I named this dish Chicken & Spinach Kid’s Delight because all four of my kid’s actually loved it and I got them to eat spinach. In the past when I have made Lasagna with spinach they have balked at it. Not this dish. My 5 year old even asked to have the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Not only did my kid’s love it, but it worked perfectly for my low-carb diet requirements. I based the meal on a recipe called Joy’s Super Tasty Chicken & Spinach Delight that I found on Yummly.com. It only had 6 carbs per serving. I did change it up just a bit. I left out the mushrooms (I didn’t have them and my kids don’t like them) and changed the cheese a bit.
Here’s what you’ll need for Chicken & Spinach Kid’s Delight
- 5 chicken breast halves (frozen) – If you follow my Crockpot Tuesday recipes, you know I normally put my meat in frozen, but theis recipe specifically called for them to be frozen.
- 4 TBSP Melted Butter
- 3 TBSP Dried Onion Flakes
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 10 oz Frozen Spinach (break into pieces)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used half mild and half sharp because that’s what I had)
- 2 TBSP Reggiano cheese
- 1/8 cup Italian breadcrumbs
It’s really easy to put together too.
- Place frozen chicken breast halves into crock pot.
- Mix Dried Onion with other spices and sprinkle over chicken
- Spoon half of the butter over the chicken and spices.
- Break spinach into pieces and place in crockpot
- Sprinkle with breadcrumbs
- Top with Cheese
Then cook on high for 1 to 2 hours and turn to low for 4 to 5 hours. This meal makes 5 serving sizes.
I served my family the Chicken and Spinach Delight with a Knorrs Creamy Chicken Rice Mix that I had in my stockpile. The one other thing I did because I thought I might need to disguise the spinach was to sprinkle some additional shredded cheese on top.
However, to keep the carbs lower for myself, I just put it on top on some Romaine Hearts. It was delicious and the sauce gave the lettuce a really good flavor.
When I first found out that I needed to change my diet for the pregnancy I was sure it was going to blow my grocery budget. I can tell you that this meal definitely did not. Here’s the breakdown of the cost:
Chicken Breast $1.33 per pound bought at Shop N Save and I probably used about 2 pounds.
Spices – 20 cents approximate cost due to Spice Savings at Aldis.
Frozen Spinach – $1 (might have been less, but I’ve had it in my freezer for awhile.)
Cheddar Cheese – $1.50
Reggiano Cheese – 10 cents (bought whole container at Aldis for $1.99)
Italian Bread Crumbs – 5 cents – got a case for $1
So the whole crockpot meal only cost $5.51.