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Keto/Low-Carb Smothered Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms

Updated: Aug 28, 2020


This was inspired by a Pinterest pin I saw from keyingredient.com and it also features my favorite frozen food, frozen spinach -- for Frozen Food Day! Frozen food gets a bad rap, but as you can see, you can make it fancy looking. :)


See more info about Frozen Food Day at the bottom of the post.


https://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/386175626/smothered-chicken-with-mushrooms-and-spinach/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/356417758009813886/



The history of the rise of the frozen food industry is very interesting with Clarence Birdseye and Marjorie Post. I wrote about it before, check it out!

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/sneaking-in-spinach-to-be-healthy-ugh-the-invention-rise-of-the-frozen-food-industry


I made a smaller version and used some shortcuts with what I had, but I liked the idea of the smothered chicken from keyingredient.com with spinach, mushrooms and cheese, which I hadn't thought of before. :)




What I used:

- Baked chicken breast

- Frozen spinach (microwaved & dried off w/ paper towels)

- Cooked mushrooms

- Cream cheese

- Fresh mozzarella

- Parmesan

- Salt & pepper



I had the cooked chicken and mushrooms on hand. I baked a few chicken breasts all at the same time and used them in different recipes. I did the same thing for the mushrooms.


Tip: That's a time saving trick I like to do -- to make/prepare foods ahead in batches and use them in different recipes.



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1.) I microwaved the chicken 1 min. because it was cold from the fridge.



2.) Separately, I added some cream cheese and parmesan to the spinach and mushrooms and microwaved them for about 30-45 sec. I wanted things to get warm and for the cream cheese to be soft, but not burnt.

















Then I put the spinach+mushrooms+cheese topping on top of the chicken. I added pieces of fresh mozzarella on top and microwaved it all together for 1 min. 15 sec.


I didn't microwave them all together (chicken+spinach+mushrooms+cream cheese+parmesan+fresh mozzarella) for 2 1/2 or 3 min. from the start because the fresh mozzarella would have been burnt and things would have been dried out.


That's why I microwaved the different elements for short periods of times in different steps.



Very yummy and good idea from keyingredient.com!


I thought my chicken kind of looks like salmon in the photo and I think this spinach+mushrooms+cheese mixture would taste good over salmon too.


Give it a try! We are good at this!



What is Frozen Food Day?


"On March 6, we celebrate subzero sustenance with National Frozen Food Day. The day was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 with Proclamation #5157: “Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6, 1984, as Frozen Food Day, and I call upon the American people to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” So, get thee to the frozen food aisle and stock up your freezers to celebrate National Frozen Food Day — the president demands it!"

https://nationaltoday.com/national-frozen-food-day/




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