Spinach and Mushroom Smothered  Chicken Recipe
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Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken Recipe

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Chicken breasts stay nice and moist tucked under a blanket of melted cheese. It's extra special to serve but is not tricky to make. —Katrina Wagner, Grain Valley, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon rotisserie chicken seasoning
  • 2 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 203 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the spinach, mushrooms, onions and pecans in oil until mushrooms are tender. Set aside and keep warm. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning.
  2. Place chicken on greased grill rack. Grill covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  3. Top with cheese. Cover and grill 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top chicken breasts with spinach mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken in Healthy Cooking

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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ktype User ID: 4188985 258179
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2016

"Great presentation and delicious!"

Kathleen User ID: 8982676 257856
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2016

"We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. I usually leave out the pecans I saute the chicken breasts and finish it off in the broiler. Great party elegant and easy. Never being one to stick to a recipe I add a litte white wine or sherry in the process."

kgburgess User ID: 2727982 257638
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2016

"My family loved this recipe! The sauteed mushrooms and spinach and green onions on top of the grilled chicken breast with melted provolone were a nice addition of flavors, and no high-calorie sauce was required. I skipped the pecans and used Nature's Seasons seasoning blend. I served it with the "Special Cauliflower" recipe on this site and some Seeds of Change brand quinoa and brown rice blend. It was a delicious and nutritious meal!"

Roscoe Eater User ID: 8959439 255930
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2016

"Nice variation on chicken breasts! The chicken breasts I used were rather large so I pounded them to an even thickness. I seasoned with a spicy blend (Kickin' chicken brand) and browned the chicken before placing in oven and baking at 375 for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, I sauted thinly sliced red onion, mushrooms, scallions, and spinach. When chicken was done I spread the sauted mix on top of each breast, covered with cheese, and popped it under the broiler until cheese was bubbly and slightly browned. Eating for lunch all week. This one will go on regular rotation this winter!! Thanks for the idea."

abreendre User ID: 1799143 252890
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

"I grilled and it was great. Different cheeses might be fun. Next time maybe swiss."

ppolen User ID: 1614953 248199
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"easy & quite tasty! I saut?ed the chicken & finished it under the broiler. I also skipped the pecans & added minced garlic to the spinach & mushroom mixture."

Elora47 User ID: 2923037 242841
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"We love this delicious, yet so easy to make chicken recipe! I have grilled, broiled and browned the chicken in a skillet and it is good done all three ways. This is also a wonderful dish to make for company, which I have done."

kdfromm User ID: 8406252 235326
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"delicious! I did not use the green onion, only because I didn't have any on hand... but it was amazing! I used Montreal chicken seasoning, mozzarella, and pan saut?ed the chicken. I will be making again!"

PolishStacyCooks User ID: 8033729 233823
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"Excellent and easy. I've used almonds instead of pecans also which is wonderful too. I also use a full 8oz of fresh mushrooms and at least 3 cups of spinach and this is for two chicken breasts. I too have added garlic also. All ways have been wonderful!"

Aileenoregon User ID: 7271070 229470
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

"Excellent! I've made it twice. I used Montreal Cicken seasoning on the chicken. Definitely a keeper!"

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