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Ceejamon's Spicy Chicken Florentine

I figure it's been too long since I've posted. Here's a quick and easy recipe I make a lot during the week. It's a healthy dish and doesn't take much effort, so here it goes.

Ceejamon's Spicy Chicken Florentine

Cooked Brown or Wild Rice (I use Alton Brown's Baked Brown Rice.
2 Chicken Breasts
4 - 5 oz (by weight) of Fresh Baby Spinach
8 medium-sized cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 Red Onion, minced
Smoked Paprika
Cayenne Pepper
1.5 tbl Toasted Pine Nuts
Kosher Salt, Fresh Ground Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Parmigiano Reggiano

If you're using the baked rice recipe, let that go until there's about 25 minutes left on the timer to begin the rest. Toast the pine nuts in a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Then, hit your chicken with salt & pepper on both sides. Apply a few liberal shakes of smoked paprika and a fine misting of cayenne to each side as well. I never measure these things, so use your own judgement. Then, grill then up in your skillet with some Olive Oil.

Meanwhile, mince up your onion and garlic.

When the chicken is done, set it on a place, cover, and let it rest. Add the onion to the now red oil and sautee on medium-high heat for about 2 minutes. Then, add the garlic.

Sautee for another minute. Meanwhile, slice up your chicken and have your rice ready to serve. Then add more Olive Oil and your spinach to the aromatics. Sautee until just about done. This will take VERY little time, and you must keep the greens moving in the pan.

Add a pinch of salt, a few grinds of pepper, and the pine nuts. Get it out of the skillet and onto a plate so it will stop cooking. Otherwise, you'll end up with mush. Then, pile it all on a plate and top with some Parmesan.

That's it. It's only 20 minutes of work not counting the rice. If you use Uncle Ben's or similar Wild Rice, you can do everything else in the time it takes the rice to simmer. It's a great mid-week meal when you don't feel like a lot of time in the kitchen or a lot of cleanup. It's easy to expand this to feed more people, too. Hope you guys like it!
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:54 PM ceejamon is offline  
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looks great!

Old 02-23-2010, 06:37 PM ohh.word is offline  
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new ceejamon recipes, looks great!
Old 02-23-2010, 07:31 PM Forever Domon is offline  
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Awesome, I've been looking to spice up my chicken. More recipes
Old 02-23-2010, 08:26 PM sir tex is offline  
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Yay recipe!

I am a huge fan of Alton Brown's Baked Brown Rice. It turns out perfect.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:05 PM malamute face is offline  
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Nice dice on that onion dawg, truly! Also looks awesome I need to adjust my camera because I take pictures of my cooking follies, but the color is all off and it does not look appetizing.

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Just made this, turned out amazing.
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