Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad Recipe

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad Recipe

I love spinach artichoke dip at restaurants, but not being a fan of GMO-pesticide-filled-and-vegetable-oil-cooked-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 salad that also included protein, thus my Spinach Artichoke Chicken salad was born.

Spinach Artichoke Salad?

This recipe is a cooler variation of my slow cooker spinach artichoke chicken recipe that is more refreshing in warmer months. The flavors of spinach and artichoke are classic, but in this salad version I use fresh spinach as a delicious variation.

This recipe is very easy to make and is a delicious and fresh salad. It has the same taste as Spinach Artichoke dip but the dairy is optional. The flavors are much more fresh and it is a great meal on the go.

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Salad Recipe

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Spinach Artichoke Chicken



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A protein filled take on the classic Spinach and Artichoke Dip over salad. Dairy optional. A quick lunch idea!


  • 2 pounds of cooked and chopped chicken breast and thighs
  • 4 cups (or more) fresh spinach
  • 1 large (about 15 ounce) jar of marinated artichoke hearts (without vegetable oil or chemical ingredients)
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese (optional- to top)
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup homemade Caesar dressing or a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar


  1. Chop cooked chicken into bite sized pieces.
  2. Put chopped chicken on top of fresh spinach.
  3. Top with artichoke hearts, feta and mozzarella (if using)
  4. Top with homemade caesar dressing or dressing of choice.


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. I couldn’t decide what to make for dinner tonight, until now! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. You had me at the title.  Crock pot just put this over the top!  can’t wait to try.

  3. This sounds delicious…and I always love a new crock pot recipe!

  4. Can you substitute something else for cream cheese? ie. cottage cheese?

    • You probably could without a problem or even just leave it out.

  5. 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!

  6. I made this last night, and everyone loved it! Thanks!

  7. what temp if i’m using oven instead of crock pot?

  8. I guess this couldn’t really be dairy-free, could it… 🙁

  9. Do you let the spinach thaw out first or do you put it in still frozen?

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

  11. how could I make this without the dairy? could I use canned coconut milk instead of the cream cheese?

  12. 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!

  13. I really wish that when you changed this one so dramatically, you would have made it a new recipe altogether. We love the other way, but I can’t remember all the ingredients.

  14. Never mind:-) I never make it in the crock pot, so I totally forgot that is how it was labelled. Thanks:)

  15. I am really confused about this recipe. Ingredients list cooked and chopped chicken. It gives directions to layer ingredients and no cooking instructions other than note if you do NOT wish to use a crock pot. So is this dish cooked or not? And why do some comments reference cream cheese?

  16. Hi Katie,

    Wanted to give you a heads up that the crock pot link just leads straight back to the salad link. Excited to try the crock pot recipe so going to try to wing it from the salad ingredients (minus the dressing 😉

    Thank you so much for all that you do! Love your site and am grateful for the awesome recipes and product tips that you share!

  17. I’m no longer able to find the slow cooker spinach artichoke chicken recipe. All the links go to the salad recipe. My family loved it and is very disappointed. Will you re-post that recipe?
    Thank you

      • This is the salad recipe and seems to have some of the slow cooker directions and comments mixed in. Seems like a lot of your regular followers would really appreciate having the complete slow cooker recipe to enjoy again.
        Thank you for all that you do.

        • Woops! I am sorry… I am working on a website refresh and it may have redirected the recipe as a result. I’ll look into it… I didn’t intend to remove it.

        • Me too! I was just bragging about the slow cooker recipe to a friend and would like to share it. It’s a staple in our house!

  18. I wanted to make the crock pot version one night over the holidays since we have family coming in but the recipe only leads back to the salad. Can you please repost the crock pot version? Does anyone have it that could share it?

    • It’s on the site, but there’s something weird with it that is redirecting and I’m looking into it…

  19. Oooh yes please! My mouth is watering for the crockpot version. ..any luck with it yet? Even tried looking it up on your pinterest page …no luck?