Cream Cheese Spinach Chicken Casserole

   Who doesn’t need another quick chicken dish that is great anytime but especially during a busy weeknight?  Are you tired of the same chicken each week?  This dish is not just quick to prepare and have on your family’s dinner table, it is full of flavor.  The chicken breasts sit in a marinade of olive oil, garlic, Italian seasonings, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper while you wilt the spinach.   Cream cheese is then spread over the top of the chicken breasts and layered with wilted spinach and mozzarella.   Quick and easy and sure to be a new family favorite!  Enjoy!

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 C. fresh spinach
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
4 oz. Mozzarella, shredded
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, optional
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning, optional

     Add olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to a Ziplock bag and shake to mix. Add chicken breast, seal and massage to cover chicken with the marinade. Set aside for 10-15 minutes while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

     Wilt the spinach in a skillet with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, set aside. Arrange the chicken breast drained from the marinade in a baking dish. Spread the softened cream cheese over the chicken breast and layer the wilted spinach over the cream cheese. Sprinkle the Mozzarella over the top.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes till chicken is cooked through and the Mozzarella is golden.

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