Spinach Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spinach Chicken Parmesan Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Spinach Chicken Parmesan

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"A family favorite. A classic dish with a Popeye-esque twist; so eat yer spinach (with chicken parmesan) and enjoy it, too!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl combine cheese and seasoning. Roll chicken pieces in cheese mixture to coat lightly. Set remaining cheese mixture aside. Arrange coated chicken pieces in an 8x8x2 inch baking dish.
  3. In a small saucepan, saute green onion in butter/margarine until tender. Stir in flour, then add milk all at once. Simmer, stirring, until bubbly. Stir in drained spinach and pimiento and mix together. Spoon spinach mixture over chicken and sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture. Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes or until tender and chicken juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2006

My family really liked this recipe. I did however make several alterations to keep it from being a bit bland. I like dishes with plenty of flavor and of course garlic is a must of me. Here are some changes that I made and it worked out great. I pounded out the chicken to an even thickness. Added 2 cloves crushed garlic to the green onions and butter. I grated probably 3/4 of a cup of fresh parm. Added salt and pepper along with the italian seasoning to the fresh grated parm cheese mixture. Instead of 1/2 C milk, I did 1 C of a milk and sour cream mixed. I mixed with more sour cream than milk just as long as it totalled 1 Cup. I added a pinch of cayanne pepper and salt to the milk mixture during the simmering phase. I put the whole 10oz pkg of frozen spinach and I also added to that a whole package of sauteed mushrooms that I had sauteed in butter and salted. I also substituted the pimentoes for roasted red peppers as did someone else in the reviews. I ended up putting in about 1/2 cup of chopped roasted red peppers in with the spinach and mushrooms. Because there was plenty of vegetables in the mixture, I didn't serve with a side dish of veggies, just a side of herb roated potato pieces. Yum.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 09, 2007

This is a great way to add more spinach to your diet. I doubled the butter, flour, milk, and spinach to make more sauce. Using freshly grated parmesan cheese makes a big difference in the flavor.

Oct 12, 2006

This was delicious!! I added some breadcrumbs to the parmesan cheese coating mixture and sauteed some garlic in with the butter for the sauce and added some salt & pepper as well. I omitted the onions (we don't like them) and the pimentos (didn't have any). I also pounded the chicken out to about 3/4 inch so it was uniform in thickness. I baked the chicken alone for 15 minutes and then put the spinach mixture on top for the last 15 minutes so it wouldn't dry out. That worked very well. I will definitely make this again!

Feb 06, 2004

I liked this. I used the original recipe for inspiration but changed a few things. I pounded the chicken, dusted it in flour and browned it for 3-4 minutes per side. I chopped up some fresh baby spinach (instead of the frozen) and sauteed it in the water left on the leaves from washing, then drained and set aside until I was ready to add it to the sauce as instructed. I used real grated parmesan (bought a block and grated it). mmmmm ... and cooked fettucine on the side. I put some butter/garlic/basil on the fettucine, then added the leftover sauce once I took the chicken out of the baking dish. YUM!

Sep 02, 2006

This was really good. I sauted regular onions in the butter first and before I added the flour I added some garlic and some red pepper flakes. I used fresh spinach because I had some that need to be used. I always brine my chiken and pork. I keep a container with half salt and half sugar and before I cook a I place my chicken or pork in a zip lock bag with a few tablespoons of the mixture and then add water. I let it sit at least an hour. If you do this you will never have dried out pork or chicken again. Most brine recipes are more complex that this but it works perfectly.

Mar 02, 2008

This was delicious! I used bone in chicken breasts and substituted regular onions and red pepper flakes for green onion and pimentoes because those were not available. It still came out beautifully. I also used fresh chopped spinach which I had on hand and I added minced garlic to the sauteeing onions. It smelled incredible while it was baking and the chicken was unbelievably tender and moist. Would definitely make again.

Jul 23, 2003

This is simple and easy. The spinach needs to be well drained, mine got watery in the oven.

May 29, 2008

This recipe was delicious. I marinated the chicken overnight in italian dressing which kept the chicken itself juicy and flavorful. I added lots of fresh garlic to the spinach mix - maybe 4 or 5 cloves. And instead of pimentos, I used fire roasted red peppers because they were easily available and inexpensive. Turned out delicious and pretty! I'll make again.


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  • Calories
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 30.8 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 185 mg
  • 7%

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

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