Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach

This recipe combines tender chicken breasts smothered in a creamy spinach and mushroom sauce, creating a comforting and flavorful dish that is sure to impress your taste buds.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

The combination of savory chicken, crispy bacon, creamy spinach, and earthy mushrooms creates a harmonious blend of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. This dish is easy to make yet looks and tastes like a gourmet meal, making it perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions.


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 slices bacon, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Additional Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the skillet.
  3. Add mushrooms to the skillet and sauté until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted. Lower the heat and add heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and nutmeg. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Return the chicken and bacon to the skillet. Spoon the creamed spinach and mushroom sauce over the chicken. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, ensuring the chicken is reheated and everything is well combined.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
Kcal: 650 kcal per serving | Servings: 4 servings


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through.

Recipe Tips:

For added flavor, you can sprinkle some red pepper flakes or a pinch of cayenne pepper into the creamed spinach and mushroom sauce for a hint of heat. Additionally, you can serve this dish with a side of mashed potatoes or crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.”

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