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Savory Spinach Chicken

I created this quick recipe for one simply by using what I had in the refrigerator. Now it's a favorite of mine! —Sarah Manary, Woodmere, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast half (5 ounces)
  • 4 tablespoons Italian salad dressing, divided
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • Dash salt
  • 1 slice provolone cheese (3/4 ounce)


  • Place 3 tablespoons salad dressing in a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Drain and discard marinade. In a small skillet, brown chicken on each side. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute the spinach, remaining salad dressing and salt until spinach is wilted; drain.
  • Place chicken in a shallow baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with spinach and cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 250 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 761mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • KarenKeefe
    Oct 26, 2018

    Followed the recipe, exact as written. The chicken turned our very moist and flavorable!

  • gunslinger
    Jul 20, 2018

    I had a part of a bag of fresh spinach and found this recipe. It was delicious! I didn't have provolone cheese so I used colby jack, otherwise made as directed. I am not a big fan of cooked spinach but this was so tasty, I will make this again!

  • cimgraph
    Jul 15, 2014

    I've made this several times. I used the frozen spinach thawed and added sun dried tomatoes to the spinach and sauté as usual. Great every time!

  • amandalouisek
    Feb 10, 2013

    No comment left

  • abashu
    Sep 1, 2012

    Easy to make and good enough for company.

  • glandis7885
    Aug 26, 2012

    This was excellent, my son and his wife even liked it...He is a picky eater!...

  • fredaevans
    Aug 15, 2012

    'Cooking for one' is a pain, and few recipies take this into account (service 4, etc.). This ones simple and very tastie.

  • 6foreverpaws
    Aug 15, 2012

    This is a quick and easy last minute meal. I saute onions, mushrooms together then add the spinach. I use swiss cheese over the chicken breast and place the spinach mixture over that. Very Good!!!!!!

  • bnrudy
    Aug 15, 2012

    Also try with boneless center cut pork(the other with meat) the chicken is great

  • princess 1
    Jan 26, 2010

    I have made this recipe over and over again we love it. We use pepper jack cheese instead and while the chicken is on the stove cooking, we cut 1- serrano pepper and remove it when it goes to the oven. Wonderful!!