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I have always thought that a dish that seemed so extravagant could only be had when dining out at a fancy restaurant. How wrong I was! This Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach Recipe is actually very easy to make and tastes great.

No more having to wait until you get to a fancy restaurant when you can make this yourself for your whole family.

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This creamed spinach is one of my family’s favorite dishes, and smothered chicken with creamed spinach is a complete meal that they’ll love.

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The chicken is tender and juicy, and the creamy spinach perfectly compliments it.

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Plus, it’s quick and easy to make – perfect for busy moms! So break out your dutch oven and give this recipe a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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The creamy, cheesy spinach pairs perfectly with the tender chicken, and makes for a delicious and easy weeknight meal.

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Why is this recipe special?

This is a meal that is known to be served in those fancy restaurants. That is no longer the case. It is so easy to make this dish for your family with very little effort, it will surprise you.

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What type of spinach is best to use for this dish?

Of all the available options, the two most common choices are what works best in this dish. Choose either baby spinach or regular spinach.

Can I use frozen spinach instead of fresh?

Of course! Just make sure you thaw the spinach and squeeze out the water. Otherwise, the dish will be runny.

Can I use Rotisserie Chicken?

You can, you will need to shred the chicken first and add it to the sauce.

What kind of chicken should I use?

For this recipe, you are best to use boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs. Be sure the pieces are all pounded to be of equal size. They will cook more thoroughly this way.

What can I use as a substitute for the cream?

To change out the cream, you can use either milk or chicken broth. Evaporated milk would give this dish a richer flavor.

Is the Smothered Chicken with Creamy Spinach healthy?

This dish is and always has been considered a rich and healthy dish.  You can make it healthier by using milk or evaporated milk, or chicken broth.

Is this dish KETO-friendly?

The Smothered Chicken with Creamy Spinach is a keto-friendly meal, that will actually leave you feeling satisfied.

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Ingredients

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Large onion sliced
  • Fresh mushrooms sliced
  • Zesty Italian dressing mix
  • Cream cheese softened
  • Fresh spinach
  • Shredded mozzarella and provolone blend cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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How to make creamy spinach chicken

Step 1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Step 2. Add the oil to a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onions until softened and caramelized. 

Step 3. Stir the mushrooms into the skillet, and cook until tender. 

Stir the mushrooms into the skillet, and cook until tender. 

Step 4. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and dressing packet. 

combine the cream cheese and dressing packet. 

Step 5. Place the chicken breasts into a well-greased baking dish, and top each one with an equal portion of the cream cheese mixture. 

Place the chicken breasts into a well-greased baking dish, and top each one with an equal portion of the cream cheese mixture. 

Step 6. Add the spinach to the skillet with the onions and mushrooms, and saute until wilted. 

Add the spinach to the skillet with the onions and mushrooms, and saute until wilted. 

Step 7. Cover the cream cheese topped the chicken with salt and pepper to taste and the spinach mixture. 

Cover the cream cheese topped the chicken with salt and pepper to taste and the spinach mixture. 

Step 8. Top the chicken with the shredded cheese and bake for 30 minutes before serving. 

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Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
True lovers of food will love this Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach recipe. The chicken is tender and juicy, with perfect creamy spinach that complements it so well!
4.75 from 4 votes

Ingredients 

  • 4 Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Onion, large, sliced
  • 8 oz Mushrooms, fresh, sliced
  • 1 Packet Zesty Italian dressing mix
  • 8 oz Cream cheese , softened
  • 8 oz Spinach, fresh
  • 1 ½ c Shredded mozzarella and provolone blend cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the oil to a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onions until softened and caramelized.
  • Stir the mushrooms into the skillet, and cook until tender.
  • In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and dressing packet.
  • Place the chicken breasts into a well greased baking dish, and top each one with an equal portion of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Add the spinach to the skillet with the onions and mushrooms, and saute until wilted.
  • Cover the cream cheese topped chicken with salt and pepper to taste, and the spinach mixture.
  • Top the chicken with the shredded cheese and bake for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 749kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 66g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 1082mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 5637IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 11mg

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What can I serve with this dish?

A plate of roasted vegetables is a perfect choice. A side of rice, white or brown is a nice selection. Even mashed potatoes would taste great.

How should I store the leftovers?

Once the dish is cooled off, it can be placed into an airtight container and then in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The dish could also be frozen when in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.

Can this dish be made ahead of time?

It can definitely be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Be sure to place it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly with foil or plastic wrap.

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