Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach, Bacon, Mushrooms

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Smothered Baked Chicken with Creamed Spinach, Bacon, Mushrooms – a delicious way to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts! Your chicken is guaranteed to be moist and tender.  This recipe is gluten free, low carb, packed with protein and vegetables. Comfort food and healthy ingredients all in one dish!

This chicken dinner recipe is anything but boring! If you love stuffed chicken breasts, you’ll love this easier “smothered” version of the stuffed chicken. The assembly is really easy: just put the creamed spinach, bacon, mushrooms and Pepper Jack cheese on top of seasoned chicken breasts and bake everything uncovered to perfection.  The recipe is super easy, you can also follow my step-by-step photos below.

Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach, Bacon, Mushrooms
Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach, Bacon, Mushrooms

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 small chicken breasts or 2 large chicken breasts, halved
  • salt
  • lemon pepper seasoning
  • paprika

Creamed spinach:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 10 oz fresh spinach
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked, chopped
  • 4 slices of Pepper Jack cheese (Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapenos)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Butter the bottom of the baking dish (I used an oval casserole dish measured 13 inches x 9 inches x 4 inches deep).
  3. Generously season chicken breasts on both sides with salt, lemon pepper seasoning and a small amount of paprika. Place the chicken breasts, flat side down, into the greased baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes at 375 F.
  4. In the mean time, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add spinach and cook for only 1 or 2 minutes, covered, until the spinach is thoroughly heated through and start to wilt. Remove from heat. Add minced garlic and half and half. Bring to boil. Add shredded mozzarella cheese and keep stirring, on high heat, until mozzarella cheese starts to melt – about 30 seconds. Reduce heat to simmer and keep stirring until you have a nice, smooth creamed spinach – about 30 seconds or 1 more minute. Season with salt to your taste. Remove from heat.

You can find complete recipes of this Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach, Bacon, Mushrooms in juliasalbum.com

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