Chicken Spinach Saute

This meal was SO simple and quick! It’s Friday night and the thought of preparing a meal was not really on the top of my ‘I really want to do this’ list, but I knew that was not an option! I am SO happy I tried this one out! The photo to the left is what it looked like at the end of cooking – it was so pretty! The colors were so vibrant!Chicken Spinach Saute

This chicken spinach saute was delicious! So full of flavor and really hit the spot! Basili loved it too – and he always scoffs at the idea of eating chicken (this comes from eating a lot of chicken when he was in the army…thanks a lot…) Anyway, about half way through the meal, he nodded his head in great approval and said ‘yup…this one is good, add it to the list!’ I served this over brown rice, but it would also be delicious on its own or over veggies! Let me know what you think!
 

Chicken Spinach Saute
Serves 8
This was such an EASY and quick meal and FULL of flavor! My husband is not the biggest fan of chicken, but he even loved it! Enjoy!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) (or Coconut Oil)
  2. 6 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 cup Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  4. 1 zucchini, quartered and sliced
  5. 2 lbs chicken breasts or tenderloins, cubed
  6. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  7. 1 T oregano
  8. Black pepper, to taste
  9. 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  10. 2 cups spinach leaves
Instructions
  1. In a 12" skillet, heat EVOO and saute garlic, mushrooms & zucchini for 2 minutes
  2. Add cubed chicken and spices, cook until chicken is no longer pink
  3. Add Parmesan and stir until chicken is coated
  4. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
  5. Serve over brown rice or spaghetti squash
21 DAY FIX CONTAINER COUNTS
  1. 1 red, 1/2 green, 1/4 blue, 1/2 spoon
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  • Rachael
    Reply

    Looks yummy! Plan to make this in a few days but curious, how many servings does this make?

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      i am excited to hear what you think! This recipe serves 4. ;). (2 pounds of chicken is typically 2 of the chicken breasts and I usually eat half for a serving). :).

  • Jess
    Reply

    So good! I added some balsamic to the veggies and chicken and even threw in some yellow squash too (had some I needed to get rid of) and this was so good! Thanks 🙂

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Yum! So happy you enjoyed it! 🙂 This is a favorite and SO easy! 🙂

  • Heather
    Reply

    This was so yummy and tasty. My family really enjoyed it. I did however add half a cup of half/half cream at the end so it would make a creamy consistency. Thank you!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      I am so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂

  • Joanne
    Reply

    Hi Angela… I made this for dinner tonight. I was very happy with how moist the chicken was and, although it was all the yummy vegetables that attracted me to the recipe, I found the overall flavor a bit lacking and I’m not sure why. I think I’ll give it another try using diced sweet potatoes to see if it helps. I’ll keep you posted with how it turns out. Thank you for sharing!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
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      I am happy you enjoyed it Joanne – you can also try bumping up the seasonings to your liking! I do not use a lot of salt in my recipes because sodium affects me and Basili salt everything regardless of how much I add. 🙂 Let me know what you do next time you try it! 🙂

  • jenni
    Reply

    this was really good! served it with quinoa! thanks for the recipe!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      I am so happy you enjoyed it! You’re welcome!

  • Jess
    Reply

    We will be having this for dinner tonight, looks yummy! Starting 21 day fix and your recipes will definitely help!

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      I hope you enjoyed it! Best of luck to you on the 21 Day Fix! You will do great! 🙂

  • Lisa Ha
    Reply

    So I took what is had on hand- which were some red and green peppers and kale- I didn’t have spinach or zucchini. It was very tasty but I thought it needed a sauce of some sort. So I took the suggestion and added balsamic vinegar– wow really nice. Any suggestion for a sauce so that this so complete over rice.

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      Happy you enjoyed it! What about the alfredo sauce from the cajun shrimp recipe I have?

  • Ella
    Reply

    I’m eating this right now! I used boneless chicken thighs because that’s what I prefer. I didn’t have Parmesan cheese (the horror!) and I think that’s majorly missing. I did add some drops of Siracha which sent this dish over the top. Very easy, quick to cook and satisfying. I’m really trying not to go back for seconds!

  • Jklyn
    Reply

    One of my favs. A pinch of salt takes it up a notch enhancing the flavor.

  • Jamie
    Reply

    This was AMAZING! I think though the serving size 1 1/2 cups mentioned is too much for it being 21 day fix. The red container itself for the chicken is only 5 oz. Trying to measure it out by 1 1/2 cups, your getting way more chicken than your suppose to for a red container. With it being 2 lbs of chicken, I broke it up into 6 Servings and that seemed like it was more right to me being 21 day fix approved. But either way, the flavor and everything was Great, even my Extremely picky daughter Loved it, so its definitely a keeper to add to my recipes.

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      So happy you enjoyed it! Yes – I just fixed the container count for this! Thanks!

  • Aysha Bowling
    Reply

    Made this last night for my 21 day fix start up today. It turned out great! Can’t wait to taste it tonight. Quick question…did you include the oil in your container count? I didn’t see that listed. Trying to figure out if I will need to mark that off on my “teaspoon” amount for the day.

    • Angela Dimitrelias
      Reply

      I just added it to the container count! Thank you! Happy you enjoyed it!

  • Heidi
    Reply

    Hi. This looks delicious and healthy, and I’m anxious to try it. I have a question on the oregano – is that fresh or dried? One tablespoon seems like a lot if it’s dried. Thanks!

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