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Keto Chicken Thighs with Creamed Spinach An easy dinner using flavorful chicken thighs on a bed of creamy cheesy spinach. A delicious one pan low carb 30 minute meal!

keto chicken thighs and creamy spinach in a skillet

If you haven’t noticed, I am all about low carb 30 minute meals.  I have been struggling lately but these meals have been keeping me sane on busy weeknights!

Meals like Chicken Caesar Salad on Fathead Pizza Crust, Egg Roll in a Bowl, and my Low Carb Enchiladas Skillet recipe!

These Keto Chicken Thighs with Creamed Spinach are cooked on the stove top so they are much quicker to make than my No Mess Crispy Chicken Thighs.

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

To start these keto chicken thighs, you will need 5 or 6 bone in, skin on chicken thighs, a large skillet, some oil, and salt and pepper.

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

 

chicken thighs cooking in a skillet

 

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.

 

chicken thighs cooking with a splatter guard

 

When the 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 keto 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 pan.  No need to thaw the spinach before hand.  Ain’t nobody got time for that!

 

frozen spinach added to a skillet

 

After I stirred all of that together, I added mild Rotel.  It adds so much flavor!

 

hotel being added to a skillet of creamy spinach

 

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!

 

creamy spinach in a skillet

 

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

 

keto chicken thighs in creamy spinach

 

VIDEO SHOWING HOW TO MAKE KETO CHICKEN THIGHS WITH CREAMED SPINACH:

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Keto Chicken Thighs with Creamy Spinach
An easy dinner using flavorful chicken thighs on a bed of creamy cheesy spinach. A delicious one pan low carb 30 minute meal!
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 568 kcal
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

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!

⭐️ Did you make these Keto Chicken Thighs with Creamy Spinach?  Tag me on Instagram so I can see! @lowcarbwithjennifer

 

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  1. Reply

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

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 5, 2017
      Reply

      Yes! It is a must have!

  2. Reply

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

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 5, 2017
      Reply

      Thank you so much for pinning!

  3. 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
      Reply

      Thanks for the review, Chris!

  4. Reply

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

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 5, 2017
      Reply

      You will love it!

  5. Reply

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

      • jenniferbanz
      • December 5, 2017
      Reply

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

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