Smothered Chicken with Mushrooms & Spinach Recipe

Comfort food and healthy ingredients all in one dish!  This smothered chicken recipe is gluten free, low carb, packed with protein and vegetables.

Smothered Chicken with Mushrooms & Spinach Recipe

DETAILS

Servings 4
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 40mins

INGREDIENTS

  • CREAMED SPINACH:
  • 1 large bag of spinach leaves
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • SAUTEED MUSHROOMS:
  • 8 ounce package mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • CHICKEN:
  • 4 to 5 boneless chicken breasts
  • 8 to 10 slices Mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/8 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt, like Lawry’s

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sprinkle the garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper on both sides of the chicken. Bake for 16 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the creamed spinach. Over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet. Add in the onions and saute 2-3 minutes. Add in the spinach and garlic. It will shrink ridiculously. When it’s cooked through, stir in the cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Continue cooking and stirring until the cream cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
  3. For the mushrooms, melt butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet. Put the mushrooms in and cook until browned all over. Don’t season with salt until they are browned or they will never brown. Deglaze the pan with the wine. Add in the garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook until most of the wine is cooked out.
  4. Flip the chicken pieces over. Divide the spinach and mushrooms over the top of each breast. Lay two slices of cheese over each piece of chicken. Cook another 12-14 minutes or until cheese is browned and chicken is done.

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.