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Chicken Baked in Tomato-Spinach Sauce

recipe by Theresa

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1 chicken breast, preferably with skin and bone (for flavor)

1 cup canned stewed tomatoes, crushed

1 handful spinach leaves

1 clove garlic, bruised but still whole

1 tbsp onion, roughly chopped or thinly sliced

1 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

1/2 tsp dried basil or oregano (or combination of both)

pinch of sugar

pinch of red pepper flakes, optional

METHOD

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Rinse and pat chicken dry. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together tomato, spices and onion. Then toss in the spinach and garlic clove.
  3. Place chicken in an ovenproof dish. Pour the tomato sauce over the chicken, making sure to coat completely. Drizzle olive oil over chicken. And season with a little more salt and pepper if you like.
  4. Cover dish with foil and bake for 50 minutes. At the midway point, remove foil and finish baking. 
  5. Remove from oven, replace foil and let sit for 10 minutes before eating.
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