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Creamy Chicken with Spinach and Chickpeas
Creamy Chicken with Spinach and Chickpeas

Creamy Chicken with Spinach and Chickpeas

45 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
15 Min(s) Cook
Try something new with this Creamy Chicken with Spinach and Chickpeas recipe. Bone-in chicken breasts are super flavorful in a creamy sauce with chickpeas and wilted baby spinach. See how to prepare this dish in a quick how-to video.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1/3 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, divided
8 small bone-in chicken breasts (3 lb.)
2 pkg. (6 oz. each) baby spinach leaves
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Let's Make It
1
Blend broth, cream cheese, pepper and 1/2 cup chickpeas in blender until smooth.
2
Heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 8 min. or until browned on all sides, turning occasionally. Add ham and remaining chickpeas. Pour cream cheese sauce over ingredients in skillet; cover with lid. Simmer on medium-low 15 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF).
3
Add spinach; cook, covered, 5 min. or until spinach is wilted.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Substitute PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese for the cream cheese.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute 1 broiler-fryer chicken, cut into 8 pieces, for the chicken breasts.
Nutrition
Calories
330
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
22%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 110mg
37%
Sodium 460mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
3%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 1g
2%
Protein 35g
70%
Vitamin A
60%
Vitamin C
15%
Calcium
6%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
8 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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