Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chicken, Spinach & Blue Cheese Pasta Sauce

My friend Anne is staying with me and this is one of the first dishes I ever made's quick, super tasty and you can pretend it's good for you because of the spinach!!

Serves 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 large chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 bag baby spinach leaves (170g)
  • 1 tsp dried Herbs de Provence
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 8oz (227g) low fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy (double) cream
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/3 cup of chopped fresh herbs (I grow Thyme, Basil and Oregano at home so I mixed these)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  1. In a large non stick saucepan heat the olive oil on a medium heat and then add the garlic & onion and saute for 5 mins, stirring to prevent burning.
  2. Add the chicken, salt & pepper, lemon zest and herbs de provence, cook for an additional 5 mins
  3. Add the sour cream, heavy cream and blue cheese. Cook down for an additional 5 mins. The cream should reduce by half
  4. Add the spinach and herbs and cover for the last 5 minutes, stirring half way through. The spinach will wilt down, don't worry if it looks alot!
Serve with some penne or spaghetti and some Garlic Garlic Garlic Bread



  1. Your recipe looks creamy and full of flavors! Thanks for sharing :)



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