a microwave oven. Lightly crumble the saffron into the wine.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and add them to the skillet, skin side down.

  3. Cook the chicken over moderately high heat for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to moderate and cook for about 4 minutes until the skin is browned and crisp. Turn and cook for 3 minutes longer.

  4. Transfer to a plate.

  5. Melt the butter in the skillet. Add the leeks and cook over moderate heat, stirring, for about 3 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and cook over moderately low heat for about 3 minutes, until golden.

  6. Add the wine and saffron and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the stock and bay leaf and bring to a simmer over moderately high heat.

  7. Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, skin side up and simmer over moderately low heat for about 10 minutes, until just cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a warmed platter.

  8. Add the cream to the skillet and simmer over moderately high heat for about 4 minutes, until slightly thickened. Add the spinach and cook for about 1 minute, until wilted.

  9. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the mustard. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Discard the bay leaf.

  10. Spoon the sauce onto plates, top with the chicken breasts and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 321.69kcal
  • Fat: 19.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.56g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.67g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.53g
  • Fiber: 1.75g
  • Sugar: 3.70g
  • Protein: 21.51g
  • Cholesterol: 76.15mg
  • Sodium: 610.46mg
  • Calcium: 80.07mg
  • Potassium: 507.03mg
  • Iron: 2.74mg
  • Vitamin A: 219.03µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.88mg
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