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Spinach and Chicken Italian

Tender chicken breast topped with spinach, tomato sauce, and creamy cheese, then baked for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Kid friendly
Baking dish with chicken, spinach, sauce and cheese.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 7 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

1 cup tomato pasta sauce (store-bought or homemade)
1 pound chicken breast, cut or pounded into ½-inch thick slices
¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
1 package (10 ounces) frozen spinach, thawed and drained or 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Rinse or scrub fresh vegetables under running water before preparing.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Pour ½ cup of pasta sauce in a large baking dish. Lay the chicken pieces over the sauce, then sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken. Top with remaining ½ cup of pasta sauce, spinach and mozzarella.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the chicken is cooked through (165 degrees F using a food thermometer) and the cheese begins to turn brown.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours. 

Notes

  • Do not rinse raw poultry.
  • Wash hands and all surfaces and utensils after touching raw chicken.
  • Try other fresh or frozen and thawed leafy greens.

Comments

Very nice! My kids loved it too. I didn't hear complaining about spinach. I increased the pasta sauce on the bottom to 1 cup (so 1 1/2 cups total). We didn't have mozzarella but the marble cheese we used tasted excellent. I'd probably use marble again next time. I butterflied the chicken so it would cook through easier.

This was super easy to make and a great way to get Spinach on the table!  It was super tasty with rice.

 

This is tasty and delicious.  It was very easy to put together and can be made with ground turkey or chicken, too.  Its flavors are mild, but you can bump it up with a ¼ cup of parmesan!

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