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Rustic Skillet Chicken

This was so easy to make and cleaning the one dirty pan was even easier! Heirloom tomatoes, fresh spinach and Italian seasoning makes this dish homey and comforting.

rustic skillet chicken
Recipe inspired by WomanCode, Alisa Vitti. To see a list of all the healthy recipes this book has urged me to creative cook, click here.

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Rustic Skillet Chicken

This dish brings me back to Tuscany- so simple and yet beautifully delicious.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, tomatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 226kcal


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 2-3 large heirloom tomatoes cut into 1" chunks
  • 1 shallot quartered
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 8 oz chicken broth
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • salt and pepper


  • Pat the chicken dry while you heat up the oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Season each breast with salt, pepper and italian seasoning.
  • Cover and cook the chicken for 5 minutes on each side, until the juices run clear.
  • Set the chicken aside and pour just a splash of the broth into the skillet.
  • Add the onion, tomatoes and garlic. Cook over medium heat for 4 minutes.
  • Add the broth and spinach along with the cooked chicken breasts. Simmer until the spinach is just wilted and the chicken is reheated. Enjoy!!


Sodium: 949mg | Calcium: 58mg | Vitamin C: 27mg | Vitamin A: 3605IU | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 867mg | Cholesterol: 72mg | Calories: 226kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 10g | Protein: 26g | Carbohydrates: 7g | Iron: 2mg


Serve over whole wheat pasta, brown rice or quinoa for a full, hearty meal.

This recipe has at least of the recommended Summer/Ovulatory Phase foods:

  • tomatoes
  • spinach
  • bonus point if you serve over quinoa

Have you tried making this recipe? Are you cycle syncing? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni

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Hi friends!! I’m Jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. I love books and I love food. Combining the two with a splash of travel has become my passion. I am a self taught cook/baker and I believe that everyone can cook from scratch! I’m here with recipes and Nerdy Tips to help along the way.  
I review books, mostly ‘read’ via audio, and I create recipes inspired by the story lines. Sometimes if I am deeply moved by a story, I will travel and try my best to experience the book- and bring you along via my blog! I provide all the photographs and content for the Nerdy Gourmet (unless otherwise noted). 

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