This simple, ultra-quick chicken dinner--packed with spinach and peppers--is delicious on its own or served over brown rice or your favorite pasta.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, February 2020


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, bell pepper, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is just cooked through, 7 to 9 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Whisk wine and cornstarch together in a measuring cup. Add to the pan along with the lemon juice and zest; stir to coat, then bring to a simmer. Add spinach by the handful; cook, stirring, until wilted, about 2 minutes more. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan.


Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 25.9g; carbohydrates 11.1g; dietary fiber 4.3g; sugars 2.1g; fat 16.1g; saturated fat 3.7g; cholesterol 78.4mg; vitamin a iu 10420IU; vitamin c 93.2mg; folate 26mcg; calcium 183.9mg; iron 6.1mg; magnesium 128.1mg; potassium 287.4mg; sodium 525.9mg.

Reviews (6)

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I served this with plenty of crusty bread to soak up the lemony juices. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So good and so easy! This definitely goes in my regular rotation. I love the lemon, garlic flavor. All that and healthy too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved this recipe! I added a few sliced cremini mushrooms and used feta because I did not have parm. Really easy and delicious. We served over pasta. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10 cups of spinach must be a typo. There is no way that 10 cups could’ve worked. I was hard pressed to get 5 cups in there...and certainly had spinach in every mouthful. I don’t know if the recipe calls for too much lemon or mine was just too big, but it was way too lemony, and I didn’t care for the wine in it...I think next time I’d just use chicken broth. I wouldn’t mind trying it again as long as I use broth and watch the lemon and realize I only need 1/2 the amount of spinach called for. It was very colorful and healthy, easy too, so worth giving it another shot. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made this the other day and it was very easy, no special ingredients and tasty. Watch the amount of lemon or use a smaller lemon. I had one that was just a little larger than medium and the lemon taste was strong but still tasty. I am sharing with friends. This one is a keeper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was so good!! My husband said he could eat this every night!! Read More