|10 min||40 min||6|
|6 thigh(s)||Chicken thighs, with skin (with skin)|
|1 tbsp||Italian herb seasoning, McCormick|
|1 pinch||Kosher salt (to taste)|
|1 dash||Black pepper (to taste)|
|3 tbsp||Butter, unsalted (divided)|
|3 cup||Baby spinach (roughly chopped)|
|454 gm||Potato (baby Dutch, halved)|
|2 tbsp||Parsley, fresh (chopped)|
|1/4 cup||Butter, unsalted (sauce)|
|4 clove(s)||Garlic (sauce - minced)|
|2 tbsp||All-purpose white flour (sauce)|
|1 cup||Chicken broth (stock) (sauce - or more, as needed)|
|1 tsp, ground||Thyme, dried (sauce)|
|1/2 tsp, ground||Basil, dried (sauce)|
|1/2 cup||Cream, half and half, 10% M.F. (sauce)|
|1/2 cup||Parmesan cheese, grated (sauce)|
|1 pinch||Kosher salt (sauce - to taste)|
|1 dash||Black pepper (sauce - to taste)|
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
2. Season chicken with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, to taste.
3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
4. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in the skillet. Stir in spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to wilt, about 2 minutes; set aside.
5. To make the garlic parmesan cream sauce, melt butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
6. Gradually whisk in chicken broth, thyme and basil. Cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in half and half and Parmesan until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more milk as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
7. Place chicken in a single layer into the prepared baking dish. Top with potatoes, spinach and cream sauce.
8. Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes.
9. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Potatoes can be cut into thirds or fourths to ensure quicker cooking time.
Half and half is equal parts of whole milk and cream. For 1 cup half and half, you can substitute 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream or 2/3 cup skim or low-fat milk + 1/3 cup heavy cream.