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Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach Recipe

Chicken Thighs with Shallots & Spinach Recipe

This moist and tender chicken comes complete with its own creamy spinach side dish! It makes a pretty presentation and comes together in no time flat for a nutritious weeknight meal. —Genna Johannes, Wrightstown, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream


  • 1. Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • 2. In same pan, cook and stir shallots until tender. Add wine; bring to a boil. Cook until wine is reduced by half. Add spinach and salt; cook and stir just until spinach is wilted. Stir in sour cream; serve with chicken.
    Freeze option: Before adding sour cream, cool chicken and spinach mixture. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, stirring occasionally. Stir in sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh with 1/4 cup spinach mixture: 225 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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SRAdair User ID: 5856862 271742
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2017

"What a lovely recipe! Made it exactly per recipe the first time. The second time I tossed in some minced garlic and sliced baby bella mushrooms. Wow! And, since we are a sauce loving household, I doubled the amount for that. This is a keeper! Served with a a side of garlic mashed potatoes, spinach salad (cranberries, red onion, cucumber with TessaMae's Honey Poppyseed dressing, and a buttery Chardonnay."

dancingfool User ID: 7427237 263228
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2017

"Wonderful and easy to make, all year round recipe."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 261803
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2017

"Simple, yet elegant. Great recipe for the cast iron."

homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 259758
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2017

"This was so good!!!! Made as directed except I used a medium white onion instead of shallots (couldn't find in the grocery store) and fresh garlic minced (a heaping soup spoon). Used chicken broth and a bit more seasoning than amount directed. Loved it!!! The thighs are so tender!!!"

missdramaqueen31 User ID: 8029404 247059
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2016

"This is the FIRST recipe I made from Taste of Home. My sister and I are HUGE fans of boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Unfortunately, I didn't have any shallots, so I used a small red onion. Instead of cooking six chicken thighs, I cooked eight for leftovers. I served the chicken thighs and spinach with some rice, to stretch the meal out. I will definitely make this recipe again!!!"

ZoiZoi User ID: 7749061 246379
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"This was quick, easy and delicious! I too used onion instead of shallots as had none on hand. Will be making this regularly! Thanks for the great recipe."

tippi.mitchell User ID: 5101325 244011
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"I made this as written, and it was fabulous, and I will make again. Everything came together quickly; the hardest part was clean-up b/c I don't have a nonstick pan.

Next time, I'll add sliced fresh button mushrooms (8 oz) and a clove or two of minced fresh garlic. I agree with other reviewers who suggest increasing the spinach and doubling the sauce; I'll do that next time, too. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!! My kitchen smells heavenly, thanks to this dish!"

pattidizz User ID: 8759103 243085
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"I made this as written except bone in thighs were on sale and I used the chicken broth. (I planned to use wine until I realized someone drank the bottle I intended to use. It happens a lot around here lol). I doubled the spinach sauce on the recommendation of my sister who made it first It was delicious! Even the young one enjoyed it. Definitely putting this in the rotation. I also grated some nutmeg on the leftovers and that was good too! Thanks for the great, low carb, meal!"

Lauraanddiva User ID: 6498235 241248
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"Fast and fabulous. We loved the spinach and sauce and I'm making it again with a different meat. It will be one of most used side dishes."

smmoore User ID: 8380448 240836
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"I made this for my husband he loved it. I always season chicken with bottled rotisserie seasoning, in addition to salt & pepper. I used frozen spinach and added a pinch of red pepper flakes to it. Its a keeper."

[email protected] User ID: 77962 238395
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"Made as written except substituted onion for shallots. It was truly quick and easy, and delicious to boot."

MizzMarr User ID: 7718590 237193
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"OMG I made these last night and they were delicious. I added additional spices to chicken and I would probably double or triple the spinach next time as I wanted more of that and it really shrinks after it's cooked. Amazing recipe."

Janecooks67 User ID: 3461916 236877
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"This was so good as is. Somebody suggested using breasts which are so dry. Don't use them follow the recipe and use thighs. So moist"

s.keeper User ID: 7380142 235767
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"This is so tasty that it no way serves 6. My husband and I just about finished the whole thing off ourselves!"

az_jill User ID: 5181702 232052
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"Total winner Genna, will definitely make this again! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!"

KellyL1979 User ID: 8352800 230242
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"We LOVE this!!! Just gonna say I imported this into my recipe builder and I came up with much lower calorie and fat totals. 155 cal, 5g total fat per 1 breast & 1/4 cup spinach mixture."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 225322
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"really good"

robbiejackson User ID: 4907377 224672
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"Wow, loved this! I had mushrooms on hand so added that to the sauce mixture which I doubled. Really good flavors, thanks for sharing!"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 222664
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"I enjoyed the flavor but my sauce definitely did not turn out like the picture. Would make again though."

MaggieWB User ID: 4951050 221027
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"we loved it! different and elegant. thank you so much for the wonderful recipe."

BAC59 User ID: 7057051 220367
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"Very tasty! I also added garlic to the onions (didn't have shallots). I used frozen chopped spinach but will try fresh spinach next time."

Balbright User ID: 4555872 220340
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"My husband and father just loved this! My hubby thought he was eating a gourmet meal. My changes included using some garlic Mrs. Dash on my chicken, & onions instead of shallots. I did use the white wine. It was quick easy and very flavorful. Will make again."

Laurieee1 User ID: 8085183 220065
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"Delicious, made it like the recipe said, didn't have white wine but used chicken broth."

Camaris User ID: 8247409 219806
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"This has everything I love in a recipe: Fast to make, few ingredients, and delicious!!!

Like many other reviewers I had no shallots so I substituted with yellow onions, and frozen spinach (thawed in a colander and then used a spoon to squeeze out excess water). I also didn't have white wine and, while I had chicken broth, using wine sounded so good I took a chance and used RED came out absolutely scrumptious! I tried the recipe again a week later with white wine, still very good though I think I liked the flavor of the red a tiny bit better. Presentation was definitely better with the white wine as the red tinged the spinach and onions pink but if it's just for family who cares! This is enough for 3 adults if you have another side, otherwise I don't think there would be enough spinach. Since this was a last minute dinner I made a couple of baked potatoes in the microwave and it went well with it and left my husband and I stuffed! This definitely goes into the rotation."

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 211129
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Enjoyed it. I sprinkled salt and garlic powder over the chicken and set it in the frig for a couple of hours to help infuse it with flavor. I also added garlic with the onions.

I had some carrots I needed to use, so I shredded them and added them with the spinach."

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 118195
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"This was super yummy. I used a stainless pan so there were crunchy bits of chicken in my spinach and the sauce was brown after I added the sour cream, but I think that was probably an improvement over the non stick version. For our family, this was not a 6 serving meal. I did have chicken leftover feeding two adults and one child but all the spinach was eaten."

PamHill User ID: 7413278 186177
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Excellent recipe. I love the tender spinach in the creamy shallot sauce."

MissMarieL User ID: 7839084 183676
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"Added dried garlic when sautéing the garlic. Overall a great recipe."

spunkygirl03 User ID: 3472414 185743
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"I love this dish. I'm always looking for something that is low in calories but full of flavor. I doubled the spinach and shallot mixture so that I did not have to add a side dish to this."

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 166647
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"My husband loved this dish!"

Pam Posada User ID: 2909700 145243
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"I have made this dish several times and will again tomorrow. It is one of our favorites and very easy to make and I also serve with rice or red potatoes. Yummy"

Kippin User ID: 7112902 118194
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"This dish became one of my husband's favorite dishes and the first one he ever requested by name. It has really great flavors and we enjoy it served over a bed of rice."

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 187255
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"This was a tasty dish. The only change I made was using chicken breasts because that is what I had on hand. I enjoyed the sauce and felt great about eating all of that healthy spinach. It was also quick which is a plus."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 101422
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"I baked my chicken b/c mine was bone in. Tasted great!"

tdemario User ID: 1349051 145242
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"This is delicious! I made a few adjustments for what I had on hand & personal preferences, and turned out terrific. My changes: I doubled the sauce ingredients, except for the spinach, and served it over penne pasta. Used an onion instead of shallots, chicken broth rather than white wine, Montreal Seasoning on the chicken instead of seasoned salt & pepper, and added minced garlic, because everything is better with garlic added :)."

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 168058
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"This was a delicious dinner!  It is an easy, and flavorful dish. 

I did make a few substitutions. I used chicken breast in place of thighs. Instead of seasoned salt, I flavored my chicken with garlic salt, onion powder, and ground pepper. My family can't get enough sauce, so I  increased the sauce by using 1 cup of chicken broth, and 1/2 cup of sour cream. I added arugula with the spinach. Because of the salt content in the garlic salt, and chicken broth, I omitted the 1/4 t of salt.
I served this with wild rice, which was a great compliment to this delicious chicken meal! I will definitely make this again! Thank you!"

debbieroppolo User ID: 2996149 145241
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"I thought this was quite good, but I made a few changes, based on what I had on hand.

I substituted the thighs for palm-sized boneless, skinless chicken breasts I marinated in a light brine solution. As a result, I eliminated the seasoned salt.
The only complaint from my family, is that they wished there was more spinach.
I'd make this again."

MKathyB User ID: 7379528 115923
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"I made this and it is awesome! Highly recommend it. I changed a few things to use what I had in the kitchen. I used: white wine, frozen spinach (thawed, well drained) and a red onion (about 1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped, instead of shallots), I need to double the wine/sour cream mixture and deleted the salt on the spinach.....wasn't needed! quick, easy and tasty!"

cheezhed68 User ID: 1083106 126632
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"This is fast and fabulous!"

Glenda B User ID: 4673846 187254
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"I made this earlier this week. I don't normally like spinach, but barely cooked it was wonderful. The only thing I did different with this one was adding pasta to make sure my husband got filled up.

Definately make again."

annikins03 User ID: 5845690 185730
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"I didn't have shallots on hand so I made this with red onion and it was delicious! I used wine and I think that made a big difference in the flavor."

Mary_1959 User ID: 549472 118192
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"Excellent recipe. I didn't use the sour cream; deglazed the pan with the wine. Even without the dairy, the sauce was delicious. Will be making this one again for sure."

aramkim82 User ID: 5732303 183786
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2011

"I didn't think I was going to like this recipe, but I was very surprised. The shallots and spinach is delicious! Definitely use the white wine if you can. :)"

KScales User ID: 3262967 115922
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"In regards to dtardif's comment, the item on the plate under the chicken is the shallots and spinach mixture.

We apologize for any confusion.
Taste of Home Test Kitchen"

dtardif User ID: 5687973 185839
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"The picture shows a different presentation. Could somebody tell me what the other object is on the platter?"

redplover User ID: 4305514 101419
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"Great midweek meal. I added a crushed clove of garlic and deglazed the pan with the wine and then added the broth. Served it over egg noodles and enjoyed!"

Bakerj User ID: 4200567 185728
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"I made this today and we liked it. The sauce was a bit soupy at first, but I just kept simmering it and it did thicken. I would make it again."

jwilder20 User ID: 4298238 172569
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"This was very simple but delicious. I was impressed and will definately make again. First attempt was a little soupy. I will reduce my initial liquid and add more later if necessary."

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