In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup salsa
- Pound chicken with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Cook chicken 5-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
- Add spinach and salsa to pan; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or just until spinach is wilted. Serve with chicken.
Nutrition Facts1 chicken breast half with 1/3 cup spinach mixture: 297 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 376mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.
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Oct 13, 2018
I've been waiting for the chance to try this recipe. I used chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts and a whole jar of salsa (24 oz) that I had on hand as suggested by others. I added the browned chicken into the sauce and let it simmer to take on more flavor of the salsa. Served with a side of No-Yolk noodles. Was excellent in our opinion! Another "husband approved" dinner!
May 27, 2018
This was better than I thought it was going to be, since it seemed so healthy. Especially since I omitted the butter and just used 2T olive oil. I also used more salsa than called for to just finish off the jar. I thought it was good with extra salsa and next time will serve with rice as some of the other reviews stated. This was excellent for a healthy recipe.
Feb 14, 2018
I enjoyed this quick dish and will make it again. I did add a little garlic powder to the chicken as it cooked. It does not have nor need any added salt because the salsa gives the dish a lot of flavor. I served it over rice. Also, the recipe was easy to adapt to one serving.
Feb 13, 2018
I have not made this yet but can it be made with out the spinach my husband does not like spinach.
Feb 13, 2018
We can buy chicken cutlets at our local grocery so that save some time. I don't use sat but it was pretty tasty.
Nov 1, 2016
Very quick indeed. It's good for a quick-serve meal, but not good enough IMHO for company. Definitely try it if you're pressed for time.
Nov 17, 2015
Super easy and Super quick! My family loved it! I did add a little minced garlic to the skillet when cooking the chicken. Goes well with brown rice.
Oct 29, 2015
Very Quick ! Served with Mexican Rice and got my grandson to eat Spinach ! Husband liked it also. Keeper !
Sep 3, 2015
I especially liked that this recipe was quick and called for only 5 ingredients. I followed the recipe closely and was very pleased with the results. This one's a keeper!
Nov 11, 2014
My husband took one bite of this and commented, "I wouldn't mind having this again, very soon." I prepared this recipe for the two of us using whole chicken legs that I first dredged in taco seasoning mix. After the chicken was fully cooked I added fresh salsa and spinach to the skillet without removing the chicken. Next time I will add some cumin and oregano to the taco seasoning to intensify the flavor.