Recipe of the Week: Grilled Chicken Over Spinach


Grilled Chicken Over Spinach Recipe photo by Taste of Home

This easy and tasty recipe for grilled chicken features sautéed spinach with fresh mushrooms and is less than 240 calories.

Grilled Chicken Over Spinach Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

MAKES:4 servings


  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pound)
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Spoon over chicken. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil for 1 minute or until crisp-tender. Stir in mushrooms; saute for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add spinach; saute for 2 minutes or until wilted. Transfer to a serving platter; top with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving prepared with a total of 2 tablespoons oil) equals 237 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 vegetable

Originally published as Grilled Chicken Over Spinach in Taste of Home June/July 2001, p9 (submitted by Michelle Krzmarzick)

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  1. Calculated for Weight Watchers and it is 5 Points per Serving – excellent – thank you.

  2. I will be trying this recipe this weekend and will be eager to let you know how it turns out.
    It’s perfect for the Weight Watcher’s Program I am following at work.

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