Spinach Artichoke Chicken
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Spinach Artichoke Chicken is a winter version of pesto and tomatoes on chicken. It will bring the bright flavor of summer to your cold winter kitchen!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (2 chicken breasts)
  • 4 C fresh spinach (fully grown or baby spinach)
  • 1 14 oz can artichoke hearts
  • ½ C diced yellow onions
  • ½ plus ¼ C fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ C sun-dried tomatoes
  • 6 heads of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp chicken broth or water
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. To begin, you will be making a spinach "pesto." In a food processor combine your spinach, garlic, 1 Tbsp of olive oil and 2 Tbsp of chicken broth until your spinach is a medium chop.
  2. Mix ½ C parmesan cheese and ¼ tsp black pepper in with your spinach "pesto," and then set aside.
  3. After you have cut and tenderized your chicken, heat your skillet and 2 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes until the oil is nice and hot, but not smoking. Add your chicken to the pan and cook 3 minutes on the first side, and then flip and cook 2 minutes on the second side. By cooking your thin pieces of chicken on a medium high heat they will brown, cook through, and remain juicy on the inside. Once cooked, set your meat aside on a plate and cover with tin foil.
  4. Add your onion to the skillet and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes, or until your onions are soft. While your onions are cooking, roughly chop your artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes.
  5. Once your onions are soft, add your spinach "pesto," artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes to the pan. Stir to combine and cook for about 5 minutes until everything is heated through.
  6. Turn your heat to medium-low, add your chicken, and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ C of parmesan cheese. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the parm begins to melt.
  7. Now you're ready to serve! Serve as-is from the pan, or with a favorite pasta or rice.
Recipe by Simple Seasonal at https://simpleseasonal.com/recipes/meal-types/entrees/spinach-artichoke-chicken