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Italian Chicken Skillet with Spinach and Bacon

An image of prepared Italian Chicken Skillet with Spinach and Bacon made with bacon, chicken, onion, garlic, Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Broth, cannellini beans and baby spinach.
  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 40 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 420 1 serving

This recipe for Italian Chicken Skillet with Spinach and Bacon is inspired by the flavors of the ever popular "Zuppa Toscana", this beautiful one-skillet dish provides loads of delicious flavors and textures. Sautéed chicken is surrounded by a savory sauce flavored with bacon, garlic and lemon, with just the right amount of kick. Fresh spinach and cannellini beans round out the classic "Zuppa Toscana" flavors that will make this dish a family favorite. 


  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 cup Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Stock
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) low sodium cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 ounces baby spinach (about 10 loosely packed cups)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Tips

    • Recipe Note: We used a deep skillet because it made it easier to add the uncooked spinach all at once.  If you don't have a deep skillet, just add the spinach in batches, it will wilt quickly to make room for more.
  • Step 1

    Cook the bacon in a 12-inch skillet over medium-low heat until crisp.  Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper towels. Crumble the bacon.  Reserve the drippings in the skillet.

  • Step 2

    Season the chicken as desired.  Heat the drippings in the skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.  Remove the chicken from the skillet.

  • Step 3

    Add the onion to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and red pepper and cook and stir for 1 minute.

  • Step 4

    Stir in the soup and stock and heat to a boil.  Stir in the beans.  Return the chicken to the skillet. Reduce the heat to medium-low.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.  Stir in the spinach and lemon juice and cook until spinach is wilted.  Season to taste.  Sprinkle with the bacon.

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Calories 420
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 138 mg
Sodium 943 mg
Total Carb 21 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugar 2 g
Protein 51 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 13 %DV
Iron 24 %DV
Potassium 26 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.