Saucy Tomato & Spinach Chicken

Simple, easy, and delicious!



(serves two)

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • Few huge handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1/2 C black beans (optional — rinsed and drained)
  • 2 servings cooked brown rice (or whole wheat pasta)
  • Cracked pepper and Chili powder to taste


1) Start by tossing the chicken, garlic, and olive oil (plus some cooking spray if your pan tends to stick) into a pan on medium/medium high heat. Sauté until the chicken is fully cooked.

2) Once the chicken is cooked, add in the can of diced tomatoes, stirring until mixed.


3) Next, add in a few huge handfuls of fresh spinach — don’t worry about adding a lot as it will cook down! Stir until fully wilted — this will only take a minute or two.

4) Next, add in the black beans (optional, I just had some I needed to use up) and whatever grain (already cooked) you want to use — we used two servings of cooked brown rice, but cooked whole wheat pasta would also be good!



5) Since the grain was already cooked, just stir it around until it’s all mixed (you can cook it longer if you want more of the liquid to boil off), then add some cracked pepper and chili powder to taste.



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  1. 1
    Lauren Madow Setzer says

    Thanks for this recipe. I made it last night and thought it was absolutely delicious! Just added a bit of crushed pepper to give it a little kick :)

  2. 3

    I happened across your website last week and I love it! I have tried two of your recipes so far. I made this chicken dish tonight. We did have any beans so we left them out and I had canned tomatoes that were pre-seasoned with oregano, garlic, and basil but it was delicious! We had it over brown rice with artichokes on the side. Yummy and soooo easy! Thanks!

  3. 4

    Hey Anne! I tried the chicken dish tonight. I used cannelini beans (what I had in the cupboard) instead of black beans, but it was delicious! I’m excited for leftovers! I’m trying some of your other baked goods sometime this weekend! Can’t wait. i’ve never baked with spelt flour so we’ll see!!! Thanks for the recipes!

  4. 5

    Any ideas on how I could use frozen spinach. It’s just what I happen to have right now

  5. 7

    Thanks for a great recipe Anne. I changed it a bit to suit my style and tastes and pantry. Both of my parents liked it as well, which is saying something because my dad doesn’t usually like rice.
    Thanks again.

  6. 8

    I have an abundance of Swiss Chard in my garden right now. I’m thinking I will try this with chard this week.

  7. 9

    Hey Anne! Do you know how well this freezes? Thanks!

  8. 11

    Hey Anne, I have tried this dish at my home. It is too delicious. I am trying some more recipes from your site. Good job Anne. It is very helpful for me. Thanks Anne.

  9. 13

    Hello Anne. I have made this dish at home. It was made so tasty and delicious. I am trying more recipes from your website. Great job Anne. Carry on. Thanks for sharing great recipes.

  10. 15
    David White says

    This was absolutely delicious. Similar to something my mom used to make. Thanks for sharing!

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