Grilled Chicken Breast with Spinach

December 26, 2022

Grilled Chicken Breast is a quick and delicious dish made with juicy chicken breast in a delicious brine. You can enjoy this easy-to-make chicken dish on its own or add it to pasta or salad recipes.

Turkish cuisine is where interesting pairs come together. When you hear it for the first time, strange combinations can turn into extraordinary flavors when they come together. One of the best examples of this is hidden in the Chicken with Spinach recipe. Here is the recipe for this great dish, which you can prepare in as little as half an hour. Bon Appetit!

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Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 30 mins

Tips

  • Use boneless and skinless chicken breasts.
  • You can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts. If using chicken thighs, grill the meat for a few more minutes.
  • Pound the chicken breast with the flat side of the meat mallet to tenderize the chicken and allow it to cook evenly.
  • Marinate the chicken breast. You can prepare a marinade with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Do not marinate chicken for more than 5 hours. If chicken is left in an acidic marinade for too long, it can become tough.
  • Add fresh lemon juice to remove the bitterness of the spinach.
  • You can use water instead of chicken broth.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • You can use a meat thermometer or an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken breast. The internal temperature of the meat should be 165 °F (71 °C).
  • Do not turn the chicken too much while cooking, making sure it does not overcook or dry out. Cook until grill marks form. Then, flip and cook the other side.
  • Avoid overcooking to prevent the chicken from drying out. You can oil the chicken a little while grilling to keep it moist.
  • Leave the chicken to cool. Allow for a 5-10 minute rest before slicing and serving.This will keep the chicken moist and tender.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can use a grill pan.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. First, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and fry chopped onion, chili pepper and garlic.
  2. Then grate the ginger and add it to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes after closing the pan.
  3. In a separate pan, fry the chopped chicken in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and flavor it with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  4. Add the coriander and mustard to the onions in the pan.
  5. Add the spinach you chopped roughly and mix it.
  6. Then cover the bottom of the pan with yogurt mix when it cools down slightly.
  7. At the last stage, add your yogurt with spinach to the bottom and your chickens on top.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Grilled Chicken Breast with Spinach
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories350
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 89 mg29.7%
Total Fat 16.4 g21%
Sodium 229 mg10%
Protein 39.9 g79.8%
Potassium 1022 mg21.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

History of Spinach

Historians think spinach originated in India and ancient China some 2000 years ago. During the First World War, the wounds of French soldiers were treated using wine enriched with spinach juice. Spinach became popular in England and France in the 14th century. China is ranked among the most important spinach producers.

For more, you can check our article 'What is Spinach?'.

How To Make the Best Grilled Chicken Breast?

Grilled chicken breast with spinach is a healthy and delicious dish. Here are some tips for making grilled chicken breasts:

  • Use boneless and skinless chicken. This helps the chicken cook faster.
  • Beat the meat with a meat mallet so that it cooks evenly.
  • Be sure to preheat the grill. This helps prevent the chicken from drying out.
  • Marinate the meat. Use olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs to marinate grilled chicken breasts. Soak the chicken in the marinade for at least 30 minutes. Do not marinate chicken for more than 5 hours. If chicken is left in an acidic marinade for too long, it can become tough.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check if the chicken is cooked. Make sure that the ideal cooking temperature for chicken is 165 °F (71 °C).
  • Do not overcook the chicken. Chicken breast cooks faster on the grill than meat with bones. If overcooked, the meat may dry out.
  • Do not over flip the chicken. Bake for about 5-10 minutes, until grill marks appear on the chicken. Then flip and cook the other side.
  • Rest the chicken. After cooking the chicken, cool it for 5 minutes before slicing. This keeps the chicken moist and tender.

How To Prevent Chicken Meat from Drying Out?

Here are ways to prevent chicken meat from drying out during cooking:

  • Marinate the chicken: Marinating the chicken with a mixture of oil, vinegar, and seasonings helps keep it moist.
  • Use a meat thermometer. Check the internal temperature of the meat with a thermometer to make sure the chicken is cooked through. The internal temperature must reach at least 165 °F (71 °C) to be safe to eat.
  • Preheat the grill. This prevents the chicken from drying out.
  • Avoid overcooking. Overcooking chicken can make it dry and tough. To avoid this, cook the chicken according to the recommended cooking time for the cooking method you are using.
  • Oil the chicken. Drizzle some oil or marinade over the chicken to keep it soft while you grill it.
  • Rest the chicken. After cooking, let the chicken rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing or serving. This prevents the chicken from drying out.

What To Serve with Grilled Chicken Breast?

Grilled chicken breast is a hearty main dish. It can be served with grilled vegetables, salads, and cereals. It goes well with side dishes like pasta or rice. It's also perfect for a delicious sandwich.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Grilled Chicken Breast:

How To Store Grilled Chicken Breast?

To consume grilled chicken breast safely, it must be properly stored. Let the meat cool at room temperature before putting it in the refrigerator or freezer. Place the chicken in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. You can reheat a grilled chicken breast on the stove, in the oven, or in the microwave. When reheating, make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 71°C (165°F). Use a thermometer to check the temperature.

If you're storing grilled chicken breasts in the freezer, let them thaw overnight in the fridge when you're ready to eat them. Do not thaw chicken at room temperature, as this can cause bacterial growth. Reheat on the stove, in the oven, or in the microwave.

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