Cheesy Spinach Chicken Bake

Cheesy Spinach Chicken Bake

I usually opt for the healthy route when cooking dinner, but this time I went for the easy and semi-healthy! Hey, it has spinach in it, so it has to be somewhat healthy, right?! I am so happy I made this dish because it was simply amazing! My husband couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved it. I think he finished his entire helping as I was still cutting up my food. I will also circle back to the “easy” part. It was so quick to prep, and clean up was barely anything! Give it a try. The cream cheese addition to this dish was mouth-watering. Enjoy! Meghan
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course

Ingredients

  • For the bake:

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally

    8 oz cream cheese, softened

      2 cup spinach, rinsed

        1 tablespoon olive oil

          4 oz Mozzarella cheese, shredded

          • For the marinade:

          3 cloves garlic, minced

            1 tablespoon olive oil

              1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional

                1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or oregano, optional

                  Instructions

                  Add olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes into a Ziplok 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 is covered in the marinade, set aside for 10-15 minutes while you prep the remaining ingredients.

                    Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

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

                        Arrange chicken breasts, drained from the marinade in a baking dish.

                          Spread the softened cream cheese over the chicken and lay spinach on top of the cream cheese. Finally, sprinkle mozzarella over the top.

                            Bake the chicken casserole for 30-35 minutes, or until done. Serve warm with a side of rice, or baked veggies.

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