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Braised Chicken Thighs with Spinach

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Braised Chicken Thighs with Spinach
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  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes

Chicken thighs are cooked until golden brown then simmered in a rich onion, garlic, thyme, and rosemary sauce with tender spinach. 

Ingredients

  • 4 6-ounce bone in chicken thighs (skin removed)
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package 10-ounce frozen spinach (or 1 bunch fresh spinach)

Directions

1.     Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil. Add chicken, top side down. Cook about 8 minutes on each side, or until deeply browned. Remove the chicken to a dinner plate and set aside.

2.      Reheat skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Cook about 5 minutes, until the onion is soft and golden. Return the chicken to the pan.

3.     Add the water, and cover. Continue cooking for about 30 minutes.

4.     Add frozen spinach and cook for about 10 minutes. Or, add the fresh spinach and cook about 2 minutes, until it wilts. Serve right away. 

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 - 4 ounce serving
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 185
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Sodium 423 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 22 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 94 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 667 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 185
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 4 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 3 mg
Cholesterol 112 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 1 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 22 g
Minerals
Calcium 94 mg
Potassium 667 mg
Sodium 423 mg
Copper 163 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 80 mg
Phosphorus 224 mg
Selenium 23 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 340 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 1 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 22 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 353 mcg
Folate 146 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 6 mg
Choline 75 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1 1/4 cups
Protein Foods
3 ounces