Chicken & Spinach Gratin
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Serves: 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 20 oz fresh spinach leaves
  • 1½ Tbsp butter
  • 1½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium leek, white & pale green, thinly sliced
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small chicken breast half, boiled until tender
  • 4 Tbsp SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup Swiss cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper chive stems
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Generously butter a 13 x 9 baking dish or individual dishes if desired.
  3. Heat a large, deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Working in batches, sauté spinach in dry skillet until bright green and wilted, about 2 minutes per batch.
  5. Transfer spinach to strainer.
  6. Squeeze dry.
  7. In large skillet melt butter with oil over medium heat.
  8. Add leek, shallot and garlic; cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  9. Shred chicken, set aside.
  10. Whisk Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend, water and eggs in a large bowl to blend.
  11. Whisk in all cheeses, salt and pepper.
  12. Stir in spinach, chicken and leek mixture to blend.
  13. Bake about 50-60 minutes for a large pan and 30 minutes for individual dishes or until golden brown.
  14. Garnish with chive stems.
Recipe by SacoFoods at http://www.sacofoods.com/chicken-spinach-gratin/