Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach, Bacon, Mushrooms

Easy, gluten free, low carb, Mediterranean-style recipe, packed with protein and vegetables.  This tasty chicken is smothered with creamed cheese, bacon and mushrooms, and baked to perfection in the oven!

Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach, Bacon, Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS:
Chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1.5 lb chicken breast (4 small chicken breast or 2 large chicken breast, halved)
  • salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Creamed spinach:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 10 oz spinach fresh
  • 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 Pepper Jack cheese or Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapenos
Smothered Chicken with Creamed Spinach, Bacon, Mushrooms


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.

How to make creamed spinach:

  1. In the mean time, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium heat. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Remove from heat.
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