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Close-up shot of the Low-Carb Creamy Spinach Chicken Bake sprinkled with pepper and paprika, scooped by a spoon with the melted cheese stringing under.

Low-Carb Creamy Spinach Chicken Bake

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Low-Carb Creamy Spinach Chicken Bake is made using chicken thighs and is packed with protein and flavor. It is a great low-carb meal option that can be made in just 30 minutes!


Optional Garnishes:

  • Freshly-cracked black pepper
  • Pinch of paprika


  1. To a freezer bag, add chicken, 1 tbsp (15mL) avocado oil, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Seal bag and, using hands, shake and massage mixture into chicken until marinade ingredients are well-combined. Transfer bag to refrigerator to marinate.
  2. Place oven rack in middle of oven, preheat oven to 450 degrees, and coat 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. While oven preheats, in a pan over medium heat, heat remaining 1 tbsp (15mL) avocado oil. Add spinach and allow to wilt and for excess liquid to cook off. Set aside.
  4. Unseal bag of marinating chicken and, using tongs, transfer marinated chicken thighs to prepared baking pan. Using a knife, spread softened cream cheese atop chicken pieces and then, using tongs, lay spinach atop cream cheese. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella on top.
  5. Transfer pan to oven to bake until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees, about 20-22 minutes. Remove pan from oven, sprinkle with pepper and paprika, and serve.
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