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Healthy Lemon Chicken Scallopini with Spinach

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 25 min
  • serves: 4 people

Looking for a quick, healthy and delicious dinner that’s on the table in less than 30 minutes?  Our Healthy Lemon Chicken Scallopini with Spinach is simple, fresh tasting and easy to prepare for a weeknight dinner.  Savory chicken stock, cream of celery soup and lemon juice combine to make a creamy, lemony sauce that's perfect with the sauteed chicken and spinach.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $9.32

  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 pound thin-sliced boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup Swanson® Unsalted Chicken Stock
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed Cream of Celery Soup
  • 5 cups baby spinach

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Serving Suggestion:  This dish is delicious served over hot cooked brown rice or whole grain pasta.
    • Make Ahead Freezer Meal: Make and freeze the sauce mixture ahead to save time at dinner!  Place a quart-size resealable freezer bag into a small bowl (this will hold it in place while you fill it).  Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, stock and soup and stir.  Seal the bag (removing all air) and freeze.  Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before adding to the skillet in Step 3.
  • Step 1

    Grate 1 teaspoon zest and squeeze 1/4 cup juice from the lemon.

  • Step 2

    Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides and cooked through (to prevent sticking, make sure the oil and skillet are hot before adding the chicken).  Remove the chicken from the skillet, cover and keep warm.

  • Step 3

    Stir the garlic, stock, lemon juice, lemon zest and soup in the skillet.  Add the spinach and cook and stir until the spinach is wilted.  Return the chicken to the skillet and season to taste before serving.

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  • This is really delicious!

    Elizabeth Z.
    May 19, 2017

    Ordinarily not a fan of recipes with cream soup because they are usually too heavy (sorry Campbell's) but one this is light and delicious! I did use a little less lemon and a little more broth, but otherwise followed the recipe. This one definitely will be in the rotation, and nice enough for company. Would probably add another veggie side next time - but will make this again!

  • Tastes gourmet

    John M.
    February 5, 2017

    Very light, fresh tasting and delicious. Only suggestion I would make is to use half as much lemon juice as recipe calls for. Side dishes of corn and mashed potatoes we chose probably not the healthiest but delicious - especially the lemony sauce as gravy for the potatoes.

  • Delicious!

    Ash G.
    December 29, 2015

    This recipe is great JUST AS IT IS and is extremely delicious.

    I never knew that lemon and spinach went together so well!

  • Love it!!! w/a few adjustments for our family tastes. :-)

    Angie S.
    October 28, 2014

    This is a very easy recipe, and with few ingredients! Just what I need for late evening suppers - and it will rival any restaurant dish!!

    I used portabella mushroom soup instead of the cream of celery. Celery naturally has a lot more sodium than mushrooms, and with a few added sliced fresh portabellas, that much more beneficial. I also used collard greens instead of the baby spinach mostly because it's what I had on hand - but the nutrients are also boosted once again, and a nice red roasted pepper, a quick splash of a sweet red wine, and a dash of parmesan cheese to balance out all the bitter flavors, this dish was a hit the first time offered! Even to my 16 year old!

  • Good recipe, but I have a small change that makes it better!

    jillyb
    August 19, 2014

    I tried this recipe and it was pretty good. But instead of the HR cream of celery soup, I made it again with the HR golden mushroom soup and it was delicious. I would also recommend adding a small can of mushrooms (no salt added).

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    Calories 215
    Total Fat 7 g
    Sat. Fat 1.6 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 67 mg
    Sodium 361 mg
    Total Carb 9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Sugar 2 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 27 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 12 %DV
    Iron 12 %DV
    Potassium 16 %DV

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