As soon as I saw this five-component dinner Sent by a reader named Arielle, I knew why she was the winner.
To get started, look at how hard each ingredient works to earn its place. Lemon is in a dual task, providing a tapenada pouch and spinach juice. The green olives immediately scare away any argument against the fact that the chicken breast dinner is tasteless, at most bang-for-buck in terms of flavor. (“My husband, who says that skinless breasts are boring, really likes this dinner,” says Arielle.) Using the same grill pan to cook the chicken and spinach, clean it as well as store a high-input product, and the remaining chicken pieces in the pan. takes advantage of fats to taste spinach.
Grilled Chicken Tapenada with Lemoiz Spinach
Here’s what Ariel does, in her own words.
You will need:
Skinless chicken breasts with a 1.5-pound thin cut or chicken breasts, buttered or very thin.
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper *
3-5 tablespoons of olive oil *, plus more if needed
1 6 ounce perforated, drained green olives (I use the ones listed in Trader Joe; Castelvetrano olives would also work, but they would be stronger. They would actually work with olives or olive blends)
1 clove of garlic
2 6 ounce spinach bag (I use Trader Joe’s spinach organic bags, but only one goes into my grill at a time)
Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with a tablespoon of olive oil, rotating with a fork to ensure it is covered. Heat the grill pan and brush the pan to prevent it from sticking with olive oil. (You can make it out on a real grill completely, but then you won’t get to use chicken fat with spinach flavor.)
While the grill is heating the pan, mash the olives in a bowl with a fork (or use a food processor, but I have fewer dishes for easy weekly meals!). Crush the lemons and garlic in the microplane in the same bowl. Mix the juice of half a lemon, another tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper.
When the pan is hot, cook the chicken to get good marks on the grill for two to three minutes on each side. Remove the chicken and save.
Add the spinach to the grill (or half the spinach if you have to take turns) and stir while it falls off. Add salt and pepper and olive oil if more sticking. Add one lemon juice to the remaining half of the lemon. If there are small pieces of chicken in the pan, mix them well. (Repeat with any remaining spinach.)
Add a pile of spinach to each serving and then add the chicken and tapenada on top.
* We do not consider olive oil, salt or pepper a five-component series.
Thank you, Arielle!