A Quick & Easy Low Carb Chicken Dinner Recipe
Chicken is by far the most favored meal in my house, especially with my picky kids, but honestly, baking chicken breasts in the oven has never been my preferred way of cooking it. Until now! Thanks to cream cheese and the many ways of flavoring it, oven baked chicken has become my staple on busy weeknights.
You simply slather your cream cheese mixture over thinly sliced chicken breasts and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Serve alone or with whatever suits your family!
The ingredients here are naturally low carb and keto friendly, but you can serve this rich and savory chicken with a side of pasta or rice for the kids or anyone not following a low carb diet. I prefer this meal alongside a healthy salad or side of veggies, although there is lots of spinach already mixed into the cheesy topping. You can’t have too many greens!
In a small bowl, mix together your cheesy topping: softened cream cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, cooked spinach, shredded cheddar, and garlic powder.
Your mixture should look something like this.
In order to get the absolute best results for this recipe, you’ll want to make sure your chicken is either pounded or cut thin, no thicker than 1/2 inch. I usually just buy 2 large chicken breasts (about 1.5 pounds), and then cut them in half resulting in 4 servings.
Place the chicken in a large, greased baking dish and season each side generously with black pepper and a little bit of salt. Next, plop the cream cheese mixture evenly onto each breast and use a spatula or the back of a spoon to spread it over top.
Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. That’s it! Serve alone or over a bed of rice or pasta. This chicken is also excellent with a side of greek salad and garlic bread.
A quick and easy oven baked chicken breast recipe! Cream cheese is a simple way to make the best tasty chicken in your oven with very little effort. This recipe is naturally low carb and keto friendly, but you can serve it with whatever suits your family's needs.
- 2 large chicken breasts (About 1.5 pounds)
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 6 (oz) cream cheese
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- salt & pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
Either cut your chicken breasts in half lengthwise, or pound the chicken and then cut them in half. Basically, you want 4 thin sliced breasts, no thicker than 1/2 inch each.
Pat the chicken dry and place them in your prepared baking dish. Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.
Cook the spinach on your stovetop until wilted. Meanwhile, drain and pat out any excess grease from your sun-dried tomatoes, and then cut them up into smaller pieces.
Microwave the cream cheese until very soft (about 20 seconds) and then stir it together with the cooked spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder.
Evenly plop the cream cheese mixture onto your chicken breasts and then spread it over top with a small spatula or the back of a spoon.
Bake uncovered in the center rack of your oven for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
Don’t forget to pin and save this easy chicken recipe for later! 🙂