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Chicken Breast with Lemon Cream Sauce

Chicken Breast with Lemon Cream Sauce Ronit Penso

This colorful, quick and tasty “all in one pan” dish, can be prepared in about half an hour. It is heartwarming and bursting with bold flavors – just perfect for a cold day.

The combination of chicken, lemon and rosemary is one of my favorites. The colorful additions of sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach, all cooked with cream, take it to another level. Finishing the dish with toasted pine nuts adds just the right amount of crispiness needed.
As the chicken is not rolled in flour before cooking, it is perfect for gluten free or low-carb dinner. Those who don’t keep such restrictions can enjoy the dish on a bed of pasta, Israeli couscous, or with fresh crusty bread on the side. Try it and enjoy!

Makes: 2-4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

1 package (8 oz, 225 grams) white button mushrooms
1 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs butter, soft
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1/3 cup roughly sliced sun dried tomatoes
1 Tbs fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
3 Tbs fresh lemon juice
2 cups packed spinach leaves
1 Tbs lemon zest
1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup toasted pine nuts, or slivered almonds

1. Remove the legs from the mushrooms (keep for stock) and slice the caps.
2. Heat the oil and butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and fry for 1 minute. Add the sliced mushrooms, mix and fry lightly for 1-2 minutes. Add the chicken, sun dried tomatoes and rosemary. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper and mix gently. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the chicken turns opaque. Add the lemon juice, mix and cook for 1 minute.
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3. Add the spinach, lemon zest, and heavy cream. Mix again and bring to an almost boil. Turn the heat down to medium-low, and cook, mixing occasionally, for about 7-8 minutes, until the chicken is done and the sauce thickens. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
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Scatter the toasted pine nuts on top and serve.
Chicken Breast with Lemon Cream Sauce Ronit Penso

64 thoughts on “Chicken Breast with Lemon Cream Sauce”

    1. Thank you Sandhya! It is a favorite dish, and I’m glad you liked it too. 🙂

      As for the new look of the blog, I’m glad you liked it. I’m still not 100% closed on it, probably because it was a sort of forced change. It turned out the old theme I was using has “retired”, and so it wasn’t supporting the WP ongoing updates and created other problems as well.
      Who knew themes retire??? Live and learn… 😀

      Happy Valentine to you too. 🙂

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      1. Ronit,I am in the process of getting a theme that will give me more flexibility and it is so confusing to chooses a theme:)
        I hope after all that , my theme does not retire:)

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  1. This sounds delicious, Ronit. Love the combo of lemon with chicken. Add a bit of rosemary and you’ve got something really special. Love, too, the addition of nuts. This would make a great, flavorful meal.

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      1. Prepared it for lunch today for my little one with his fav veggies and used cashew-nuts instead of pinenuts. It was very delicious tat not only he but even we enjoyed it so much. Now I know why it’s yr favourite. Thanks a ton for sharing!! xxx

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  2. You know how WordPress usually says ‘You may like this recent post by ‘so & so’, well I don’t know how I missed this recipe!! This looks awesome – it’s easy enough for me to make for just myself and fabulous enough to really impressive guests!! ; o )

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  3. Hello Ronit,
    Lisa shared this delicious recipe with me. I prepared it tonight and was delighted with the good taste and unusual (for my palette) combinations. I look forward to trying more from your kitchen! Come in soon. It’s time.
    Dr. Carleen Thum

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  4. Prepared it today! Very tasty!
    Actual we planned eating out (hot pot), but we are drowning in the rain (figuratively spoken! monsun rain!). Chicken, mushrooms and spinach are always in my freezer!
    Thank you, Ronit, for your inspiration!

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    1. Thank you Felix, for this lovely update! I’m very glad you’ve enjoyed the dish. I make it often (with variations), and it’s always popular with last minute guests.
      Hope the monsoon season will not be too bad. Here we’ve had hurricane rains recently. It’s no fun! It’s good to have some comforting foods while enduring it. 🙂


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