Skillet Chicken with Spinach Gravy

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Skillet chicken with spinach gravy is a delicious dish for your weeknight supper. Chicken fillets, pan sautéed in bacon drippings with a delicate pan gravy and wilted spinach.


To begin, fry 3 slices of bacon until crispy. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels, and set aside for the time being. Reserve your drippings.



While the bacon is frying, fillet 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in half. To save time, you can buy the chicken already cut in thin fillets, but those are usually a higher price per pound.



Lightly salt & pepper the fillets.



In the bacon drippings, sauté 3 of the chicken fillets until cooked through and lightly golden (about 3-4 minutes on each side). Set the fillets on a platter and cook the remaining three.


Once the chicken is all cooked, add 3 cloves of garlic to the skillet drippings. I took a short cut and used this finely minced garlic in a tube. Cook that for just a minute.


Pour in a half cup of white wine. This is to deglaze your skillet.



Loosen everything with a whisk and cook over medium heat until the liquid is reduced by half.




Pour in a cup of chicken broth.



Add in 2 tablespoons of cream cheese. Stir this in until melted.



Toss in 2 cups of baby spinach.



Whisk together 1/4 cup of cold water and a teaspoon of corn starch until smooth. Pour it into the skillet.



Add your chicken back into the skillet. Cook just until the spinach is wilted, the gravy is slightly thickened, and the chicken is heated through.



Serve with the bacon crumbled over the top and paired with your favorite sides.




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Next time, I will be sharing another of my crockpot supper recipes. I know it is summer, but not everyone realizes that your crockpot can be your best friend during the hot weather months. It’s wonderful to have dinner done and your whole house not heated up from the stove or oven!

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