Monday, February 6, 2012

Chicken Frittata with Spinach, Potatoes and Carrots

Chicken Frittata

After roasting a chicken in my Staub oven, I had more chicken leftovers than I knew what to do with...leftovers for days. What to do? What would my mom do? Yep...Baked Chicken Frittata with spinach, carrots, and potatoes. Problem solved.

Grains and Frittata for Lunch

The frittata is good right out of the oven, room temperature or cold. You can add a side dish such as cooked barley or a side salad. It's very healthy and a 'one pan' dish which makes for easy clean up.

What you will need for the Frittata

What you will need:
-- Eggs (about 4 to 6)
-- Cooked Chicken
-- Cooked Potatoes
-- Carrots (cooked or raw)
-- Grated parmigiano cheese (about two handfuls)
-- Raw spinach
-- Salt and pepper

-- Cast Iron Skillet with cover

mixing it up
Beat the eggs and start to add each ingredient one at a time.

Mixing it all up Chicken Frittata
I add one ingredient and mix. If the mix looks a little dry, break another egg and keep mixing. It's better to have too many eggs than not enough. It will be too dry with too little egg.

Add spinach, cheese and chicken to the eggs
Add spinach! This mix is too dry. I need to add two more eggs at this point. Break eggs into the dish and mix well

all mixed up - Chicken Frittata
This is perfect! Eggs, chicken, potatoes, spinach, cheese, carrots and salt and pepper all ready to go!

Cast Iron Pan and butter
Before dumping the frittata mix in the iron skillet, heat the skillet up a little and melt butter. Turn off heat once butter starts to melt. Use paper towel to butter the side of the skillet.

Chicken Frittata - ready for the oven
Dump it!

Time for the oven - Chicken Frittata
Cover it and throw it in the oven (remember to pre-heat to 350)

While baking, time to clean
What to do while you are waiting the next 40 minutes... clean up and start your barley or side salad.

Chicken Frittata
Don't over cook! Don't under cook! Side should be lightly brown and middle firm.

Grains and Frittata for Lunch
Enjoy this dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. I've added some Sriracha sauce to this chicken frittata! It adds a perfect amount of heat to a dish without overwhelming amounts of flavors.

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