The perfect sauce always contains garlic. The perfect dinner is always cooked in one pan. This One Pan Chicken & Potatoes in a Creamy Garlic Sauce is perfection.
Ya’ll this One Pan Chicken & Potatoes in a Creamy Garlic Sauce was one of the best things that Kelsie has ever eaten. At least that is what she told me. It was pretty darn tasty! The one thing that I wished about this dinner was that I made a double batch of it, because we didn’t have any leftovers. Kelsie ask me the next day around lunch time if I could heat her up some, and I had to break her heart and tell her there wasn’t any left.
She then ask me if I could just make the sauce and potatoes. Sure. I mean, I could. You could too. It’s simple to put together. I didn’t though. She probably ate rolled up ham slices and chunks of cheese for lunch that day. Mom of the year award right here!
We all know the reasons why one pan meals are the best. Less pots and pans, means less after dinner clean up. Less to clean up after dinner, means more time to watch all those shows that are recorded on your DVR! You don’t need time for that? We do. We are currently watching, and behind on so many shows. I think we watch too much. However, they keep putting out new shows. Every time we say we are going to cut the satellite, they seem to put out three new shows that look interesting. Years ago it was Sons of Anarchy. We couldn’t find anywhere to watch the current episodes, so we kept cable. We did finally switch to DirectTv because in our area it’s cheaper than cable. So we were able to save some money.
Now we’re watching Grimm (so sad this is it’s last season), Sleepy Hollow (I miss Abby, and will probably stop watching), Pretty Little Liars (heartbroken that this is the last season), MacGyver (thanks to SNL, I keep saying MaGruuuber), Lethal Weapon (are you watching this? so great!), Timeless (way behind on this), Gotham (I’m a huge Batman fan), The Middle (I don’t ever want this show to end!), Speechless, Kevin Can Wait (Kevin James is hilarious!), and tons of stuff on Food Network, Nickelodeon, and The Disney Channel. Speaking of The Disney Channel…I am still in shock that they cancelled Girl Meets World!! I literally teared up when I heard the news. <—- Yes, I did, and I’m not ashamed to admit it!
We are also a family of game lovers. Not the video game kind. Well, Kelsie and Zack are. Me not so much. We love playing board games too…which is another reason we are so behind on shows. We have currently been obsessed with Catan (thanks to Kayla’s boyfriend for buying it for us and teaching us how to play), Oregon Trail (y’all they sell this as a card type game now!), Brain Games (based on the tv show), and Phase 10 (this one is our latest addiction!).
So with all this free time after dinner when you make one pan dinners, what are you doing? Something you’re currently watching/reading/playing?
One Pan Chicken & Potatoes in a Creamy Garlic Sauce
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 5 large potatoes peeled, and chopped
- 1 6 oz bag baby spinach
- 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- fresh basil chopped for topping the dish before serving
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Season the chicken with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
Heat the olive oil and butter in an oven proof pan with deep sides, over medium heat.
Sear the chicken on both sides until golden brown, a few minutes per side. Remove the chicken, and set aside.
Without draining the pan, add the 1/4 cup butter and allow to melt. Add the garlic, and whisk in the flour for about one minute until it's nice and brown and bubbly.
Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, thyme and cajun seasoning.
Whisk in the half and half and parmesan cheese until the cheese has melted.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour in the spinach and stir in around.
Toss the potatoes in and stir to coat.
Nestle the chicken among the potatoes.
Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Or until the chicken has cooked through.
Just before serving top with fresh chopped basil