Keto Chicken Thighs with Creamed Spinach Easy Keto chicken recipes using flavorful chicken thighs are one of my favorites. This one is on on a bed of creamy cheesy spinach.

keto chicken thighs and creamy spinach in a skillet

These Keto Chicken Thighs with Creamed Spinach are cooked on the stove top so they are much quicker to make than my Baked Chicken Thighs.

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Unfortunately, these are not no mess…they splatter like crazy!  You will see my solution for that down below.


To start this Keto Chicken Recipe, you will need 5 or 6 bone in, skin on chicken thighs, a large skillet, some oil, and salt and pepper.  I like to get my chicken thighs from Butcherbox.

Place the skillet on medium-high heat, add oil, and when the skillet is hot, add the seasoned chicken thighs skin side down.


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Now is time for that splatter solution I talked about earlier!  Grease splattering all over the kitchen makes me stabby, so I bought a splatter guard (affiliate) from Amazon and it works great!  Mine is actually 11 inches but I wish it was bigger.  The one I just linked to is 13 inches.  It would really keep this keto chicken thigh recipe from splattering!


Keto chicken


When the keto chicken thighs are ready to flip, the skin will release from the bottom of the pan.  If you try to turn them too soon, they will stick.


chicken thighs cooking in a skillet


After the chicken thighs have been cooked on both sides, remove them from the pan and start on the creamed spinach!


I added cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, and chopped frozen spinach to the same pan that I cooked the chicken in.  No need to thaw the spinach before hand.


frozen spinach added to a skillet


After I stirred all of that together, I added mild Rotel to this keto creamed spinach.  It adds so much flavor!


Creamed spinach with cream cheese


Then I stirred it all together and added parmesan cheese!  I’m calling this creamed spinach, but its more like a spinach dip.  It’s so good!


Keto creamed spinach


After all of that, I nestled my beautiful keto chicken thighs in the creamed spinach and dinner was ready!  Serve immediately so the crispy skin doesn’t get soggy!


keto chicken thighs in creamy spinach




Some other fabulous keto chicken recipes are Garlic Parmesan Wings, One Pan Chicken and Veggies, and Tuscan Chicken using Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs.

chicken thighs and creamy spinach in a skillet

Keto Chicken Thighs with Creamed Spinach

An easy dinner using flavorful chicken thighs on a bed of creamed spinach. A delicious one pan keto chicken recipe!
4.91 from 11 votes
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 568kcal


  • 2 tablespoons Avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5-6 Bone in, skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 8 ounce Package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1 12 ounce Package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 cup Shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 can Mild Rotel


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil.  Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.  Add the chicken thighs to the skillet skin side down, and cover with a splatter guard, if desired.
  • When the chicken skin is crispy and releases from the pan, flip them to the other side.  Let cook until an internal temperature thermometer reads 165F.  Remove from pan onto a plate and set aside.  Pour out any grease that is left in the pan.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, add the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, and stir to combine.  Add the spinach and stir until thawed.  Finally, add the Rotel and parmesan and stir until the parmesan is melted.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • You can add the chicken back to the skillet with the creamed spinach, or you can go ahead and serve the chicken on plates with a big spoonful of the creamy spinach.


Nutrition for 1/10th of the sauce: 368 cal / 28.9g fat / 7.3 carbs / .8g fiber / 17.1g protein
  1. If you want to re-heat the chicken leftovers, add the chicken back to a skillet, skin side down to get the skin nice and crispy again.
  2. The creamy spinach (aka spinach dip) can be eaten as is, or served with low carb crackers or on low carb toast!


Calories: 568kcal
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    • Sharon
    • November 19, 2018

    Can I use boneless skinless thighs instead. My husband prefers those to the bone in skin on kind?

      • jenniferbanz
      • November 20, 2018


    • Marry
    • October 11, 2018

    Iam going to try it today for my looks yummy.he is on keto this whole for 1 person who is on keto.or should we cut down the quantity.

    • Allie
    • September 23, 2018

    I love this recipe with chicken. I’ve tried it with Salmon and it was amazing.
    I’m going to try this with shrimp tonight over zucchini noodles.

      • jenniferbanz
      • September 24, 2018

      What a great idea to use salmon!

        • Gina
        • March 2, 2019

        You are awesome! Thank you for sharing. I’m going to try this tonight . 🙂

    • Aaron verner
    • May 17, 2018

    Can I use fresh spinach?

      • jenniferbanz
      • May 18, 2018

      Yes! I have used fresh spinach before and it was just as good.

    • Nicole
    • May 13, 2018

    We make this at LEAST monthly now. Usually 2-3 times a month! Also, I made just the “dip” and brought a veggie tray with it for a cookout. Total hit!

      • jenniferbanz
      • May 14, 2018

      That’s so great to hear!

    • Cryssy
    • May 12, 2018

    Great recipe! I just tried it and it was good.

    • MWilkerson
    • January 16, 2018

    I am making this recipe as I type & am so excited to try it. We have recently had to change our meals to low carb, as my husband was diagnosed with diabetes. We get in a rut, sometimes, trying to come up with meals so I so glad I ran across this one on Facebook. It’s smelling good! I will try to update after we eat. ????

    • Judith McArdle
    • January 16, 2018

    Made this with chicken tenders and without rotel. OMG!! We loved it.

    • Tara
    • December 19, 2017

    There is no substitute for cooking chicken bone-in. My family loved, loved, loved this recipe. I couldn’t wait to make it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
    • December 5, 2017

    These look delicious! Love that crispy chicken skin! I need to try making these dairy free!

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 5, 2017

      I bet that wouldn’t be a problem…cashew cream with some nutritional yeast would be delicious!

  1. Reply

    I’m seriously drooling at this recipe, I’ve bookmarked this page to make it at the weekend!

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 5, 2017

      You will love it!

  2. Reply

    I can’t believe how creamy and delicious this looks! Love the step by steps and video too! Thanks for much for sharing 🙂

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 5, 2017

      Thanks for the review, Chris!

  3. Reply

    Absolute comfort food….this is a perfect meal for these winter months. Pinning for later!

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 5, 2017

      Thank you so much for pinning!

  4. Reply

    These look so good!! And I totally need that splatter guard!

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 5, 2017

      Yes! It is a must have!

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