Lazy Budget Chef: Chicken with Spinach and Garlic Almond Recipe

Monday, October 24, 2011

Chicken with Spinach and Garlic Almond Recipe

When it comes to making a quick, healthy, and cheap dinner, you can’t beat a stir fry. This Chicken Spinach and Garlic Almond dinner took less than 30 minutes to make – which is faster, more nutritious, and to us tastes better than Hamburger Helper. 

Quick easy healthy and frugal Chicken with Spinach and Garlic Almond Recipe
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The even better part of this meal is I was able to stretch the two lone chicken breasts in my freezer to feed four people. Oh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!


How?

Easy! I diced the chicken instead of serving big hunk of meat. Dicing the meat stretches the meal and spreads the flavor thought out the dish. I added more chopped vegetables to my meal too. Vegtables are a great meat stretcher that ensures you get enough vegetables (and fiber!) in your diet.

To make sure my meal had enough protein for four, I chopped and added garlic almonds (learn more about them here) to the dish because nuts are an excellent source of protein. The garlic and spices in the almonds add an extra hint of garlic, cayenne and black pepper  to my meal without extra work. I like that because opening extra spice jars is hard, people  J

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Quick and Easy Chicken with Spinach and Garlic Almonds Recipe


Ingredients

A drizzle of olive oil or any light tasting oil

2 diced chicken breasts

2 cups of chopped garlic almonds

1 bag of fresh spinach (defrosted frozen spinach works too)

1 chopped onion

2 chopped red/yellow/orange bell peppers (green pepper also works if you didn’t hit a sale like I did)

1 tablespoon oregano (or more or less to taste)

1 teaspoon basil (or more or less to taste)

Salt (Kosher salt adds an extra punch if you have it. As always, you what you have first.)


Make it: 

1. Drizzle olive oil to a cover the bottom of a pan.

2. Add the chicken, onion, bell peppers, and spinach to the pan. Saute over medium heat.

3. Add the garlic almonds, oregano, basil to the mix. Saute until the chicken is fully cooked and the spinach wilts.

4. Add a few shakes of salt to marry the flavors. The goal is to bring the flavor the ingredients to forefront, not to have a dish that tastes primarily of salt.

5. Serve over whole wheat spaghetti.
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4 comments:

Mary H said...

NOW my stomach's growling! This sounds delicious. I'm a vegetarian so I'd leave out the chicken and maybe throw in some Great Northern beans instead, or not, as it has so much other tasty stuff.

Condo Blues said...

Mary H - That sounds awesome!! The flavored almonds are what spice the chicken. I'm sure they would do very good and tasty things to great northern beans.

PeggyJean said...

wow that looks delish! cant wait to try it!Thanks for sharing~

Lindsay said...

Sounds very flavorful! I would love to give it a try! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! Happy to have you!

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