I came up with this while trying to get my husband to eat more veggies.

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Ingredients

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

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Mix the spinach and pesto together in a bowl; spread half the mixture into the bottom of a glass baking dish. Place the chicken breasts onto the spinach mixture; top with the rest of the mixture. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese has begun to melt and brown, about 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

179 calories; 7.1 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 169 mg sodium. 1.3 g carbohydrates; 26.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (126)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2011
This is a good base recipe. I followed other reviewers suggestions. I added the following: 4T of pesto (instead of 2), 1 t minced garlic & 1 t white wine to the pesto mix. I layered in with the chicken: 1/2 a chopped onion, 1/2 a roasted pepper (chopped), mushrooms. Amazing!!!! Don't forget to sprinkle the chicken breasts with some salt and pepper. Next time I'm thinking I'll add some grilled asparagus (anything to get more veggies in our diet!) Thanks for the excellent starting point! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2010
A little bland so I jazzed it up with some fresh chopped garlic and I let the chicken breasts marinate in the pesto-which I doubled overnight. A great base recipe for a busy working person Read More
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170 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 110
  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2011
This is a good base recipe. I followed other reviewers suggestions. I added the following: 4T of pesto (instead of 2), 1 t minced garlic & 1 t white wine to the pesto mix. I layered in with the chicken: 1/2 a chopped onion, 1/2 a roasted pepper (chopped), mushrooms. Amazing!!!! Don't forget to sprinkle the chicken breasts with some salt and pepper. Next time I'm thinking I'll add some grilled asparagus (anything to get more veggies in our diet!) Thanks for the excellent starting point! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2011
This is a good base recipe. I followed other reviewers suggestions. I added the following: 4T of pesto (instead of 2), 1 t minced garlic & 1 t white wine to the pesto mix. I layered in with the chicken: 1/2 a chopped onion, 1/2 a roasted pepper (chopped), mushrooms. Amazing!!!! Don't forget to sprinkle the chicken breasts with some salt and pepper. Next time I'm thinking I'll add some grilled asparagus (anything to get more veggies in our diet!) Thanks for the excellent starting point! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/11/2010
A little bland so I jazzed it up with some fresh chopped garlic and I let the chicken breasts marinate in the pesto-which I doubled overnight. A great base recipe for a busy working person Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2010
This was good but just a little bland. I would recommend seasoning the chicken breasts with salt and pepper before placing on the spinach and pesto. I did use about double the recommended pesto. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2011
OK so this time I broke my own rule -- which is to always make the recipe as-is the first time through (how else are ya gonna' know right?) I followed the other reviewers' suggestions adding minced garlic diced onions and some fresh sliced mushrooms along with lots more pesto & a little white wine. The results were great! My conclusion is that this is a great base recipe and has lots of room for versitility. We will definitely keep this as a regular item on our menu. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2012
5 stars with some small changes. After reading the reviews I added more pesto. I make a light pesto in the summer (less than half of the regular oil) and freeze it used about 6 cubes. I also salt/pepper'd the chicken prior to putting it in the baking dish. Finally I added some garlic and diced sun-dried tomatoes to the mixture. It came out so good my fiance complimented the recipe about 4 times while we were eating! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
What I like about this recipe is there are so few ingredients. I usually have to log onto my computer to pull up recipes but this one I remembered right off hand! I used much more pesto then called for (or in my case 'to taste') and added a pinch of seasoned salt to the chicken. Instead of putting the ingredients on top I split the chicken breasts in have and stuff them. Also added shredded mozzerella mushrooms and onions. We at with a side of mashed potatoes. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2011
Easy delicious and fast. I was really tired when I searched for something to make for dinner. This recipe looked simple and I had the ingredients. Well this is the 2nd time I've made it this week. It's a keeper. I basically made as written the first time and the 2nd time I added chopped garlic and then at the end a bit of feta cheese on top. Both times I served it with jasmine rice. The next time I make it I will add pine nuts. It works well as written but also is fun to add variations. This is a great weeknight meal but I will serve this for company. One of my favorite recipes on this site. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2012
We tried this tonight and enjoyed it. Like many others I seasoned the chicken breasts with sea salt & pepper. I also followed the advice of many reviewers who suggested adding a few cloves of minced garlic about a 1/4 cup diced onions a little white wine and more pesto than the original recipe called for. It turned out very moist and flavorful. It was a nice change for boneless chicken breasts. I served it with oven roasted fresh beets and carrots. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2010
Excellent! I added some fresh minced garlic as was suggested and it was delicious! This'll be on the frequently made chicken recipes list for me! Thanks for posting this! Read More
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