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Chicken with Red Pepper Sauce and Spinach Recipe

Chicken with Red Pepper Sauce and Spinach Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chicken with Red Pepper Sauce and Spinach

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jwagner831 User ID: 2105365 172904
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

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

aware User ID: 3321631 112549
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."

Ladypetsitter User ID: 2794295 173176
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."

vajudybug User ID: 581753 140983
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2008

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

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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