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Spinach Chicken Casserole with Cream Cheese and Mozzarella
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Spinach Chicken  Casserole with Cream Cheese and Mozzarella -  #eatwell101 #recipe All of the delicious flavors of cream cheese, spinach, and chicken are packed into this delicious dinner recipe!

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 breasts casserole recipe comes together quickly and makes a nice combination for a busy meal. As a bonus, this chicken casserole recipe is also keto diet-friendly, gluten-free, and low carb. Enjoy!

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Chicken casserole recipe

This spinach, chicken casserole with cream cheese and mozzarella is super simple to make and so comforting! With simple ingredients like chicken breasts, spinach, garlic, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, spices, and seasoning you’ll have yourself this delicious creamy chicken casserole in less than 40 minutes of preparation. In our opinion, this casserole isn’t complete without the bubbly mozzarella topping. It’s the perfect chicken dinner casserole for busy weeknights!

How to make chicken casserole

The method for this chicken casserole is very easy and requires only a few steps.

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Arrange the marinated chicken breasts into a baking dish. Add more seasoning if you like. Note that we cut our chicken breast pretty thin to make cutlets so the chicken cooks quicker.

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Spread cream cheese on top of chicken breast. It’s easier when cream cheese is at room temperature.

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Top the cream cheese with sauteed spinach. We sauté the spinach first, so it renders some of its water and doesn’t make the chicken casserole soggy when baking.

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Sprinkle the chicken casserole with shredded mozzarella cheese before popping in the oven at 400ºF (200ºC).

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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 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 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 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!

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Tips for the Spinach Chicken breasts 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 breasts casserole so you have a comforting dinner for evenings when you don’t feel like cooking from scratch. See instructions below for reheating frozen chicken casserole.
  • Cream cheese and mozzarella should provide enough salt so go easy with the salt in the marinade.
  • If you like your chicken casserole spicier, add a teaspoon of Cayenne into the marinade, or combine one-half the spices with the cream cheese before spreading on top of the chicken and spinach.

What do other readers say about this chicken breasts 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

What to serve with the creamy chicken casserole

You can serve this best chicken casserole with some green beans, roasted asparagus, cauliflower rice, or broccoli on the side.

Can we freeze the chicken casserole?

Absolutely! This easy chicken casserole with spinach makes an amazing make-ahead meal or freezer meal. You can freeze the casserole baked or unbaked:

  • To bake the uncooked chicken casserole after freezing: thaw the chicken casserole overnight in the refrigerator and bake as directed in the instructions. We do not recommend baking the chicken casserole straight out of the freezer because it would take a very long time and not cook evenly.
  • To reheat the baked casserole after freezing: same method, thaw overnight in the refrigerator; then cover the chicken casserole with foil and bake at 350ºF (180ºC) for 20-30 minutes, or until heated through.

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  • Lauren

    2024-05-12 10:16:25

    Great recipe with minimal ingredients. I used 3 pieces of chicken (cut lengthwise) and a whole bag of spinach. The only thing I would say is it didn’t need that much cream cheese. Way too much was the vote from my family. I will be making this again, for sure, but will adjust the cream cheese.

  • Gail High

    2024-03-24 18:02:56

    I’ve made this twice. It’s great but I do have one suggestion. By seasoning the cream cheese before spreading it on the chicken was an improvement.

  • Shawn

    2024-01-09 18:24:34

    Excellent and so simple. The marinade is fantastic.

  • Stacie

    2023-07-13 13:36:01

    This is amazing!! I sautéed mushrooms with the spinach as suggested in a previous review and WOW. I added a bit more crushed red pepper to the marinade and basil to the mushroom/spinach sauté- PERFECTION 😊 thank you!!

  • Mandy

    2023-06-30 20:01:34

    The pictures look really amazing, but we weren't expecting it to TASTE as amazing as it looks! My whole family loved it and agreed it's going in the recipe book! Thank you so much for this! It's like eating chicken alfredo without the noodles, and it's better without the noodles!

  • Rachel

    2023-06-26 22:24:43

    Amazing! My whole family (including my picky 4 year old) ate it up! I didn’t have time to do the casserole, so I put it all in the crock pot (I used frozen spinach and my cream cheese was frozen too-my crock pot cooks fast!) I paired it with art fried potatoes and Brussels sprouts! So tasty! No pictures only because we ate it too quick 🤣

  • Robyn

    2023-06-11 10:20:44

    Family favorite! So yummy, the chicken is moist and flavorful, liked by all. It is very rich so it doesn’t need much of a side which is nice. I think I had extra chicken so the cream cheese was spread out a bit more and I use more a spinach than it calls for becaaue we like it so much. It’s easy to alter! I also just season the chicken in the pan rather than marinade and it’s still yum! Definite recommend

  • Chantelle

    2023-05-30 09:49:13

    What a hit! My whole family loved it, including my picky 1.5 & 3 year old. The only thing I modified was using less cream cheese. Just enough to cover the chicken was perfect. That’s for a great recipe.

  • kelly

    2023-04-03 20:14:30

    A little too cheesy. Need to cut back on the cream cheese. Maybe less garlic too. We ate it up though so good option for an easy dinner with some veggies.

  • Maddie

    2023-03-29 18:21:49

    This was so good! I will definitely make it again. The flavor was out of this world.

  • Catherine

    2023-03-15 20:35:14

    Made this tonight! Delicious!

  • Kelly

    2023-03-10 21:18:02

    I used Kitehill cream cheese with chives and Daiya mozzarella shreds, so it's dairy free. Sooo delicious! All three cats about lost their little furry minds 🤣 Hubby appreciated it, too. Will definitely make this again!

  • Kate

    2023-02-09 11:11:47

    EASY and delicious. Adding this to my list of quick faves.

  • Julie

    2023-01-31 19:07:20

    Made this last night, and it was deeeeeliciois. Next time I will add lemon juice. I love Spinach and lemon.

  • Eve

    2023-01-21 11:56:51

    I love this recipe. I cut back on cream cheese. It was too cheesy first time. I also added mushrooms

  • Momma-Tt

    2023-01-15 08:34:09

    Super delicious!!! Sides included Butternut Squash rings, mac&cheese muffins and few cherry tomatoes. Certainly will make again. Thank you. SPECIAL NOTE to ALL: make extra to share give a neighbor, friend a meal. ACTS of KINDNESS can spread, and it makes you feel good too.

  • Debra

    2022-11-14 16:00:20

    I substituted chive & onion cream cheese instead of plain!

  • Kelly

    2022-10-10 19:52:53

    So delicious! Easy and quick! My kids loved it too! Even my 8 year old picky eater ate it! Chicken was moist and going to add extra spinach next time bc it’s so good with the sauce!! (Maybe do less red pepper for some kids.)

  • Liane

    2022-09-19 18:53:40

    My husband & I love this recipe. I buy Purdue Italian boneless chicken breasts. Each piece is individually wrapped & pre-marinated. Just defrost the chicken, skip the steps to season & marinade the chicken & follow the rest of the recipe. It's delicious!

  • Lisa

    2022-08-24 23:42:57

    I’ve made many online recipes. Few are ever a big hit. This was HUGE! Loved by all! Only added a bit more garlic because we had 3 breasts. Will be in our regular rotation!

  • Joan

    2022-08-10 11:24:22

    Was a huge hit, will make again

  • Barbie

    2022-08-06 13:54:21

    This was absolutely the best chicken breast recipe I’ve ever tried. The meat was soft and tender (as opposed to normally dry when pan frying). I used pepadew cream cheese. Will be making this again.

  • Robin mericle

    2022-07-30 18:26:01

    Ok. I owe an apology. I was so annoyed trying to follow recipe that I got a crappy attitude. I ended my comment with pizzas here gotta go. Well I didn't really order pizza and boy am I glad. This chicken was amazing. I will make again. With a few modifications. Thank you for sharing. Sorry for being hateful

  • Sherrie

    2022-06-07 12:50:39

    This was absolutely delicious! I forgot to slice the chicken thinner, so I just cooked it a little longer. Excellent flavor and very moist. It even stayed moist when reheated the next day. I’m planning to fix this dish for company! Thank you eatwell101!

  • Debby

    2022-05-17 16:25:20

    Delicious, quick and easy. I did use onion and chive cream cheese for a bit more flavor. Used it for meals taken to shut in's or recovering from surgery. Nice for diabetics! Served with riced cauliflower.

  • Sarah

    2022-03-24 20:40:20

    Tastes very good and easy to make only I think the amount of cream cheese could be halved since the chicken is sliced rather thinly.

  • LaRae Grieve

    2022-02-28 20:53:09

    This was very easy to make. Most prep work was for the marinade. I did not cut the chicken breasts I left them whole. I doubled the marinade recipe as I made 4 breasts and put 1/4 of the cream cheese brick on each breast and cooked about 10 minutes longer. Tip: be sure to cover the spinach with cheese or it dries out. This was restaurant quality taste and looked just like the picture shows. 👍🏼👍🏼

  • Cindy

    2022-02-20 15:11:23

    I made it before for family and they loved it..today is my granddaughters 17th birthday party and has requested this chicken dinner....easy enough!!

  • mary hartman

    2022-02-09 08:53:56

    It was a hit! I did brown my chicken a little before hand, used a little less cream cheese, put my chicken in the oven alone for a few minutes, then cream cheese and spinach back in the oven, last my mozeralla cheese until nice and golden brown, WOW chicken was moist and full of flavor! Everyone agreed this is a keeper! Thanks for sharing!

  • Teresa

    2022-02-08 08:32:02

    I made this, exactly as directed. There is way too much cream cheese. And the chicken itself ends up dry and flavorless. If we make this again, I'm going to sear the chicken first and use about half of the cream cheese.

  • Lisa

    2022-01-24 13:13:02

    I made the recipe almost exactly except I cooked the spinach first with the olive oil and garlic before I topped it on the chicken and the flavor was wonderful even my husband who does not like spinach loved it. great flavor

  • Carolyn

    2022-01-11 21:43:32

    Excellent recipe! Easy, one-dish baked chicken. I have made it three times in the last two weeks. Minor changes included using Italian blend cheese and also adding a bit of grated parmesan, omitting just mozzarella. I also added about a tablespoon of milk to the cream cheese so it would spread easier. I do marinade my pounded chicken breasts overnight in buttermilk as a rule. A recipe worthy of serving to guests.

  • Sally coach

    2022-01-01 23:58:19

    It’s great

  • Natalie

    2021-11-29 21:19:16

    Always looking for easy prep and most importantly, easy ingredients! This was not only incredibly easy to make but yummy too! I'm not sure I'd change anything. The cream cheese was piled on so may cut that down a bit but so good!

  • Janelle

    2021-11-28 21:53:59

    Very good! I heeded the comments and added 1/2 of the cream cheese and salt, then added sautéed mushrooms. I will definitely make this again.

  • patmillerhall@gmail.com

    2021-11-14 21:46:51

    I am almost 70 and have made chicken sooooo many times. This is the best and easiest dish EVER!!!

  • ahp

    2021-11-09 20:14:29

    Delicious and easy! Definitely making again.

  • Kevin

    2021-10-31 11:45:24

    Being disabled, I love easy recipes. This is one of the easiest ever and is one of the best chicken dishes I have ever made. The salt was a bit heavy though and I even cut it back a tad. Next time I am cutting the salt in half. Goes great with seasoned brown rice and carrots.

  • ashley

    2021-09-16 11:00:55

    i used thick tzatziki in place of cream cheese and it was a hit!!

  • Donna

    2021-09-12 18:38:44

    Made this today. Served it over a bed of spaghetti squash. Cooked regular spaghetti for my husband, served his over buttered spaghetti. It was delicious! Definitely something I will cook again.

  • Gillian Hutchinson

    2021-08-14 05:04:12

    Can this be made before then heated up thinking about it for party

  • Amber

    2021-07-30 17:04:29

    It was easy to make and Absolutely Delicious! My husband and daughter loved it as well!

  • Leonie

    2021-07-26 05:45:23

    Just love it!!!!!

  • Lauren

    2021-07-16 20:40:02

    I’d rate this 4 out of 5 stars. Pretty good for a simple chicken dinner. Paired well with roasted asparagus and will make rolls to pair next time, too.

  • Gillian

    2021-07-05 03:16:20

    Can this be prepared before cooking

  • Christa

    2021-06-12 21:10:58

    I added a packet of Knorr Vegetable mix and Mayo or sour cream to the cream cheese. It was delicious and flavorful. I call it spinach dip chicken.

  • Rose

    2021-05-16 17:05:21

    We loved this. I always add extra spices so I tripled the spices except hot peppers. It was delicious. My husband loved it and couldn’t believe it was healthy!

  • Liz

    2021-05-10 19:34:36

    My family thought this recipe was awful.

  • amy

    2021-04-28 18:31:15

    was wonderfull, i cooked chicken first for 15 mins. as my breast were THICK. i also added chedder cheese and bacon . i had left over. i did not have fresh spinach i used frozed worked well

  • Chrissy

    2021-04-24 21:46:40

    This is fantastic! I'm eating it right now and I couldn't wait to leave a review. No need to change anything. It's perfect! I'll be making this again.

  • Donna

    2021-04-02 09:48:10

    This was so good! I had a mix of boneless chicken thighs and breasts and chopped into chunks. I also added sliced mushrooms. This came out with the most savory broth! YUM!

  • Rayyan

    2021-03-30 23:47:20

    It is a realy good recipe. Thnks

  • Annie

    2021-03-28 10:35:53

    We loved this and my picky teenager ate every bite.

  • Ann

    2021-03-21 16:56:46

    My family loves this. We changed it up a bit by adding smoked paprika to the marinade. A ton more garlic throughout the dish (marinade and spinach with minced, and the Shredded cheeses with a little garlic powder). Changed the Shredded cheese to havarti and fresh parm. So delicious! Thank you!

  • Gisele

    2021-03-20 16:35:35

    Very easy delicious and filling. I seasoned my chicken my own way, as an African we prefer stronger and hotter flavors but the end result was the same!!!

  • Nancy

    2021-03-16 23:42:17

    I made this recipe this evening. My husband and I love it! Deep cheese flavor. Very satisfying!! Thank You for making these recipes so easily accessible. Will be trying many more of your recipes.

  • Carmen

    2021-03-14 14:08:09

    I made this last night and it was delicious. My husband loved it. I used an Sargento Aged Italian cheese blend because I didn't have mozzarella. Definitely will make it again.

  • Chris

    2021-03-04 11:34:53

    This is the best and prettiest meal I think I make now. It’s one of my go to recipes for company because it’s easy, delicious and makes a pretty presentation on the dinner plate. I added store bought pesto to the cream cheese which really gives the dish a fabulous flavor.

  • Crystal

    2021-03-01 18:52:50

    Omg made this tonight, and wow it is delicious!!! My husband told me I HAVE to make it again :)

  • Cammie

    2021-02-17 20:40:39

    I think this is my husbands and my favorite chicken recipe! So delicious and easy!

  • Carol

    2021-02-14 21:55:59

    This chicken casserole was very tasty and will make again. The chicken was very tender and moist. I added provolone cheese over the spinach the topped off with the mozzarella. I am currently eating a low carb diet and being able to prepare a tasty dish to add to my rotation is welcome.

  • Joyce

    2021-02-12 11:52:59

    We really loved this chicken dish. I cooked it 25 minutes and everything was nice a brown and the cheese was very melted. I think I will sprinkle some fried onions on top next time I make it.

  • Valerie

    2021-02-07 17:06:49

    I let the chicken cook for about 10 mins before putting the cream cheese, mozzarella or spinach on it. Otherwise, the cheese would have been burnt. Very tasty recipe. I’ve made a few times 😊

  • Laurie

    2021-01-30 19:19:40

    Very good and super easy. My husband and I thought the cream cheese was a bit too much so I will probably use half the amount next time.

  • Anita Santana

    2021-01-28 11:52:08

    Loved this recipe. I don't necessarily do keto but found many of the recipes here look yummy as well as are pretty easy to cook. I may try Ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese next time. It might not handle the time in the oven so I might brown the breasts in a skillet prior to the oven.

  • Tonia

    2021-01-25 02:16:37

    I just made this with a side of frozen sweet potato and cauliflower rice. It is truly a simple and delicious dish.

  • @4orangecrush

    2021-01-22 17:38:22

    I made this with frozen spinach and enjoyed it with a bit of pesto on the side. Very good for such an easy recipe.

  • Christine Peters

    2021-01-18 22:13:15

    Excellent recipe with no complaints and many compliments. Definitely a make again dish.

  • Clarita

    2021-01-14 08:21:25

    Awesome! I added Dijon to the marinade.

  • DeAnn

    2021-01-13 21:16:58

    Wasn't my favorite. The combination of the cream cheese with the spinach wasn't a great flavor combination.. Wish I would have just made chicken marsala.

  • Teresa Darrow

    2021-01-10 21:02:20

    I used ricotta instead of cream cheese - that's what I had on hand... We'll see... But it sounds delicious!

  • Melissa

    2021-01-07 12:33:43

    This was super yummy. I added artichokes. Will make again for sure.

  • Ant

    2021-01-03 13:07:26

    Absolutely delicious! I bacon wrapped the chicken and it's out of this world! Great recipe

  • Shannon

    2020-12-13 20:25:55

    Delicious! This will be a weekly staple. I doubled the garlic, and the spinach though.

  • Jennifer

    2020-12-04 06:33:20

    Delicious! I was looking for an easy keto dinner dish. I didn’t wilt the spinach out of pure laziness so my presentation was a little messy but the taste was superb.

  • Rachel Ybarra

    2020-11-07 15:11:08

    Looks 👀so Good 😋☺

  • Columbine6

    2020-11-05 19:31:21

    I modified the recipe slightly to accommodate my vegetarian diet. I also used frozen chopped spinach in lieu of fresh. It turned out great and I will definitely make it again.

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