Chicken with potatoes, rosemary and blue cheese
My husband asked, “what are you going to make for dinner?”
I don’t even think it was 10 AM.
Really, I thought. What are you thinking about dinner for?
Did he think I wasn’t going to make dinner?
I always make dinner! Really?!
I told him I have chicken in the fridge to make, and I have lots of potatoes, so I will make something with them.
His response, “chicken and potatoes, don’t go together. Chicken goes with rice”
I started laughing and told him oh well, I’ll just have to come up with something with chicken and potatoes, because I ran out of rice the day before. So potatoes it was going to be.
Can you believe it?
He didn’t think I could make a good dish out of chicken and potatoes.
Boy, was he wrong…
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 large potatoes (or 6 medium)
- 2 oz crumbled blue cheese
- 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper
- 10-12 oz. fresh spinach
- Cut chicken into pieces about 1 inch squares,
- Heat a tablespoon of oil with butter in frying pan and saute chicken until cooked and browned. Don't over crowd the pan, or it will steam instead of brown.
- Microwave potatoes until tender, cut into chunks.
- Toss potatoes into pan with chicken add crushed garlic, an additional tablespoon of oil with rosemary, salt and pepper. Heat all thoroughly then stir in fresh spinach. Toss until steam wilts spinach.
- Place everything on a foil lined baking sheet, place blue cheese on top. Place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes until it's all crispy and blue cheese is melted.
The funnies part was at 6 PM I looked at he clock and thought UGH, really. I didn’t even give dinner a second thought after this morning. So I quickly microwaved the potatoes and started cutting up the chicken without a plan as to the rest and I just LOVED that this dish came out so well.
He not only loved this dish he said it so many times that day and the next. I’ll be sure to make this one again.
So much for chicken and rice being the perfect combination.
I just love to make my husband eat his words!
Well your husband must have certainly enjoyed eating his words. This dinner looks amazing! While we often have chicken and rice, we also often have chicken and potatoes!
Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids says
This looks delicious! It it was in front of me right now, I would eat it for breakfast!
Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables says
proving husbands wrong is the best 🙂 ha!
alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
This looks so good! Great combination of flavors!
For a whipped up meal, that looks amazing. And I can’t believe your husband thinks chicken and potatoes don’t go together! That’s cute!
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
There’s nothing better to me than a simple meal of chicken and potatoes. This is perfect, Diane! Everything looks so delicious and made with love.
The spinach and blue cheese in here sound divine!
Cookin' Canuck says
Cute story, Diane! I’ll bet your husband will be begging you for chicken and potatoes from now on. I’m looking forward to seeing you this weekend!
thanks. had a package of chicken in the frig and a husband who asked this morning what’s for dinner. picking up the rest on the way home and giving it a try. gave me the inspiration to try something new instead of my tried and true chicken recipes.
have a great day.
Can you tell us what kind of potatoes you used? It looks fabulous, but I only have russets on hand and would like to know if I should go get Yukon Golds or reds, etc.
Thanks so much!
Sorry I didn’t see this comment sooner, it landed in the spam folder. I used russet potatoes. But I’m sure any type of potatoes would work 🙂
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I wish I were having this for lunch today!
It sounds so delicious, Diane! You have such a knack for creating tasty recipes!