Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce

06.13.2016

You can never have too many chicken recipes right? Especially when they are this good! I can’t get over how amazingly delicious this Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken is!

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Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce

It is definitely one of my new favorite ways to make chicken! I made this over the weekend and my family enjoyed it so much so here I am again making it on again on Monday so we can have it again, and of course so I can share with you guys.

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You just can’t go wrong with skillet chicken and a good sauce!

You get this perfectly seared golden brown chicken covered in the most amazing, rich and creamy spinach artichoke sauce – which will likely remind you of a blend of your favorite spinach artichoke dip (my dip recipe is where I got the inspiration for this) and a lighter Alfredo sauce.

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It’s hearty, it’s filling, it’s comforting and it makes for the perfect dinner any day of the year! You’ll love that it is simple enough it passes for a quick weeknight dinner yet it’s fancy enough you could make it for guests on the weekend.

I’ve already stocked up on ingredients (like canned artichoke hearts and Neufchatel cheese) for this so it can be a regular on my menu.

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I like that it’s a little bit lighter than the dip yet you still get all those delicious flavors – and I made it so there’s plenty of the sauce so you can have a some extra to serve over pasta.

Winnah winnah chicken dinnah. This puts all those bland and boring chicken breasts recipes to shame! Make it soon! Then after you try this try my Spinach Artichoke Pizza – it’s one of my favorite and most popular pizza recipes!

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Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce

5 from 6 votes

Perfectly golden brown, tender pan seared chicken breasts are topped with an easy to make, rich and flavorful spinach artichoke sauce. A recipe that's so good you'll want to add it to the dinner rotation!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spinach Artichoke Chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 508 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 5 oz fresh spinach, rinsed, drained and chopped (3 1/2 packed cups)
  • 1 (14 oz) can artichoke quarters, drained and chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 4 oz Neufchatel cheese, diced into small cubes
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pound chicken to an even thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet. Season both sides with salt and pepper. 

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown on bottom, about 5 - 6 minutes. 

  3. Rotate chicken to opposite side, add continue to cook until chicken is golden brown on bottom and center registers 165 on an instant read thermometer, about 5 minutes longer. Transfer chicken to a plate, cover with foil to keep warm.

  4. Melt butter in same skillet used to cook chicken over medium heat. Add garlic and flour and cook 30 seconds then add in spinach and artichokes and saute until spinach has wilted, about 1 minute. 
  5. Pour in milk, while scraping up browned bits from bottom (don't worry if you can't get all of it, the golden bits will come up as it continues to cook). 
  6. Add in Neufchatel cheese and parmesan, season with salt and pepper to taste, and cook and stir until mixture has thickened slightly and cheeses have melted. 
  7. Stir in sour cream then return chicken to skillet. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 162mg 54%
Sodium 854mg 36%
Potassium 1248mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 83.1%
Vitamin C 21.8%
Calcium 27.8%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

64 comments

  • Regina: Loved this Recipe, will cook again. October 16, 2018 at 1:21pm Reply

  • Dizzy: It was delicious! My bf and I loved it. Very filling and yummy. October 10, 2018 at 9:05pm Reply

  • Dlackey: This was great. I added dry dill and Italian seasoning. Sun dried tomatoes. August 20, 2018 at 5:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review! August 22, 2018 at 11:16am Reply

  • Jessica Hapak: This is incredible. I am so happy with how it tastes. May 20, 2018 at 6:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks For the great feedback! May 21, 2018 at 2:27pm Reply

  • Angel: This was easy and the flavors are out of this world!! Fresh veggies served with biscuits instead of pasta but recipe followed exact May 12, 2018 at 6:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked this Angel! Thanks for your review! May 13, 2018 at 3:07pm Reply

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