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Baked Tuscan Chicken Casserole

Baked Tuscan Chicken Casserole



This baked Tuscan chicken casserole is the perfect dish for a busy day. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but it is also packed with flavor. This recipe combines spinach, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, cream cheese, and parmesan to create a delicious casserole that everyone will love. Plus, it is keto-friendly, gluten-free, and low carb, making it a great option for those following a specific diet. Give this recipe a try and enjoy a tasty and satisfying meal!


INGREDIENTS 


  • 1 lb (450g) boneless skinless chicken breast (about 2 chicken breasts, sliced horizontally)
  • 6 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained with 1 tbsp oil reserved, and chopped
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley


DIRECTIONS


1. To make the baked Tuscan chicken Casserole: Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC).

2. In a bowl, beat together the spinach, cream cheese, and heavy cream. Add half the garlic, salt, onion powder, chili powder, black pepper, and Italian seasoning and beat to combine. Add parmesan cheese and 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese and continue beating to combine.

3. Lay the chicken breasts flat in the bottom of a large baking dish. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and the remaining half of the garlic. Spread the spinach and cream cheese mixture on top of the chicken, top with sun-dried tomatoes then drizzle a tablespoon of oil reserved from the sun-dried tomatoes. Finish by topping the chicken casserole with mozzarella cheese.

4. Bake the Tuscan chicken casserole for 35 minutes: Cook for 20 minutes loosely covered with foil then uncover and bake 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (165˚F – 71ºC internal temperature). Serve the Baked Tuscan chicken casserole immediately with your choice of sides (cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles…) – Enjoy!

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