Spinach Artichoke Chicken

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Recipe Like spinach artichoke dip but healthy and with protein Spinach Artichoke Chicken

I love spinach artichoke dip at restaurants, but not being a fan of GMO-pesticide-filled-corn-chips makes dip not so fun! I love the flavors of this dip and wanted to figure out a way to incorporate them in a healthy meal that also included protein, thus Spinach Artichoke Chicken in the crock pot was born.

This recipe is very easy to make and cooks in the crock pot. It has the same taste and creaminess as Spinach Artichoke dip without the need to “dip” it. It is also excellent over a bed of cooked spaghetti squash to make a grain free pasta dish.

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Spinach Artichoke Chicken
 
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A protein filled take on the classic Spinach and Artichoke Dip!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1.5-2 pounds of chicken breast, thighs or strips NO BONES!
  • 1 package of frozen chopped spinach, very well drained
  • 1 large (about 15 ounce) jar of marinated artichoke hearts (without vegetable oil or chemical ingredients)
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon each of Garlic powder, salt, pepper
Instructions
  1. Chop chicken into bite sized pieces, season with garlic, salt and pepper and place in crock pot for 2 hours (on high) or 4 hours (on low) [Note: This can vary by crock pot.]
  2. When chicken is almost cooked, add the well drained spinach, drained jar of artichoke hearts, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese.
  3. Cook for another ½ hour to an hour until cheeses are well melted and stir to incorporate flavors.
  4. Top chicken mixture with mozzarella cheese and serve.
Notes
If you prefer not to use the crock pot, you can place chicken in a baking dish, add other ingredients except cheese on top and bake approximately 1 hour or until chicken is cooked.

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Reader Comments

  1. Andrea says

    Can you specify the size of package of spinach? Also you can get artichoke hearts in the freezer section at the grocery store!
    I have everything I need for this recipe. Hello, lunch!

  2. Elizabeth says

    My husband really enjoyed this… We had it over quinoa noodles and it was a hit. Also very easy in the oven. :)

  3. rebecca says

    I tried this recipe last week and made it dairy free. I thought I would share with all of you what I did and how it turned out…
    I used 1 can full fat coconut milk and no cheese. The sauce was way to thin since coconut milk is a liquid and cream cheese is a solid so I added a slurry of arrowroot and water. I am new to this and was not sure if the arrowroot is permissable, but figgured it was ok in such a small amount anyway. turned out great! my husband (no a fan of my “weired new diet”) and his dad liked it. their only complaint was it needed more cheese. I don’t know if they knew it had none till I told them I used coconut milk!!! will eat again and again and again!!! thanks wellness mama!

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