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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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This sophisticated version of pumpkin pie is amazingly smooth & rich. It is also Gluten-Free & free of Refined Sugar. 


29oz pumpkin puree - 1 lg. can
1 stick unsalted butter - softened
8oz cream cheese - softened
5 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 c. honey
1 c. GF flour 

Whipped cream:

1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Honey to drizzle on top.

Making it Happen:

Combine all of the ingredients for the pie in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until well combined. When the batter is smooth, pour it into a greased 9x13 baking pan and bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees for one hour.

Allow the pie to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.

To make the whipped cream, blend the chilled heavy cream in a chilled bowl on high speed until it begins to thicken, add the vanilla and continue blending until the cream is thick. 

Plate pie with whipped cream & drizzle with honey. Enjoy!