Very Simple Dinner Inspired by a Side Dish


When I see a recipe on a cooking show or read one, I get eager to make it right a way, and even if I don’t have all of the components, I will make with what ever I have. Yesterday I was watching Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn. She had a guest and he cooked a side dish with sautéed radicchio and endive, as a base and chickpeas with walnuts on top. I didn’t have radicchio or endive, that is why I made it with spinach, and add this side dish to my dinner menu. The whole Mane dish cost about 8-10 dollars. There were six of us at the dinner table.

What you will need

1 large split chicken breast (on the bone and with the skin on)

6 medium-small red-skin potatoes cut in half lengthwise

1 medium head cauliflower (separated and large florets cut in half)

1 medium size bag spinach

1(15-oz) can chickpeas rinsed and drained

¾ cup of walnuts half’s

4 large garlic cloves peeled and crushed

pure olive oil

1 tablespoon butter for sautéing spinach

2 teaspoons coarse salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence


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