17 of Our Favorite Chicken and Spinach Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight
There's something about the pairing of protein-rich chicken and nutrient-loaded spinach that just feels right. Better yet, it doesn't take much work or intense preparations in order to make this dynamic duo to shine at the dinner table. In fact, a number of the dishes featured here work no matter the season, and the majority take under 45 minutes to prepare.
With chicken's crispy skin and succulent texture, it serves as the focal point for a number of easy and versatile recipes. We also like that it has an uncanny ability to take on surrounding flavors, making it the ideal ingredient for dinnertime success. Marinated overnight in a complex sauce or simply baked in olive oil and parsley, you can't go wrong. Meanwhile, spinach, which packs a nutritious punch of fiber and iron, can be dressed up or down, sautéed in garlic or prepared simply with salt. In these family-friendly dinner recipes, the vegetable wears many hats. From a subtle accompaniment to the star of the show, spinach is a mealtime chameleon of sorts.
Chicken Paillard with Squash and Spinach, pictured here, incorporates the protein and veggie with crushed red pepper flakes and fried sage; it's an elegant dinner with surprisingly bold flavors that comes together in just 30 minutes. For a completely different take on the two main ingredients, try our Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes, a symphony of tastes and textures combined in one mouthwatering recipe. For the meat and potato lovers out there, create our comforting Chicken, Spinach, and Potato Hash. With its crispy potatoes and soft spinach, you won't be disappointed.
Continue on to find an array of creative and flavorful recipes sure to satisfy everyone at the table.
Spinach Salad with Chicken, Corn, Tomatoes, and Feta
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Spinach and Smashed Potatoes
If only every meal was as balanced and soul-satisfying as this crisp, classic pan-roasted chicken dinner.
Sautéed Chicken with Spinach, Garlic, and Pine Nuts
Spinach is the flavor kicker in this recipe—it's sautéed with garlic and crushed red pepper flakes, then topped with dollops of goat cheese and a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts.
Chicken and Spinach Casserole
Spinach-and-Brie Chicken with Tomato Orzo
Another fast dinner that looks complex but is actually simple and delicious. Chicken cutlets are filled with dijon mustard, brie cheese, and spinach, then broiled—a great method for a quick turnaround meal. The result is a dinner party-worthy presentation that's sure to elevate any weeknight meal.
Warm Chicken, Mushroom, and Spinach Salad
Parsley-crusted chicken and sautéed mushrooms sit atop a pile of fresh spinach leaves in this tasty take on a warm dinner salad.
Chicken with Olives, Raisins, and Spinach Rice
There's no need to cook the spinach—it wilts when added to the hot rice that's served alongside pan-sautéed chicken cutlets and an irresistible pan sauce made with white wine, olives, and raisins.
Chicken, Spinach, and Potato Hash
Only seven simple ingredients are needed to create this savory meal. A comforting dinner or weekend breakfast, this hearty hash has big appeal.
Spinach Salad with Chicken and Crispy Potatoes
Roasted chicken and twice-cooked potatoes turn spinach salad into a satisfying dinner—and one made with just seven ingredients.
Chicken with Curried Spinach Salad
Spinach, like chicken, is super versatile and works with all kinds of flavors. Here it's transformed by an easy curried dressing. Try our foolproof trick for cooking chicken breast in the microwave—it gets this dinner on the table in just 15 minutes.
Buttermilk Baked Chicken with Spinach Salad
Crisp and crunchy, this chicken dinner cuts plenty of corners when it comes to fat without compromising flavor; the chicken is baked-not-fried and an apple- and grape-studded spinach salad gets tossed in a creamy, low-fat buttermilk-based dressing.
Chicken with Herbed-Pea Puree and Spinach
Quick Chicken Curry with Spinach and Peas
Walnut Stuffed Chicken Roulades
A more subtle take on chicken and spinach, this delectable recipe places the spinach inside of the chicken, along with garlic, shallots, mushroom, and thyme. It's then covered in whole-grain cracker crumbs for a satisfying crunch.
Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Whole-Wheat Couscous
Spicy and sweet, this chicken and spinach dish favors Moroccan-inspired flavors and comes together in only 20 minutes.
Cream Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes
Decadent, rich, and creamy are just some of the adjectives to describe this appetizing meal. Although it's cooked in a cast-iron skillet, it's easier to make than you might think, and it's sure to satisfy.