This one pot chicken dish is simple to prepare and cooks up in one pot for those busy evening when you don’t have a lot of time for dinner.
Over the next month, I am scheduled to work long 12 hour days for six days a week. That doesn’t give me a lot of time, especially with a very active 22 month old toddler waiting for me at home. Thank goodness my older daughter is usually home in the evenings when her after school activities are done to help me out.
Last week, on my one day off, I set aside a little time in the evening to cook up some pre-made meals for the upcoming week. I had some baby spinach left over from the pumpkin lasagna that I had made so I needed to come up with something to use that up.
There was some boneless chicken breast partially thawed in the refrigerator, so I wanted to use that as well. Looking through the pantry, I found a can of diced tomato. I just happened to have some fresh mushrooms on hand, but canned mushrooms could also have been used as I usually keep those in the pantry.
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Since the chicken was still a bit frozen, I cut it up so it would cook up faster. Then I added the tomato, spinach and mushrooms and cooked until the liquid was reduced a good amount. This turned out to be pretty tasty. I think if it were a planned meal, I would have served it on some cauliflower rice.
This dish can be served plain or with some grated parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
Chicken with Spinach and Tomato
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2½ pounds skinless boneless, chicken breast, cut into 1” pieces
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- Ground black pepper
- 15 ounces canned diced tomatoes
- 7 ounces baby spinach more or less
- 8 ounces thinly sliced mushrooms
- grated parmesan cheese optional
Coat a large pot with olive oil and place over medium heat.
When the oil is hot, add the chicken and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
When the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, add the tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms. Cook until the liquid is reduced by about half. Add seasoning if needed.
Sprinkle with cheese just before serving if desired.
173 calories, 11g total carbs, 8g Net carbs, 40g protein, 6g fat