Chicken with Red Pepper Sauce and Spinach Recipe
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Chicken with Red Pepper Sauce and Spinach Recipe

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This dish is weeknight quick, simple and very pretty. It's also filled with veggies and wonderful flavor…and elegant enough to serve company. —Martha Pollock, Oregonia, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 7-1/2 cups)
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 245 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 600 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable 1 fat.


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg white. In another shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs and salt. Dip chicken in egg white, then roll in crumb mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-5 minutes per side. Meanwhile, place spinach in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam just until tender, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Process peppers, garlic and Italian seasoning in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a small microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave until heated through.
  4. Divide spinach among four plates. Serve with chicken; top with about 2 tablespoons red pepper sauce, 2 tablespoons cheese and, if desired, basil. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Red Pepper Sauce in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p48

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"Chicken was very good. Sauce was especially delicious."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"This was a really tasty recipe. My husband will not eat red peppers, but didn't realize what this was until he raved about it. I felt good serving this to my family."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2008

"Very good. My changes might be to add the basil to the red pepper sauce. I also used gorgonzola cheese in place of feta since I had used it in another recipe. More spinach, too. Four stars."

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2008

"This was ever so easy to prepare and truly yummy."

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