Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chicken Florentine

Last night I made one of my favorite recipes. It started out as a recipe my dad gave a few years back, that was actually meant to be a recipe for roasted pork. I played around with it a little bit and eventually I was able to turn it in to Chicken Florentine

The Ingredients:

  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 3 Stalks of Rosemary - Minced
  • 6 Roma Tomatoes - Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic - Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp White Wine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Crushed Red Pepper
  • Capellini Pasta
  • 1 Bushel Spinach

Melt butter in a heavy bottom pot or dutch oven (I prefer a porcelain enameled cast iron dutch oven), over medium high heat. Rinse the chicken thighs and dry. Season generously with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Brown chicken in the butter for 5 to 10 minutes per side.

Remove and set aside, leaving behind the butter and chicken juices. 

Add the white wine to the pot to deglaze. Add tomatoes and saute until soft. Add the garlic to tomatoes. Add salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to the mix. Saute for a few minutes, stirringly occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to loosen up. Place the chicken back in to the pot and cover. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer for another 20 minutes. 

Rinse the spinach and saute and olive oil with salt until the spinach is wilted. Remove from heat.

To serve, place cooked capellini on a plate. Place spinach on top of the pasta. Add a chicken thigh on top of the spinach, and top off with a few spoonfuls of the sauce.

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