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Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake – Tender baked chicken breasts topped with creamy spinach and melty cheese. A one-pot low carb dinner that’s perfect for those busy weeknights!

Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake - Tender baked chicken breasts topped with creamy spinach and melty cheese. A one-pot low carb dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights!

With spinach, cream cheese, mozzarella, and feta, this Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake recipe is going to be your new keto friendly, low carb family favorite! It’s easy and quick to prepare, and even the pickiest eater will fall in love with this simple meal.

I’m a big fan of easy casserole type dishes, even during these hot summer months, because nothing beats a one-pot cheesy chicken when it comes to convenience and comfort.

Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake - Tender baked chicken breasts topped with creamy spinach and melty cheese. A one-pot low carb dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights!

Chicken breasts are such a supper staple that it’s often hard to think of them as anything special, but let me tell you this chicken spinach bake IS definitely special.

It’s also a real time saver because it’s freezer-friendly. You can prep it ahead and keep it in the fridge for 2 days, or you can also freeze it for up to 3 months!

HOW TO MAKE CHEESY CHICKEN SPINACH BAKE

  • We will start with pre-cooking seasoned chicken breasts for a bit, all while working on our spinach and cream cheese mixture.
  • The spinach is cooked until wilted, which takes a couple minutes, and the cream cheese is stirred in just until softened.
  • In the meantime, you will also want to grab some shredded mozzarella and crumbled feta cheese.
  • Take chicken breasts out of the oven, flip, and layer on the prepared spinach and cheeses.
  • Bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until browned on top and chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake - Tender baked chicken breasts topped with creamy spinach and melty cheese. A one-pot low carb dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights!

Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake - Tender baked chicken breasts topped with creamy spinach and melty cheese. A one-pot low carb dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights!

You’ll be eating straight out of the pan.

Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake - Tender baked chicken breasts topped with creamy spinach and melty cheese. A one-pot low carb dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights!

All there’s left to do is toss up a simple green salad and make it a complete meal.

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ENJOY!

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Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake - Tender baked chicken breasts topped with creamy spinach and melty cheese. A one-pot low carb dinner that's perfect for those busy weeknights!

Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake

Tender baked chicken breasts topped with creamy spinach and melty cheese. A one-pot low carb dinner that’s perfect for those busy weeknights!

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keyword: baked chicken breasts, chicken and spinach recipe, chicken dinner, keto recipes, low carb recipe

Servings: 4 Serves

Calories: 397 kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN

  • 1 pound (4 pieces) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

FOR THE SPINACH AND CHEESE

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 10 to 12 ounces baby spinach
  • 4 ounces cream cheese cubed
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees.

  2. Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with cooking spray.

  3. Rub minced garlic over each chicken breast and season with oregano, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

  4. Transfer chicken to casserole dish, lightly spray with cooking spray, and bake for 15 minutes.

  5. In the meantime, prepare the spinach topping.

  6. Heat olive oil in a skillet; add spinach and cook for 2 minutes, or until wilted.

  7. Remove spinach from heat, stir in the cream cheese, and season with salt and pepper; stir until softened.

  8. Take chicken out of the oven, flip over each chicken breast, and layer the spinach mixture over each piece.

  9. Top with shredded mozzarella and feta cheese.

  10. Bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and browned on top, and chicken is cooked thoroughly.

  11. Remove from oven and serve.

Recipe Notes

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD

  • You can prep this meal beforehand and keep it in the fridge, covered, for 2 days, or you can also freeze it for up to 3 months. Take it out of the freezer and thaw it in the fridge overnight, or on the kitchen counter. Bake as directed.

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 10

  • For those counting WW Freestyle Points, use fat free feta cheese, fat free cream cheese, and fat free mozzarella. This will amount to only 3 WW points.

Nutrition Facts

Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake

Amount Per Serving (6 ounces)

Calories 397 Calories from Fat 225

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25g 38%

Saturated Fat 12g 60%

Cholesterol 142mg 47%

Sodium 663mg 28%

Potassium 887mg 25%

Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%

Dietary Fiber 1g 4%

Sugars 2g

Protein 36g 72%

Vitamin A 146.6%

Vitamin C 26.4%

Calcium 34.8%

Iron 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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