"Spinach Salad" Chicken Bake


This recipe combines the elements of a spinach salad with chicken for a savory baked dish. I created it from ingredients that I needed to use before they went bad, and was very pleased with the results!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 3 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 43 mins
3 servings


  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • ½ cup honey mustard dressing

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 slices bacon

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 small shallots, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¾ cup shredded smoked provolone cheese


  1. Combine chicken, honey mustard dressing, white wine, and black pepper in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag; seal and shake to mix. Let marinate in the refrigerator, about 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking dish.

  3. Place bacon slices in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crispy, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  4. Heat olive oil and butter in the same skillet over medium heat until butter is melted. Add shallots and garlic; cook until lightly browned and soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach. Cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Remove chicken from marinade and place in the prepared baking dish. Discard marinade. Top each chicken breast with 1/3 of the spinach mixture, 1 slice of bacon, and 1/4 cup shredded provolone cheese.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

700 Calories
53g Fat
17g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 700
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 53g 68%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 875mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 307mg 24%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 543mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.