Creamy Basil Garlic Chicken With Spinach

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Easy dinner ideas are so convenient to make during busy weeknights. This Creamy Basil Garlic Chicken With Spinach recipe uses a combination of amazing ingredients like fresh basil and fresh roasted garlic to brighten up the flavors. The result is a deliciously creamy chicken tenders that are bursting with strong flavors but not overbearing. Cooking healthy homemade recipes are all about convenience and using the right ingredients. You can serve this dish with rice, pasta, cornbread, garlic bread or even healthier alternatives like quinoa, couscous or salad. Everyone will enjoy this flavorsome recipe especially because of the comforting creamy texture to it. This recipe is also a great one to feed a large crowd because it tastes like home with all the delicious ingredients that don't cost a bomb. Any leftovers are great for the next few days as long as you store it in an airtight container in the fridge. How often does one come across quick recipes that are not only easy on the budget but also happen to be a huge crowd pleaser?

This recipe uses chicken breast, but that's not the only way to make it. You can also use chicken thighs or Turkey meat. Remember to always cook the chicken breast to the right temperature without letting it dry out too much. Nothing is worse than eating a dry and rubbery chicken breast. Since chicken breast is a tender part of the meat, there is a high chance that it will dry out when cooking at high temperature. Therefore, it is important not to overcook it without losing the moisture. The trick to cooking chicken breast perfectly for any recipe is to cook it on the lowest heat setting until done. If you want you can be creative, you can add additional flavors like taco seasoning to give it an interesting twist of flavor. You can even add other spices of your choice like chilli flakes to make it mildly spicy. Add cream of mushroom or chicken to it to make it extra flavorsome. For extra nutrition, add other veggies like diced bell peppers, mushrooms, etc. If you are a vegan, you can use all veggies or maybe even add vegan meat and use coconut cream instead of the real cream.

When working with chicken, it's critical to practice safe methods of handling meat to prevent cross-contamination. By handling meat the safe way, you can prevent 80 percent of food-borne diseases. The best way to keep the bacteria out of your kitchen and surroundings is by thoroughly cleaning hands before and after handling meat. Make sure to wash and sanitize the kitchen countertops after you have finished handling meat. Always refrigerate or freeze meat for later use under all circumstances to prevent salmonella. Types of meat like chicken, pork, and seafood have to be cooked thoroughly to the right temperature. Food poisoning is a serious problem even if the meat is slightly raw.

Thank you to Judith Hannemann at The Midnight Baker food blog for sharing this mouth-watering Creamy Basil Garlic Chicken With Spinach recipe with us. For more easy dinner ideas and quick recipes, do check out Judith’s website where you can find many amazing recipes and other interesting ideas for making comfort desserts. Healthy dinner ideas don't have to be complicated or time-consuming. This creamy chicken recipe is a great meal idea with a fantastic creamy texture to it. The drool factor for healthy homemade recipes is not only high but also free from preservatives and high sodium levels unlike eating a takeout. Make this delicious dinner recipe for your loved ones today!

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