Dinner Tonight: Lemon Poppy Seed Baked Chicken

Hello gorgeous!  I’m mean really…don’t you feel healthier and skinnier just looking at this dinner?  Doesn’t it make you want to run out and put on a bikini?  This meal was just so simple, so delicious and so colorful.  This should be something you serve at least once a week this summer…trust me, this recipe is a keeper.
Shopping List
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 (16 oz) bottle Poppy Seed salad dressing
4 cups fresh spinach leaves
2 lemons, sliced
Chopped red onion, sliced strawberries, and parsley to garnish (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
On a foil lined baking sheet (for easy clean up), lay out your chicken breasts.  Pour salad dressing over the tops of each one (about 1/2 a cup on each one).  Bake about 25 minutes (or until the juices run clear when pricked with a fork).
Meanwhile, place about a cup of spinach on each plate.  Remove your chicken from the oven and place each piece of chicken on top of your spinach.  Squeeze fresh lemon juice down over the top.  Garnish with chopped red onions, sliced strawberries and a little parsley.
Done.
This chicken was so flavorful!  The lemon juice is all you need to dress your spinach.  I squeezed about 2 slices over each piece of chicken.  The strawberries just compliment things perfectly.  And if you really want to mix and match, you could grill this chicken too.  Or you could use Italian dressing instead.  Or French dressing.  Or Ranch dressing.  Just mix and match until your heart’s content.
Happy dinner!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} April 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Now that's a pretty plate of food! YUM!

  • Anonymous April 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Looks delicious! Your blog gives me hope that I can actually be a good cook:) my future hubby thanks you!

  • Fisher April 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you for this food art! We are having friends over for dinner tomorrow night and I've been inspired to try and recreate this myself. I think I'll have my husband grill the chicken and maybe some fish but I'm totally going to use the lemons, strawberries, spinach and onion and make them think it was all my idea. Would matching my outfit with the dinner be taking it a step too far? I think not.

  • Amberly April 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Mmmm… this looks delicious!

  • Aubs April 19, 2013 at 3:17 am

    its citrus and I can totally make it Paleo friendly. total awesomeness. On the menu for next week!! =)

  • The Lovely One April 19, 2013 at 4:03 am

    looks yummy! I bet this would be good with a nice piece of fish, too! Maybe talapia?

  • cheap jerseys April 19, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Like the food.

  • HMR April 20, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I made this tonight and was amazed at how delicious it was! My picky eater husband absolutely loved it! I made a few very minor adjustments- cooked at 400, added toasted almond slivers, and used some boneless skinless thighs- as my husband prefers dark meat. This is a serious keeper! Thanks!!

  • Lindsey April 21, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I made this tonight!!! I'm just learning to cook and try new things and this went over so well!! Thank you for posting good but simple foods (and pretty, too!)

  • Anna April 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Such an easy, yummy, and pretty dinner!! Thanks for posting!

  • Lyndsay Beaird April 24, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Looks so good! Love your blog, and can't wait to try out some recipes. I just started my blog http://www.lyndsaynicole.blogspot.com. Would love a follow back 🙂

  • Aubs May 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    had to come back and say that I made this for dinner last night and while I didn't get to eat it because I had to be somewhere, I came home to a husband who RAVED about it!! He LOVED it!! I can't wait to try the leftovers for lunch today!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  • Deena May 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I made this last night and added jasmine rice along side. I squeezed fresh lemon on the rice and spinach, and also dipped some of the poppy seed dressing on top of the rice. My husband was still talking about the meal this morning. He was so happy to have leftovers for lunch today! This was awesome. Thank you Shay!

  • Anonymous June 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Definitely going to make this! Do you have a favorite brand of poppy seed dressing. I have tried some in the past that were not too great.

  • Anonymous April 24, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Mine didn't look as pretty as yours, but my husband and I loved it! Thanks so much for the fabulous recipes!

  • Anonymous June 24, 2015 at 12:53 am

    Made this tonight and added blue cheese! So, so yummy! One of my favorites!

  • Cindi April 16, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    This is now a spring & summer staple at our house. Yum!