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!
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