Chicken in the Grass

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Chef Shadows

This is an original dish of mine that uses fresh baby spinach and chicken tenders. It is not a dieters dish!

Top Review by simplemom

WOW!! This was incredible. I always look for new things to do with chicken and I am so sorry I didn't find this sooner. You really did a great job knowing which ingredients would compliment each other. I don't even care that it may not be figure friendly, I'll just try not to make it every week, although it will be tempting:) The only thing I did not have were yellow onions, so I had to use scallions, still delicious. I'm excited to try some more of your originals.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the chicken tenders in water and pat dry.
  2. Place in a zip lock sandwich bag.
  3. Add remaining ingredients for the chicken part of the recipe except the bacon grease , butter, and chips to the bag and seal. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. When ready to cook melt the bacon grease and butter in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat.
  5. Remove the chicken from the marinade and coat with the crumbled potato chips, save the marinade.
  6. Quick fry the tenders until done.
  7. Remove from skillet and keep warm between two dinner plates.
  8. Wash spinach and shake dry.
  9. Slice onion very thin.
  10. Chop garlic fine.
  11. Chop bacon.
  12. Add butter to fats remaining in skillet.
  13. Place onion , garlic, and bacon in skillet and saute until golden.
  14. Add spinach.
  15. Stir and mix until the spinach starts to wilt.
  16. Add the balsamic vinegar.
  17. Add the reserved marinade to the spinach mixture and continue to cook and stir for about 5 minutes.
  18. Add the chicken tenders and mix in with spinach until heated back through, about 5 minutes.
  19. Remove spinach to dinner plates and top with the chicken tenders.
  20. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

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