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Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach Recipe
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Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach Recipe

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This moist and tender chicken comes complete with its own creamy and flavorful vegetable side! It makes a pretty presentation and goes together in no time flat for a nutritious weeknight meal. —Genna Johannes, Wrightstown, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh with 1/4 cup spinach mixture equals 225 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 338 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  2. In same pan, cook and stir shallots until tender. Add wine; bring to a boil. Cook until wine is reduced by half. Add spinach and salt; cook and stir just until spinach is wilted. Stir in sour cream; serve with chicken.
    Freeze option: Before adding sour cream, cool chicken and spinach mixture. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, stirring occasionally. Stir in sour cream.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh with 1/4 cup spinach mixture equals 225 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 338 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"We LOVE this!!! Just gonna say I imported this into my recipe builder and I came up with much lower calorie and fat totals. 155 cal, 5g total fat per 1 breast & 1/4 cup spinach mixture."

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"really good"

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"Wow, loved this! I had mushrooms on hand so added that to the sauce mixture which I doubled. Really good flavors, thanks for sharing!"

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"I enjoyed the flavor but my sauce definitely did not turn out like the picture. Would make again though."

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Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"we loved it! different and elegant. thank you so much for the wonderful recipe."

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