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Spicy Braised Chicken With Spinach And White Beans

Spicy Braised Chicken With Spinach And White Beans

All three of my kids were crazy about this dish and none of them tried to pick out the spinach. It is spicy and lemony and we were all left wanting seconds.

4 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on
2 tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. chicken broth base + 4 c. water (or 2 cans chicken broth)
2 c. white wine
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 cans white beans, rinsed and drained
4 c. fresh spinach, well rinsed

In a large saucepan cook the chicken thighs in the oil, over medium heat, for three minutes on each side. Sprinkle the chicken with the salt, pepper, coriander, and cayenne, and then add the garlic and onion to the pan. Continue cooking for three more minutes, then add the water and base (or the broth), the wine, and the lemon juice. Add the drained beans and continue cooking the mixture for fifteen to twenty minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by two thirds. Remove the pan from the heat and add the spinach. Slowly stir the leaves into the sauce as they wilt. Serve the chicken and sauce over brown rice or pasta, enjoy!


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I actually really dislike Oprah Winfrey as a talk show host and television personality.

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I remember being absolutely disgusted at their behavior. Not only that someone who presents her life story as having grown up in poverty would turn around and make fun of the fact that she doesn’t understand how people who are not as well off as her would live, but additionally to think that her audience is so much less intelligent than she is that not one of us would be offended by her behavior.

Well I was, and I haven’t watched a thing that woman has put out in the past ten years.

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