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Five-Spice Chicken with Mushrooms & Veggies

This healthy and flavorful chicken recipe is a great addition to your family's dinner rotation! This meal is veggie-packed, filling, and also WW friendly (each serving is only 1 smartpoint!). This recipe stays well in the fridge for several days, making it a great meal prep option to reduce stress during the week.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 271 kcal


  • 8 tsp olive oil
  • 1 med onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tsp salt + more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper + more to taste
  • 16 oz mushrooms sliced (I recommend a mix of oyster & shitake)*
  • 2 med zucchinis sliced into thin semi-circles
  • 4 oz fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce


  • Heat 4 tsp of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring constantly, about 1 minute.
  • Add chicken, five-spice powder, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Cook until chicken is done (temps out at 165° F).
  • Transfer the chicken and all of the juices to a large bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add remaining oil and zucchini, and sauté on medium heat for about 2 minutes before adding the mushrooms (option to add a little more salt & pepper at this stage as well). Sauté until the mushrooms are tender, about 4-5 minutes
  • Add spinach to skillet, then immediately add the bowl of chicken, onions, and all of juices you had set aside on top of the spinach. Add in the soy sauce, cover, and cook until the spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.


*For mushroom lovers: you can add more mushrooms to this recipe if you like! Adding up to 24oz of mushrooms total still creates a balanced dish.
*Option to serve with rice or quinoa.


Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 37gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 971mgPotassium: 1160mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1952IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 2mg
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