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Spinach and Mushroom Smothered  Chicken Recipe

Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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.

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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."

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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!"

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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."

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

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

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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."

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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."

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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!"

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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!"

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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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golfbaker User ID: 2682197 229362
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015 Edited Jul. 18, 2015

"Have made this recipe several times. Added some garlic to the spinach and mushrooms like one other reader suggested. Made it for a large group and it was a hit. For the large group I marinated the chicken, then grilled it in batches, covered it and kept it warm in the oven. Before serving I put the cheese on and then the mushroom spinach which I kept warm in a crock pot. It was a real hit. A real keeper."

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mzgrinder User ID: 6418368 229310
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"Very Good quick and easy to make. Just didn't have quite that "wow" to give it 5 starts."

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Berekah User ID: 8441866 229156
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"This was awesome!! I used Weber kickin chicken for the seasoning, lots of flavor. Followed the directions otherwise. My husband went back for seconds and asked that I make it again! Thanks!"

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 228317
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"I loved the concept and it was, in fact, easy to make. However, I did think it was lacking a "wow" factor. I made as written, and probably should have zazzed it up with extra spices. Overall though, it's a solid and simple recipe that I would make again."

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obryasa User ID: 7711740 227984
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2015

"I can't realistically rate this since I have not made it yet. BUT, in order to get the full ingredients list (including the first two ingredients, the spinach and the mushrooms) I had to click on the PRINT version. The version that first came up began with 3 green onions, sliced....with no mention of spinach or mushrooms. Those first two lines might have been covered up by the picture, but it was confusing. I almost gave up until I clicked on PRINT, and there the two missing ingredients were!"

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davejostef1 User ID: 1089091 227831
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

"Definitely going to try this. Looks great. Do have to ask...what the heck is rotisserie chicken seasoning??"

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shankins520 User ID: 4997598 227820
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

"We love this recipe, the only thing we do differently is use grilled chicken strips, makes a very quick meal!"

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Jarian User ID: 8385701 226889
Reviewed May. 24, 2015

"Delicious dish- simple yet elegant. I stuck to the recipe without changes. I created my own rotisserie chicken seasoning using Italian seasoning, paprika, crushed red pepper, garlic powder and Ms. Dash seasoning. I can't wait to go to sleep, wake up tomorrow and eat the leftovers!"

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I_AM_PAM_10 User ID: 2134163 221839
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"This was A M A Z I N G!! My family loved it. I added extra spinach and mushrooms, added onion and garlic powder and eliminated the pecans (allergies). Will make this over and over."

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salsaberry User ID: 8258335 220471
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"Really good, quick evening meal. I used chicken cutlets to cook more quickly. Changes I made: Used baby kale instead of spinach and added garlic when cooking, added sundried tomatoes."

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krissyross User ID: 8257087 220377
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"We loved this! Definitely need seasoning on the veggies. Can't wait to make again."

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jaypthom User ID: 8202987 217202
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Great recipe! Tried it for the first time tonight. Would agree that adding a few seasonings to the saute' would help ."

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jharts User ID: 6665301 214663
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"This recipe proved to be a winner! It was even better than a similarly offered dinner at a favorite restaurant."

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gina.langford User ID: 8144028 214278
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"I took out the nuts, and added bacon. I fried the bacon, and cooked the chicken in the oven with Montreal Steak Seasoning and garlic powder. Then I cooked the spinach, green onions, and mushrooms in the left over bacon grease olive oil, garlic and pepper. After the chicken was finished I butterflied the chicken put bacon on top, then the mushroom/ spinach mixture and the provolone cheese on top of that and broiled it until the cheese was melted. It was AWESOME.. Maybe not as healthy now, but it was worth it."

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hkkeener User ID: 2585785 172056
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"This was excellent and so delicious! I left out the pecans and fixed it using the broiler. Fast, easy, and extra good!"

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homecookcharity User ID: 7810209 87095
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"made it with walnuts instead of pecans and it was delish!!"

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pdmgeg User ID: 5617006 104494
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"Quick and easy to make. Used mozzarella cheese because that's what I had on hand. Also added a little minced garlic and salt and pepper to spinach and mushroom mixture. Tasted great and will make again."

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jk028 User ID: 7728352 172052
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"This was delicious! We used a Weber's chicken seasoning and omitted the pecans but it was great! The chicken stayed juicy and it was a quick meal to prepare."

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chinadoll2008 User ID: 1574460 104488
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"Very good and easy to make. I think I might add more seasoning next time."

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abashu User ID: 6784654 209800
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Easy to make and worthy of leftover, which is saying a lot because we don't like leftovers very often."

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captgeo5 User ID: 6856757 141105
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"totally awesome easy and a must make"

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gucci65 User ID: 7131119 173419
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Great recipe ! Yes be sure to season the veggies. Quick, easy and delicious !!!!"

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jcsew User ID: 2941544 172936
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"This was quick and easy and very tasty, I think the next time I will make a wine sauce for it."

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bh15510 User ID: 4014503 91341
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

"Easy to fix. I could not find rotisserie chicken seasoning so I used Italian seasoning instead. I also sprayed a mist of Olive Oil on the chicken before cooking"

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bafsc User ID: 3668978 112574
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"This was wonderful just as written - easy and fast"

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lisamaria User ID: 5442232 141104
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"I made this for dinner tonight, and it was delicious! I omitted the pecans because I didn't have them and I am not a fan of nuts in savory dishes. To anyone who thought it was bland, be sure to season the mushrooms and spinach with salt and pepper. I used baby bella mushrooms because they have more flavor to me. I also used my George Forman grill as well since I don't have any other grill. Tasted fine to me...just be sure not to overcook your chicken. I served mine with mashed potatoes. This recipe is easy and definitely a keeper!"

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SilverKatJ User ID: 7843939 173417
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"My family loved this! I liked the dish, but I thought it was a trifle bland. I intend to increase the rotisserie seasoning on the chicken and add fresh garlic to the spinach/mushroom mixture next time. However, even without any changes, this recipe is a keeper. It has a very nice presentation and it was easy to make. I grilled the chicken in a George Foreman grill and then melted the cheese onto the chicken in a 425 degree oven for a few minutes. (It was too rainy to grill outside.) Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly."

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Nicelady73 User ID: 7658859 91290
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"All your recipe are very good I enjoy getting then a lot

Thanks
Norma"

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Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 158522
Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"All I can say is Winner * Winner * This certainly was most enjoyable, easy and not that expensive to make. All of the base's are covered in one mouth watering recipe.

Janie"

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EmmasMomma User ID: 4434313 87094
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"My whole family loved this recipe. I wasn't able to grill the chicken (due to cold weather), so I seasoned and sautéed it first, and set it aside Then I sautéed the spinach and mushrooms with the yummy bits left in the pan from the chicken. I subbed mozz because I didn't have provolone on hand. This chicken was just delicious! I'll have to try the recipe again when the weather warms up - I'm sure it's excellent grilled as well."

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 100600
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014 Edited Jan. 4, 2016

"I prepared this tonight and it is a real winner. I made a few changes - used some chopped yellow onion, used Montreal Steak Seasoning on the chicken, used slices of pepper jack cheese. Because it was so cold outside, I sauteed the chicken on the stove instead of grilling it. This was absolutely delicious. We will definitely have this again. I highly recommend it as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home."

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Nurseypoo2 User ID: 7116356 209799
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"This came out fabulous! I made a couple substitutions as I don't buy mixed seasonings because of the amount of sodium. I seasoned the chicken breasts with a little salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, onion and garlic powder. I grilled the chicken. I didn't have green onion so I used regular white onion, added garlic to the mixture. And because I didn't have provolone I ended up making an "italian" flare with fresh grated parmesan mixed into the spinach mushroom mixture and a small amount of mozzerella cheese. I also added a teaspoon of low fat sour cream to make a creamier creamed spinach type sauce to top the chicken with. SO yummy!!"

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hmari25 User ID: 7547140 104487
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"The flavor was great, definitely a keeper!!"

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ConnieK User ID: 282614 91289
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"This is awesome. I broiled instead of grilling it. I think it would be even better grilled. Will definitely make again."

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ktbaby22 User ID: 6749039 173404
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"This was a huge hit for my husband and I. Simply delicious, easy to make, and quick! I served it with garlic roasted potatoes and made a honey mustard vinegarette to top it all. So tasty!!"

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Robby1 User ID: 1478802 141103
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"WOW!! This is tasty!!! Instead of grilling the meat, I pan fried (covered) until nice and brown and cooked through. I then removed the chicken from pan and did the vegetables in the drippings until not quite done, returning the chicken to the pan, topping with the cheese until melted. I served the chicken with the spinach mixture on top. The chicken was very moist, the flavors are very good and the pecans add a very nice crunch and added flavor. Can't wait to make this dish again."

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BAFolkerts User ID: 5594179 209798
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"I have made this several times. We both love it. I usually add more rotisserie seasoning. Sometimes I don't use the spinich either but it always turns out great."

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dearcat User ID: 6184742 91184
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"I have never made this, but I am going to try it but with NO cheese and in my crockpot. I do not have a grill."

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barsto User ID: 4995537 172030
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"This is a very nice recipe. When I made it, I added a chopped garlic clove and a little red crushed pepper. Next time I make I'm going to use pine nuts instead of pecans and substitute fontina cheese. The original recipe was delicious but thse changes simply reflect my personal taste."

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barsto User ID: 4995537 176912
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"This is a very nice recipe. When I made it, I added a chopped garlic clove and a little red crushed pepper. Next time I make I'm going to use pine nuts instead of pecans and substitute fontina cheese. The original recipe was delicious but thse changes reflect my tastes more."

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truckngirl User ID: 4879848 158516
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I started to cook the chicken for something else and decided to make this. I pan fried the chicken in a non-stick pan sprayed with Pam and added rosemary-garlic seasoning to it and simmered it until almost done. Then I sauteed the fresh mushrooms, green onion, and fresh spinach in the same pan with a little olive oil until the mushrooms and spinach were tender. I added about a tablespoon of real bacon bits and I think that helped since I didn't have the rotisserie chicken seasoning. I have never seen it or heard of that seasoning until now. It was a fluke that I had all the ingredients, even the provolone cheese. I put the chicken back in the pan and covered it with the spinach and mushroom mixture and then the cheese. I put a lid over it and let the cheese melt. OMG it was so good. I live alone so I halved the recipe and one chicken breast was enough but I made enough for 2 meals. I think I need to make it again and invite some cute guy over for dinner! Any wine suggestions?"

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KathyMcDonald User ID: 4774763 141102
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Great recipe, I cooked the chicken in the George Foreman Grill, yummy and speedy."

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prente User ID: 6067716 173402
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"yummy! not recommended to eat with rice though! :)"

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littletexaslonghorn User ID: 5989553 172934
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"my husband thought this was a little bland the first night we tried it. When I made it again, I added garlic to the spinach/mushroom saute, and it was a huge hit!"

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angiekaiser User ID: 5972557 161074
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"This was a fast, delicious recipe!! I added a half jar of marinara sauce to the spinach and mushroom saute to give it a little bit more substance. Excellent!!"

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Marmy User ID: 189494 87093
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"Delicious and Easy and only 5 Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving."

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mar4bill User ID: 1059512 100550
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"Simple to make, great flavor."

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cspangler User ID: 2498217 87087
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"We loved this! I actually made it in my crockpot - just put frozed spinach (thawed and drained) on the bottom, then the chicken with the seasoning, and the the veggies and pecans, drizzld a little bit of olive oil over top and topped the chicken with cheese under the broiler for a minute."

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Nefertiti83 User ID: 5109590 174121
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2010

"YUMMY!!! My Husband and I loved this!!! I had a little trouble finding the Rotisserie Seasoning but with a little help from and employee I found it. McCormick Perfect Pinch is the brand I found. Maybe that will help those of you having difficulties finding the seasoning."

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esaenz User ID: 4702028 173401
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"Made this on my lunch hour for my son who was leaving after a long weekend home, so you know it is a Quick Recipe, as was the side I made of Cranberry Couscous. I used Pappy's Seasoning on the chicken. Any seasoning blend with paprika will do. I usually have all these ingredients in my kitchen so it was a great find for me. I only substituted out the provolone for monterey jack. I used my 12" shallow round grill pan on the stove and covered it with a frying pan. No need for the broiler."

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DIANEDIXON@SUDDENLINKMAIL.COM User ID: 1430882 91025
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"WHAT IS ROTISSERIE chicken SEASONING?

CAN YOU BUY IT?
IUSE WHAT I HAD ON HAND AND IT WAS GREAT"

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chubbycook User ID: 3207811 87086
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"Have made this several times and we love it. If you are cooking it for a later time I would recomend that you drain the spinach after cooking it or else when you re-heat it becomes to watery."

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deerparkmama User ID: 4606813 172007
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2010

"Very tasty although I did not use the pecans, but substituted the pecans for slithered almonds

Surprising moist and juicy"

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Suejeanaaron User ID: 4866238 172006
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2010

"I am really going to try this one I have some Montreal chicken seasoning that would be good or lemon pepper"

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momof4teens User ID: 1103590 104254
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"My whole family enjoyed this recipe and it was much easier to make than I anticipated. I will be making this again for dinner tonight!"

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dvreeke User ID: 4550170 91022
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"This recipe was great. I had no problem finding the rotisserie spice. I used a flat grill pan on top of the stove to cook the chicken (the kind with the ribs down it). Still had a great flavor and gives the chicken the nice marks of grilling outdoors."

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marysf User ID: 4221636 172933
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"Used George Foreman grill(indoor grill). Also used Mrs. Dash garlic herb seasoning. This is easy--use seasonings you like best and cooking method you prefer--grill, bake saute. Loved the pecans with the mushrooms, onions and spinach."

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Duffi User ID: 3366685 100547
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"My pet peeve is recipes that call for an odd-ball spice such as

Roisterer chicken spice- I will check out Macormicks bottle to see what's in it, then I will make up my mind as whether to make it or not."

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KatrinaW User ID: 3898913 141090
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009 Edited Jun. 28, 2014

"Rotisserie seasoning can be purchased in the spices. It is made my McCormick. Katrina Wagner"

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dreamlady1931 User ID: 3205218 156813
Reviewed May. 31, 2009

"what is rotisserie chicken spice?

Mary"

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slipery_liz User ID: 2700630 141081
Reviewed May. 31, 2009

"Glad to hear it can be cooked in a skillet. My son and I will enjoy every bit. Have company coming and they will love it also"

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JansFood User ID: 1340355 87085
Reviewed May. 30, 2009

"This sounds like a tasty recipe, especially since it can be done in a pan instead of a grill. Would omitting the mushrooms ruin it? My husband won't touch mushrooms!"

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Drinkcoke User ID: 762593 161073
Reviewed May. 29, 2009

"Very good chicken recipe I cooked the chicken in a skillet, Turned out great whole family loved it."

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gramdyer User ID: 368199 176911
Reviewed May. 29, 2009

"I am just spraying a skillet with nonstick spray and cooking the chicken in it until done, then adding the mushrooms, etc. until done."

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KARENSMOM User ID: 4114229 173279
Reviewed May. 29, 2009

"I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO COOK THE SPINACH AND MUSHROOM SMOTHERED chicken IN THE OVEN SINCE WE CANNOT BBQ IN OUR BUILDING. PLEASE RESPOND. THANKS."

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golliwog User ID: 1278273 173253
Reviewed May. 29, 2009

"Can this be cooked in a regular oven as l hate using a bbq"

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stovie User ID: 2356154 104253
Reviewed May. 29, 2009

"Should not the chicken recipe end with the mushroom/spinnach mixture being put underneath the blasnket of cheese?"

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grammadebby User ID: 1015752 172932
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"Loved this recipe. Served it with wild rice."

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cbergan User ID: 1967024 209797
Reviewed May. 28, 2009

"We like this recipe and I served it with whole wheat couscous."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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