Chicken and Spinach in Creamy Paprika Sauce


The combination of tender chicken, vibrant spinach, and a luscious creamy paprika sauce creates a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. This recipe is a delightful testament to the marriage of comforting textures and the rich, aromatic essence of paprika-infused cream. Let's explore the creation of this enticing dish that promises to elevate any dining experience.


  • 4 Chicken Breasts, (boneless & skinless)
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika, (for seasoning chicken)
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt and Pepper, (each for seasoning chicken)
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter

Creamy Paprika Sauce:

  1. 1 tablespoon butter
  2. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 tablespoon flour (sifted)
  4. ½ cup dry white wine
  5. ½ cup chicken broth, (sodium free)
  6. ½ cup heavy cream
  7. 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, (juice of squeezed lemon)
  8. 2 cups fresh spinach
  9. ½ teaspoon salt
  10. 1 teaspoon paprika


  1. Cooking Chicken: Season the chicken with salt, pepper and paprika, rubbing it evenly over both sides.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet (I used cast iron skillet) over medium high heat and cook on the first side for about 3 minutes. Flip, and turn the heat down to medium and cook for another three minutes. Remove and set chicken aside on separate plate.
  3. Making Creamy Sauce: Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the now empty skillet. Add garlic and cook stirring frequently about 2 minutes. Add flour using a sifter until well mixed. Add wine next and cook for 1-2 minutes to allow alcohol to evaporate.
  4. Stir in chicken broth, heavy cream and lemon juice. Add salt and paprika. Mix well. Simmer for 2 minutes. Taste the sauce and adjust seasoning (if necessary) at this point.
  5. Spinach: Add in the spinach and cook for additional 2 minutes until the spinach has wilted.
  6. Adding Chicken Back: Return the chicken to the skillet and cook covered for 2-3 minutes if your chicken breasts are thin; or for 5-7 minutes, if they are thick.
  7. Serve immediately.

The Chicken and Spinach in Creamy Paprika Sauce embodies a delightful fusion of tender protein, vibrant greens, and the luxurious embrace of a creamy paprika-infused sauce. This recipe boasts a harmonious blend of flavors—a balance between the warmth of paprika, the richness of cream, and the earthy freshness of spinach.

Whether served atop a bed of rice, pasta, or accompanied by crusty bread, this dish promises a luxurious dining experience that's both comforting and indulgent. Its simplicity in preparation and the richness of flavors make it a perfect choice for special occasions or a delightful dinner any day of the week.

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