Packed with iron and protein, this dish offers a healthy energy boost for all the family and helps you over that midweek hump
"This dish is designed to give you an energy boost. Chicken is rich in protein and spinach has high levels of tryptophan, an essential amino acid. The spicy wedges and salsa add a real kick, making this a mood-boosting must if you’re feeling weary. "
For the wedges
For the salsa
Preheat the oven at 190°C/gas mark 5. In a bowl mix together the butter, garlic paste and parsley. Slice the chicken breasts lengthways without cutting right through and fill each cavity with a large teaspoon of the garlic butter, then close them up again. Season well with salt and pepper.
Lay a ‘bed’ of fresh spinach in the bottom of a baking dish, then pour the chicken stock over the spinach. Place the chicken breasts on top of the spinach, covering each one with the sliced onion and tomatoes, then season well again. Cover the baking dish with foil and place in the oven to bake for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare your wedges by placing them in a baking tray and drizzling with olive oil. In a small bowl, mix the salt, pepper, paprika and chilli powder together, then sprinkle over the wedges with another drizzle of olive oil. Bake the wedges in the oven for 30–40 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
While the wedges are baking, make your salsa by mixing together all the ingredients, season well with salt and pepper and drizzle with the garlic oil or good quality olive oil.
To serve, place the chicken and spinach alongside some of the crispy wedges and serve a good dollop of the fresh salsa on the side of the plate.
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