An overhead view of Crispy Roasted Chicken in a white pan on top of a marble platter with pepper and a beverage next to the pan.

Crispy Roasted Chicken in Creamy Sauce

This Crispy Roasted Chicken in Creamy Sauce is a hearty meal and can be used as an ingredient for another recipe once it becomes leftovers!

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An overhead view of Crispy Roasted Chicken in a white pan on top of a marble platter with pepper and a beverage next to the pan.
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Crispy Roasted Chicken in Creamy Sauce

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 575kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 16 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups half-and-half

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. (If your oven has the option, set to top and bottom heating.) Grease a deep baking dish with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise, coat with the herbs, and season with red pepper flakes and salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer to the baking dish. Using a brush, coat the chicken with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, turning halfway through.
  • After 20 minutes, add the tomatoes and bake for another 5-7 minutes. At this point the chicken should be very tender inside, and nice and crispy on the outside. Remove from the oven, cover with aluminum foil while still hot, and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a pan over low heat, add the spinach and saute for 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the garlic, and nutmeg, and mix well. Cook for another minute and add half-and-half. Cook for 5-7 minutes over low heat, stirring frequently. Add the chicken and tomatoes to the sauce and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from the heat and divide between 4 plates. (If you want to use leftovers from this recipe to make the Chicken Soup with Veggies recipe, save one serving of this recipe.)
  • Serve with gluten-free pasta or toasted baguette slices.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Roasted Chicken in Creamy Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 575 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 187mg62%
Sodium 375mg16%
Potassium 1436mg41%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 54g108%
Vitamin A 3911IU78%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 200mg20%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Have leftovers from the Crispy Roasted Chicken in Creamy Sauce recipe? Use them for this… Chicken Soup with Veggies

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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