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Creamy Basil Garlic Chicken with Spinach

Creamy basil garlic chicken with spinach is a easy enough for a weekday meal, but is great for guests too!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Chicken, skillet dinners
Cuisine: American
Keyword: asian spinach, garlic chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 445kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken tenders or 4 boneless skinless breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach thawed and water squeezed out -OR- 2 cups fresh baby spinach


  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil -OR- 2 tsp dried
  • 1 cup light cream or half-and-half see NOTES
  • 1 small head roasted mashed garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp grated Romano or Parmesan cheese


  • Sprinkle chicken pieces with the 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Place the flour in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the cream so there are no lumps. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Brown the chicken on all sides; remove from pan.
  • Pour the sauce into the hot pan and whisk until sauce begins to bubble. Add the spinach and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan, cover and cook for 10 minutes.


You may use 1/2 cup more cream if you want a thinner sauce.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1215mg | Potassium: 1003mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5044IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2mg