Italian chicken bake

Italian chicken bake

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 30 minutes
ready in: 45 minutes
makes: 4 servings, 1 each


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 26 oz. pasta sauce
  • 3 oz. sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. pasta

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Sprinkle chicken breasts with garlic powder and brown in oil in a large skillet over medium high heat for approximately 3 minutes per side.
  3. While chicken is browning, rinse spinach and tear into smaller pieces.
  4. Put in microwave safe bowl, cook on high with 1 tablespoon water for 3 minutes and drain.
  5. Mix in ricotta cheese and seasonings.
  6. Place a thin layer of pasta sauce in bottom of 2 qt baking dish.
  7. Place chicken breasts on top.
  8. Spoon 1/4 of ricotta cheese mixture on top of each chicken breast.
  9. Spoon 1 tablespoon of sauce on top of ricotta cheese mixture.

per serving: 320 calories, 14g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 100mg cholesterol, 590mg sodium, 8g carbohydrates, 2g dietary fiber, 41g protein