Creamy Spinach Chicken

by Alyona's Cooking

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-

 

3.89 from 98 votes

Creamy Spinach Chicken

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 271kcal
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!
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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.

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 655mg | Potassium: 405mg | Vitamin A: 2930IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Spinach Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 655mg28%
Potassium 405mg12%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 2930IU59%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 226mg23%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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141 comments

Hilary Uribe December 17, 2019 - 8:08 pm

5 stars
This was DE-LICIOUS!!! It tasted amazing! If you’re into presentation or anything, not so much. Even though I cooked at 500, I was soooo watery, but I don’t care about that. So I loved everything about it!! I will definitely make this again! Also I didn’t think it was too salty at all.

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Alyona's Cooking December 18, 2019 - 5:58 am

Thank you for the 5 star feedback, Hilary! Perhaps cooking some rice or other veggies with this dish would help soak that extra liquid up…

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Embeya December 12, 2019 - 8:43 am

5 stars
Woooow…..I think I will look for these and try your recipe this weekend. Thank you for sharing!

Dang Thai from Embeya!

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Karen November 19, 2019 - 12:52 pm

5 stars
This was very good and very tasty and so easy to put together! I would definitely make again. I found it to be a little salty for our taste, so next time I might not use garlic salt — perhaps just garlic powder — the Parmesan cheese would probably add enough salt for us. A great recipe!

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Alyona's Cooking November 19, 2019 - 6:26 pm

Hi Karen, good to know! The saltiness level may differ from cheeses to cheeses. I personally like using Pecorino Romano which may be milder in the saltiness level.

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Emilie November 5, 2019 - 5:50 pm

5 stars
Holy cow this is incredible! So easy to make and the 500 degree temp is perfect for this. The cheese was nice and slightly browned-I sprinkled goat cheese crumbles on top and it made the recipe even better. So easy and delicious.

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Alyona's Cooking November 6, 2019 - 6:43 am

Hi Emilie, Thank you for letting me know the temperature was perfect for this! Good to hear it was incredible!

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Ray October 26, 2019 - 5:46 pm

5 stars
Boyfriend loves it. I’ve used chopped frozen spinach and fresh. Both are winners in this house! He doesn’t even like spinach! Yay!

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Alyona's Cooking October 27, 2019 - 2:12 pm

Hi Ray good to know this works with both fresh and frozen spinach

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Emily October 18, 2019 - 3:48 pm

I’ve never cooked anything at 500 degrees. Is there a reason why it’s cooked at this temperature?

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Alyona's Cooking October 19, 2019 - 7:23 pm

Hi Emily, spinach releases lots of liquid in this dish so I recommend a high temperature but I’ve had positive outcome from lower temps on this casserole so it’s really a preference no rule.

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Zykia October 17, 2019 - 7:45 pm

Everything was so delicious!! My 3 year old ate it up and he is sometimes picky ???

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Alyona's Cooking October 18, 2019 - 8:16 am

I’m glad to hear even picky eaters enjoy this, Zykia!

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Becky October 15, 2019 - 6:06 pm

I did this at 500 F, cut the chicken breasts in half (they were not frozen) and they were still raw after 20 minutes. 🙁
It’s delish, but next time I will lower the temp and cook for longer.

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Alyona's Cooking October 16, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Hi Becky, perhaps your chicken breasts were thick. I do slice mine in half and have specified that information in the recipe box.

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