A hearty, flavorful skillet supper combines chicken breast strips flavored with Italian-inspired seasonings, quick-cooking brown rice, fresh tomatoes, and spinach. The dish is topped with Parmesan cheese before serving.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat dressing in Dutch oven or large deep skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 min. Add broth; bring to boil. Stir in rice; return to boil. Cover. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 min.

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  • Add cream cheese; cook 2 to 3 min. or until melted, stirring frequently. Add spinach. (Pan will be full.) Cook, covered, 1 min. or until spinach is wilted. Stir gently to mix in spinach.

  • Remove pan from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 min. Stir in tomatoes; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Make it Easy:

Purchase bagged pre-washed fresh baby spinach in your produce section.

Substitute:

Prepare using KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; 13.6 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 760 mg sodium. 46.2 g carbohydrates; 26.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2014
This was really good. I followed the recipe for the most part. I didn't have brown rice so I used instant white rice instead and added about 12oz of spinach instead of 10 oz. This recipe was quick and easy to make on a week-night. It was creamy and thick. I wished that I would have added a bit more salad dressing and chicken broth upfront but overall I'm pleased with this recipe. I'll certainly make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2015
I don't know what I did wrong but it was not good. I followed recipe to a tee. Rice was not tender. Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2014
This was really good. I followed the recipe for the most part. I didn't have brown rice so I used instant white rice instead and added about 12oz of spinach instead of 10 oz. This recipe was quick and easy to make on a week-night. It was creamy and thick. I wished that I would have added a bit more salad dressing and chicken broth upfront but overall I'm pleased with this recipe. I'll certainly make it again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2014
This was really good. I followed the recipe for the most part. I didn't have brown rice so I used instant white rice instead and added about 12oz of spinach instead of 10 oz. This recipe was quick and easy to make on a week-night. It was creamy and thick. I wished that I would have added a bit more salad dressing and chicken broth upfront but overall I'm pleased with this recipe. I'll certainly make it again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2015
Enjoyed this recipe a lot although altered it significantly due to lack of exact ingredients. I used balsamic vinaigrette. I used a bit over a pound of chicken (one 2 breast pack of Costco's sealed 6 pack) I added one chopped up roasted red pepper towards the end but would recommend adding at the beginning to spread the flavor. I had no chicken broth so used ground beef broth from which I had removed the fat. I added a bit of water so I'd have enough liquid. Rather than cream cheese I used about 1/3 cup of sour cream. Loved the recommendation of just letting the spinach just wilt. I tend to overcook spinach. After letting the spinach stand covered for 5 min I added a bunch of grape tomatoes cut in half. They heated up from the warmth of the rest and it tasted great and looked great. The parmesan adds a lot of flavor. Thanks for submitting! I have never rated before but my husband and I really liked this meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2014
This was amazing!! I cheated because I was starving after work. I used a handful of the precooked chicken breast strips didn't have the same dressing so just used a couple squirts of the O&V that I had & a touch of minced garlic. I added a small can of mushrooms at this point WITH most of the juice(didn't have broth)and a cup of minute brown rice (after microwaving). I only used a couple spoonfuls of cream cheese though. Enough to trick myself into thinking it was alfredo but less calories. (half fat) It totally worked!!! I seriously want to like the pan while it's still hot! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2014
This is a great recipe base with lots of options for customizing it. I didn't have spinach or roasted red pepper Italian dressing. Substituted regular Italian dressing and sauteed red bell peppers onions and some extra garlic in it. Added some leftover cubed cooked chicken breasts and let it all cook together for about 3 minutes. My boys who despise anything rice ate this up with no complaints even asked for seconds. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2014
This was a very good meal - tasted yummy as is and my family (husband and teenage daughter) really enjoyed it. However I'm only giving it 4 stars because it's not quite perfect. Next time I'll add more Italian dressing and/or chicken broth to make it a little more moist. I'd also like to try it with a little onion and some mushrooms - this is the perfect recipe for more veggies. I definitely recommend it and it's easy to tweak to your personal tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2016
I'm giving 5 stars for my modifications: I had chicken breast some fresh spinach but I substituted (what I had): Penne pasta instead of rice half&half & italian cheese blend instead of cream cheese omitted the tomatoes still used the italian dressing & the broth. This was a good base recipe OMG my version turned out so Yum everyone had seconds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2015
This recipe was wonderful although I did make changes. I diced the chicken and cooked it in 1/4 cup of the dressing. I added another 1/4 cup of the dressing to the broth too. I cooked 1 cup of brown rice in 2 cans of chicken broth and added it all to the pan. I added a can of basil garlic tomatoes and no spinach but I did throw in a can of sliced mushrooms. Hubby says this is definitely a keeper! Very flavorful!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2016
This was an easy mid week dish to make. The brown rice added a nutty depth and the sauce was simple but delicious. No additional spices were needed which I normally have to add. I could not find the dressing listed so I used regular Italian dressing and threw some red peppers in with the chicken. Thanks for sharing - it's a keeper!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2014
It is yummy. All my kids love it. Easy and quick. I just added more liquid.as everyone had mentioned. Also any other veggies of your choice. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2015
I don't know what I did wrong but it was not good. I followed recipe to a tee. Rice was not tender. Read More