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Category: Mains

Chicken in Garlic Bread Sauce

Chicken in Garlic Bread Sauce
Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

There are sauces and there are sauces. A lot of them are good only when it comes to sprucing up leftovers. But the sauce for this chicken dish has a variety of uses and is a great helper when it ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes | Serves 3 to 4
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 or 4 slices white bread
  • 2 cups spinach, loosely packed
  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds chicken pieces, washed and patted dry

Step 1Break bay leaf into pieces and set aside. Peel and finely chop garlic. Cut ends off onion, then peel and chop onion into small pieces.

Step 2Put garlic, onion, milk, broth, vinegar, butter, bay leaf pieces, salt and pepper in medium saucepan. Place pan over medium-low heat and slowly bring to almost boiling, about 25 minutes; this allows flavors to develop.

Step 3While sauce is heating, tear bread into small pieces and set aside. Prepare spinach by rinsing and patting dry with paper towels. Chop leaves into pieces.

Step 4When sauce is about to boil, reduce heat to low and stir in bread pieces and chopped spinach. Add chicken pieces to sauce. Cover pan and simmer 20 minutes, making sure sauce never boils. Remove lid and turn chicken pieces over. Cover and cook 20 more minutes or until chicken is done. Immediately serve in deep dishes or bowls, using enough sauce to cover chicken pieces.

Each of 4 serving:
544 calories; 1,306 mg sodium; 149 mg cholesterol; 34 grams fat; 19 grams carbohydrates; 39 grams protein; 0.56 gram fiber.
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