Chicken with Spinach & Cheese
Parslied new potatoes would round out this delightful dinner. For dessert, serve poached pears.
  • 4 thin chicken breast cutlets (3/4 pound total)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth, canned or homemade
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 pound spinach, stemmed
  • 3 ounces part-skim mozzarella, shredded

1. Lightly dredge chicken in flour; reserve excess. Preheat broiler.

2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown on both sides, about six minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely.

3. Add scallions, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of broth to skillet, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about one minute. Sprinkle on reserved flour and cook, stirring, until flour is no longer visible, about 30 seconds. Add remaining broth, oregano, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

4. Add mushrooms and spinach, then cover and cook for 30 seconds. Uncover and stir until spinach is just wilted, about one minute. Pour in any juices that have collected under chicken on plate.

5. Place chicken on broiler pan. Dividing evenly, spread spinach-mushroom mixture on top. Sprinkle cheese on top and broil 4 inches from heat for three minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 232 calories, 9.7g total fat, 3.2g saturated fat, 4.7g monounsaturated fat, 1g polyunsaturated fat, 3.6g dietary fiber, 29g protein, 8g carbohydrate, 62mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium.
Good source of: beta-carotene, folate, lutein & zeaxanthin, magnesium, manganese, niacin, potassium, quercetin, selenium, vitamin B6.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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