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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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."

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."

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!"

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!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015

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

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."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

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

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!"

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."

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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