Yield: 6

Lemony Chicken with Spinach & Feta (over Cauliflower RIce)

Lemony Chicken with Spinach & Feta (over Cauliflower RIce)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium size onion (125 g), diced
  • 4 ounces spinach, chopped fine
  • 2 pounds raw chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon (~9 g) minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • Top with desired amount of feta cheese (feta is not included in MyFitnessPal macros)
  • Cauliflower rice or regular rice (optional - macros not included in recipe)


If using the instant pot, turn to sauté mode. Add olive oil and onion, cook until onion is translucent. Add garlic and oregano, and cook and additional 30 seconds. Add spinach and stir until wilted. Remove mixture and put on a plate. If you're not using the instant pot, follow the same directions but cook chicken in a skillet and follow the rest of the directions for the remaining ingredients.

Lightly coat instant pot with spray grease. Add chicken, salt, and 1 cup of water. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Let it natural release if you can (or for at least 10-15 minutes before you manually release it), your meat will be so much more tender that way. It's worth the wait if you have the time.

Once chicken is cooked, place it on a cutting board and shred with 2 forks. Reserve the liquid from cooking in case you want to add it back it. It's got the salt and moisture you might want.

Place the shredded chicken back in the pot with the reserved onion mixture, lemon zest and juice; stir to combine. Add half and half, salt to taste, and any liquid you want for desired consistency.

Serve over cooked rice, or cauliflower rice. Enjoy!


Macros are only for the chicken mixture, not for feta, rice or cauliflower rice. I really like the Athenos Reduced Fat Feta

MFP Reference: 

“Biceps After Babies Lemony Chicken with Spinach & Feta”  Serves 6

Cal 219C 3.5  gF 9.3 g P 31.8  g

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/6 of recipe

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 9.3gCarbohydrates: 3.5gProtein: 31.8g