This is another delicious recipe for family friendly food which can be batch cooked ahead and frozen. The chipotle in adobo sauce is widely available in most supermarkets and has a delicious flavour without being too hot for anyone not too fond of spicy heat.
Braised Chicken in a Chipotle Sauce
½ tbsp water
2 white onions sliced
3 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
1 tsp celery salt
1tsp each ground cumin and sweet paprika
1tbsp tomato paste
2tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce
500ml tomato passata
6 cubes of frozen spinach
6 chicken breasts skin off
Heat the oil, add the onion and garlic and sweat until softened
Add the cumin, paprika celery salt and tomato paste and stir well to combine and cook out for a minute or 2 – add a splash of water if needed
Tip in the tomato passata, water and chipotle in adobo sauce and stir well.
Add the chicken breasts and ensure they are covered with enough liquid – top up with water or stock if needed.
Cook for 15 minutes over a medium heat then stir in the cream and the frozen spinach and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes more until the chicken is cooked and the spinach has defrosted and will stir through the sauce.
Serve a chicken breast and sauce with a sprinkle of chopped herbs and rice of choice.