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Creamy White sauce for Pasta and Breads

This is another quick one pot recipe for those easy dinner days. Easy prep and tasty too. 
Chicken and Spinach with Mushroom white Sauce is your perfect comfort food as well as an easy midweek dinner! You can serve it with some Bread, Focaccia  or serve it along with pasta. Its perfect for anything. I usually serve this with PASTA. Lets see how its done. Step by step images given below. 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

See Notes** 
Servings: 4 servings
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup boneless skinless chicken thighs (thinly sliced) 
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or you can add water
  • 1 cup half and half- Milk and cream together
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Tsp salt or as per taste 
  • 1 cup spinach
  1. First we cook chicken and mushrooms: In a large skillet, add olive oil and heat it over medium high heat. 
  2. When the pan is hot, add chicken ** and cook for about 5 minutes on each side until browned. Season chicken with salt and pepper right inside the pan. Remove it onto a plate and add the sliced mushrooms in. 
  3. Add in salt. In about 5 more minutes, your mushrooms should look nice and moist, and dark. Once cooked, remove them from the pan and set aside along with the cooked chicken.
  4. Next step is to prepare sauce: To make the sauce, add butter to the same pan, allow it to melt and then cook garlic in it until slightly browned(1 min)
  5.  Add 2 tablespoon flour (omit flour if you like your sauce to be a little more runny). 
  6. Slowly add chicken broth/warm water,  half-and-half and Parmesan cheese. 
  7.  Blend in very quickly and keep whisking it to avoid lumps. Make sure this is done on low flame.
  8. Add salt and taste the sauce to make sure the salt level is to your liking. Add pepper also at this stage as per your liking
  9. Add in the spinach to the sauce and allow it to wilt. 
  10. Lastly, put them altogether once the spinach is wilted and cooked. For this, add the chicken and mushrooms back into the pan and mix in well. **
  11. Serve warm and garnish it with parsley, if desired.
  12. Eat as is, or serve along pasta or rice or any Bread of your choice.
  • For half and half I have used Amul fresh cream and milk together. 1 Cup in total is mentioned, you can add more if you want more liquid.
  • Avoid chicken if you want this to be a complete vegetarian sauce. Instead you can add carrots
  • Make sure to whisk the flour into the butter well and add the liquids slowly while whisking
  • You can avoid the cheese if you don't have it. It will still be creamy 
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