Skillet Chicken with Creamy Spinach Artichoke Sauce
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!
Ready in: 33minutes
4(6 oz)boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2Tbspolive oil
5ozfresh spinach,rinsed, drained and chopped (3 1/2 packed cups)
1(14 oz) canartichoke quarters, drained and chopped
4ozNeufchatel cheese,diced into small cubes
1/3cupfinely shredded parmesan cheese
Red pepper flakes(optional)
Pound chicken to an even thickness using the flat side of a meat mallet. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown on bottom, about 5 - 6 minutes.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Stir in sour cream then return chicken to skillet. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.