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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 263.7
  • Total Fat: 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.0 mg
  • Sodium: 597.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 27.8 g

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Spinach Chicken Bake

Submitted by: SILLY_ME

Introduction

Spinach, Chicken and Cheese Oh my. Spinach, Chicken and Cheese Oh my.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups diced boneless skinless chicken breast (I usually need 2 or 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts)
    1 10 oz package of frozen spinach
    1/2 cup of Fat Free Sour Cream
    1/2 cup Light Mayo
    1/4 Mozzarella low moisture part skim cheese
    1 cup Parmesean Cheese (I usually use reduced fat parmesean, but all I had on hand was regular)
    2 tsp garlic powder

Directions

Season chicken breast the way you would like and cook as you normally would. I usually season mine with some Mrs. Dash and a little garlic powder, then bake it with tin foil over it for 30 minutes, then 10 minutes without tin foil.

When chicken is done, you can start the cheese mixture. Mix sour cream, parmesean cheese, light mayo, mozzarella, and garlic powder in medium bowl.

Once chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into small pieces (2 cups worth) then pour into medium bowl. Drain 10 oz package of frozen spinach, then add to chicken and mix together.

Once spinach and chicken is mixed well add HALF the cheese mixture. Mix well. Then pour the chicken, spinach mixture into round pan or dish and pack down. Take remaining mixture and spread over the top.

Place in oven for 45 minutes at 350 degree's. Makes about 6 one cup servings (though I'm not positive. sorry)

This is a pretty good meal. I'm sure you can rearrange things to your liking :)



Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SILLY_ME.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was really good! A perfect way to use up left over chicken. I took another reviewer's suggestion and used fresh baby spinach that I chopped. Served it with linguine . Very rich and decadent tasting, without breaking the diet budget. Thank you for sharing this! - 3/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This dish is a winner! Since my sour cream was frozen (was in the back of the fridge), I had to use fat free Greek yogurt instead. Also, instead of using 1/2 cup of light mayo, I only used 1/4 cup of mayo and added a 1/4 cup of skim milk. We served with a side of spaghetti. Turned out great! - 5/21/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh spinach, and a little less mayo and sour cream. Yummy! Thank you! - 5/12/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very tasty, quick & easy. I could have cooked the chicken for a lot less time, but it still turned out great! - 6/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My only problem with this recipe is I had a hard time stopping at 1 serving! It was so good! I added marinated artichoke hearts and used shredded parm, romano, asiago cheese instead of just parm. Fabulous! - 4/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty!! I didn't have enough parm cheese so I just put in 1/2 c of parm cheese and 1 c of moz. It was great!! - 4/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! I actually will experiment with adding MORE spinach and/or artichoke hearts next time I make this. This satisfies my craving for both spinach/artichoke dip and creamed spinach! - 3/30/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so good! I used Miracle Whip Light, and the final result was a little tangy. I ate it with Paula Deen's cottage cheese potatoes. Yummmmmm! - 3/17/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good. My husband & I both enjoyed it but the kids, not so much, what do you expect from a 1 & 2 yr old? I added some artichoke hearts & served it over pasta. for myself I steamed broccoli & ate it over that. next time I think I will add some lemon juice to add a little zing. Thanks! - 3/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. I serve with a tossed salad for a very healthy dinner! - 2/23/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This will be for lunch. As I have no sour cream, will use the natural , low fat yoghurt. can't wait.
    - 2/7/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We really liked this. I agree, the portion sizes are a little tough - we ended up with 4 servings, definitely making this less healthy than it starts. I added in some smoked paprika just to give it a little more dimension. Also, used leftover turkey instead of chicken. - 2/7/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUMM-O! I was lazy today so threw everything into the crockpot on low for 4 hours and it came out great. I used 4 oz light cream cheese in place of mayo (fiance won't eat mayo) and I added mushrooms. It was delicious! Served over WW egg noodles. Lowfat alfredo-type pasta! Thanks again! - 1/18/09

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  • Haven't made it but sounds so good I can hardly waid. - 7/7/09

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  • I love all of the ingredients. - 7/7/09

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  • Wow this sounds so good - 7/7/09

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  • Don't be afraid to cook with mayo. I made a chocolate cake yrs ago & subsstituted the oil or butter w/mayo. Moist, shiny, delicious. Would love to hear from someone who knows about baking w/mayo--pref lo cal, etc. Thanks - 7/7/09

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  • loved it. who says diet food has to taste like diet food. had to make sure I remembered to stay at the portion size. - 7/7/09

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  • thanks, great tasting and easy way to use my leftover chicken - 7/6/09

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  • Sounds similar to a recipe I use with broccoli. Thanks for sharing! - 7/6/09

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  • 3 of my favorite things - spinach, cheese and chicken. I might throw in some mushrooms. Got to make this! - 7/6/09

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  • Very good...I will be making this again... - 7/5/09

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  • Made some substitutions using Greek yogurt and soy cheese to cut sodium and colorie levels. Sooooo good! - 7/3/09

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  • It sounds so good. I like all the ingredients in it, so I'm sure I'd love it. Thanks - 7/3/09

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  • This was very good. I did not get all the moisture out of the spinach, something I will do next time. - 6/30/09

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  • My husband made this yesterday. It was excellent! I wasn't sure what to serve it with so we tried brown rice...not the best idea because the rice dried it out. I am going to use the leftovers on whole wheat tortillas and reheat in the oven so the tortilla is a little crunchy. Can't wait!! - 6/25/09

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  • Didn't know that it was going to take so long (should read before hand) but was AMAZING. Even my son, who hates spinach, ate it... as well as my boyfriend. Will be making again for sure. - 6/8/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds fantastic I can't wait to try it - 3/17/09

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  • All my favorite ingredients! Think,when I try this, I'll use the artichole suggestion. - 3/17/09

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  • Very good, I ate it on tortillas - 3/12/09

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  • This recipe was very tasty, and very rich. A little goes a long ways. - 3/10/09

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  • I have tried this once without chicken (as a side dish) and with added mushrooms as a dinner. It is so good. I've really been into spinach lately and who doesn't love cheese. Very tasty! - 3/10/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was okay, I added mushrooms and i can of cream of chicken soup and served it with butternut squash and toast. - 2/24/09

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  • I substituted fresh baby spinach for the frozen--not quite as bitter. It was delicious and very comforting. - 2/17/09

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  • I tried this recipe last night with a salad. It made a very filling and excellent dish. My husband liked it as well. Did a few adjustments for our taste. No salt, less parmasean, and just 1 tsp. garlic powder and it was still wonderful. Thanks for the recipe! - 2/12/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    it was delicious! next time i think i may add a can of cream of mushroom and have it over whole grain pasta! the whole household wants this every week! - 2/8/09

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  • What can I say? Wow. This dish is absolutely DELICIOUS! I was completely surprised how much we liked this-- given that we're Aussies and aren't so keen on using mayonnaise the way you Northern Hemisphere types are. But it actually gave it a very unique & seriously yummy flavour. My fave so far! - 2/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think I am going to love this. I can't wait to make it... THanks.. - 2/7/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Can not wait to try. - 2/7/09

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  • I am guessing the cheese makes the sodium higher i made it & cut back on the parmesan. Family loved it. Have made it several diff veggie combos nice & quick - 2/7/09

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  • Was easy and tasted WAY better than it looked :)...for that eason. my sh prefers that I not make it again - 2/2/09

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  • fantastic, I added mushrooms, fresh garlic, fresh spinace 1/2 sour cream, half low fat Ricotta cheese. over Dreamfields Penne Rigate low carb 1/2 cup dry and it was excellent. - 1/25/09

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  • GREAT recipe!! It's part of our "recipe rotation" now - thank you!! :) - 1/18/09

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  • I tried this recipe tonight and we loved it, I added water chestnut and a little Mrs. Dash. Will make it again but I might try it in the crockpot. You did good! - 1/12/09

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  • I doubled the recipe & made some modiifactions according 2 what I had on hand. I didn't have any parmessan so I added 3/4 cups of mozerella in the mixture. I saved 1/4 cup to add to the top. Out of mayo so added fat free cream cheese and 1/2 cup cottage cheese & 1/4 cup italian bread crumbs. YUMMY! - 1/12/09

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  • Yum! I baked the chicken as indicated and it was really moist, but I'm looking forward to trying this with leftover chicken as it seems a great way to use it up. I followed the breadcrumb rec and also added basil. Used lowfat mayo and SC and less qty to save on cals. - 1/4/09

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  • Delicious!! will be making again. - 1/3/09

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  • Very good! Even my picky skinny hubby liked it! - 12/18/08

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  • Great easy meal. Fairly garlicy and slightly salty because of all the cheese. I liked it but some may want to make adjustments. - 12/2/08

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  • This recipe was delish!! TFS! Definitely one I will make again! - 12/2/08

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  • This is good and easy - 12/1/08

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  • YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!! I was scared to cook mayo, but it was sooo good! We have been eating it for 3 days! - 11/15/08

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  • I liked this dish. There was a little too much spinach for my liking, but very good! - 11/13/08

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  • I have a pack of chicken and a package of broccoli in the fridge.. and needed to figure out how to use it.. I'm excited to try this! - 11/11/08

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  • I made this recipe today did a little modification....it was real good. I would definitely make it again. My hubby loved it. Thanks for sharing. - 11/9/08

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  • I doubled the recipe to have leftovers. I put it with whole wheat noodles and the kids really liked it. My husband liked it a lot also. I used my leftovers for eggwhite omelet and added the spinach chicken bake to it in the morn. I added chopped onions & mushrooms also. Yummy! - 11/6/08

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  • I don't know what I did wrong, but it was pretty dense. Nice flavoring though. I did add waterchestnuts, artichokes and mushrooms as well. - 11/6/08

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  • I tried this tonight for dinner & it is delicious !! Not a heavy feeling after eating. This could be very versatile too. Thanks for posting this !! - 11/5/08

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  • i absolulely loved this recipe and so did my family :) - 11/5/08

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  • We loved it, and it is a keeper in our house, some modifications we made, like many others, and no need for dessert afterwards, it is sure filling...;) - 11/5/08

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  • I made this the other night and my husband loved it and he hates healthy food! I added nonfat plain yogurt to add to the taste. Next time I will do two packages of spinach. It is great over pasta as well! Take the chicken out and you have a great dip too! - 11/5/08

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  • This was really tasty! I was amazed at how creamy it was without making me feel terribly guilty. Making the chicken the way you suggested made it really tender, which made the experience even more enjoyable. Thanks for sharing. - 11/4/08

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  • sounds really good - I love both spinach and chicken - will definately try - 11/4/08

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  • I added sauteed onions and mushrooms and served over brown rice. I also used Veggie Slices cheese, and couldn't even tell the difference. Will be adding to my meal planner. - 11/3/08

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  • Love, love, loved it! And so did my whole family! I served it over whole wheat egg noodles and even my 2 yr old had seconds! Thank you for this recipe, I will definitely use it again! - 11/3/08

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  • This was delicious! Used fat free mayo and fat free sour cream. Served butternut squash on the side. Family loved it! - 11/2/08

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  • A little too much spinach for my liking, but VERY DELICIOUS!! Easy to make too :O) - 11/2/08

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  • You BET I'll make this again! Has anyone tried cooking it in a pieshell..? Awesome....thanks Sillyme... - 11/1/08

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  • I love this dish even though my husband didn't. It is also better the 2nd and 3rd days. Thanks!! - 10/31/08

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  • I did use crushed garlic instead of powdered, cottage cheese instead of light mayo and used a four cheese shredded combo (it's what I had) instead of the mozzarella. My husband, my teens, and I really loved it. My 7 year old did take her one bite to try it-maybe next time! This one is in the file! - 10/31/08

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  • Easy to make, very tasty! I grilled the chicken outside and then added to the recipe and shortened the bake time to 15 minutes. It's like eating spinach dip with chicken! - 10/30/08

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  • What an incredible rich taste and even the kids loved it!!!! - 10/30/08

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  • The comments relating this to spinach-artichoke dip already sold me on this recipe! I've got to try it!!! What is it that makes the sodium so high, I have a family member that is heavily restricted there? - 10/30/08

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  • This was soo good!I made a few changes as I always tend to do with any recipe.I used feta and reg. sour cream(didn't have light) and miracle whip as I didn't have regular mayo.I also used fresh garlic(3 cloves) and fresh spinach(10 cups, packed) and chicken thighs and added onion, and bell pepper. - 10/29/08

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  • It turned out pretty good. And the leftovers have been really great for lunch. I did add some bread crumbs to the top as one rater recommended, and thought it added to the flavor (probably the sodium as well).

    It wasn't the BEST ever receipe, but it's nice and filling and pretty easy to make. - 10/29/08

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  • this was awesome!!!! I used fat free miracle whip instead of light mayo - 10/29/08

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  • This was very good. Came out a little bit runny despite being rather dense before cooking, but it tasted great. My husband liked it too, and he can be a tough sell on anything containing veggies. Will make this again, but I may try it with Purdue shortcuts or canned chicken to save on prep time. - 10/28/08

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  • Super YUMMY! I added musrooms and artichokes - my bf LOVED IT and ate all of it! Really Good! - 10/28/08

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  • Delicious. I reduced the cheese mixture by half and thought it was perfect--saved a few calories. - 10/27/08

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  • I will fix this for dinner this weekend. Sounds very yummy and easy to make! - 10/27/08

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  • This was very good. I served it over spaghetti and added artichoke hearts. It just seemed though that it needed something more... I have no idea what though. Nevertheless, it was a nice simple meal and my hubby liked it. Next time I think I'll use only half the parmesean cheese. - 10/26/08

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  • I Made this dish last night and it was soooo good!! My Husband HATES Spinach but he loved this dish and so did I!! Thanks for sharing! - 10/26/08

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  • Loved it. I added mushrooms and artichoke hearts and it was wonderful!!!! - 10/24/08

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  • excellent, I added mushrooms and artichokes....LOVE IT and will make it again and again! - 10/23/08

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  • Superb. Soul satisfying. Sublime. I used 1/2 c feta 1/2 c Parmesan. I used yogurt instead of sour cream (didn't have any). Used 2 lg cloves fresh minced garlic and some onion flakes. This would be excellent in individual ramekins for a dinner party or as a hot appetiser. - 10/22/08

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  • Great recipe, thanks. My family loved it! I did add artichokes and it had the same flavor of my & my husbands favorite spinach/artichoke dip. Will definitely make again. - 10/22/08

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  • Awesome meal! My whole family loved it. - 10/21/08

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  • I tried this tonight. I added a little chopped onion and used canned chicken. I didn't pay attention and mixed everything together. .Mine was on salty side which I think was partly the canned chicken.I also used more mozzarella.When almost done I covered with stove top dressing and browned it - 10/21/08

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  • We absolutely LOVED this recipe. I served it over fettucini. I also added mushrooms like previous posters had suggested. I meant to add artichokes, but forgot them. Will do that next time. This will become a regular at my dinner table. - 10/21/08

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  • This was super easy to make and the family absolutely loved it. My 8 yr old daughter said "mom, you should open up a restaurant and serve this". - 10/21/08

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  • Made this for dinner tonight but reduced the parmesan by approximately 1/4 cup and added 2 tbsp. of low fat herb and garlic cream cheese...used chard instead of spinach because I'd cooked up two big bunches yesterday. This was very tasty and got a thumbs up from everyone. - 10/21/08

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  • I just got done eating this wonderful dish..I love any recipe that I can use spinach in...Thanks - 10/20/08

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  • Very easy and loved by everyone! - 10/20/08

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  • This was a great recipie. Thanks for sharing - 10/19/08

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  • Oh, my goodnes - this is sooooo good! I boiled and shredded the chicken breast and then lightly sauteed it in a skillet with fresh onions, garlic, canned artichokes and the frozen spinach with just about 1 tsp olive oil. Amazing! - 10/18/08

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  • Absolutely Amazing! I added Green and yellow peppers along with red onion and cottage cheese( in place of the light mayo) JUST FANTASTIC! - 10/18/08

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  • This is great when people come over its a nice treat! So yummy I wouldn't change a thing! - 10/18/08

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  • Everyone was salivating as I made this!!! - 10/16/08

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  • YUMMY! I loved it, however went a little easy on the mayo and garlic powder, and it was still great! - 10/15/08

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  • I make this with shrimp, double the spinach, add the suggested artichoke hearts and water chestnuts and serve with brown rice...it's fantastic! A new favorite for everyone (except my 8 year old). - 10/15/08

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