In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 09, 2024
I needed a fast supper while babysitting my grandchild. I used what my daughter-in-law had in the fridge and turned it into what's now one of our favorite chicken and spinach recipes. —Sandra Ellis, Stockbridge, Georgia
In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Pound chicken with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add spinach and salsa to pan; cook and stir just until spinach is wilted, 3-4 minutes. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 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.