Chicken, Chickpea & Spinach Bake

From Mindfood online

Serves 2

What’s in it:

  • 4 pieces chicken
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 200g chickpeas, drained
  • 1/8 cup fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 bunch vine-ripened tomatoes

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Season chicken with paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large ovenproof pan over a medium-high heat.  Add chicken.
  4. Cook on the first side for 5 minutes, flip and turn the heat down to medium. Let cook for another 3-5 minutes before adding chickpeas, remaining butter, herbs and garlic.
  5. Cook, stirring the herbs and garlic around for about 2 minutes before adding the wine.
  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  7. Add spinach and tomatoes and return to the oven for a further 10-12 minutes.
  8. Season to taste.
  9. Allow chicken to rest for 5-8 minutes before serving.

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