Tuesday, July 15, 2008

{tasty tuesdays} Chicken- Spinach Rice Bowls

There is something I must tell you about this week's recipe: to be 100% completely honest, my darling husband did NOT like this meal. I thought it quite tasty, however, and the kids even ate it. Besides, it is quick and easy for a relatively healthy meal. In my book, that's a winner. But, I would love to know what all of YOU think. Here's the recipe, and please don't be afraid to give me your reviews! :)

Chicken-Spinach Rice Bowls
Desired amount of rice (I used basmati long-grain rice, but you could do this with any kind, even brown or wild)
1 large chicken breast, cubed
salt and pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
approx. 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 can healthy request cream of mushroom soup
pinch of tarragon
Cook rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, saute chicken over med-high heat in large frying pan with a small amount of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Right before chicken is done, add in garlic. Reduce heat and finish cooking chicken completely. Add spinach and cook for about 5 minutes, gently stirring and tossing. In a separate small bowl, whisk soup with one half can milk or water. Stir in tarragon. Once spinach has cooked down slightly, add soup mixture to the frying pan and cook over low heat until heated through. Taste and add any extra seasonings you think it might need. Place cooked rice in bowls and top with the chicken and spinach. Bon appetit!
How would you tweak it? Would you add or leave anything out?


Lisa said...

I think I'd probably add more vegetables... like the kind you might find in a stir fry. It sounds good to me though.

Andrea said...

It sounds good to me, but I have never been a fan of "white" gravy, sauce so I always add a teaspoon of "kitchen bouquet" to make it brown which would add contrast to the white rice. I know how hard it is to keep those meals coming night after night and trying to add some variety. The chicken does not come out of the freezer looking like the meal you put on the table and trying to figure out just what you are going to do with it is tough sometimes. That commercial they used to run was great. Chicken #479... You liked it and so did the girls... 3 out of 4 ain't bad!!

Ayşe Yıldırım said...

it looks very yummy:)

Sarah Marie said...

It sounds healthy & tasty! I love how the bowl you used says "Bon Appetit" -- so cute!

Hope said...

Sounds good :)... I think I might try broccoli instead of spinach though. I may even add some cauliflower as well. Thanks so much for sharing :)!

Steph Corwin said...

Wow this sounds like it would be so warm and filling. I love the simplicity actually and would probably leave the recipe as it (and well we love spinach, so that is always a good choice).

thatmom said...

Talia, this looks yummy.

It reminds me of one of our stand-by meals...baked or roasted garlic chicken and then a side of rice layered with steamed broccoli and shredded cheddar cheese. I have also used the cream of mushroom soup in the layering but usually don't. Boy can the men around here put away the rice and cheese combo. I insist on the broccoli and they reluctantly eat it!