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Spinach and Bacon Chicken Recipe

Spinach and Bacon Chicken

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  1. In large skillet, fry bacon until cooked to your liking; Remove bacon strips from skillet (leave bacon fat in skillet for frying chicken breasts) and place on paper towels to dry.
  2. Dredge/coat chicken breasts in flour, then brown in the same skillet, in the bacon fat, until somewhat crispy on each side.
  3. Remove chicken from skillet and place on paper towels. Pour out remaining bacon fat and pour in the cup (or more, if you like) of wine. Add the amount of spinach you want to have, cover the skillet and simmer over medium low heat until spinach is wilted.
  4. Add the cream and chicken breasts to the skillet and mix with the spinach. Crumble bacon slices into bits and add to the chicken/spinach mixture. Cover skillet and simmer for about 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 19, 2008

Good stuff! Everything went well as I was preparing this recipe. Step #3 says to pour out remaining bacon fat...I didn't have any left over. Actually I had to add a tablespoon of evoo to finish frying my chicken (no big deal). Then before I added the spinach I put 1 T of butter in the pan and sauted 2 big cloves of garlic. Then I immediately added the "wine" (I used chicken broth instead because I didn't have any wine)and the spinach. I used a whole bag of baby spinach and it was the right amount. My husband liked it, my 3 little girls liked it (5 year old kept asking for more cilantro (spinach!) with her chicken!) and I liked it. The sauce is very thin (no big deal to me). I can't wait to email the recipe to my sisters and mother-in-law! Thanks for another great one!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 27, 2008

This recipe has the potential to be a good one, but the wine sauce was thin and strongly tasted of wine. You could not taste anything else but the wine. Next time, I will replace most of the wine with chicken stock and thicken the sauce with a little cornstarch or flour.

Sep 09, 2004

I used cream of chicken soup in lieu of heavy cream, but this recipe was wonderful!

Jan 03, 2011

My whole family loved this. It was quick, easy and delicious. Only changes I made were seasoning the flour with salt, pepper and paprika and using half & half instead of cream. Thickened sauce with a little Wondra in water. I may use double the spinach next time, as we all love spinach. Great recipe. Thanks.

Feb 28, 2011

This was a 5 star with the following changes: added salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the flour, and minced garlic and chopped green onions to the pan just before adding the wine. Also cooked the sauce uncovered to help thicken.

Aug 25, 2008

This was really, really good! I used cream of chicken instead of the heavy cream and it seems to have turned out fine. I also used turkey bacon, and possibly because of that didn't have any extra bacon grease with which to cook the chicken--no big deal, just added some olive oil. My only suggestion is that you don't have to use that much flour--one cup or one and a half cups would have been enough for the amount of chicken given. I also added some garlic and salt and pepper to the flour before coating the chicken. I served it with green beans, parmesan-garlic roasted potatoes and the rest of the bottle of Chardonnay I used to cook with. I think I might try this again with potatoes instead of chicken, and use it as a side dish and serve with roasted chicken.

Feb 25, 2005

best dinner my husband has ever had. will try it with pheasant too. easy and elegant- put the spinach on the plate first -chicken on top- looks better.

May 06, 2008

This was wonderful! Never mind the fact that I took the chicken out of the pan, put it on paper towels, went out to throw away trash and came back in to find that the dog had counter surfed and eaten one of our chickens! We ended up splitting the remaining piece, but it was wonderful! I topped with tomato slices and parm cheese when I put them back into the pan, and our only complaint was against the klepto dog! I'll certainly make this again and again.


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  • Calories
  • 858 kcal
  • 43%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.4 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 183 mg
  • 61%
  • Fat
  • 46.5 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 43.1 g
  • 86%
  • Sodium
  • 579 mg
  • 23%

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

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