Spinach and Chicken Casserole Recipe

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Jesus Published: February 10, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Spinach and Chicken Casserole

A delicious chicken casserole packed with flavors of tangy and peppery chicken, rich and savory cream cheese, and fresh spinach, for a filling baked dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Marinate Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2cupschicken breast,boneless, cubed
  • 1cupItalian salad dressing,or as needed
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ¼tsplemon pepper
  • 8ozfresh spinach,(1 package)
  • 8ozcream cheese,(2 packages), softened
  • ½cupfresh chives,chopped
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 1pinchsalt and ground black pepper
  • 2cupschicken broth
  • 1cupmozzarella cheese,shredded

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken in a bowl and pour in enough Italian salad dressing to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  3. Drain and discard marinade from chicken and season chicken with garlic powder and lemon pepper. Transfer the seasoned chicken to a casserole dish. Layer the spinach over the chicken.

  4. Mix the cream cheese, chives, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Slowly pour the chicken broth into cream cheese mixture, stirring until mixture is smooth, then pour over the chicken and spinach. Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and top chicken mixture with mozzarella cheese, then cook for 15 to 20 minutes until chicken is no longer pink in the center and cheese is melted.

  6. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 703.88kcal
  • Fat: 61.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.36g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.39g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.47g
  • Fiber: 1.00g
  • Sugar: 4.20g
  • Protein: 30.62g
  • Cholesterol: 130.74mg
  • Sodium: 662.75mg
  • Calcium: 339.73mg
  • Potassium: 567.58mg
  • Iron: 2.13mg
  • Vitamin A: 428.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.26mg
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