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Chic Cuisine: Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Bake

I moved to Kilcock about five years ago and love it here. I am a home economics teacher, and a couple of years ago I returned to college and graduated with a First Class Masters of Science in Food Product Development. I have taught a variety of adult education cookery classes, private cookery and social evening and catered for many an event and dinner party.About two years ago in an attempt to change my lifestyle & diet I embarked on a quest to loose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. To that end I established the brilliant blog - SkinnyLovesFood which I now run with my friend Rhona.It details healthy, low fat, wholesome recipes. I am delighted to return to the OurKilcock team and I hope you enjoy my healthy, wholesome recipes. All queries and requested are welcomed. I love a challenge!!!
Chic Cuisine: Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Bake Posted on March 4, 2010
I moved to Kilcock about five years ago and love it here. I am a home economics teacher, and a couple of years ago I returned to college and graduated with a First Class Masters of Science in Food Product Development. I have taught a variety of adult education cookery classes, private cookery and social evening and catered for many an event and dinner party.About two years ago in an attempt to change my lifestyle & diet I embarked on a quest to loose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. To that end I established the brilliant blog - SkinnyLovesFood which I now run with my friend Rhona.It details healthy, low fat, wholesome recipes. I am delighted to return to the OurKilcock team and I hope you enjoy my healthy, wholesome recipes. All queries and requested are welcomed. I love a challenge!!!
Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Bake
Chicken, Spinach and Artichoke Bake - Mmmm...

This one pot dish is perfect as a mid week dinner. When served it looks rather rustic but, you know, I think that is the way it should be. The artichoke hearts are amazing in this dish and add a subtle background flavour to this dish. The baby spinach is in season and looks so fresh. I think potatoes work best in this beautiful main course but penne or fusilli pasta would also be fine. Obviously this recipe can be very easily adapted for a vegetarian – just omit the chicken and salami and add in some extra vegetables. Give it a go and enjoy the creamy, melty textures of this Italian inspired meal.

Serves 2
Ingredients

  • 1/ 2 chicken fillets
  • 50g / 7 slices good quality salami
  • ½ jar of artichoke hearts in olive oil
  • 250g baby spinach leaves
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 20g butter
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 10 mushrooms
  • 200ml cream
  • Splash white wine
  • Pinch grated nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 50g grated mature cheddar
  • 50g grated parmesan

Method
Ok let’s get organized and prepared first. Preheat the oven to 180⁰C.

  1. Peel and half the potatoes lengthways.
  2. Parboil for 5/7 mins.
  3. Peel and dice onion and garlic.
  4. Thinly slice the mushrooms.
  5. Dice the chicken.
  6. Heat the oil and butter in the frying pan – sauté the onion, garlic, chicken and mushrooms for 4 mins. Add the salami and continue to cook for another for 5 mins.
  7. When cooked slice the potatoes into thick slices. Add the potato, spinach and artichoke in to the pan.
  8. Then splash in the white wine and allow to reduce down.
  9. Add in the cream, nutmeg and seasoning.
  10. Allow to cook for about 5 mins
  11. Transfer to a buttered oven proof dish, sprinkle with the grated cheddar cheese
  12. Bake in the oven for 40mins.
  13. Serve wit a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc.

chic cuisineThis is Chic Cuisine. Every fortnight I post some of my delicious, tasty and economical recipes here on our very own OurKilcock.ie. Please feel free to post any questions or queries in relation to the recipes and I’ll be happy to answer them. Please use your own judgement on cooking times and measurements within reason as all of us do things a little different.

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I moved to Kilcock about five years ago and love it here. I am a home economics teacher, and a couple of years ago I returned to college and graduated with a First Class Masters of Science in Food Product Development. I have taught a variety of adult education cookery classes, private cookery and social evening and catered for many an event and dinner party.About two years ago in an attempt to change my lifestyle & diet I embarked on a quest to loose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. To that end I established the brilliant blog - SkinnyLovesFood which I now run with my friend Rhona.It details healthy, low fat, wholesome recipes. I am delighted to return to the OurKilcock team and I hope you enjoy my healthy, wholesome recipes. All queries and requested are welcomed. I love a challenge!!!