Let’s get right into this journey that combines the succulent goodness of chicken with the vibrant freshness of spinach! Chicken, known for its versatility and ability to absorb a myriad of flavors, teams up with spinach, a leafy green powerhouse, to create dishes that are not only incredibly nutritious but also irresistibly delicious. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or just starting to explore the world of cooking, these recipes will surely delight your taste buds and have your family and friends begging for seconds.
In this roundup, I’ve curated a collection of savory, wholesome, and easy-to-follow recipes. From classic comfort food to unique culinary dishes, there's something here for every palate. So, get your apron ready, sharpen those knives, and let's delve into this scrumptious lineup of dishes that will elevate your home cooking game and make your dining table the center of attention. Get ready to savor the flavor!
Florentine is a classic but easy dish. Chicken is simmered until golden in a creamy spinach sauce. It’s all cooked in one pan, so both prep and clean up are a breeze. Even though it’s got a depth of flavor, it only takes about 30 minutes to cook, so it’s great on weeknights.
Another one pan, creamy dish, but this one is unbelievably Whole30 compliant as well as keto! The “cheesy” dairy-free sauce is made from almond milk cream cheese and nutritional yeast. It keeps things light in calories, but still ultra creamy. To keep it Whole30, serve this chicken spinach dinner with potatoes or cauliflower rather than putting it over rice.
This is a full meal all in one. A casserole dish houses chicken, cubed potatoes, and a delicious garlic parmesan cream sauce and bakes the entire thing to perfection. Spinach adds a pop of color as well as extra nutrients. The garlic and parmesan flavors pair so well with the potatoes as well as the chicken and spinach.
Moving onto pasta dishes now, this creamy chicken spinach pasta dish is a comforting meal for cold nights in. Pasta and cream sauce can be very rich, which is where the spinach comes in. It cuts through the richness and balances out the entire dish. Adding in the chicken for heartiness is just the best way to get the most out of a balanced meal.
If you want to sneak some spinach into your kids' diets, mix it with cheese and stuff it in chicken breasts. They will love the cheese-stuffed chicken, and won’t notice the spinach until it’s too late. Oven Baked Stuffed Chicken Breasts is the kind of meal you can use to impress dinner party guests without having to put in a ton of work.
Chicken and rice make great one pot meals because they are both hearty and take about the same time to cook. This particular recipe is packed with lemon garlic flavor, as well as tons of nutrients from vegetables like cauliflower and spinach. With a mixture of seasonings and spices, you’ve got a flavorful dish that will feed a family.
Spinach and artichoke are a classic flavor combination, so why not add chicken and make it a full meal?! It makes everyone’s favorite dip into a fun weeknight dinner that feels ultra fancy. It can easily be made ahead of time and is a great way to use up leftover chicken.
One flavor that can easily be combined with chicken spinach is bacon. This one pot bacon garlic chicken dinner is a quick cook - all done in 20 minutes. So there’s no excuse for not making a home-cooked meal even on the busiest night. It’s delicious and savory, and absolutely luxurious.
As you can tell, there are a variety of ways to cook chicken alongside spinach and most come with cheese. That’s because it’s delicious. The cream cheese keeps this bake cheesy, gooey, and low in carbs. If you do want more carbs, this cheesy spinach chicken bake would be great with a side of rice or potatoes.
This easy soup recipe is perfect for a cold night and is made with tender meat, veggies, Italian seasonings, and cannellini beans. You can make this soup in a slow cooker, instant pot, or on the stove. It’s delicious and hearty no matter what. You can add in whatever veggies you have, and even add a bit of pasta if you prefer.
Just like bacon, mushrooms are a fantastic addition to a spinach chicken meal. With this creamy sauce, no cornstarch, flour, or roux is needed, so there’s no chance of unwanted lumps. It’s easily low carb, gluten-free, and keto. You can keep it that way or add your favorite carb like toasted naan bread or sourdough.
Orzo should be more popular than it is because it has a great texture and flavor as the base of a dish. Top al dente orzo with tender chicken, a nutty pesto, and some fresh veggies like spinach and tomatoes, and you’ve got an amazing dinner for date night in. It will feel like Italian fine dining but on a budget!
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs get a generous coating of smoked paprika before being seared on a hot skillet. The skin comes out crispy and ultra flavorful and the inside stays nice and moist. Paired with a creamed spinach, this dish is rich and hearty. A bit of lemon zest over top brings out a pop of freshness.
If you want to get away from the heaviness of creamy, cheesy spinach, check out this chicken Spanish rice. It’s healthy, full of nutrients, and filling without being too heavy. You just need five main ingredients - chicken, rice, spinach, chickpeas, and green onions. In about 30 minutes you’ll have a meal that’s under 400 calories.
Think chicken smothered in spinach dip - that’s what this dish is. The spinach dip flavors the chicken, keeping it moist and tender while baking. You don’t need much else with this dinner. Maybe a side of veggies to keep things low carb. You could shred the chicken after baking and easily make a chicken packed spinach dip.
Just look at how beautiful this dish is! And it tastes even better than it looks. This recipe for lemon butter meatballs and orzo is easy to make, yet so flavorful! The meatballs are tender and juicy, and the butter is infused with lemon and garlic. The perfect dinner party meal!
Elevate your meal prep chicken game with this tomato spinach white wine chicken. Meal prep chicken doesn’t have to be bland, dry, and boring. This recipe is so flavorful and delicious but only takes 30 minutes to prepare. You can have a week’s worth of lunches ready in no time. Just pair this chicken with some microwaved rice and veggies.
Beautiful and filling, this tomato spinach chicken penne pasta bowl is also fairly healthy! It’s full of high protein chicken, and healthy grains from the pasta. It’s coated in a homemade tomato sauce with the perfect bite of parmesan cheese. This is a meal you can feel good about.
A version of spinach that’s not creamed, is the sauteed garlic spinach. It’s paired perfectly with spiced asado chicken breasts. The chicken is deliciously pan-seared and served on garlicky sauteed spinach making it perfect for any lunch or weeknight dinner. One serving has a whopping 67 grams of protein, so if you’re looking for a flavorful high protein meal, this is it!
This twist on the classic lasagna will keep you coming back for more. The sauce is milk-based so it fits in well with the cheesiness of the dish. Mushrooms add a bit of extra flavor and texture to the no-boil noodles. And of course, the chicken and spinach are why it’s on this list!
We already know chicken, spinach, and orzo go great together, but let’s add in some cajun flavors! This Cajun Chicken Orzo recipe is packed with flavor and comes together in less than 30 minutes. It uses a homemade Cajun spice blend. Chances are you have everything you need to make your own Cajun seasoning at home, so make a small batch and enjoy!
One pot pasta dinners are a lifesaver on busy weeknights. This lemon chicken orzo recipe cooks everything in one pan in under 35 minutes. Easiness aside, the flavors are the winning element of this dish. Not only does this dish feature spinach, but it has asparagus added as well, so you’re getting plenty of nutrients.
This list helps you dive into the delectable world of recipes! As you can see, you could have chicken every night and still not get bored. I hope you find some new favorites to add to the weekly menu.
And I'll leave you with my light and delicious Chicken Florentine recipe.
22 Easy Chicken and Spinach Recipes
- Begin by generously seasoning both sides of the chicken cutlets with a sprinkle of salt and a dash of pepper. This initial seasoning will create a flavorful base for your Chicken Florentine.
- In a pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat until it's nicely warmed. Gently place the seasoned chicken cutlets into the pot, and let them sizzle and sear for approximately 3 minutes on each side.
- Next, introduce the spinach leaves to the same pot. Stirring gently, let the spinach mingle with the chicken.
- As the spinach wilts, it's time to prepare a smooth sauce. Dilute the cornstarch in the chicken broth, ensuring no lumps remain. Pour this mixture into the pot with the chicken and spinach, and increase the heat to high. Allow the flavors to meld as the sauce thickens for about 5 minutes.
- With the sauce at a simmer, introduce the low-fat yogurt and grated parmesan cheese. Stir these ingredients into the pot until they're fully integrated. Cover the pot and let the sauce gently simmer for an additional 2 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld harmoniously. To serve, plate your Chicken Florentine alongside a side of steamed vegetables or your favorite accompaniment.