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Italian Chicken with Tomato Crusted Potatoes

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  Boneless chicken breasts 8 Ounce, skinned (2 nos, 4 ounces each)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Sun dried tomato 3 Teaspoon
  Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 , chopped
  New potatoes 8 Ounce, cooked
  White wine 1⁄4 Pint
  Creme fraiche 4 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh chives 1 Tablespoon, snipped
  Spinach leaves 4 Ounce
  Butter 2 Tablespoon (a knob)
  Freshly grated nutmeg 1 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, ground

1. Slash the chicken breasts and set aside. Chop the garlic. In a shallow dish, mix together half the olive oil, 1 teaspoon of the sun-dried tomato puree, the mustard, half the garlic, salt and pepper. Add the chicken, stir, and set aside to marinate.

2. In a frying pan, heat the remaining oil and add half the onion and cook until softened and lightly browned.
3. Quarter the potatoes, add to the pan and cook until golden, turning occasionally. Stir in the remaining sun-dried tomato puree and just heat through. Keep warm.
3. Heat another frying pan, add the chicken breasts and cook for 10-15 minutes until cooked through, turning occasionally. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
4. Add the remaining onion and garlic to the pan and cook gently for 3-5 minutes until the onion has softened. Pour in the wine and cook until reduced by half. Stir in the crème fraiche, add the lemon juice and simmer for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste and stir in the chives.

5. Wash the spinach and remove the stalks. Put in a pan with just the water that clings to the leaves after washing. Add the butter and cook until wilted. Season to taste, add the nutmeg and drain off any excess liquid.

6. On warmed serving plates, arrange the chicken, add potatoes and the spinach and drizzle around some of the sauce.
7. Serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 722 Calories from Fat 434

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.5%

Saturated Fat 12.4 g62.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 98 mg32.7%

Sodium 776.4 mg32.4%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.7%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.2%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 32 g64.4%

Vitamin A 122.2% Vitamin C 69.1%

Calcium 13.3% Iron 21.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Italian Chicken With Tomato Crusted Potatoes Recipe