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Creamy balsamic chicken with spinach and mushrooms cooked in a cast iron skillet.
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Balsamic Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms

With fresh spinach and mushrooms, a tangy pan sauce, crisp bacon, and melt-in-your-mouth chicken, this is a restaurant-quality meal you can easily make at home.


  • 2-3 strips bacon
  • 4 thin-sliced chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10-12 cranks fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms baby Bella, cremini, or regular white mushrooms all fine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large handfuls fresh baby spinach


  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat, add bacon, and cook until browned and crisp. Remove to a plate and crumble or chop into small pieces. Leave bacon fat in the pan.
  • While the bacon cooks, sprinkle the chicken breasts on both sides with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place flour on a shallow plate. Dredge each piece of chicken through it to coat on both sides, shaking gently to remove excess flour.
  • After removing the bacon, add chicken to the skillet and cook 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Add a drizzle of olive oil if the pan starts to look dry. Remove chicken and set aside along with the bacon.
  • Add another drizzle of olive oil to the skillet, followed by the mushrooms. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until dry and nicely browned. Turn down the heat if needed. Transfer mushrooms to the same plate as bacon and chicken.
  • Add broth and balsamic vinegar to the pan, scraping to release any browned bits. Bring sauce to a simmer and cook 1-2 minutes, until slightly reduced. Add cream and stir until the sauce is smooth.
  • Return chicken, bacon, and mushrooms to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes to thicken sauce more and warm the chicken. Add spinach and cook 1 minute more to let it wilt. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 465mg, Potassium: 543mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1861IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 1mg
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