100g drained sundried tomatoes, sliced lengthways, plus 1 tbsp oil from the jar
600g chicken breast fillets
5 tsp cornflour
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
½ chicken stock cube, made up to 100ml
250g baby spinach
½ lemon, juiced
150ml single cream
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
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, stir through the spinach until wilted, cover and cook for 2-3 mins more until the chicken is warmed through, then serve.
Per Serving: 8.7g Carbs 3g Fibre 16g Fat 40.1g Protein
Spinach is such a lovely green vegetable, so delicious and a good source of folic acid, manganese and vitamins A and C, it really can be thrown into just about any dish for a quick veggie boost!
Did you know that “Baby spinach” is a term typically used to describe spinach that has been harvested during a fairly early stage of plant growth, usually between 15-35 days after planting. We’re usually familiar with baby spinach in the grocery store because of its small leaves, tender texture, and sweet taste in comparison with mature, fully formed spinach leaves. (For these mature spinach leaves, the harvest dates are usually between 40-65 days.)
Talking spinach you may like to try these recipes:
Spinach and ricotta lasagne with courgette pasta – see more details here
All the best Jan