Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake is loaded with a creamy cheese mixture, sautéed spinach and chicken breasts. This is a delicious low carb meal and really simple to prepare!
After Kale started working from home with me we agreed we had extra time to get in regular exercise without any excuses. We bought a gym membership and made it a habit to exercise 4 to 5 days a week. It had been a good minute since I had seen the inside of a gym, let alone got my heart rate over 100. haha. So for the last year we have been consistently going and we are both feeling a lot better. I also love that it’s something we can do together.
A long with the exercise we knew we had to change our diets to drop some weight too. We researched carb cycling and have really enjoyed it! Carb cycling is balancing out high carb days with low carb days and it has worked out so well for us. It doesn’t make me feel deprived at all. This Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake is something I make regularly now on our low carb days and it is delicious! 😀
Inside this incredible Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake is sautéed spinach, a creamy dreamy cheese mixture, and of course, chicken. It is wonderful and the flavor is so good. I like to serve it with roasted asparagus or a caesar salad and we just love it. I have been researching more of these yummy low carb dinners and plan on sharing some in the near future! But before that, make sure you try this one. It’s awesome.
Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake
- 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise to form thinner cutlets
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 6 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
- Lay chicken breast cutlets in baking dish. Drizzle 1 Tablespoon olive oil all over chicken. Sprinkle evenly with minced garlic and Italian seasoning. Spread softened cream cheese all over the tops of chicken.
- Meanwhile, heat a small non-stick skillet with the remaining 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add baby spinach. Cook and stir until spinach wilts. Place wilted spinach evenly over chicken. Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese all over the top.
- Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly (inside temp of chicken should be 165 degrees F.) Serve warm and enjoy!
*All ovens heat differently. Always check your chicken to make sure it’s fully cooked.
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67 thoughts on “Cheesy Chicken Spinach Bake”
I really enjoyed this recipe. It was easy to make and delicious. I used light cream cheese with excellent results. Thank you for another great recipe!
Thank you the recipe looked and tasted great will try to keep your up on comp
Looks good! What are you counting as Italian seasonings?
You can find Italian seasoning already in a bottle at the market McCormick makes one.
This not only looked great it tasted great. The amounts of mozzarella cheese and cream cheese were spot on. Easy prep and a great main dish ready so fast!
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!!
Wondering if you happen to know the nutritional facts? Like the calories, carbs, protein and such per serving? Have this in the oven right now. Can’t wait to try it just not sure how to log it in my food log.
You can log 1/6 of all the ingredients separately but you I did it for you: assuming 3 chicken breasts of roughly 6oz each the nutritional facts come to 349cal, 22g fat, 3g carbs, and 34g protein. You can also make rice for a side for non ketos and kids eating with you.
Super easy and tasty!
I sautéed some mushrooms and then added the spinach. Also added chives before throwing on the cheeses.
Mine was a bit runny/watery – I think it was because I did not pre-cook the spinach? – but it was delicious – I will most certainly make it again!
The key is to use low moisture mozzarella
Was a great recipe. Even my picky husband loved it.
Made this tonight with boneless skinless chicken thighs (that’s what I had on hand) and added sautéed mushrooms because I LOVE spinach and mushrooms together. Cooked it for 45 minutes. There was a lot of liquid in the pan after cooking, but I used it to make a package of Knorr rice pilaf for my son. It was absolutely delicious! Will DEFINITELY be making this again (and again and again)! So happy to have found a new recipe to get me out of my tried and true (and boring) routine!!
So great to hear! Thank you Tracey!
This recipe was really delicious over all! My only difference would be to bake at 350 for longer rather than at 400. My chicken turned out a bit rubbery.
The cream cheese, spinach and mozzarella combo was amazing!!
Rachel, I think that’s a great suggestion on the reduction of the temperature. I’ll fix that on the recipe card.
The flavor was great. But the chicken was sort of rubbery.
This was absolutely delicious. I made this for my hubby and four-year-old daughter and they both said, “Make this again!” It was really easy. I did use chicken tenderloins instead of breasts.
This was pretty darn good. I’m not a big chicken breast fan, but I happily ate a piece. I used four chicken breasts, sliced into cutlets, instead of three, and used the whole block of cream cheese to compensate for the extra chicken,and didn’t add the olive oil to the chicken, because I was honestly being lazy lol. but didn’t change anything else really. as with a lot of baked chicken breast recipes, this did have a lot of liquid/broth from the chicken, when done cooking. We spooned some over a side of rice, and found it to be quite yummy, adding a subtle herb taste. For my chicken breasts 35 minutes was perfect, when tested with a temperature gage.
Excellent! Something different to serve for dinner was a treat! I’m so happy I found this recipe, it’s a keeper. I made this ahead of time and just baked it for dinner… . I also served the chicken with baby red boiled potatoes as a side dish.
Made for dinner tonight, was easy and quick. Nice change, my husband even liked it. This definitely is a keeper. Thank you for sharing.
Awesome! Thanks, Jetta!
Another time saver – Made tonight with frozen chicken breast (so didn’t slice thin) and followed recipe otherwise, put it direct into the oven (did not thaw) and the chicken is perfectly cooker at 35 mins at 350 degrees! Only issue was perhaps a little too much cream cheese as a result of not being able to spread it on more chicken so i would probably 1/2 the cream cheese next time
I made this once and really liked it! I don’t understand how you’re supposed to sprinkle the seasoning and garlic on the chicken first and then put cream cheese over it though…
I found that mixing the spices and garlic in the cream cheese was helpful. so very delicious!
I made this last night and it was absolutely delicious! It was surprisingly filling and again – delicious!
Thank you, Mary! 🙂
Next time i will COok my chicken alittle before adding the ccheese and spinach
This recipe was delicious and very simple to make.
It’s a great RECIEPE. We are not a fan of Italian seasoning. It was a bit bland for us. So I modified it. I use the no boil lazonga NOODLES. What I did different is use frozen spinach and cooked it with frozen season blend of onion and bell pepper and minced garlic also sprinkled in bacon bits and a SMILMAR season to Italian seasoning. I did use the cream cheese mixture. Cooked the chicken and mushrooms together. But I added pepper jack blend with the MONZELLA cheese. It gave it a lil kick of flavor us Cajuns LIKE. Of course I had double up on the SUACE for the noodles. But yes great reciepe though.
Loved it! Easy to make and yummy
This is a new Favorite in our hoise and one my husband said he wants more if. The only thing I did differently was I tripled the spinach & ised thin cut chicken breasts. We love our cooked spinach in this family & it was perfect!!!
My husband and i haven’t cooked together in a while and since he came home kind of late, this was best thing to make together and still have time to spend With the family since he’s been having to work a lot longer at the hospital.
I’m so happy to hear it was a success for you guys! Bless him for working long hours at the hospital during this tough time. Sending prayers to you and your family! 🙂
I’m making this again tonight!! This recipe is so easy!!! I did add sundried tomatoes in olive oIl on Top. Im in keto “mainTenance” so a little extra carbs are ok. My non-keto husband loved it!!
Also, i use about 3 oz of cream cheese instead of 6 😉
So wonderful to hear you’re making it again! Love the changes you made too! Yum 🙂
This was amazing! I didn’t have italian seasoning so I improvised with other a different seasoning blend I have at home. I will definitely make it again!
Delicious. Starting keto and i needed something my 3 picky kids would eat. Even our cream cheese hater loved it. Guess it’s only cheese cake he doesn’t love.
I made this recipe many months ago while I was on Keto and fell in love with it. The flavors are amazing. This could be a meal on it’s own. Now I am craving it so making it for the fam this week. Thank you for delicious recipe!
this chicken was amazing! The only Thing i did different was using pepper jaCk cheese instead of mozzarella. Always looking for new chicken recIpes and this is definitely a keeper. my husband loved it!
I just made this and cant wait to try it
This is easy and delicious. The only change i made was i used the entire 8oz block of cream cheese. Just because i didnt want to keep 2 oz in my frig. Also, leftovers are even better.
Did you cook covered witH foil or uncovered?
Without foil 🙂
great base for my own recipe! i added some noodles and used a completely different cheeses ratios and different meat but it came out great!
Delicious! I used light cream cheese and mozzarella sticks because It was what I had on hand. Fresh picked spinach from the farm stand, it is a keeper recipe for sure
This is sooo tasty! We loved it and will use it regularly! I did find that I needed to drain the spinach after wilting it though. My first attempt was runny.. but still super tasty:)
This was so taSty! I made a few CHanges to maje it more WW friend. ANd i dId increase the Amount of SPINACH. FInal result: only 1 Blue point Per serving! Major scOre! Will DEFINITELY be adding to my WW RECIPES!
thank you for sharing this recipe wiTh us!
Cooked this today and everyone loved it, including me. The spinach, the italian seasoning, and garlic are delicious together. The cream cheese mixed with the mozzarella cheese and the chicken broth resulting from cooking the chicken breasts made a delicous, creamy gravy. This is going to be one of our favorites. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.
Really yummy recipe. Made a few changes To ensure full flaVoured – Coated the chIcken in parika/onion/garlic powder And seared before baking, also sauteed Onion and mushroom before wilting the spinach in the same pan. Used FreSh rosemary Rather than Italian seasoning. Added creme fraiche with the cream cheese. Added bit of ground pepper and rock salt. Reduced cooking time as had already pan seared the chicken. DeliciOus! As others said, there is a fair bit of juice/stock after cooking so i drained it off to use with other dishes/rice.
tHIS LOOKS AMAZING. i AM DEFINITELY COOKING THIS TONIGHT.
I wOnder if you could cook over a bed of noodles?
Yes, Mary. I think if you laid out about 2 cups of cooked rice at the bottom it would work fine 🙂
This is delicious! My husband is doing a low-carb diet and I’m struggling to find recipes we both liked… but this fits the bill perfectly. We both absolutely loved it.
I used turkey instead of chicken, as that’s what was in our fridge. I also added roasted cauliflower and tomatoes alongside the meat. I put the veg by the side in case something went wrong, but they would be perfect all cooked together!
My only criticism? There wasn’t enough!
does it matter if the spinach is fresh or not?
I recommend fresh spinach
It was delicious
Great recipe. Its a keeper!!
This recipe is so good!! My son and I love it!! I used a teaspoon of Jane’s crazy salt in place of Italian seasoning and I THINK it is wonderful!!
this was really delicious, and the chicken was ridiculously tender. I did make some slight modifications however:
I used Thyme, oregano, rosemary, salt and pepper as my SEASONINGS
I added some finely diced onion on top of the chicken with the garlic, maybe a third cup? Lightly COVERED
I sauteed the spinach in butter instead of olive OIL
The cream cheese didn’t spread very well prior to cooking, so near the end I pulled out the dish and using a spatula, spread the cream cheese mozzarella spinach mixture more evenly and put it back in the oven for 3 or so minutes under the broiler.
I let it stand for 10 minutes before serving also.
Great low carb dish! Thanks!
Added some almond flakes to bake on top, giving the texture a little crunch.
I tried this tonight & it was so delicious! Very easy & quick too.
great basis for a lovely meal. I made a few changes based on what my family likes and extra ease of preparation. I used drumsticks tucked tightly into a non-stick casserole dish. I softened the cream cheese in the microwave and then stirred in frozen chopped spinach, garlic oil, and italian herbs (couldn’t find italian seasoning). Then I spread a thick layer of this mixture over the top of the chicken, put the lid on the casserole and put it in the oven for an hour at 190C (we’re Australian). I skipped the grated cheese altogether. After half an hour I took the lid off. I served it with homemade scallop potatoes (sliced parboiled potatoes, sliced and fried bacon and onion in alternating layers covered with thickened pouring cream, in the oven for 45 mins) and everyone at the weekly family Sunday night dinner loved it (I doubled it to feed three big guys and two smallish women with leftovers for next day’s lunch). Thanks for some great new ideas for serving chicken.
This was really good. I think the next time I will mix the cream cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic together and spread it on the chicken. My smaller breast came out great but the rwo bigger ones were a little tough in the middle. Someone suggested chicken tenders and I THINK that would work perfectly. I also doubled up on my spinach.
Thank you for this DELICIOUS recipe.
Very tasty. I did a couple of things..added chopped marinated ARTICHOKE hearts, red pepper flAkes, PARMESAN. Extra garlic…yummy
you did it again gave a delicious recipe. I made it last night and followed the recipe as written and it came out perfect . I have tried many of your recipes and have not had a bad one yet. Thank you for sharing .
Aww thank you so much, Marlene! 🙂