Spinach Chicken Casserole with Cream Cheese and Mozzarella

 Spinach Chicken Casserole with Cream Cheese and Mozzarella

  Spinach Chicken Casserole with Cream Cheese and Mozzarella – All of the delicious flavors of cream cheese, spinach, and chicken are packed into this delicious dinner recipe! This easy spinach chicken casserole recipe comes together quite quickly and makes a nice combination for a busy day’s meal. As a bonus, this casserole recipe is also keto diet friendly, gluten-free, and low carb. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS LIST FOR THE SPINACH CHICKEN CASSEROLE :

  1. 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut horizontally
  2. 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  3. 2 cup spinach, rinsed
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. 4 oz Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  6. The marinade:
  7. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  8. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  9. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  10. 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, optional
Spinach Chicken Casserole with Cream Cheese and Mozzarella
 Spinach Chicken Casserole with Cream Cheese and Mozzarella

DIRECTIONS :

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1. To prepare the spinach chicken casserole: Add olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes into a Ziplock bag along with 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Seal the bag and shake until mixed. Add the chicken breasts, seal, and massage so the chicken breasts are covered in the marinade, set aside for 10-15 minutes on the counter while you prep the remaining ingredients. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400ºF (200°C).

2. Quickly wilt the spinach in a skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil and set aside.

3. Arrange chicken breasts drained from the marinade in a baking dish. Spread the softened cream cheese over the chicken breasts and lay spinach on top of the cream cheese. Finally, sprinkle mozzarella over the top.

4. Bake the spinach chicken casserole for 20-30 minutes. Chicken casserole is done when cooked through to an internal temperature of 165˚F (75°C). Serve the spinach chicken casserole warm with a side of cauliflower rice, or baked veggies. Enjoy!


TIPS FOR THE SPINACH CHICKEN CASSEROLE RECIPE :

You can cut the chicken breasts into cubes to help the marinade coat the chicken deeper, and speed up the baking time of the casserole.

Freeze individual portions of the spinach chicken casserole so you have a comforting dinner for evenings when you don’t feel like cooking from scratch.

WHAT OTHER READERS SAY ABOUT THIS CHICKEN CASSEROLE RECIPE :

One of my new favorite ways to eat chicken. Have made quite a few times recently. It’s so good and easy!” – Brittani

Phenomenal!!! I omitted the red pepper bc I don’t like spicy but otherwise, it was amazing!!!” – Stephanie

Very good and pretty quick and easy to make. My husband said it might be his favorite chicken dish, and he does not like chicken. I will definitely make this again and will probably sauté some mushrooms with the spinach.” – Tiffany

Soooo good, and sooo easy. I just mixed a small jar of pesto with a block of softened cream cheese, then mixed in some torn fresh spinach. Smother the salt and peppered chicken breasts then sprinkle with shredded mozzarella. 375 for 40mins (they were fat breasts). Yum!” – Mel

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