SAFFRON CHICKEN

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

8 medium chicken breast halves -- marinated
---MARINADE
1 cup plain yogurt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon fresh herbs
1 teaspoon chopped onion
1 clove garlic -- minced
1 teaspoon salt and pepper -- to taste
1/4 teaspoon saffron
---SAUCE
1 cup white wine
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 medium size onion -- chopped
1 medium size tomato -- chopped
1 cup fresh spinach
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon garlic chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
 

Preparation / Directions:

Mix ingredients together well. Marinate chicken, covered, in refrigerator, 6 hours or so, turning occasionally. Drain chicken well and place on grill or in oven and cook until done. SAUCE Sauté onion, tomato and chicken in olive oil and white wine. Simmer to reduce. Add salt and pepper and spinach, cream, garlic and lemon juice. Simmer to reduce, watching so cream does not separate. Add saffron and mix at the moment you are ready to serve. Pour sauce over chicken, to serve. A nice accompaniment is saffron or plain rice.


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