Chicken with Spinach & Artichoke Cream Sauce

I am always on the look out for new recipes to try.  As you all know, I am an adventurous cook and an adventurous eater, so anything goes, although I certainly have my favorites too.  The other day I saw this delicious looking recipe for chicken with a spinach & artichoke cream sauce that was just calling out to me.  I am always a sucker for anything in a good cream sauce, and I love both artichokes and spinach, so this was just perfect for me.  Of course my version of the recipe was different than the version I first saw.  As always, I had to make it my own recipe, and add my own signature to it.  🙂

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Chicken with Spinach & Artichoke Cream Sauce

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2 lbs chicken

1 can artichoke hearts, drained

1 shallot, chopped fine

1-2 TBSP garlic

3 cups fresh spinach, stemmed and chopped

2 TBSP  Peruvian peppers

salt & pepper to taste

olive oil

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

 

Saute the shallots and garlic in the olive oil until the shallots are translucent.  I also had a few leftover zucchini slices that I added as well.

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When the vegetables are cooked, add the wine and deglaze the skillet, making sure to scrape the bottom well.

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When the liquid has reduced to about half, add the cream, cheese and the salt & pepper.  Mix everything in together well.  Cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Make sure everything is well incorporated and the cheese is completely melted.

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Add the spinach, artichoke hearts, and peppers to the mixture, and cook for about 3-4 minutes more.

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The sauce is now ready to serve.  While the sauce is cooking, cook your chicken.  I just added salt & pepper and olive oil to the chicken and grilled it, but you can also pan-fry it, either with or without a little flour as a coating if you prefer.  With this rich and creamy sauce, the best way to serve it is over fettuccine, with warmed bread and a good chardonnay.  It just doesn’t get much better than this.  DELICIOUS!

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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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