Smothered Italian Chicken Recipe
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Smothered Italian Chicken Recipe

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A crispy cracker coating and flavored mayo make these savory chicken breasts downright delicious. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 22 fire-roasted tomato Triscuits, crushed
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons garlic-herb mayonnaise, divided
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 535 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 795mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 45g protein.


  1. Place crushed crackers and 3/4 cup mayonnaise in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in mayonnaise and then coat with crackers.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until no longer pink.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large microwave-safe bowl, combine spinach and remaining mayonnaise. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds or just until spinach is wilted. Spoon spinach mixture over chicken; top each with a cheese slice. Bake 5-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with pepper. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Italian Chicken in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p11

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shelley1970 User ID: 2608508 239428
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"This is much better without the spinach. Love the crunchy Triscuits :)"

TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 181332
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"The flavor on this was disgusting. I had to throw mine out."

Ohio46 User ID: 6664480 194769
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"I have not seen garlic herb mayonnaise in stores. I think I could season my own mixture suitably but wondered where ready made was available and who makes it?"

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