Spinach and Chicken Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed boneless chicken breast
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing, or as needed
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 (8 ounce) package fresh spinach
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place chicken in a bowl and pour in enough Italian salad dressing to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator, 2 to 3 hours.

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  • Step 2

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Step 3

    Drain and discard marinade from chicken and season chicken with garlic powder and lemon pepper. Transfer seasoned chicken to a casserole dish. Layer spinach over chicken.

  • Step 4

    Mix cream cheese, chives, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Slowly pour chicken broth into cream cheese mixture, stirring until mixture is smooth; pour over chicken and spinach. Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil.

  • Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and top chicken mixture with mozzarella cheese; cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and cheese is melted, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Editor's Notes:

    The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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