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Marzetti(R) Ultimate Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Marzetti® Ultimate Chicken

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"Paprika-seasoned chicken breasts are served on a bed of baby spinach, sauteed apples, celery and shallots, then topped with warmed Marzetti® Ultimate Blue Cheese Dressing and toasted pine nuts."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a skillet over medium high heat and sear both sides of chicken. Continue to cook medium heat until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. In same skillet, heat remaining oil and saute apples, celery and shallots until tender.
  2. Gently heat Marzetti Ultimate Blue Cheese Dressings in a saucepan; do not bring to a boil. Arrange spinach on plates, top with hot vegetables, apples and chicken. Spoon warm Marzetti Ultimate Blue Cheese Dressing over all and sprinkle with pine nuts. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 11, 2010

This one is a 3-4 star dish in reality. As other reviewers noted it is rather bland, relying on the granny smith and blue cheese for flavor. The granny smith is critical for that strong, tart contrasting flavor. The subtle celery flavor was a nice texture addition. I followed the recipe only adding some broth to the celery/apple/shallot saute to keep the pan scrapings incorporated (used a cast iron skillet). It was a nice flavor all in all and plated beautifully (mine would have plated much nicer had I used a non stick skillet). I think next time seasoning the chicken a little more with perhaps some onion powder? and using the red onion option (vs. the shallots) for some color would be a nice change.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2010

Nothing outstanding. It needs some kind of kick. Maybe adding a little of cayenne would help.


17 Ratings

May 06, 2010

The taste was just outstanding! I didn't want the blue cheese sauce to go to waste so I served it over some bowtie pasta. This is restaurant quality and ridiculously easy. I thought this had plenty of flavor but then again I was liberal with the salt and plenty of fresh cracked pepper.

Feb 09, 2010

What interesting flavours! I am going to have to look at more of your recipes!

Mar 01, 2010

If you use hot Hungarian papricka instead of sweet papricka, the recipe produces a marvelous dish.

Feb 16, 2010

Very good. I added blue cheese crumbles on top. Next time I will not saute the apples. I think raw will give them more tart and crunch. This is more like a salad.

Apr 29, 2010

Fantastic! My finace hates blue cheese and spinach, but he cleaned his plate and ate the leftovers! I would like more apple in mine. I think next time I make it, I will cook 2 apples instead of one.

Mar 01, 2010

Yummy flavor fest. I cut the chicken in smaller pieces and will not sautee the apples next time. My husband wasn't fond of the pine nuts. The warmed dressing was a great touch!


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  • Calories
  • 601 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Fat
  • 43.7 g
  • 67%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 38.9 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 519 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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