Chicken and Spinach Casserole with Cream Cheese in a tan bowl on a wooden surface with a piece of chicken held up on a fork (with logo overlay)

Chicken and Spinach Casserole with Cream Cheese

Combine a few easy, delicious ingredients to make a Chicken and Spinach Casserole to have dinner on the table in 30 minutes.

I love cream cheese. Seriously, it’s one of my favorites. I also enjoy a good casserole so decided to combine them together into a delicious chicken and spinach casserole. It only takes about 30 minutes and very little cleanup! Bonus: everyone here loved this meal, including the picky kids. Well, they still ate around some of the spinach, but I know a small amount went in so that’s close enough for me.

I grew up in the South, but we didn’t eat a lot of casseroles. Then again, most people say that you have to “go north to get to The South” from Florida. Now, when we visit Justin’s grandmother in SE Missouri, it’s casseroles galore! It’s that Midwestern mentality there and it’s wonderful.

In addition to the cream cheese, spinach is the other star of this chicken casserole. Most of my spinach artichoke recipes have both cream cheese and spinach and it works well together. Plus, it adds some greens and healthy food to the casserole.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the chicken in a medium mixing bowl and cover with olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir it up to cover the chicken. Place in the refrigerator and marinate while preparing the rest of the casserole.

Meanwhile, prepare the spinach. Place a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and stir frequently until it has wilted.

Lightly grease an 8×8 glass baking dish and place the chicken in it.

Cover the chicken with the cream cheese. You want to mix up and break up the cheese a little bit so it spreads easily.

Place a layer of spinach on top of the cream cheese.

Top everything with shredded mozzarella cheese.

Bake the casserole for about 20-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Serve your Chicken and Spinach Casserole with Cream Cheese in a bowl or on a plate with a side of baked veggies or other sides.

Recipe

Chicken and Spinach Casserole with Cream Cheese in a tan bowl on a wooden surface with a piece of chicken held up on a fork

Chicken and Spinach Casserole with Cream Cheese

Combine a few easy, delicious ingredients to make a Chicken and Spinach Casserole to have dinner on the table in 30 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, chicken, cream cheese, spinach
Servings: 4
5 from 5 votes

Ingredients

Chicken
  • 1 lb chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
Casserole
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • Place the chicken in a medium mixing bowl and cover with olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper
  • Stir it up to cover the chicken
  • Place in the refrigerator and marinate while preparing the rest of the casserole
  • Meanwhile, prepare the spinach by placing a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Add the spinach and stir frequently until it has wilted
  • Lightly grease an 8×8 glass baking dish and place the chicken in it
  • Cover the chicken with the cream cheese
  • Place a layer of spinach on top of the cream cheese
  • Top everything with shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Bake the casserole for about 20-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through
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Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Spinach Casserole with Cream Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 559mg23%
Potassium 617mg18%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 2318IU46%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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26 thoughts on “Chicken and Spinach Casserole with Cream Cheese”

  1. I’ve never thought of adding spinach to my chicken. It sure does look delicious. I love that this is a healthy dish too.

    1. I have that problem all the time! I swear, writing about recipes all the times makes me want them again and I find myself inching towards the kitchen for food when I know I don’t need it!

  2. I don’t really make a ton of caseroles but I do love anything I can sneak spinach or other veggies into! May have to try this!

  3. Oooooo how yummy! I’m all about casserole meals once the school year hits! I will have to add this to the dinner rotation

  4. Melanie williams

    Ooo what a homely and warm looking bowl of comfort food. Ideal for family get togethers or a meal for two by the fire xx

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