If you are craving a twist on a traditional Italian dish, try this baked ricotta spinach chicken recipe.  It’s quick to prepare and is a healthy option for you and your family to love.

A close up image of the Ricotta Spinach Chicken recipe on a light blue plate. A platter of more chicken breasts are in the background.

Spring is almost here…thank goodness.  This winter has been such a challenge thanks to a sick kiddo every month.  Hopefully those days are behind us as we approach more spring weather.

Even though the weather is finally warming up, I have been struggling with meal planning and my weight loss journey.  But that’s fine with me. 

A close up image of the Ricotta Spinach Chicken recipe on a light blue plate. A platter of more chicken breasts are in the background.

There have been some intense life things that have been going on lately.  And those have taken precedent.

Sometimes you just have to let life do what it does and work through the struggles it throws at you.

An overhead image of the Ricotta Spinach Chicken recipe on a light blue plate. A platter of more chicken breasts are in the background.

Besides all of those life things going on, I have been working on developing new recipes and trying to find balance.  Is there such thing as balance?  Sometimes I am not so sure.  

This baked ricotta spinach chicken recipe is one of our family favorites. 

I love how quick it is to make and that you can bake instead of frying it. It makes it fewer calories and a healthier version.

An overhead image of the Ricotta Spinach Chicken recipe on a light blue plate. A platter of more chicken breasts are in the background.

I don’t know if it’s the ricotta cheese or the spinach, but something about this recipe is just delicious. 

Speaking of baked chicken, this skinny baked chicken breast recipe is fabulous as well and so easy to make!

What is your favorite baked chicken recipe?

Ricotta Spinach Chicken

Baked Ricotta Spinach Chicken

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 3 Freestyle points per serving on Weight Watchers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Comfort Food
Servings 4 servings
Calories 303 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast cut lengthwise
  • 8oz bag baby spinach
  • 3 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 ounces low-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 1/2 cup low-moisture Mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut the chicken breasts in half, length wise, to create smaller fillets of chicken.  Place each chicken breast into a sprayed 9×13 Pyrex pan.  Sprinkle with 1/2 of the salt and pepper.
  • Over medium heat, add the garlic and spinach.  Cook the spinach until it is cooked down, stirring frequently.  Add the ricotta cheese and cook until the cheese is melted.
  • Scoop the ricotta mixture evenly on each of the chicken breasts in the Pyrex pan.  Cover each chicken breast with the mozzarella cheese and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 44gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 1254mgPotassium: 3606mgFiber: 13gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 53382IUVitamin C: 161mgCalcium: 673mgIron: 16mg
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Ohhhh. I made this exactly as written and I cannot say enough about the flavor. Delicious. The garlic with the spinach is the main star in this recipe. I will make this recipe over and over again. Wonderful recipe, Kristyn. Thank you.

  2. Hi Amanda,

    Congrats on your new addition coming. I am actually not sure when you should freeze this. I don’t typically freeze meals, but you might be able to freeze it either before or after. If you freeze it before, I would just increase the time you cook the chicken.

  3. If you wanted to freeze this (preparing for a new baby!), at what point would you do so? Before baking or after?

  4. Hi, Kristyn,
    Just tried this recipe this week for supper. It was delish. Delighted to have landed on dash of herbs. You’ve got some great recipes and I’m anxious to try them all!!

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