This creamy chicken spinach bake makes the perfect dinner entree! One of the EASIEST chicken recipes because it’s all prepped and baked in one pan! Now that’s a dinner worthy recipe and a keto friendly spinach and chicken breast recipe!

What’s more easier than making a chicken casserole with minimal prep? Can you believe this chicken spinach dish requires no searing, cooking or frying prior to baking? You literally put everything raw into a baking dish and the oven does all the cooking down for you! Now tell me that’s not a quick and easy chicken recipe? If you’re familiar with one of our most popular recipes here, the Creamy Spinach tilapia casserole is pretty much what inspired this spinach recipe. With rave reviews and a hit on Pinterest, you must give this one a try!

This Creamy Cheesy Chicken Breast Recipe is perfect for a Keto Diet!

A Ketogenic Diet is a low carb, high-fat diet which is incredibly efficient for burning fat for energy. Foods to stick to when on a Keto diet are meat, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, dark green veggies, avocados, natural oils and herbs and spices. Majority of which can be found in this recipe. Read more about the Keto Diet here.

This Baked chicken breast recipe is ready under 25 minutes!

This chicken breast recipe can be baked in as fast as 25 minutes! The spinach and chicken are all packed into one baking dish and baked at a high temperature making the spinach wilt quickly.

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Ingredeints for Creamy Spinach Chicken:

How to make this fresh spinach and chicken recipe?

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F. Lightly spray a 13 by 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Pack the fresh spinach onto the bottom of the baking dish and top with uncooked chicken breasts.
  3. Spread the creamy sauce mixture evenly over the top and sprinkle 1 cup of grated cheese over the top.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until spinach shrinks and chicken breasts cook thoroughly.

Can I serve this chicken spinach with pasta?

Yes! Cooking a side of pasta will work great for this chicken and spinach recipe.

Sides to serve with this Chicken and Spinach Recipe-

Creamy Spinach Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
This creamy chicken spinach bake makes the perfect dinner entree! One of the EASIEST chicken recipes because it's all prepped and baked in one pan! Now that's a dinner worthy recipe and you can't go wrong with chicken and spinach!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts thinly sliced
  • 8 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese grated

Creamy Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Lightly spray a 13 by 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Pack the fresh spinach onto the bottom of the baking dish and top with uncooked chicken breasts.
  • Spread the creamy sauce mixture evenly over the top and sprinkle 1 cup of grated cheese over the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until spinach shrinks and chicken breasts cook thoroughly.

Notes

  • Note: use precaution if using a pyrex glass dish as glass is prone to shatter. For best results use a stainless steel baking dish. 

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 18gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 655mgPotassium: 405mgVitamin A: 2930IUVitamin C: 8.7mgCalcium: 226mgIron: 1.2mg

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395 comments

    • Gerry

    Ive made this several times! Easy and a big hit with everyone. Great week night dinner

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you, Gerry!

    • Stacy

    This was so good, so easy, and quite nutritious! I can’t have mayo so used 4 oz softened cream cheese instead. I had a bounty of spinach, so washed and rough chopped just over 12 oz and used that as the base to ensure it would cook through. I served over chickpea pasta and we nearly wiped out the whole pan. I’ll definitely make this again!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      That’s so wonderful, Stacy! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Good to know the cream cheese works as a mayo substitute, perhaps it will someone else:)

    • Cheryl

    Hi I want to make this. How thin should the chicken be, would cutting a breast in half be thin enough? Thank you in advance!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Cheryl, cutting a chicken breast in half is what I did.

    • Lisa

    I thought no way this would cook with all this spinach. I was amazing!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I’m glad it worked out:)

    • Kathi

    Hi. I have bone-in chicken legs on hand. Would they work?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Kathy, you would have to adjust the time. However, I’m not sure if it will work here.

    • Sadie

    Hi! Can this be prepped in advance and frozen? Then baked at the time of serving…or will this make the spinach funky?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Sadie, I’m not sure how that will work but I’m assuming it might be too watery.

    • Linda

    Isn’t 500 degrees too hot????

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Linda, feel free to adjust the temp. It works well for me as it wilts the spinach and creates a nice cheese crust.

    • Cheryl

    Tried this today for dinner..deeelicious!! Hubby loved it too. It was so easy to fix. Thanks for this recipe.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      My pleasure, Cheryl! Glad it was delicious!

    • Maria

    Super good. Everyone loved it. I will add to my favorite recipes.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      That’s so nice to hear, Maria!

    • Terri Harrison

    Very surprised how good this turned out! I added some garlic and paprika and baked in a Pyrex dish but baked on the convection setting at 450 for 25 min and it turned on perfect. Will definitely make again!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you for the feedback, Terri!

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