When I was a child I thought only Popeye ate spinach.
The only option at the time would have been canned spinach, which I still won’t touch.
It wasn’t until I was out in the world, and living in the ‘big city’ that I was introduced to spinach salads, which I immediately loved.
It wasn’t until I met mon mari that I realized people actually ate and liked cooked spinach. He even ate the canned stuff.
Now I always have a bag of frozen spinach in the freezer. I make gratins and little timbales with it, but, most often, I just grab a few blocks of it and toss it into whatever else I’m making.
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Lemon Chicken and Spinach Tagliatelle
Plain, frozen spinach is a great kitchen staple. Thaw it in the microwave, squeeze it dry and add it to almost anything.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Pasta
- 2 chicken breasts (12oz,360gr total weight) cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8oz (240gr) frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed dry or fresh, chopped
- 1 tsp savory
- 1 tsp tarragon
- 1 tsp dill weed
- 1 tsp lemon pepper
- 4 tbs fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
- 1 cup (8oz, 250ml) chicken broth
- 2 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 3 tbs water
- 1/2 cup (4oz (120gr) Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup (1oz, 30gr) Parmesan, grated
- 4oz (120gr) dry tagliatelle
- Cook pasta according to package instructions.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes.
- Add garlic, chicken, and sauté for 5 minutes longer.
- Add herbs, lemon pepper, lemon juice, chicken broth, spinach, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Add cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened.
- Stir in yogurt.
- Add drained tagliatelle, Parmesan, toss well and serve.
You can substitute sour cream or plain yogurt for the Greek yogurt.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 626
- Sugar: 8.6 g
- Sodium: 2011 mg
- Fat: 12.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.7 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 66.6 g
- Fiber: 5.9 g
- Protein: 61 g
- Cholesterol: 143.1 mg
Keywords: lemon chicken, spinach pasta, tagliatelli
We sit around all winter waiting for spring so we can do stuff outside…. Then, suddenly, the weather turns hot and sunny, the outside explodes, and everything in the world needs tending to / doing yesterday.
Couldn’t it happen gradually?
Everything needs trimming and mowing and weeding and planting and hoeing.
I have the shallots in the ground, as well as 36 lettuce sets and 1/4 of the potager hoed and fertilized. Over the next 3 days I need to finish the potager and plant 100 or so onions and clean out the herbs.
I need to do this because on the 4th day (according to the meteo) the cold and rain comes back.
Wait. I just caught myself complaining about having to be out in the warm sunshine.