Chilli chicken and spinach gratin


Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
A classic combination of chicken and spinach is pepped up with chilli spices and balanced with a velvety bechamel sauce, topped with cheese and browned in the oven.
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Last modified on: May 23th 2021

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Cut 400 g chicken breast into medium-sized chunks.

Stage 2 - 7 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Pour 3 tablespoons olive oil into a large frying pan on high heat. When good and hot, add the chicken, salt and pepper.

Fry until lightly browned all over.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Turn off the heat, then add 2 tablespoons chilli spices and mix well to coat the chicken evenly with the spices.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Stage 5 - 30 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Prepare 800 g fresh spinach, but leave raw.

Stage 6
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Melt 50 g butter in a large frying pan on high heat.

When good and hot add enough fresh spinach all at once to fill the pan.

Be careful: the water left on the leaves will spit at first, so take care not to get scalded.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Stir with a spatula until the spinach has shrunk down. as shown in the photo.

You have just "wilted" the spinach in butter – another cooking method.

Wilt all the spinach like this in batches, transferring it to a plate when done.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).

Butter a gratin dish and spread half the spinach in the bottom.

Salt and pepper.

Stage 9 - 1 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Add the chicken pieces.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Spread half the bechamel sauce on top.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Add the rest of the spinach; salt and pepper again.

Stage 12 - 3 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Finish with the remaining sauce and scatter grated cheese over the top.

Stage 13 - 40 min.
Chilli chicken and spinach gratin
Bake for about 40 minutes until the top is nicely browned.

Your gratin is ready.
Remarks
You can make the bechamel sauce richer by adding grated cheese (it then becomes a Mornay sauce).

If you are using cooked spinach, skip stages 5 to 7.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,475 Kcal or 10,362 Kj127 gr88 gr180 gr
124 %49 %8 %27 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
139 Kcal or 582 Kj7 gr5 gr10 gr
7 %3 %<1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
413 Kcal or 1,729 Kj21 gr15 gr30 gr
21 %8 %1 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 12.08 €
  • Per person : 2.01 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Fresh spinachFresh spinach: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: How to prepare spinach, Koulibiak in pie dish, Baby spinach salad, Fresh spinach with cream, Tex-Mex chicken burger, ... All
Chicken breastChicken breast: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Sliced chicken with mushrooms and broccoli, Chicken pie, Chinese Soup, Tex-Mex chicken burger, Greek salad with chicken, ... All
Bechamel sauceBechamel sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Endives , Bolognaise lasagne, Asparagus and spinach gratin, Gratin "grilled inside", Croque-monsieur potatoes, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelized apple "moelleux" cake, The strange gratin, Green and red salad with sardines and eggs mimosa, Roast pork with sage, cooked in a bag., Strawberry and rhubarb crumble, ... All
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