Baked chicken with garlic

 Baked chicken with garlic, parmesan cheese and potatoes


°6 bone-in chicken thighs

°1 pound Dutch potatoes, cut into halves or quarters

°3-4 cups of chopped baby spinach

°4 tsp unsalted butter, divided

°1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

°Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

 °parsley (optional)


°1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

°Half a cup and a half

°1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

°1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

°1/4 cup all-purpose flour

°4 minced garlic cloves

°1 teaspoon dried thyme

°1 teaspoon dried basil

°1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


+to prepare

 Preheat oven to 400°F and lightly grease a 9" x 13" baking dish with butter or nonstick spray.

Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the spinach until wilted. Remove from heat.

To prepare the sauce: Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter to the skillet. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently so that it does not burn.

Whisk in the flour and cook 1 minute, or until the roux is thick and golden brown, then slowly whisk in the chicken broth until combined.

Add the Parmesan, half-and-half, and cook for another 3-5 minutes, or until it thickens, then add the thyme, basil, and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.

Season chicken thighs with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning and place in a baking dish.

Place chicken thighs side by side in the greased baking dish, then top with sautéed spinach and halved potatoes. Top with the cream sauce, then place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Optional: Grill for the last 5 minutes, or until skin is crispy, if not already browned.

Remove from the oven and serve hot.