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Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken

Chicken breasts stay nice and moist tucked under a blanket of melted cheese. It's extra special to serve but is not tricky to make. —Katrina Wagner, Grain Valley, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon rotisserie chicken seasoning
  • 2 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese, halved


  • Preheat grill or broiler. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute mushrooms and green onions until tender. Stir in spinach and pecans until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  • Sprinkle chicken with seasoning. Grill, covered, on an oiled grill rack over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat on a greased broiler pan until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-5 minutes per side. Top with cheese; grill or broil until cheese is melted. To serve, top with mushroom mixture.
Health Tip: This low-carb main dish is also gluten-free.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 203 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • Julie
    Aug 25, 2020

    This chicken dish is quick, easy to make and tasty! I made two. One with chicken breast and the other with Gardein Meatless Turk'y cutlets. The cheese really made it!

  • Rellierae
    May 20, 2020

    Tasty. I used Swiss cheese and Rosemary Garlic blend for the chicken. Cooked the chicken in my George Foreman grill.

  • squeakymouse
    Apr 2, 2020

    Excellent although I didn't grill the chicken but used already cooked

  • pajamaangel
    Jul 16, 2019

    Add bacon and it's 5 stars

  • robbiejackson
    Jun 16, 2019

    This was good but a bit bland. Next time I’ll spice it up a bit more. I love spinach and mushrooms and enjoyed this with the Provolone on top.

  • Appy_Girl
    Apr 15, 2019

    I prepared this recipe a bit differently. Used all of the ingredients except that I prepared it as a casserole. Chopped up all of the poached chicken. Made a gravy from the broth . Started with a layer of buttered noodles , then veggie mixture, cut up chicken and finally the cheese. Offered extra gravy on the side. Excellent. VFE- Everyone lived this recipe.

  • Mike
    Nov 3, 2018

    Pretty bland the first night, but better the 2nd night. I sauted the breasts (split down the center lengthwise) so didn't get any charring from grill or broiler. I'll try broiler to finish them next time.

  • Suzan in MI
    May 25, 2018

    My family and I loved it. It really was easy to make.

  • Nikkimomma
    May 22, 2018


  • Janet
    May 20, 2018

    I left out mushrooms as i hate them. Chicken was delicious.