These chicken thighs with added veggies and dry Italian salad dressing served with crusty bread make a complete meal. Serve over pasta, rice, egg noodles, or potatoes.

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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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  • Melt butter in a skillet and cook onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Combine Neufchatel cheese, chicken broth, pesto, dry Italian salad dressing, garlic powder, black pepper, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes in a bowl and beat using an electric mixer until well combined. Stir in spinach and sauteed onions. Gently fold in tomatoes and basil. Transfer mixture into a casserole dish.

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and place on top of spinach mixture in the dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Remove chicken from casserole dish, top with mozzarella cheese, and microwave until cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Serve chicken topped with spinach mixture.

Nutrition Facts

388.7 calories; 26.3 g protein; 15.2 g carbohydrates; 109.6 mg cholesterol; 907 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2020
Excellent & I made a few additions. Added 1 Tbsp minced garlic to onions while sauteing & sliced mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2020
Excellent & I made a few additions. Added 1 Tbsp minced garlic to onions while sauteing & sliced mushrooms. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2019
This recipe turned out great. I could not find basil rigotta pesto so I used tomato rigotta pesto. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2019
Enjoyed the meal. Followed the recipe did not change any ingredients. Put it over wide noodles. It took longer then 30 minutes for the chicken thighs to bake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
This was excellent. I really wasn't sure what this would end up tasting like but I would definitely make this again. This would be considered a "company" meal. I'm not much of a cook - I cook because we need to eat. I used the dried herbs but can't imagine how it would taste with the fresh ones. But I followed the recipe pretty much as it is written. Even the hubby liked it and he is very picky. No he wouldn't eat the spinach but he thought it was good overall. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2020
Excellent & I made a few additions. Added 1 Tbsp minced garlic to onions while sauteing & sliced mushrooms. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2019
very tasty. I used kale and beet tops. Read More
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