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Spinach and Chicken Rice Bake

Spinach and Chicken Rice Bake

For dinner, spinach meals are king! Meals made with spinach will give your body lots of Vitamins A and C, as well as iron. The great thing about spinach is that is so convenient. You can purchase frozen spinach for about $1 at the grocery store and keep it in the freezer for recipes like this Spinach and Chicken Rice bake. Everything in this recipe is made with things that you probably already have in your house. Make ahead and eat for leftovers for the rest of the week or serve this meal to a large, hungry crowd. It is sure to satisfy!

Spinach and Chicken Rice Bake
Serves 8
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Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr
352 calories
16 g
129 g
16 g
36 g
9 g
211 g
651 g
1 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
211g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352
Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
24%
Saturated Fat 9g
44%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 129mg
43%
Sodium 651mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 36g
Vitamin A
92%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
52%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups brown rice, cooked
  2. 1 10 oz. container frozen spinach
  3. 1 lb. chicken breast, cut into cubes
  4. 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  5. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/4 cup skim milk
  8. 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese (shredded)
  9. Salt and pepper, to taste
  10. Parmesan cheese, for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the rice according to directions, then set aside.
  3. Cook the spinach according to directions, remove excess water, then set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the chicken over medium heat on the stovetop until no pink remains. Remove from heat.
  5. Using the same pan that was used to cook the chicken, sauté the onions for about 5 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 2 more minutes until it begins to brown. Remove from heat.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, beat the two eggs. Add the milk and cheddar cheese. Next, add the chicken, onion mixture, the spinach and the rice. Combine all ingredients well.
  7. Spray a rectangular baking dish with nonstick spray, then pour in the rice mixture. Top with parmesan cheese and bake for 25 minutes until the cheese on top is melted.
  8. Remove from oven, let stand for 5 minutes then serve hot or freeze and eat later. Enjoy!
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calories
352
fat
16g
protein
36g
carbs
16g
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