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Garlic Parmesan Creamed Spinach and Pan Roasted Chicken [Keto Friendly]

I keep saying that Bryan and I are going on the Ketogenic Diet. Every time we look at it, we think “This is what we need” until we get to it, and we both realize that we might be better off if we try to go with something more low-carb and low fat. Keto is a high-fat diet, and although the benefits of the diet are fast weight loss, the food you enjoy, lower blood sugar and a whole lot more, I think we may have to go “keto-ish” by taking out carbs, upping our protein and going for lean fats in exchange. It’s one of those things to me that’s like “we’ll see how it goes!”

Anywho! All month, I’ve been experimenting with Keto recipes to figure out what we like, what might be able to adapt, what flavors we love and meals that would be filling and satisfying. I love garlic, and I’ll put it in almost anything. I also have come to love creamed spinach, so I figured I could put it together with some roasted chicken to see how it turned out.

Garlic Parmesan Creamed Spinach and Pan Roasted Chicken [Keto Friendly]

Well, it turned out pretty damn awesome! Check out the recipe below for Garlic Parmesan Creamed Spinach and Pan-Roasted Chicken. It’s Keto friendly, super filling and works wonderfully as leftovers.

Garlic Parmesan Creamed Spinach and Pan Roasted Chicken [Keto Friendly]

December 27, 2017

This recipe is a great, one-pan meal, and it’s also keto friendly. Dress it up or down however you’d like by adding different veggies and spices, but it’s a simple dish that tastes amazing. You…

  • 5m
  • 30m
  • 35m
  • 4 servings


  • 4 bone in, skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 16 oz bag of frozen spinach (or 3 cups fresh spinach)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil


  1. Heat Olive Oil in a skillet until your pan is hot and steaming.
  2. Rub your chicken with salt and pepper, and place it in the pan skin side down.
  3. Cook chicken all the way through (internal temp of 165 Degrees, and remove from the pan.
  4. Turn your pan down to medium-low heat and let cool down a bit.
  5. Peel and crush your cloves of garlic and throw them in the pan to brown up.
  6. Add in your spinach, butter, cream and parmesan cheese, and let it all melt together.
  7. Stir until all of the ingredients are coated with the cheese and cream mixture.
  8. Add your chicken back in, and let everything meld together on low heat for 10 minutes.
  9. Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • 4 People
  • 1 Chicken Thigh + 1/4 Cup Spinach
  • Roasting
  • 380
  • 41g
  • 7g
  • 17g


  1. Laura M Remy
    October 8, 2018 / 11:32 am
    Recipe Rating: 5

    This was SOOOO delish! I served it with riced cauliflower that was seasoned with four cheeses. YUM! I needed to thicken it a bit, but not a deal breaker. This will be a standard go-to!

    • Mila
      October 9, 2018 / 9:44 am

      I’m SO glad to hear that you loved it, Laura! It’s one of my go-tos too, and the riced cauli sounds excellent! I may try this again to see if I can get the thickness factor right! I’ve experimented with a little cream cheese to make things a bit creamier! What did you use to thicken it?

  2. B- Peeps
    September 3, 2018 / 10:53 pm
    Recipe Rating: 5

    It was delicious, thank you!

  3. December 29, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    This looks really good! I’ve thought about Keto before but it seems so extreme! I think your approach to it is good.

  4. December 29, 2017 / 8:06 am

    This looks amazing! I keep hearing about the keto diet, but haven’t tried it out yet!

  5. December 28, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    There’s nothing better than a great creamed spinach recipe! I haven’t made it in so long, thanks for the encouragement.

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