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Chicken Spinach Bake

A friend of ours first introduced us to a version of this chicken bake. Over time, it has morphed into this which for me is easier and takes fewer pans and less prep time. It's a huge favorite with my husband.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 5-6 Chicken Breasts

  • Himalayan Salt

  • Black Pepper

  • Italian Seasoning

  • Garlic Powder

  • 8 oz full-fat cream cheese

  • 1 container fresh Spinach

  • 2 cups shredded cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees


Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper (you can skip this but the pan is very messy when it’s all done)


Spray with avocado oil (or whatever your choice of oil is)


Place chicken on the single layer on the bottom of the pan


Add your seasonings to the top of the chicken



Use a knife and spatula to cut off pieces of the cream cheese and cover the chicken (you can get fancy and warm up the cream cheese for easier spreading but I slice it and place it).



Wilt the spinach on the stovetop with just a tiny bit of oil before adding to the top of the cream cheese. Adding the spinach cold will leave it crispy and lots of water in the pan when it's finished.


Top the spinach with shredded cheese. (We smoke our own cheese blocks with the Traeger and shred them. Any shredded cheese can be used.)


Put in the oven uncovered for 30 - 40 minutes. Cook until internal temp of 165 degrees.


After cooking the cream cheese can be pressed down with a fork if it is not melted all the way.



Nutrition Facts:

1 chicken

Calories 373 | Total Fat 22 g | Cholesterol 32 mg | Sodium 500 mg | Total Carbs 6.9 g | Dietary Fiber 1.2 g | Sugar 1.8 g | Protein 42 g | Calcium 62.6% | Iron 1.5% | Potassium 316.9 mg | Vit A 276% | Vit C 18%


Nutritional Information Disclosure: This blog shares nutrition information and the blogger is not a doctor or certified nutritionist, the information provided is a courtesy for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a guarantee. Nutritional information uses estimated servings from MyFitnessPal with the ingredients in my kitchen. It's always best to calculate the information yourself. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, and useful. Living Well With Yvette, LLC owns the rights to photos, content, and recipes created. Unless otherwise noted with a source link, all photography on this site is my own. If you would like to share my photos or posts, please refer back to the original post with the correct link.

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