Lemon Chicken and Creamed Spinach Lorraine
Are you feeling romantic this Valentine’s Day? Want to share an easy beautiful meal with your love? Here’s a great weeknight recipe that will keep the romance alive.
Lemon Chicken Ingredients
4 garlic cloves
4-6 chicken thighs
4 small chicken breasts
To season: thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper
1 jar artichoke hearts
3 tbsp white wine
Marinate chicken in spices, salt and pepper, juice of one lemon, zest of one lemon, 2 cloves of the garlic crushed, 1-2 tbsp olive oil for a couple of hours or overnight. Prior to cooking, turn the oven on to 375. In a pan on the stovetop, add a couple of tbsp oil and on medium-high heat, sear the chicken pieces in batches (turning on both sides until they start to brown. Move pieces to an oven-safe dish. Once all chicken is seared, deglaze the pan with white wine. Pour wine into a dish with chicken. Add 2 more sliced cloves garlic, 1 1/2 lemons (sliced into rounds) and arrange over chicken. Add artichokes from a small jar. Bake uncovered for 30-40 mins. Let rest for 5-10 mins prior to serving.
Creamed Spinach Lorraine Ingredients
4 rashers bacon
1 1/2 cup sliced mushroom
1/2 large white onion chopped (or one small)
1 leek – whites and light green chopped
2-3 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp flour
1 bag fresh spinach
Salt and pepper
1/2 – 3/4 cup cream or milk
Splash of white wine
1/2 cup parmesan
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
In a pan on the stovetop add 1 tbsp butter and sauté bacon, leek and onion until bacon is medium rendered. Add remaining butter and sliced mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes more. Add salt, pepper, pinch of nutmeg. Add flour and stir. Add a bag of spinach and stir until wilted.Add wine. Stir. Add cream/milk and stir all together until desired thickness. Should be nice and creamy. Add more flour if too thin, more milk if too thick. Remove into a flat oven-safe dish. Top with parmesan and Panko. If you have, spray with olive oil or some melted butter. Bake for 10 mins in the oven at 375. Broil for 2 minutes until golden brown to serve.