One Pot Chicken, Spinach, and Mushrooms

Cluck, cluck, what’s up?

Here’s a riddle:

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Answer: not to wash dishes, I assure you!

Washing dishes is not fun! I hate washing dishes! And so, that’s why today I’m sharing another one pot recipe.

This recipe uses my *I wish I could patent this* technique of basically braising the food over medium heat and while covered with a lid. This technique makes for quick, even, and dare I say…fool proof cooking.

ONE POT CHICKEN, MUSHROOMS, AND SPINACH

Ingredients:

  • 1 leg and thigh quarter chicken piece or two chick thighs or two chicken drumsticks
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon avocado, coconut, or vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • A splash of cream (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add the oil into the pain over medium heat. 
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken for approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Chop the onion into a small dice. Add to the pot (with the chicken drippings still in the pot) and sprinkle over a pinch of salt. Stir.
  4. Chop and add the mushrooms to the pot. Stir.
  5. Rinse the spinach thoroughly. Chop the spinach and add to the pot. Add a pinch of salt. Stir.
  6. Chop and add the garlic to the pot. Stir. 
  7. Spread the vegetables out on the bottom of the pot. Place the chicken back inside the pot, on top of the vegetables. Add a splash of water or chicken stock to make sure there’s enough liquid for the food to steam.
  8. Cook until the chicken and vegetables, covered, until the chicken is done. Check for doneness by sticking a paring knife into the thickest part of the chicken and checking that the juices run clear. 
  9. Stir in the cream and parmesan and mix to combine. Serve hot!

Here’s a picture to show you how much a “bunch” of spinach is. I’m not being obtuse by describing the amount as “a bunch.” That’s just how they (whoever they are) measure spinach. I don’t make the rules.

And here’s a video of this dish bubbling away on the stove, looking and smelling DELICIOUS!

Chicken, spinach, and mushrooms simmering in a pot

One Comment Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    OMG ! You’re a genius for sure! YAY 😃 that meal looks delicious and only one pot to clean, fantastic! I will be cooking that soon, I got everything already just need the mushrooms! Keep the easy recipes coming and I will return to check out what I’ll be cooking next! Great Job and Thank Ya!💯✋🏽

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