- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 yellow onion (large, finely chopped, about 1 cup)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breasts (boneless, cut into 3/4-inch pieces)
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 5 cups baby spinach (loosely packed, about 5 ounces)
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- kosher salt
- brown rice (Prepared, for serving)
|Calories310Calories from Fat80|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
jenna 2 months ago
pretty good, left out soy sauce but next time I'll add it.
Tamara Fisher Bell 8 months ago
Wasn’t sure what to expect, but it had a lot of flavor and was very light. Used zucchini instead of spinach and served over rice.
Peter Syzonenko 9 months ago
Delicious. Could do without the lemon slices because the juice and zest provides enough flavor.
Julie a year ago
Really enjoyed this dish. And the aroma was wonderful! I've never put so much fresh basil in anything before, and it was really nice. I'll have to do this again.
Brittany Thompson a year ago
It’s was nice and fresh
Lisa Rowland a year ago
Very yummy recipe and I love all the veggies.
Kelly Julian a year ago
Love this dish...added extra spinach
Breana Parham a year ago
We used kale instead of spinach and served over brown rice. Great flavor and quick recipe!
Eric Spencer 2 years ago
very enjoyable, deserves a 4,5 rating. I didnt change a thing. Rarely do you find such a healthy recipe that tastes so good. we love lemon and would even consider using a bit more zest. I did half this recipe,every ingredient, and came out perfect. As another reviewer mentioned, have everything prepped and the rice cooking before you start this dish. Dont over cook the chicken
Kyke 2 years ago
Pretty quick, light and flavorful. Made it with some rice for a complete meal
Sara 2 years ago
Love it! Super simple and quick for a beginner! I didn't have fresh basil so I used dried. I also had frozen spinach and it worked just as well.
Kaila 2 years ago
I made this with just one chicken breast for a little over one serving. I didn't have fresh basil so I had to use dried but it still turned out great. It's a tasty, quick and easy dinner.
Leah Halpert 2 years ago
Great! I will add more basil and lemon zest next time to make it pop more. I also added a lot more spinach than specified since it wilts down so small
Amanda C. 2 years ago
My 9 year old son helped me make this and it turned out really well! I added zucchini which he was not happy about, but he ended up actually eating and liking it because the zucchini sucked up some lemon juice!
Barb M. 2 years ago
Made this last night and it was delicious and easy. Probably used more than 2 tbsp of lemon juice because I used the entire lemon (but I personally can never have too much lemon.). Be careful not to overcook the chicken..... I was not organized and new recipe so it got a bit overdone. Next time I will have all ingredients prepped and the rice going before starting any cooking because nothing in takes very long. I served with jasmine rice, probably not as healthy a choice as brown rice, but it was so tasty with the basil and lemon flavors. I will definitely make this recipe again.